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The Karnataka Example

In a month from now, if the weather loses its wet sting, barges laden with iron ore will start moving down the Mandovi and Zuari to disgorge their contents in gigantic bulk carriers waiting to sail to ports in China, Japan and South Korea.

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A Bridge Too Far

There is a reason why India cannot always be compared to China, and it has not only to do with the difference in the form of government the two countries have.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Sign of the Times

PICK up a piece or a page of a newspaper from any corner of the street, a shop keeper or your local vegetable vendor and it is ‘most likely’ you will find some news about corruption, theft, rape, murder and several illegal activities in Goa.

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Dhaka gives Indira her Due

BY INDER MALHOTRA

ON Monday, less than four months before the 40th anniversary of its Liberation, Bangladesh did something it ought to have done long ago. At a glittering ceremony in Dhaka it conferred its highest Award – Bangladesh Swadhinata Sammanona (Bangladesh Freedom Honour)

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Think of Your Children

IT is disturbing to hear of one more incident of food poisoning from the mid-day meal so soon after the tragedy at Vasco. About a dozen students of Carmel High School in Curtorim, seven girls and five boys, complained of nausea and stomach ache after consuming the mid-day meal comprising bhaji and bread on Thursday.

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No Double Standards

THE Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr B S Yeddyurappa had just been standing on false prestige and refusing to resign. Finally he has done; and that must have relieved BJP top brass from the stress they were suffering facing the charge of hypocrisy.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Churchill’s Interference in Religion

APPARENTLY keeping in mind the impending assembly elections and in a hurried bid to woo the voters and strengthen his vote bank, Mr Churchill Alemao, made a miscalculated move to win over the Muslim voters by distributing a pamphlet of Ramzan prayers with his photo imprinted upon it.

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Accountability in Public Service

BY RAJDEEP SARDESAI
IN this monsoon of political turbulence, when should a minister resign from public office? A few years ago, I posed the question to former railway minister, Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav in a television debate.

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Future of Children

SIX out of ten parents have preferred vernacular languages as medium of instruction for their children in the government and government-aided primary schools of Goa, making a majority. That quite punctures the hot-air ‘English’ balloon sections of politicians and media had floated in the Goan sky.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Action against Stray Dogs
WITH the rise in the number of stray dogs, Panaji has become a dangerous city to roam around in. After the Mala rabid dog incident, the municipality is taking things very lightly.

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