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Reflecting On Lucknow’s Badmen

Deterrence had given way to open warfare when I turned up in Mumbai to gauge the aftermath of the March 1993 bomb blasts SAEED NAQVI The manner of Vikas Dubey’s murder (encounter) would cause Joey the child in awe of Shane played by Alan Ladd to scream: “That’s not fair – I hate you.” A kneejerk response to the Dubey …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Self-employment As Solution To Unemployment Being creative is an art, and creativity can flourish at different times and in various vocations. Youngsters should be at it – nothing can infuse a feel good factor better than the ‘I am my own boss’ realisation.  To convert dreams into reality, honing one’s aptitudes is essential. ‘Youth’ itself is a talent, but a …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Drastic Steps Needed To Flatten COVID Curve Many shopkeepers have put up signboards at the entrance of their business premises which read something like ‘No Mask, No Items’. However, many a times the shopkeepers themselves are seen either not wearing the mask or wearing it on the chin. Vendors and shop owners at the counter, accepting payment from the customers …

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Oversensitivity Of Arogya Setu App

SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL, DELHI My wife and I, both aged around 70 years, have not been out of our home in Old Delhi ever since the janata curfew was imposed on March 22 in the country before imposition of the nationwide lockdown. We are assisted by our neighbours in delivering us milk and vegetables. We have not come in contact …

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COVID-19: ICMR’s Research In A Rush

T JACOB JOHN AND JAGDISH RATTANANI There is much to criticise the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for its recent diktat to deliver a vaccine for COVID-19 caused by SARS-Cov-2, by Independence Day, August 15. The direction is so deeply and obviously flawed that there is no gainsaying that the ICMR has made itself and India lose respect and …

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Now Only Extended Lockdown May Save Goa

Nandkumar M Kamat Let us be very clear on one point -there is no such thing as full recovery after COVID19 infection. The so-called “recovered” patients would experience some health complications in life. It is a price every “recovered” patient may have to pay. So, let us not get impressed by the numbers of “recovered” patients. Their health status needs …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No Relief From Water And Electricity Bills Poor Goa government and poor common people! During COVID regime, government said, it lost nearly 82% revenue. Now, what about common people to say? They must have become beggars. In this condition, how government will give relief to the people? At least PM declared free rice up to December 2020; But what about …

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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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