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Strong Structural Policies Needed

R K Pattnaik With a fourth successive policy rate cut of 25 basis points on October 4, 2019, the cumulative reduction of rate cuts is a 135 basis points. By RBI’s own admission the “Monetary transmission has remained staggered and incomplete” So, in essence, the RBI’s monetary policy during the current fiscal has become an excessively routine and theoretical exercise …

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‘Save Aarey’ And Metro

Bidyut Kumar Chatterjee Faridabad Though the Supreme Court (SC) as quick as sets up special bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Ashok Bhushan, to observe the eligibility of cutting 2,185 trees and transplant 460 on a 33-hectare land at Aarey, for the construction of a Metro Line 3 rake depot. But the SC’s ordering to maintain status quo in Mumbai’s …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Universal Helpline Number 112 It is understood that from October 9, all current helplines, namely 100 (police), 101 (fire) and 108 (ambulance) will be a thing of the past. On this day the Goa Police will be launching the universal helpline number 112. A call to 112 will reportedly galvanize all units as per their needs to attend to the …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Challenge Of ODF Status THE central government  has declared India as an open defecation-free  nation. The government wholeheartedly chose Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday – October 2 – as the day to start engaging the citizens for a crucial social and environmental cause. The Centre has also banned  single-use plastic.  As a proud citizen, I  appreciate the government’s efforts to make …

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The Elixirs For Higher Investment

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE AS the focus continues to be on additional steps to provide further impetus to the Indian economy, the microstructure of the financial markets assumes significance. From a financial market perspective, the focus must now be on ‘structures, security design, and market access’. Mainly, further accelerating capital flow must be the prime objective. ‘Structures’ refers to financial vehicles that …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fixing Maradu Accountability   THE Supreme Court has put its foot down on demolition of residential complexes at Maradu in Kochi, which were built in violation of CRZ norms. The top court has ordered the Kerala government to pay each flat owner an interim relief of Rs 25 lakh, and the amount must be recovered from the builders and promoters. Furthermore …

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Ayodhya Case: In Pursuit Of A Historic Verdict

SUMIT SAXENA FOR nearly two months, the five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has been occupied in the intense hearing of a politically vexed case in recent history – the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute. The sharp exchanges between the judges and the counsels, identical to a debate, have become the centre point of all activities …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Poders Hold Govt To Ransom AS a concerned citizen and resident of Goa, I wish to express my views on the proposed hike in the price of Goan pao. Not only has the quality of the pao we get these days for Rs 4   deteriorated, but also its size and weight have gone down. What we used to get for …

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Game Theory Approach To Kashmir

AMIT KAPOOR THE tensions between India and Pakistan refuse to abate. Ties between the two countries are probably at their lowest point in two decades. The deep hostilities today are only overshadowed by the ghosts of the Kargil war in 1999 and the 2001 Parliament attacks. Even the 2008 Mumbai attacks did not bring the relations between the two nations …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Shun Hatred, Stand By Gandhi A child was born in Porbandar, Gujarat on October 2, 1869 to be named as Mohandas, who would be later in his life revered as Mahatma (great soul) and finally killed by the bullets of a fanatic. Two days before his murder – on January 28, 1948 – Mahatma Gandhi had said, “If I am …

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