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Nation’s Progress Lies In Children’s Progress

AMIT KAPOOR A society’s future is inextricably intertwined with its children. How they survive, grow and thrive determine its developmental prospects since the world of tomorrow will inherit the children of today. So, investing in our children’s future makes for a compelling argument besides it being a moral imperative. A region that provides its children with the opportunities to grow …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Involve Citizens In Water Conservation The recent news of Indian Railways ferrying 50,000 litres of water wagons to Chennai residents is overwhelming. The relief provided by Indian Railways ‘water train’ to ferry drinking water at the time of acute water crisis is commendable. The Ministry of Railways and Southern Railways should be lauded for such a noteworthy effort to help …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

BJP Is Indeed A Party With A ‘Difference’ Are we heading for one nation, one culture, one religion, one election, one supreme leader? BJP, which calls itself the party with a difference, seems to be bereft of ethics, morality, honesty and is accepting tainted politicians and defectors with welcome arms and garlands. Power by hook or crook seems to be …

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NBFCs: Defusing The Ticking Time Bomb

While resolving the crisis should be a priority, any attempt to signal that the government is here to help would be a wrong signal JAGDISH RATTANANI India’s vast, mostly unregulated and fast-growing shadow banking sector is in the midst of a crisis. This is a fire that threatens to engulf much more than the sector in which it has started …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fair Trial To ‘Framed’ Officer It was indeed commendable to have the state unit of the National Conference of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO-Goa) espousing the cause of Sanjiv Bhatt, a former Gujarat-cadre IPS officer, sentenced by the Jamnagar sessions court to a life in prison in a 1990 custodial death case, at the Margao Municipal Square on the July 12. …

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How Politicians Finished Goa’s Coast- III

Nandkumar M Kamat Google Earth, a simple, free, easy to use tool based on satellite images dating back to 2000 shows how little is left of coastal zone of Goa for any future planning. GCZMA has carefully avoided use of this tool because then they can pass on the blame to local authorities. The marine shell beds, pseudo fossils  found at …

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Threats To Indo-US Trade

FRANK F ISLAM US President Donald Trump’s trip to the demilitarised zone to meet with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and his conciliatory get-together with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan got most of the headlines in the US and world press at the end of June and beginning of July. The most …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fortify India’s Middle Order  NOTWITHSTANDING its loss in the ICC Cricket World Cup, India was arguably the best side on show. The all-round ability of the team was evident  throughout the tournament till the devastating day. If it had not rained, and the match had finished on the first day without going into the reserve  day, the scale could have …

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Congress In Need Of A Saviour

SAEED NAQVI WHEN Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra took Parliament by storm in her debut speech last month, a thought crossed my mind. In over two decades as Congress president could not Sonia Gandhi have sent a handful of young people to both the Houses who would have been noticed: politically savvy, feet on the ground, conversant with issues, articulate? …

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‘New India’ Needs A Broad Vision

By Indira Hirway Looking at the present conditions in India, anybody would expect the budget to address the most critical problems of our population, namely, poor health, a semi-literate population, the agricultural crisis and the highest ever unemployment.  Unfortunately none of these problems are addressed properly in this budget!  Take education to start with, an educated population is essential for …

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