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Policing Inter-State SAARC Crime

By Subhashis Mittra
Against the alarming backdrop of cross-border crimes emerging as the biggest security challenge in South Asia, SAARC nations are seriously pondering over creation of a regional police force–SAARCPOL–and network among the eight member countries. 

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Ray of Hope

QUISCONDA, a village in a remote pocket of Quepem: almost forgotten, and rarely in the news pages. On Monday, Quisconda literally hit the headlines with a feat that most urban residents would dismiss with contempt.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

UN Grants for English
THERE have been many ‘letters to the editor’ in the local dailies stating how the poorer classes are being deprived of a proper education on account of the government refusing aid to English-medium schools.

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Urban Reforms Mandatory for JNNURM

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
MANY central government schemes are based on the state government’s ability to undertake and complete certain policy and administrative reforms. Goa doesn’t have a tradition of developmental journalism.

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Difficult to Escape

When you are implicated in a Rs 200-crore bribe you must prepare for the possibility of a jail term. It is difficult to hide such a huge cache of money without leaving a trail.

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Caution is the Word

The loot of Rs 1.2 crore in foreign currency from a money transfer outlet in Margao is definite to send shivers down the spines of traders and businessmen with large turnovers.

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