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THE statistics released on Friday by the state tourism department show an increase in the number of arrivals in 2010 as compared to 2007 which was a record year.

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Egypt after Mubarak

AFTER an agonizing 18-day street protest which could have gone either way, Egypt finally got rid of President, Mr Hosni Mubarak. He becomes the second ruler in the Middle East to quit after protests. A fortnight ago, the Tunisian President, Mr Ben Ali fled the country.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Poor Performance of CCP
PEOPLE of Panaji have woken up rather late to realise that they have been hijacked by the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) over the past five years with its poor performance and corrupt corporators.

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Hypocrisy in US Egypt Policy

By INDER MALHOTRA
AFTER more than two weeks of tremendous turmoil in Egypt, the question is not whether Mr Hosni Mubarak will go, but when. President Barack Obama of the United States says that the time for “transition” in the Arab world’s largest and most populous country is “now”.

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The All-Knowing PM

THE disclosure by the former telecom minister, Mr Arun Shourie on Thursday that in 2009 he apprised the Prime Minister of the A Raja spectrum scam brings additional evidence that casts doubt on the ‘integrity’ of Dr Manmohan Singh in dealing with the whole issue.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Land Grab by Navy
SO far, it was only the Rajya Sabha MP, Mr Shantaram Naik who has been consistently and very rightly opposing the attempts of ‘land grab’ by the Navy on the pretext of security.

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Rise of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

BY SCOTT SHANE
AFTER maintaining a low profile in protests led largely by secular young Egyptians, the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest opposition force, appeared to be taking a more assertive role, issuing a statement asking for president Hosni Mubarak to step aside for a transitional government.

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Finding the Truth

POLICE inspector, Mr Braz Menezes, who has been assigned investigation into the cause of death of Cipriano Fernandes who was in custody of the Panaji police station, has his work cut out for him: probe alleged murder, destruction of evidence and common intention against his colleagues. Not a pleasant task by any measure.

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Spare None

WOULD the Central Bureau of Investigation have arrested D B Realty managing director, Mr Shahid Usman Balwa if the Opposition had not created the ruckus it did over the 2G scam?

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