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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Corruption and the Lokpal
THE government and civil society are heading for standoff with regards the Lokpal bill. The government has accused civil society of putting a gun to its head. But hasn’t this government robbed the nation vis-à-vis the 2G scam, the CWG scam, etc.

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Politics Needs a Re-Boot

BY PRABHAKAR TIMBLE
WHAT is true of the anti-corruption crusader Mr Anna Hazare also holds spot on for the economic reformist Dr Manmohan Singh. Both may not win a direct election to the Lok Sabha or state legislatures.

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Taking Burden off Streets

AS Panaji gets congested with cars and two wheelers, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) and the traffic police are under pressure to create more space for parking – which is what the proposal for multi-storey parking points to.

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Revolution in Bihar

EVEN as Mr Anna Hazare and his group labour to get the UPA government to bend on the Lokpal Bill, in Bihar the Chief Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar has achieved more by putting into effect the Right to Public Services Act 2011.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fight against Corruption
WHAT is happening is easy to understand. The government has lost the trust of the people due to unchecked corruption and the disrespect it has shown to the people by the way it has behaved.

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Lesson from Vasco Fire

The rupture of a naphtha pipeline in Mangor, Vasco and the subsequent explosion led to the injury of at least four persons and destruction of property, mostly belonging to the less privileged.

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Give and Take

It was quite a surprise, but when Mr Anna Hazare announced that he had not closed the door to talks with the government, it signalled that the hard-as-nails Gandhian was softening up.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Noble Deed
THE idea of body donation after death by veteran CPM leaders, Mr Anil Biswas and Mr Jyoti Basu and noted Hindi scholar, Mr Vishnu Prabhakar can and should be popularised and adopted in practice by giving state honours only to those departed leaders who donate their dead bodies for medical education.

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UPA’s Folly of Arresting Anna

BY INDER MALHOTRA
NEVER before has an Indian government made itself such an object of ridicule as the Manmohan Singh government, already besieged by charges of corruption, incompetence and paralysis, has done. It had erred grievously in starting an all-out attack on Mr Anna Hazare.

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