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Waiting for a Lokayukta

OF the many tests faced by the Digambar Kamat government, getting the re-drafted Lokayukta bill passed in the forthcoming session of the Assembly could prove to be the toughest.

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Inflation as Millstone

WITH inflation rising from 9.2 per cent in July to 9.8 per cent in August, the pressure on the Reserve Bank of India to announce another hike in interest rates was immense.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No Miracle Cure
READING the article, “No Effective Mechanism to Tackle Corruption in Goa,” (NT, September 14) leads one to conclude that politicians and bureaucrats, both past and present, are getting away with wrongdoings even today.

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Libya: The West’s Imperial Agenda

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
NOT many will shed tears if Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi is captured by Western-backed rebel forces, which are closing in on him. Colonel Gaddafi ruled Libya for 42 years, tyrannising its people and using its oil wealth to finance various misadventures, including a terrorist attack on an airliner, and attempts to acquire mass destruction weapons.

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Apology for 2002 Pogrom

INDIA seems to be in a season of fasts. Mr Anna Hazare finished off a fast-unto-death which brought the government and even Parliament to its knees and now, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi is planning a three-day fast to strengthen the state’s environment of ‘peace, unity and harmony’.

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Unrest in Peace

THERE isn’t a day when some group or the other does not vent its outrage against the state administration. But the 60-km procession from Morjim in Pernem to the residence of the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat with the dead body of a woman was a rare outburst of anger.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rethink Midday Meal Scheme-I
IT’S been barely 3 months since the beginning of the new academic year and twice already a lizard has been spotted in the government’s prestigious mid-day meal.

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For Freedom of Media and Judiciary

BY KULDIP NAYAR
PAKISTAN may not have democracy in the sense the world knows. Nor will it pass the muster in the economic field. But it has to its credit independent judiciary and free media which the lawyers and journalists have won after long battles in their respective fields.

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Ghosts Out of Ballot Boxes

MR Rajesh Patnekar’s decision to resign as BJP MLA from Bicholim and join the Congress points to a dramatic build-up to the next Assembly elections in which the ruling party intends to hurt the main rival before the actual fight.

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Missing Inspectors

EVERYONE feared it would happen and it has happened. The discovery of a lizard in the mid-day meals served to students of a school in Majorda, Salcete is worrying, to say the least.

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