Tuesday , 12 November 2019
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Insecurity in Food Security Bill

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

INDIA has missed a historic opportunity to abolish hunger through a universal public distribution system (PDS), which entitles all citizens to affordable food. The National Advisory Council (NAC), a progressive body established by the United Progressive Alliance, was to draft such a law, but has recommended a Bill which greatly reduces the public’s entitlements.

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India’s Demonarchy

THE Bihar Chief Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar’s comment that the All India Congress Committee general secretary, Mr Rahul Gandhi should first try to become a CM before aspiring to be PM has pricked the sycophantic party like a projectile of thorns.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Spread Joy this Diwali

DIWALI is the festival of lights, but unfortunately it is being turned into one big farce. Noisy crackers disturb the peace and pollute our environment.

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Resolve Ayodhya through Dialogue

BY KULDIP NAYAR
I HAVE not been able to make out why the ruling Congress has been inactive when it could have taken the initiative in bringing the two communities, Hindus and Muslims, together to discuss the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute after the Allahabad High Court judgement. It has opened a window which still remains ajar after five weeks.

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Tasks for Councillors

The Congress party has swept polls in 11 municipalities across the state. The victory was announced with pride to the world by the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, the Urban Development Minister, Mr Joaquim Alemao and the Health Minister, Mr Vishwajit Rane.

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This Is Not Cricket

For a cricket-loving nation used to ball-by-ball commentary, media reportage on every step taken and every move made by the three interlocutors, presently initiating a dialogue with the people of Kashmir, is not out of place.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Battle over Road Widening
I AM really disappointed to know that the CM and the Opposition Leader have a different perspective on the width of highways. If common sense can prevail over their differences, one must first realise that vehicles are driven by humans and not animals, so the question of width is not of much significance.

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Anti-Corruption Begins at Home

BY ANIRUDH PRAKASH
IF you have been following the news, you will know that the V K Shunglu Committee has been set up by the Prime Minister’s Office to probe corruption in the recently concluded CWG. The committee has been given a broad mandate to find out what went wrong and fix blame.

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A Share of Power

ON the occasion of the death anniversary of the former prime minister, Indira Gandhi on October 26, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat called upon women to take full advantage of state government’s schemes for their empowerment and improvement in their living conditions. What exactly Mr Kamat meant by ‘empowerment’ is a mystery because the record of the Congress in Goa on this front is abysmal.

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Rain Water Village

INAKANAHALLI is a village in Tumkur district of Karnataka. It is like any other village in all respects, except one–all the water used form irrigation and domestic use comes from rain water harvest projects.

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