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On Floundering Economy And Sinking Banks

AJIT RANADE THE freezing of accounts, and stoppage of lending and deposit taking activity of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank has once again brought to the fore the issue of riskiness of banks, especially co-operative banks. Unlike scheduled commercial banks, the PMC Bank has dual regulation by the Reserve Bank of India and the Registrar of Cooperative Societies of the …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ocean Of Difference In Diplomacy There are many quotes on the virtue of talking less and listening more, for quite often we make a mockery when our senseless articulations cross all barriers stooping to the lowest abyss. The approaches adopted by the two Prime Ministers, Narendra Modi of India and Imran Khan of Pakistan during their addresses at the United …

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The Continued Neglect Of Hind Swaraj

Dr Aseem Shrivastava I read Gandhiji’s Hind Swaraj when I was 34. I should have read it when I was 17. But at that impressionable age, given the prevailing urban political fashions of the day, I was instead handed The Communist Manifesto. Importantly, nobody ever asked me to read Hind Swaraj. I just chanced upon it, after my thorough disillusionment …

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Valley Of Uncertainty And Despair

Rajdeep Sardesai Today’s column starts with a story that I had planned to leave for a possible future memoir but since we live in a ‘here and now’ era, it is perhaps best to tell it while it remains relevant. In the year 2000, I was in Pakistan tracking down that country’s terror militias which were targeting the Kashmir valley. …

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SC Order On Freeing Roads

Subhash Chandra Agrawal, New Delhi Supreme Court has sought compliance-report on implementation of its order regarding freeing roads and footpaths in Delhi from encroachments by October 4, 2019. But a visit to areas surrounding Chandni Chowk like Bhagirath Palace, Esplanade road and Dr HC Sen Road reveals that no steps have been taken at all to clear roads and footpaths …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Open Transformers, A Threat To Pedestrians On four consecutive days (from Sept 24 to 27), a transformer situated opposite Ganganath Shoppee at Varkhandem in Ponda was seen with open doors. The situation has proved dangerous for pedestrians proceeding along this strategic location. Had any pedestrian, especially young children, come in contact with the live electrical wires, it would certainly have …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Traffic Police Must At School Bus Stops In a tragic incident, a five-year old boy died after being knocked down by a van while crossing the road in Canacona after he got down from a school bus. The boy’s grandfather was waiting to take him home. It is observed that after school hours several little children get off the school …

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Civic Bodies In Delhi

Madhu Agrawal, New Delhi All the civic bodies in Delhi should follow Ghaziabad civic-body of UP for imposing a licence-fees of rupees 5000 for pet dogs apart from other regulations like compulsion of tying shit-bags and taking measures that these dogs do not cause hygiene in public-places. If people are fond of pet dogs on lines of advanced nations, they …

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India Needs A Unifying Nationalism

Frank F Islam In his Independence Day speech on August 15 this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proclaimed, “One nation, one constitution — this spirit has become a reality and India is proud of it.” Prime Minister Modi is correct when he says that “one nation, one constitution” should be the goal for the Indian democracy. He may not be …

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Moon Mission: Failure Analysis Not Forthcoming

By Jagdish Rattanani The Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Dr  K Sivan won the hearts of the nation even when the Chandrayaan-2 mission lander Vikram failed to touch the surface of the moon as planned. An emotional Dr Sivan was moved to tears and was consoled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was at hand to participate …

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