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World Is Watching How Imran Captains Pakistan

The world is going to closely watch where Imran Khan wants to take Pakistan. As of now, it is a dysfunctional economy, deep in debt, overly dependent on China. The country’s eligibility for liberal aid from the US and European nations has been inhibited by their condition that terrorist organizations and activities be controlled. Foreign investors have shied away from …

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Fighting The Forces Of Violent Irrationalism

The forces that killed Narendra Dabholkar, the founder of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (Committee for Eradication of Superstition) in 2013, the atheist and Kannada writer M M Kalburgi and CPI leader Govind Pansare in 2015 and rationalist and journalist Gauri Lankesh in 2017 have put Damodar Mauzo, well-known liberal Konkani writer, also in the list of their targets. Mauzo …

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Finding A Way To Reopen Goa’s Mines

MINING – or to use the environmentally correct term, sustainable mining – must restart as it is an important sector of the Goan economy and provides jobs and self-employment to thousands of people directly or indirectly. The state government has weighed in various options: appeal to the Supreme Court, auction, an amendment to the Goa, Daman and Diu Mining Concession …

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Rebuilding People’s Trust In FDA

THE state government needs to do much more to free people’s minds from apprehensions that fish coming from outside is unsafe – especially since the government has said the state demand for fish cannot be met by local production and has to be met with import. When the government announced a 15-day ‘ban’ on imported fish, the people failed to …

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Let Tribunal Decide On Mhadei Water Sharing

VIOLATING the directives of the Supreme Court and the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal to maintain the status quo, the Karnataka government has diverted the flow of the Mhadei River at Kalsa-Bhandura.

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Checking The Social Epidemic Of Hate

THE endless chain of mob lynchings owes itself to the atmosphere of hatred created against a certain community. Cow vigilantes do not seem to fear the law. On the contrary, as the latest tragedy in Alwar, Rajasthan shows, they seem to enjoy the sympathy of the law enforcers. The absence of fear among those indulging in lynching has bred violence …

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No One Will Trust Any FDA Results In Future

Taking serious note of traders using formalin to preserve fish, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) have warned them of punishments.

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Before EDM Organiser Catches Return Flight

The latest event entrepreneur that organized an electronic, dance and music (EDM) festival in the state has followed the footsteps of the earlier EDM organisers and run away with the money due to the public exchequer. Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar informed the Assembly that the post-dated cheques issued by Sudarshan Entertainment Private Ltd of Gujarat, the organizers of TimeOut 72, …

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What Mobile-Stealing Kids Of Pal Teach Us

The alleged theft of 11 mobile phones from parked vehicles of visitors to the Pal waterfall in the Sattari taluka by seven schoolboys is an alarming piece of news. The visitors, on their return from the waterfall, were horrified to find their mobiles missing. The theft, however, was solved soon with the active help of villagers who had noted suspicious …

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