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Prime Minister And Peace In Assam Addressing a massive public rally in Kokrajhar in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged Kashmiri militants, banned outfits in the North-East and Naxalites  to lay down their arms, join the national mainstream and ‘celebrate life.’ He criticised the previous non-BJP governments for procrastinating resolution of vexed issues that alienated people and made …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Winner Of Delhi Polls  ALL eyes are set on the Delhi legislative assembly elections to be held on Saturday and whose results will be declared on February 11. Many people have predicted a massive victory for the AAP, factoring in its government’s ‘achievements’ in various fields. Unfortunately, experience has shown that in our country votes are cast not on real …

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De-radicalisation Holds Key To Peace In J&K

The radicalisation of the youth, that led them to a blind acceptance of jehad, is a known project of Pakistan’s ISI and its proxies in India D C PATHAK  FAITH-BASED radicalisation as distinct from ideological or ethnicity-based motivation behind militancy is at the root of the new global terror of our times that has unfortunately got linked with the so-called …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mobile Is Where The Heart Is TECHNOLOGY can act as a double-edged sword.  While it can supply all comforts demanded by an individual, it also can ruin the individual in different ways. The cutting-edge technology of the mobile phone has  totally revolutionised the daily life of a person. An Aurangabad college has banned mobile phones in class rooms.  But the …

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A Ringside View Of Battleground Delhi

But two weeks before the poll date, CAA and NRC has become an election issue and nationalism has become a factor in this local election RAHUL VATSA EVEN when the Delhi elections were weeks away, many political experts had declared Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party the winner. As for the Bharatiya Janata Party, the electorate of Delhi has …

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Anatomy Of A Shootout At Jamia

SAEED NAQVI HAQEEQAT-e-Abadi or the eternal truth of the nationwide protests will only be energised by the ‘Police Zindabad’ shouting country pistol shooter who fired into a protest outside Jamia Millia Islamia, not far from the peaceful Shaheen Bagh that I had left behind just an hour ago. A row of policemen, arms folded, or leaning on their lathis must …

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We Deserve Better Roads

PACHU MENON, MARGAO TRAFFIC management in layman’s language is that art of making our roads and highways a safer place to drive on. And how well have the authorities entrusted with the task of monitoring vehicular movement and ensuring a check on unruly driving and speed-regulation managed this onerous task! I dare say an arduous one because other than penalising …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

In Pursuit Of A Suitable Site THIS is in reference to the news report ‘Casinos could not be shifted for want of appropriate site’ (NT, February 5, 2020). The question of doing away with casino vessels and even shifting them from their present location in the Mandovi river in Panaji to another site has been longstanding and hanging fire over …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Complaint Against CSJP unjustified THE complaint against CSJP and NCHRO about children’s participation in the meeting against CAA, NRC and NPR in Margao, is rather strange. Still more shocking is that the police promptly filed an FIR, while they are incapable of  finding the accused, even after years, in the rape case of a minor in Vasco and failed to …

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Budget 2020-21 A Missed Opportunity

The major problem today in the country is declining effective demand in the economy. However, this problem is not addressed effectively in the budget By Indira Hirway THE Budget 2020-21 is a big disappointment! To begin with, the Finance Minister does not even recognise that the economy is experiencing a severe slow down! The budget is presented as if there …

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