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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Raking Up Unnecessary Controversy
THIS is in reference to the letter, ‘Need to rename Goa’ by Mr A F Nazareth (NT, June 17), which appears to be only a trigger to rake up an unwanted controversy.

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Types of risk and the risk of not knowing the difference

BY TENSING RODRIGUES

Last time we said bank deposits are the least risky of the investment products by default; technically the bottom (or the top, depending upon how you look at it!) place is occupied by government securities or gilts; but, we said, the gilts carry another type of a risk. What is this gadbad?

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Future of Konkani

GOA is indeed a place of contradictions. A survey conducted by this newspaper on the choice of medium at the primary school level supports the perception that English is gaining ground. Of the 145 parents interviewed by the newspaper, 74 were in favour of English.

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Being Positive on Lokpal

THE last meeting of the committee constituted to draft a comprehensive Lokpal Bill failed to arrive at a consensus. Consequently, two drafts will now be discussed at the all-party meeting. At the end of all this sparring, were there any gains? The answer is, yes.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Guppies against Malaria

AS per the directives of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program, guppies should be made available at all health centres in the country.

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Making Deal with Gorkhas Work

BY SUBHASHIS MITTRA

The agreement between the West Bengal government and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) may prove to be a challenge. Though Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee has kept her promise to solve the problem within three months of coming to power, the road to Darjeeling seems to be uphill.

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Tribal Welfare and Half Truths

THERE seems to be an element of truth in the allegation made by the tribal leader, Mr Prakash Velip that the government is diverting funds meant for the development of tribal areas. Hence his demand that all funds and benefits due to his people must be utilised has some moral authority.

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Testing the Ban

In Saudi Arabia there seems to be an ‘Arab spring’ of a different kind. This protest is being led by women. It is a street protest with some modification.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Grants for Konkani Schools Only

GOANS who wants grants for English are willing to compromise and sacrifice, but only if the medium of instruction is Konkani in the Devnagari script and not Marathi which is the state language of Maharashtra. Then would the BBSM be willing to co-operate?

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