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Winners and Losers

BENGALURU, the Silicon Valley of India, is heading for a significant leap in higher education with three private universities in the making. The Azim Premji University to be set up on 100 acres of land will confer development and teacher education degrees.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fees Instead of Grants
INSTEAD of giving grants to English medium schools, the government could pay the fees of the economically-backward class of students studying in English medium schools through the Directorate of Social Welfare or Directorate of Education.

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Problems in Fast Justice Delivery

BY JOGINDER SINGH

THOSE in power now seem to be suffering from another disease, in the form of reiterating the Rights already embodied in the Constitution, showcasing them in the form, as if doing a favour to the people with newer and unprecedented rights.

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Dream of a KTC Turnaround

WHAT can you say about a government corporation that works out a new mechanism to shore up losses but ends up losing more money? Perhaps this, that the corporation in question, the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC), has had chairmen and managing directors who had never been good visionaries, good leaders and good managers.

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Teaching Democracy to State

THE decision of the Supreme Court that the ‘Salwa Judum,’ a private army supported by the Chhattisgarh government was unconstitutional will hopefully inject a dose of sanity and moral grain into the fight against the Naxalites.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Two Birds with One Stone

GOA is hounded by two major problems–garbage disposal and illegal mining. Wouldn’t it be brilliant if we could kill two birds with one stone and bring into play the huge illegal open mine pits for dumping of garbage and later cover the same with mining rejects? Hopefully, no panchayat will raise a hue and cry over this solution.

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UPA Govt Running Out of Steam

BY KULDIP NAYAR

MOVERNMENTS are out of steam after traversing some distance. It happens all over the world because the enthusiasm with which they start peters out, the promises which they make become remote and the schemes which they take up lack push.

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Reformation is Possible

REPORTS that at least six prisoners from the Aguada jail have got themselves registered for standards X and XII examinations is a ray of hope streaming out of this otherwise depressing place. Jails are generally perceived as places for imposing punishment on the offenders.

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Gorkhaland Model

THE resignation of 42 Congress and 34 Telugu Desam Party MLAs in Andhra Pradesh has plunged the state into a political crisis. If the resignations are accepted, the Congress government which has 155 seats will lose its majority.

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