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Cuncolim Shows the Way

CUNCOLIM makes progress on trash management quietly. Tucked in the southern part of Salcete, this town has built for itself a garbage treatment plant and embarked on door-to-door collection of garbage. Of course, it helps if you have the Urban Development Minister, Mr Joaquim Alemao as your MLA.

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Pakistan’s Misadventures

The Pakistani establishment has something to worry about. The attack on the heavily guarded Mehran naval base by the Taliban has rattled the army, more so because there is a nagging suspicion that it was orchestrated with the help of disgruntled elements on the inside.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Birthday Advertorials

IT surprises me to see the amount of advertorials on the local newspapers on the occasion of any of our politicians’ birthdays. Sometimes, there is hardly any news other then these birthday advertorials,

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No Escape from Coalition Politics

BY KULDIP NAYAR

INDIA’S biggest story of latest state elections is the decimation of communism. Most believe it is a good riddance of an ideology that had outlived its utility. In fact, it got buried under the debris when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, after losing the cold war.

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More than English

IT’S like the dying minutes of a soccer match. Members of the leading squad and its fans sense victory, but hold back from bursting into celebration, till the last whistle is blown. That more or less sums up the state of affairs on the medium of instruction imbroglio.

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Politician-Bureaucrat Nexus

ORISSA thought of it first, Bihar followed, and now it looks like the Centre is seriously contemplating a law to confiscate the property of bureaucrats slapped with a disproportionate assets case. Bihar has gone a step further and made it mandatory for all government servants to submit details of their assets.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

KTCL Scheme Lacks Clarity

KTCL’s plan to induct private buses and run them on a trial basis lacks clarity. KTCL chairman, Mr Deepak Dhavlikar said that KTCL decided to take over the buses and run them as passengers were fed up of sporadic strikes.

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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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