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Citizenship Amendment Is A Right Step

The debate in Parliament on CAB has seen the opposition led by the Congress taking a stand that it might regret in the days to come D C PATHAK The alacrity with which Union Home Minister Amit Shah has pushed the new Citizenship Amendment Bill through the two Houses of Parliament reflects the determination of the Modi regime to implement …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Citizenship Act  Wrongly Timed The protests that are spreading across the nation over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are an index of the stupidity of the present BJP government, which sustains itself on jingoism in the face of more pressing and urgent problems that the nation is facing. Narendra Modi should ask himself whether he is the Prime Minister of …

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India Must Speak Up For Uighurs

As a Muslim Indian American, I endorse the Winter Olympics boycott recommendation and the UHRPA sanctions FRANK F ISLAM There has been much written and an outpouring of protests throughout 2019 against the Chinese internment of more than one million Uighur Muslims in the western Xinjiang region of China. In response, China has continuously rationalised its horrific treatment of the …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fair Chance Denied To Nikhat The selection of India’s contender for the women’s boxing 51 kg category for a right to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 seems to be bedeviled by a favouritism fiasco. The much-awaited bout between Nikhat Zareen and M C Mary Kom was supposed to be held on December 17 in a Boxing Federation of India-endorsed …

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CAA-NRC: BJP’s Hindu Card For Bengal Polls

Both Assam and Bengal have elections in April-May 2021. The CAA-NRC gives the BJP another talking point in Bengal RAJDEEP SARDESAI Union Home Minister Amit Shah has always worn his majoritarian outlook as a badge of pride. As a Gujarat MLA from Sarkhej – a Ahmedabad constituency with a large Hindu and Muslim population – Shah never baulked at being …

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Economic Contribution Of Untaxed Women

Diversification away from agriculture has happened more for men than for women, who have not found adequate jobs in the non-farm sector Irina Cheema, Aryaman Jain & Aseem Shrivastava The Indian economy is going through a significant slump. Industrial output contracted3.8 per cent in October from a year earlier, the worst performance in seven years. As policy-makers scratch their heads, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Confusing Traffic Signal At Verna  The present traffic signal at Verna -Margao route needs attention which will help smooth flow of traffic and this will reduce chaos created at the junction. Traffic signal at main junction at Verna connecting Vasco Margao route and Margao- Panjim route is one of the most required step taken by transport authorities. However the signal …

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Effective Regulations Crucial For Growth

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE The importance of an effective regulatory mechanism for conducive business environment cannot be over-emphasised. As India looks to push consumption and investments further up, a renewed focus on improving the regulatory framework will help the business climate significantly. The recent decision of the government of India to approve an amendment to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to …

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On Execution Of Nirbhaya’s Rapists

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA The Nirbhaya gang rape and murder shook the society, government and judiciary. The terrible incident made the whole world sit up and take note of the dangers posed to vulnerable women by sexual predators. The brutality heaped upon the young woman, her fearlessness and her determined fight for survival, numbed the world.  Such was the nature of …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Repair Potholes On Ponda KTC Bus Stand Although road repairs have been undertaken recently at various places in Ponda, there still are instances where such work has not been undertaken as yet. The Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus terminus in Ponda has remained neglected for quite a long time. Bus operators using the terminus face many hardships due to the …

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