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A Fine Balance

IF visiting Bangladesh after a gap of 12 years revealed a startling mismanagement of India’s foreign policy, then the visit of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, without the West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee accompanying him showed New Delhi’s shortsightedness.

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Road Digging and Relief

OFTEN roads are dug by this or that department in the state. The regularity and haphazard manner in which roads are excavated is a testimony of poor planning, lack of co-ordination between departments and inability to devise a less problematic system for laying cables, etc.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Need to Strengthen Security

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YET another terror attack in the country. This time a bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court has left atleast eleven people dead and more than seventy injured. It is understood that there was intelligence report of such an attack which was shared with Delhi police.

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India Remains a Soft State

BY KULDIP NAYAR
IN the fifties and the sixties, India was known to be a soft state. The allegation was that it could not take hard decisions because of “unfavourable environment in attitudes, cultures and institutions.”

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Eye-Opener for Plunderers

There are political overtones to the arrest of mining baron and former Karnataka Tourism Minister, Mr Janardhana Reddy and his brother-in-law, Mr B V Srinivasa Reddy by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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Dredging River Sal

The lament of trawler owners operating from River Sal needs consideration. These boat owners, who operate from the Cutbona jetty in Betul, are facing problems on account of reduction of draft at the mouth of the river.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Simplify Govt Processes-I
THIS is with reference to the letter, “Thanks to Navhind Times, No more Bribe Under the Table” by Mr Agnelo Fernandes, Margao (NT, September 1).

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Right to Reject better than Recall

By PRABHAKAR TIMBLE

FEELING of hopelessness, oscillating between frustration and anger at the conduct and performance of some of our elected representatives in Parliament and state assemblies is generating a demand for the right to recall.

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Art of Knowing

IN a world that is shrinking as technology advances, and expanding as the amount of information increases, the word ‘teaching’ does not sufficiently describe the role played by teachers in schools and colleges.

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Questions about Tiger Reserve

THE state government has made its stand on declaration of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary as a tiger reserve quite clear. It wants to take all stake holders into confidence, which clearly means it will not act unless it gets the nod of villagers living in or off the sanctuary.

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