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A Dangerous Game

The death of Ilyas Kashmiri, believed to be one of the masterminds behind the 2008 attack on Mumbai, will make New Delhi sigh with relief. For India his death might come as a blessing since he had a very strong anti-India agenda.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Let Parents Decide
IT appears that for some disgruntled elements, the issue of freedom of choice of language for primary education has yet not died down. Why should politicians and certain elements decide for the parents, this very personal issue?

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Growing Indian Presence in Africa

BY INDER MALHOTRA

AFTER his highly productive visit to Afghanistan, Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has added yet another feather to the cap of Indian diplomacy by initiating a comprehensive re-engagement with Africa,

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Step-Mother to Cricket

ALTHOUGH the IPL season is over, the debate rages whether the Indian Premier League is not ruining the game of cricket. Past and present players from cricket-playing nations have mostly voted for IPL, but there are important names among them who have denounced it for its crass commercialism. Cricket did need money for support, they say, and so did players for their livelihood, but IPL is nothing but absolutely about money.

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Distressing Scene

IT is indeed distressing to know that a large number of tribal families in Goa do not have certain basic things that we have all come to take for granted.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Say No to Bandhs

THE so-called educationists and political parties who have called for a Goa Bandh on June 6 should know that bandhs by their sheer nature are unconstitutional as they meddle with people’s fundamental rights.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ramdev is for Real Change
THE government thinks it can dismantle the Anna Hazare anti-corruption bomb. We live in a corrupt system with laws and rules which are twisted, suppressed, applied selectively or just not followed.

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Chishti: Symbol of Pluralism

By FIROZ BAKHT AHMED

THE 799th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti or Gharib Nawaz begins on June 4 and teeming crowds are flocking to Ajmer, the abode of the greatest Sufi saint of the Chishti chain of Sufis.

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