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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Cyber Crimes

IT is understood that as fallout of the creation of fake profiles on Facebook of prominent politicians like the Education Minister, Mr Atanasio Monserrate, the PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao and now of the Chief Minister himself, Mr Digambar Kamat is seeking a ban on all social networking sites.

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Obama’s Woes at Home and Abroad

By INDER MALHOTRA
TO arrive in Washington at this point of time is to be struck by the slew of troubles that are crowding in on US President, Mr Barack Obama. The more worrisome of them are, of course, at home. But the problems he faces abroad, especially in relation to China, are also serious enough.

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Curbs on Builders’ Caprice

NEARLY two decades after the construction bug bit Goa, the wheels of government are finally moving in the direction of protecting plot and apartment buyers from unscrupulous builders. A large number of cases heard by the consumer courts in Goa pertain to disputes between plot/apartment buyers and developers/builders.

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Shrinking Food Plate

WITH food inflation reaching 16.44 per cent, the Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee is worried. So is the rest of the country. His problems were made worse by heavy rains which had disrupted supply of essential commodities to markets across the country.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ayodhya Verdict
THE much-awaited verdict on the disputed land at Ayodhya has finally been delivered by the Allahabad High Court, which has upheld that the site is the birth place of Ram.

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Open Letter to Suresh Kalmadi

by Rajdeep Sardesai
DEAR Mr Kalmadi,
It’s good to see the smile back on your face just ahead of India’s biggest sporting spectacle. Must admit a lesser man would have been beaten a long time ago. Through all the criticism you’ve had to endure in the last few months, not once have you even offered to resign.

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National Shrine of Secularism

THE Allahabad High Court’s decision on the Ayodhya dispute is a fine blend of vision and realism. By dividing the 2.7 acres of disputed land equally between the Sunni Central Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhada and Ram Lalla shrine claimants, the three-member bench has tried its best to leave no room for any more contestation.

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Misguided Experiments

The decision of the government to ask the River Princess Hatao Manch (RPHM), a group of villagers from Sinquerim to submit plans for removal of the marooned ship was a sign of desperation.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Safety of Tourists
IT was heartening to read that the coming months will experience a tourist boom in Goa. Tourism is the backbone of the Goan economy and a vast section of the population is dependent on this industry for their livelihood. It would be a flourishing business for hotel owners,

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Kashmir’s Dialogue of the Deaf

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

WELCOME as it was, the Kashmir visit of the all-party, 39-leader delegation wasn’t expected to accomplish much beyond acquainting Indian political leaders with the ground situation. Its handicap was that the delegation didn’t reach, and couldn’t convey, a broad political consensus on Kashmir.

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