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Last Episode Of ‘Mahabharat’, Good Lesson For Leaders Famous serial Mahabharat produced by BR Chopra concluded on DD Bharti in the evening of May 13, 2020. Even though every aspect and dialogue of the great epic serial was unique in itself, but 5-minute last phase of last episode of this great TV serial where Bisham Pitamah gave valuable guidance to …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Live With COVID-19 Till Vaccine It is being said that post COVID-19, life will not be the same. Our lifestyle will undergo a drastic change. Mass gathering of people at wedding reception, funerals and public functions could well be a thing of the past. It is a fact that we will have to live with the coronavirus until such time …

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Nutritional Requirements And Urban Agriculture

The digitization of farming has enabled extensive data collection throughout the cultivation cycle. It can help design better nutrient regimes, improved growth and faster maturity for crops to maximize output Ratna Kumria and Shivendra Bajaj Can climate-controlled freight containers help in farming or can plants grow without any soil? The answers to these questions can be found in urban farming. …

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Migrant Workers’ Fiasco May Cost Dearly

Ishwar Gilada The coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the world in morbidity and mortality with over 4.2 million infections and 2,85,000 deaths globally till May 10 seems to have robbed us of humanity. The heart-wrenching ghastly incident of 16 migrants being mowed down under a running goods trainraises several questions on the mobility of migrants. Their simple dream was to …

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Self-reliance Is Key To Nation’s Resurgence

PACHU MENON, MARGAO The consolidated economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help make India self-reliant in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and pitched for promoting local businesses is indeed reassuring. But no matter how sincere the PM may have sounded, it is difficult to perceive an India of his dreams, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Appointment Of Judges When a judge of the top court of the country speaks then it is time to give him a patient hearing.   Generally, judges of the Supreme Court  and the High Courts , on the verge of superannuation, are more straight-up.  Justice Deepak Gupta, who retired from the SC recently, touched upon much debated, and highly contentious subjects …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Using Thermal Gun Properly Thermal scanner gun is used to identify potential patients of Covid-19 who are then prevented from entering crowded establishments such as government offices and even residential housing societies. At several places these thermal scanners are used by the security personnel posted at the entrance. The question to be asked is whether these persons are properly trained …

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Shifting IFSC to Gujarat Worries Mumbai

It takes the Gujarat city a step ahead in its aspirational goal of becoming a global financial centre on the lines of Hong Kong and Singapore in the East or London in the West Lekha Rattanani A highly strained relationship between Maharashtra and New Delhi is being tested by the recent decision of the Modi government to set up the …

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The Jobs Situation Got Worse Post-Covid

Ajit Ranade What if you lose your job, but not health insurance? What if you lose your monthly income but get paid unemployment insurance? What if your livelihood collapses, but there is a social security safety net. Does all this sound utopian? This indeed is the state of labour markets in most developed countries. The benefits to the unemployed are …

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Gas Leak Incident Is Numbing

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA The May 7, Visakhapatnam gas leak incident is numbing.  Initial eye-witness accounts pointed to a Bhopal-like gas tragedy.  The Factories Act, 1948 is hampered by outdated rules and regulations.  The Hazardous Chemical (Amendment) Rules, 1989 was amended twice but the provisions governing the manufacture and storage of toxic chemicals lack clarity.  More than anything else, transparent laws and accountable actions, …

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