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Stem The Tide Of Outsiders FOOTPATHS are built for people to walk and not for hawkers to do business.  Migrants selling their wares on footpaths and along roadsides inconvenience pedestrians and motorists. We can’t allow the migrants to turn Goa into anther Mumbai, where squatters sleep, cook and defecate on footpaths. It is pertinent to note here that villagers from …

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Waiting For Credit Offtake To Pick Up

Credit access to any large business is equally important as it generates tax revenues, employment etc RAGHUNATH G IT has been nearly 13 months since the first sign of markets panicking at aftermath of ILFS default, and the subsequent hammering down of the BFSI stocks. Enough has been speculated and muck thrown at the industry. Many experts have suddenly materialised …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Praiseworthy Move  By Sikhs In Goa THE selfless act by members of the Goan Sikh community to feed the needy stands out as a gesture that merits a special mention. For that matter, service before self has been the guiding principle of the Sikhs and they are known to attach a lot of importance to community service. True to …

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An Anatomy Of al-Baghdadi’s Killing

When history is written, Trump will be faulted on a hundred counts, and severely SAEED NAQVI IN these dark days when terrorism has become a strategic asset, to bump off a superior practitioner like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has implications. Had he begun to serve the interests not of his original handlers but, possibly, their rivals? Has he been eliminated at …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Maharashtra’s Game Of Brinkmanship WHEN the results were declared in Maharashtra after the assembly elections, the pre-poll alliance partners of the NDA, namely the BJP and the Shiv Sena had won 105 and 56 seats respectively, totalling 161, much above the 145 mark required to form the government in a House of 288 members. No one had imagined that the …

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Even-handed Judgment On Ayodhya Case

The judgment used the words ‘faith’ and ‘belief’ here only to establish the fact of continuity of worship by Hindus inside the Babri Masjid D C PATHAK  THE judicial resolution of the 70-year-old Ayodhya dispute has mitigated the most inflammatory cause of Hindu-Muslim divide in India and given relief to the average citizens engaged in pursuing their livelihood in peace. …

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Rajapaksa Factor In Lankan Politics

SHUBHA SINGH THE Sri Lankan presidential election is turning into a battle between two politically influential families – the Rajapaksa and the Premadasa families. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defence secretary is the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, while Sajith Premadasa, Housing Minister, is the son of former president Ranasinghe Premadasa who was assassinated by the LTTE in 1993. …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Cashing In On Ayodhya Verdict SINCE the Supreme Court is the highest arbitrator and interpreter of the law, its verdict is required to be accepted, irrespective of whether one agrees with  the verdict or not. But it is indeed an irony that now talks of communal harmony and religious tolerance and brotherhood are coming from those very forces who had …

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Migratory Birds At Receiving End

T K NANDANAN, KOCHI IT is very sad to learn that as many as 1500 migratory birds of over a dozen species have been found dead in Sambhar Lake, the country’s largest inland saltwater lake near Jaipur. Officials said they suspected water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. The carcasses of …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

BSNL In The Doldrums CONSIDERING the deluge of telecom companies providing cellular and landline services in the country one would have thought that the government would be making extra efforts to promote BSNL so as to ensure itself maximum subscribers and revenue. But matters of connectivity and redressal of complaints have let down BSNL very badly. These days BSNL broadband …

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