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Loss of Yogic Control

THE announcement of Baba Ramdev to raise an army of 11,000 volunteers to assist him in the fight against corruption adds a bizarre twist to the plot. It is deplorable, to say the least.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Marathi Film Festival
The Goa Marathi Film Festival commenced on June 3, 2011. The tickets for the program on June 4 and 5 were sold in advance at Rs 300 each.

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Political Race with Weak Runners

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

THE Left parties’ crushing defeat in the recent Assembly elections in West Bengal and Kerala led some commentators to speculate that the "third pole" in Indian politics would be further weakened. The polity would become more bipolar as the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party gain from the Left’s erosion.

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Lights, Camera, No Action

THERE is a general perception that government employees are lazy and reluctant to walk that extra mile in service of the public. This might not be entirely true as very often one encounters an employee who breaks the mould.

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Sanyasin’s Homecoming

THE former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Ms Uma Bharti who was kicked out of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2005 has returned to the saffron fold. It was a low key affair with no senior leader, barring the party president, Mr Nitin Gadkari present to welcome her back.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

City’s Monsoon Woes

YEAR after year with the onslaught of the monsoon, people’s woes undoubtedly multiply. One would expect that all pre-monsoon maintenance works would be completed before the start of the rainy season.

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India’s Politicians Reveal Duplicity

BY KULDIP NAYAR

CIVIL society and government are seldom on the same page. The reason is not because their interests clash, but because their adversarial role does not allow them to concur. India is in the midst of an experiment which brings the two on the same side.

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Fighting Coastal Erosion

THE Union Environment Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh’s announcement that no development would be allowed in high erosion zones in coastal areas is likely to generate a sense of elation, but a few questions need to be answered.

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No Guns, Please

THE order of the Pakistani Interior Ministry to allow journalists to carry weapons to protect themselves against attacks is another proof of the dangers of reporting the truth in that country.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Water Storage Tanks

CAN the Revenue Minister kindly provide an update on the issue of building water storage tanks for Vasco? Why is there no transparency in the matter? I read that the citizens of Vasco, particularly those residing at Headland Sada, are facing acute shortage of water supply. Can the PWD minister kindly do the needful to solve this pending issue?

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