Tuesday , 19 November 2019
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Repair Dug-up Fatorda Roads

PACHU MENON, MARGAO The news that a stretch of highway near PWD office at Fatorda that was dug up for laying pipelines is posing danger to motorists especially during night time as there are no streetlights along it should not come as a very big shock to residents of Fatorda considering the fact that over the past two years people …

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Charges of Misconduct Against Chief Justice

HARESH JAGTIANI It would doubtless delight the hearts of a Gilbert and Sullivan Comic Opera audience but will hardly inspire public confidence in the fairness and impartiality of departmental trials and certainly not in the mind of the respondent. So observed the great Justice Vivian Bose in a case of 1957 where a District Superintendent of Police conducting a departmental …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Issue Advisory For Travel To Sri Lanka It is obvious that all is not well in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister of the island nation Ranil Wickremesinghe has reportedly warned that Sri Lanka could still face more attacks and that the authorities in that country are now targeting ‘sleepers’, who are terrorists who could activate another round of bombing. The Sri …

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Setting Security Agenda For South Asia

D C PATHAK The coordinated terror attacks on three major churches and three prime hotels in and around Colombo on the morning of Easter Mass – with two more such incidents occurring in the afternoon – all resulting in huge casualties of over 350 dead including a score of Western foreigners and some 500 injured, is a covert offensive of …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Women Must Pay Attention To Self-defence Incidents of oppression of women are on the rise in this country. From an infant girl child to elderly women, all are facing this problem. There are several women organisations in this country. If they take steps against such oppression, it would certainly have an effect and women would feel secure. But is it …

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Deluge Of Hypocrisy

KAJAL CHATTERJEE, KOLKATA Over 250 innocents meet a gory death in a neighbouring country. When the whole world is unitedly condemning the terrorists and offering solace to the hapless Sri Lankans, an Indian leader atrociously exploits this overwhelming tragedy to beat his own trumpet for reaping electoral dividend. The megalomania of the leader has reached such an alarming proportion that he …

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Modi Has Picked Up A Liability In Sadhvi’s Form

S KAMAT, ALTO ST CRUZ In nominating Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal, the BJP will meet its Waterloo in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Narendra Modi’s impudence in first approving her nomination and then defending it will come a cropper as May 23 comes around. The BJP poll pundits may have done their calculations while giving her the ticket but one …

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Balanced Approach To Foreign Currency Debt

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE Recent news about an increase in Indian corporates and state entities issuing dollar bonds is welcome news, especially since it clearly shows investor appetite for lending to credible Indian business models. However, relatively easy liquidity and high investor appetite for lending in the international markets must be tempered by the fact that borrowing in foreign currencies is beneficial …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Election, A Peaceful Way For A Change This refers to Pachu Menon’s letter, ‘Exercising’ Adult Franchise (NT, April 22). Since we do not believe in bullet, therefore, we must have faith in ballot. Indeed, the people’s aspiration through ballot and peaceful movements makes some countries become truly welfare states. For example, the people of Nordic countries make their government take …

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Go Out And Make Your Vote Count

ADELMO FERNANDES, VASCO It is ‘D’ day, as voters will be queuing up to cast their precious vote. It is the sacred duty and an obligation of every citizen to exercise franchise. It is understood that an entire hamlet in a remote part of Canacona taluka had decided to boycott the Lok Sabha polls. Marlem, a remote hamlet in Poinguinim, …

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