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Guilty of Saipem

Nothing can be more worrisome than the prospect of having one’s water supply cut off. Over 200 families of a housing colony in Navelim have received notices from the Margao Municipal Council threatening to cut off water supply if they do not stop releasing sewage water into the Saipem lake.

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Justice Denied

The decision of the Danish High Court not to extradite Kim Davy, the alleged kingpin in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case is a set back for the cause of justice.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Adieus 25 Paise Coin

AT LAST from first July, the 25 paise also joins the 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, and 20 paise coins that have been phased out so far, and I’m sure the days are not too far when RBI withdraws the 50 paisa coin, as the value for it is no more and it is almost a history in most parts of India.

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Method in Digvijay’s Madness

BY RAJDEEP SARDESAI
SANYAS obviously means different things to different people. In 2003, soon after losing the Madhya Pradesh elections, Mr Digvijay Singh rather dramatically announced, “I have decided to take political sanyas for the next ten years.” Eight years later, far from living the life of renunciation, the Congress leader appears to be making headlines every other day.

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Not a Helpless PM

THE Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh is an atypical politician. He is a technocrat and tries to be logical on governance-related issues, if not party-related ones.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Grading System for Eateries
THE FDA director has called upon the general public “to ensure that they patronise only those food joints that maintain hygienic conditions and sanitation” (NT, June 29).

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Anti-Corruption: Lokpal is not Enough

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

THE Indian government’s first-ever effort to accommodate civil society concerns on corruption has ended. This was a roller-coaster ride for the government-civil society Joint Drafting Committee on the Lokpal (ombudsman) Bill. It left both sides badly injured.

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Feasibility of A Tiger Reserve

LETTER from the Union Minister of Environment and Forest, Mr Jairam Ramesh to the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat urging him to submit a proposal to declare the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary as a tiger reserve, must have jolted the state government, which has always held that tigers are not resident in the state and visitors.

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This is not Cricket

THE reaction of the Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar to a decision by the International Cricket Council to ban runners for injured batsmen in one-day matches needs to be taken seriously.

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