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Civic Bodies In Delhi

Madhu Agrawal, New Delhi All the civic bodies in Delhi should follow Ghaziabad civic-body of UP for imposing a licence-fees of rupees 5000 for pet dogs apart from other regulations like compulsion of tying shit-bags and taking measures that these dogs do not cause hygiene in public-places. If people are fond of pet dogs on lines of advanced nations, they …

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India Needs A Unifying Nationalism

Frank F Islam In his Independence Day speech on August 15 this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proclaimed, “One nation, one constitution — this spirit has become a reality and India is proud of it.” Prime Minister Modi is correct when he says that “one nation, one constitution” should be the goal for the Indian democracy. He may not be …

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Moon Mission: Failure Analysis Not Forthcoming

By Jagdish Rattanani The Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Dr  K Sivan won the hearts of the nation even when the Chandrayaan-2 mission lander Vikram failed to touch the surface of the moon as planned. An emotional Dr Sivan was moved to tears and was consoled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was at hand to participate …

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Modi, Trump Ties To Curb Terror

T K NANDANAN, KOCHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday introduced US President Donald Trump to the Indian-Americans at the mega ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston as a very special person whose presence at the event signals India has a true friend at the White House. Addressing the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in which over 50,000 Indian Americans were present at …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Elevator Back-Up A family had to undergo a one-and-half hour ordeal in Margao after they were trapped in a building lift following a power failure. A fire-brigade had to be called and when the plan was underway to open the lift, the power was restored. Due to the erratic power-supply it has become a common experience for citizens to get …

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Saudi Oil Attack an Ill Wind For West

SAEED NAQVI ATTACK on Aramco, decline of Benjamin Netanyahu, departure of John Bolton from the White House are all honeyed music to the leadership in Iran. In April, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, in a talk at New York’s Asia Society, was categorical: Dialogue with Washington was not possible because the “B” team wanted war with Iran. The “B” team was …

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Respect Human Values

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES AFTER becoming the Prime Minister in 2014, Narendra Modi undoubtedly initiated a number of down to earth measures, shaking man from his slumbers in a bid to conduct a deep introspection and change for the better to make our country a better place to live in peace. One of the earliest steps initiated was the ‘Swachh Bharat …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Opposition Needs To Engage Government On Key Issues IT is said that nothing is permanent in politics! Hence one should not read much into the matter of friends turning foes, and vice-versa, in any political set-up. The current ‘development’ has however ensured that Goa for once seems to have a ‘combined’ opposition challenging the government for its acts of omission …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Turn Your Back On E-cigarettes THIS is with reference to the news report ‘Govt takes ordinance route to ban e-cigarettes’ (NT, September 19, 2019). The decision by the central government to ban the manufacture, sale, storage, transport, import and export of e-smoking devices is a step to be lauded. E-cigarette smoking was started in the pious hope that it would …

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Ladakh Could See Power Games

SAEED NAQVI HARDLINE Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka have celebrated the creation of a new Buddhist entity in Ladakh. It is an optical illusion that Jammu and Kashmir has been neatly divided into Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, that is, Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist entities. The projection of Ladakh as purely Buddhist is odd because in the combined population of Kargil …

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