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The Raj is Back

SIXTY-FOUR years after independence, the arrest of Mr Anna Hazare hours before he could start his fast in Delhi harks back to the British Raj when to protest was a crime.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Need to Encourage Dairy Farming

IN yet another hike, the Goa Dairy has announced increased prices of standard and high fat milk by ` 3 effective from August 17. This incidentally happens to be the eighth hike in barely five years and the second hike in the last six months. Milk which happens to be a staple diet of children and the aged could well be beyond the reach of people living below the poverty line.

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Remembering Maulana’s Prophetic Words

BY FIROZ BAKHT AHMED
MAULANA Abul Kalam Azad, in the words of Dr Zakir Hussain, is revered without really being understood because to a large bulk of people, he has been reduced to a noble “totem” of the political breed called the “nationalist Muslims.” considered Azad as one of the greatest innovators in the history of Islam.

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A Fine Cleansing

CRICKET is perhaps the only team sport where India can be counted among the best. So when the team loses three tests in a row to England and gets dethroned from the numero uno position, there is going to be some blood letting.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Young Leaders Needed
“GOA has a great future and that future can be built by the young men and women, by making the state a knowledgeable society, a hub of learning and research, innovation and invention.

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How Goa Changed in Past 15 Years

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

FIFTEEN years ago on this day, this column had begun, just five years after India’s new finance minister, Dr Manmohan Singh declared radical economic reforms. India was looking forward to steady economic growth.

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Healthcare First

The order of the Goa bench of the High Court of Bombay setting aside the letter of intent issued to Radiant Life Care Pvt Ltd to run the district hospital at Mapusa on PPP basis is a setback for the Health Minister, Mr Vishwajeet Rane who continues to assert that his department followed all the guidelines laid down by the Centre for PPP projects.

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Right to Say It

Whether Mr Anna Hazare and his group of ‘civil society’ supporters are justified in launching another fast against the government-sponsored Lokpal Bill could be debated, but what is non-negotiable is their right to protest.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Respect the National Tri-Colour

IT is seen that every year small plastic national tri-colours are available in the market prior to Independence Day celebrations. These plastic flags, which are usually carried by school children, are seen strewn all over the place and even in garbage-bins after the I-Day celebrations are over.

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