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Tackling COVID And Chinese Hostility

“Under the lockdown, our national priority was to ensure that no one who was poor went hungry…” R K PACHNANDA UNION Home Minister Amit Shah made a very pertinent statement that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we shall overcome the two “jungs” – the COVID-19 pandemic and the China aggression in eastern Ladakh. Modi’s leadership in the …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Foul Killing Of  Dubey NOTORIOUS UP gangster Vikas Dubey has been shot dead in  an alleged encounter by Uttar Pradesh police. Dubey and his accomplices had killed eight Uttar Pradesh policemen recently. He was  arrested on Thursday after a six days’ hunt by Madhya Pradesh police. It appears that the encounter was stage-managed by the police at the behest of …

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Vaccines Can’t Be Express Delivered

ISHWAR GILADA THERE is a race to build a vaccine that can stop COVID-19, but how fast can this race run?  The Drugs Controller General of India has approved two Indian candidate vaccines – COVAXIN developed by Pune’s National Institute of Virology along with Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and ZyCoV-D of Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila – for human clinical trials after their …

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In Praise Of Goa’s COVID Warriors

PACHU MENON, Margao PEOPLE showing their gratitude and showering praises on Dr Edwin Gomes, the doctor at the forefront leading Goa’s battle against COVID, when he returned home after 98 days of duty at the ESI hospital in Margao is a natural response from the public towards a person who has stood appreciably against the might of the potent virus …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Untamable Dragon THE long-term intentions are a suspect. India is cozying   up to the US, and China is rattled by this newfound bonhomie. The nations in South China Sea region, Australia, France, Bhutan, the US and Germany have supported India against the latest aggression by China. Certainly, pressure is building up against China’s economic interest and its ambitions for recognition …

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Sagging Poll Prospects Behind H-1B Ban

FRANK F ISLAM ON June 22, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the entry of a number of non-immigrant work visa holders into the US till the end of the year. The visa categories affected include, most notably, H-1B, which has been used by more than a million Indian information technology professionals since the 1990s and L1 …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ostracisation In Times Of COVID THERE has been fear psychosis as regards the COVID-19 pandemic. If a COVID patient dies then all hell breaks loose on the family of the departed person. Can anybody envisage the psychological pain which the family goes through? There are consternations as to how the mortal remains of the COVID patient would be disposed of! …

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Writ Of A Gangster

GANAPATHI  BHAT, AKOLA GOVERNMENTS across India have a chequered history in their conduct towards  ‘tough’ officers. While political leaders are all  ears when criminals brief them, officials are cold shouldered.  The  shooting down of as many as eight police officers, including a deputy superintendent of police  and three sub-inspectors,  by a gangster in Bikru village near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh,  has …

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Sagging Poll Prospects Behind H-1B Ban

Trump needs to be seen as doing something to save the economy and American jobs FRANK F ISLAM ON June 22, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the entry of a number of non-immigrant work visa holders into the US till the end of the year. The visa categories affected include, most notably, H-1B, which has been …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ostracisation In Times Of COVID THERE has been fear psychosis as regards the COVID-19 pandemic. If a COVID patient dies then all hell breaks loose on the family of the departed person. Can anybody envisage the psychological pain which the family goes through? There are consternations as to how the mortal remains of the COVID patient would be disposed of! …

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