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A Favour to Pernem

IT is easy to understand the angst of Pernem vendors who use the Thursday market to sell their goods. Business on this particular day is crucial to their income and they believe that shifting it to an inner road to make room for traffic will damage their interests.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Towards a Better Panaji

THIS is in reference to the statement made by the present Mayor of Panaji, Mr Yatin Parek that ‘all PINK (PINC), red and orange, should join hands for development of Panjim city.’

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Declining US Influence in Mideast

BY INDU PRAKASH SINGH
IT’S unbelievable, but there’s this oil rich Muslim country which dreams of becoming a nuclear power, which is ruled by a mad despot embroiled in a civil war–and the US does not want to send in the Marines. It appears that the era of international interventionism, which began with the crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992, is drawing to a close.

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Declining US Influence in Mideast

BY INDU PRAKASH SINGH
IT’S unbelievable, but there’s this oil rich Muslim country which dreams of becoming a nuclear power, which is ruled by a mad despot embroiled in a civil war–and the US does not want to send in the Marines.

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A Sense of Purpose

The 2011-12 state budget presented by the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat is bold as it attempts to steer the state away in a different direction. Buoyed by a growth rate of 13 per cent, a revenue surplus of Rs 325.49 crore despite the burden of the Sixth Pay Commission, a windfall of Rs 800 crore in the form of royalty from the iron ore industry and a 300 per cent hike in grant-in-aid from the Thirteenth Finance Commission, Mr Kamat has attempted to push the ‘growth with justice’ model.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Dangers of Nuclear Energy
THE editorial, ‘People’s well-being’ (NT, March 17) has rightly stated that nuclear energy cannot be wished away so easily just because of a few major world catastrophes like the Chernobyl and the present one at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

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Brinkmanship Could be UPA Bane

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

INDIA’S ruling United Progressive Alliance has just emerged from a crisis precipitated by its constituent Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham, involving seat-sharing with the Congress in the coming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

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People’s Well-Being

AS workers at the calamity-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant battle a possible meltdown of the reactor cores, the world has paused for a re-think on nuclear power.

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Restraining Goans

THREAT by the Bharatiya Janata Party to introduce a bill in the Assembly to bar entry for Goans into casinos on-shore and off-shore perhaps stirred the government into taking a firm stand on moving off-shore casinos out of the Mandovi River.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

ID Cards for Rail Travel

THE railway budget has granted 40 per cent concession to women senior citizens and the age limit has been reduced from 60 to 58.

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