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Towards Better India-Bangladesh Ties

BY KULDIP NAYAR
VISITING Pakistan and Bangladesh within a span of 14 days is like harking back the 40 years when the two countries separated from each other. Why did it happen? How did it happen? Who was responsible for it? Such an exercise can only be of academic distraction. But it is clear that the disputes between the Bengalis in East Pakistan and those living in West Pakistan had become so acute towards the end of the sixties that their parting of ways had become inevitable. 

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Waiting for Lokayukta

THE visit of the Lokayukta of Karnataka Mr Santosh Hegde, who is also a member of the drafting committee of the Centre’s Jan Lokayukta bill, has turned the focus on the Goa Lokayukta bill which has been hanging fire since 2003 when it was first introduced in the state Assembly.

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Kalmadi, at Last

HAVING outwitted the Central Bureau of Investigation for nearly six months, Mr Suresh Kalmadi, who was chairman of the organising committee of the Commonwealth Games, is now in police custody.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Keep Desterro Beach Clean
I HAVE noticed that there are some rooms-to-let, above the right side across the little Cross and bridge near Desterro beach. The migrants living in these rented rooms are seen defecating openly on the nearby rocks and along the concealed shoreline.

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Govt must not Dither on Lokpal Bill

BY SONDIP BHATTACHARYA
THERE is a difference between running the government from within and doing it from outside (no pun intended). If it is not forced, the government will limit itself to just completing its tenure.

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Children Not Our Own

By raising the issue of education for children of migrants, Mr Shantaram Naik, MP has touched a subject which is normally ignored by the state government.

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Bloodshed in Syria

Even as world attention is riveted on Libya and the bitter struggle in the key city of Misrata, in Syria the government is mounting, what could be, a final and decisive attack on rebels in the southern town of Deraa.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Advertising in Kannada 
IT seems that the controversy surrounding the medium of instruction is gaining momentum. It is pertinent to note that a local TV news channel has been airing an advertisement in Kannada. The question to be asked is how many Goans understand Kannada?

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Globalisation impacts Goan potters

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
POTTERY is a four-thousand-year-old traditional occupation in Goa. Goa’s traditional membranophone is ghumat - made from an acoustically competent resonant pot. The form has not changed for centuries.

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A Gift for Navelim

When it comes to construction of sewerage systems in Goa, the gestation period could be as long as twenty or more years. Residents of Navelim constituency could feel happy that the government has decided to spend Rs 192 crore to construct a sewerage system for them, but the question to be asked is, how long will it take?

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