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Porvorim Powerless

PORVORIM is one of the important townships in Goa and its importance has been enhanced by the setting up of the state legislature. Soon, it will be an Assembly constituency and have a municipal council; yet Porvorim lacks certain basics necessities, of which regular electrical power is one.

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Petrol Not From the Pumps

On January 25 this year an additional collector in Maharashtra, Yashwant Sonawane was set ablaze after he attempted to stop pilferage of petrol in Panewad in that state. He was apparently done to death by the oil mafia that exploits the price differential between subsidised kerosene and petrol to reap a profit.

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Assets of Public Servants

The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s team has very rich members as well as poor. Details of assets of cabinet ministers were uploaded on the website of the PM and it turns out that the Urban Development Minister, Mr Kamal Nath is the richest with assets worth Rs 263 crore,

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Potholed Roads

POTHOLED roads are a common and recurring issue. Can’t the government tighten screws around the shameful and disgusting corruption that goes on in building and repairing roads? Where does our tax money go? Petrol, too, is getting costlier.

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Parliament, People should Cooperate

By INDER MALHOTRA

NOW that the Anna storm is over, and has ended on a constructive note–with Parliament unanimously ‘endorsing in principle’ the three demands of Mr Hazare’s movement in relation to the Lokpal Bill–it is time to seize the moment and go ahead speedily and sincerely with what needs to done.

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To Hang or Not to Hang

ATWEET by the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mr Omar Abdullah that if the state Assembly had passed a resolution, seeking mercy for Afzal Guru on the lines of Tamil Nadu Assembly asking for clemency for the three death row convicts in connection with Rajiv Gandhi’s killing, would it also generate a ‘muted’ reaction?

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Tip of the Iceberg

THE arrest of a 35-year-old woman, allegedly the kingpin, or should we say ‘queenpin’, in an inter-state prostitution racket confirms suspicions that the flesh trade, like drug trade is thriving in the state.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Tarnishing Image of Team Anna

THE article, ‘Anna as Figurehead of Indian Right’ by Mr Praful Bidwai (NT, September 1) triggers all possible bullets against Mr Anna Hazare and his team, their anti-corruption movement and the Lokpal bill.

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Anna as Figurehead of Indian Right

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

NO government in India has bent over backwards to please a civil society campaign as much as Dr Manmohan Singh’s in substantially accommodating the Jan Lokpal Bill drafted by a small group, including Mr Anna Hazare, created by an NGO called India against Corruption (IAC).

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