Thursday , 27 February 2020
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Underhand Deals

Top Infosys official, Mr T V Mohandas Pai has taken a pot shot at the Karnataka government prompting a sharp reply from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Mr Pai alleged that his company was asked to pay a bribe by government officials to clear projects, but it refused and the files went missing.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Rise in Crime

THE one time beautiful state of Goa, known for love, peace and truth can no longer be called a peaceful state.

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Assembly creates Information Mountain

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
THE 17-days-long 13th session, the budget session of the fifth Legislative Assembly of Goa after statehood was concluded on April 8. It witnessed 1034 starred and 1028 unstarred legislative assembly questions, eight calling attention motions, eight zero hour mentions, 15 private members’ resolutions, four congratulatory and three condolence motions and passing of 84 demands.

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The Anna Milestone

The long and torturous fight against corruption has just reached a new milestone. The peace deal brokered between the central government and Mr Anna Hazare favours India. Politicians, who are now synonymous with corruption and sleaze, have been beaten and the frontiers of a clean and respectable administration have been pushed a few inches further.

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Development and People

On the last day of the Assembly session, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat promised to speak to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and the Union Shipping Minister, Mr G K Vasan about curtailing the jurisdiction of the Mormugao Port Trust.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Electoral Reforms-I
After gloating over the supremacy of the government vis-a-vis the vox populi for some time, the central government has finally come its senses that the will of the people will prevail when there is visible malfunctioning of democracy.

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India’s 121 Million: What Lies Ahead

BY INDER MALHOTRA
THOUGH inevitably overshadowed by the excitement and elation over the World Cup, the release of the preliminary census data also touched off a mild wave of joy and approbation for two good reasons.

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Not So White

MR Babush Monserrate is back in the news, but for the wrong reasons. He was detained at the Mumbai airport by the Air Intelligence unit for carrying foreign exchange in travellers cheques and currency beyond the permissible limit–over ` 21 lakh to be precise.

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Coming Home

THE return of Mr Gopal Das who was held in a Pakistani jail for 27 years on charges of spying is, without doubt, a moment of happiness for him and his family members.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

On River Princess Scrap
THE River Princess, grounded off the coast of Candolim remained unattended for over a decade. Finally the task of cutting and clearing the ill-fated ship was handed over to Arihant Ship Breakers and the work had barely commenced when the customs department fired the first salvo halting the operations.

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