Tuesday , 19 November 2019
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Let’s Bust Other ‘Adarshes’ Too

BY RAJDEEP SARDESAI

THERE’S a story which reveals how Maharashtra, the state of the ‘Makers of Modern India’ like Phule and Ambedkar, Tilak and Gokhale, is now best known for the ‘Builders of Modern Mumbai’.

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Missing the IT Bus

The file pertaining to the Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat must be a bulky one. It was opened by Mr Dayanand Narvekar who once officiated as the IT Minister in the Digambar Kamat government, until he lost favour and his post.

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Strange Bedfellows

Politics is indeed a game for strange bedfellows and Revenue Minister Mr Jose Philip D’Souza is quickly learning that in politics the victor of yesterday could be the vanquished of tomorrow.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

IT Habitat: Unjust Charges

LET me vividly put it this way: A housing board with an ambitious plan to provide housing for low income groups had collected an amount from the people at the time of booking.

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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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