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Elusive Pluralism in India

BY KULDIP NAYAR

IT was a laudable judgment of the Supreme Court which upheld the right of Indian Muslims to inherit the property that their fathers and forefathers had left behind before migrating to Pakistan.

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Jalkund as Farmers’ New Hope

Necessity is the mother of invention: And it is the need for water that eventually led to the invention of ‘jalkund’, a small tank constructed on hill slopes for irrigation.

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US New Page on Pak

Then it comes to dropping bombs in ‘enemy territory’ the former US President Mr George Bush comes across as ‘button happy’.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Development for All

A FEW days back, Goa’s Health Minister, Mr Vishwajit Rane, gave to the press a list of developmental works to the tune of ` 200 crore, undertaken by him for Valpoi.

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No Lasting Peace in Northeast

By Sanchet Barua and Dawa Tshering

PEACEMAKING is a messy business. Avoiding or ending violence often requires compromises that some consider appeasement, injustice, or undemocratic. Yet, a flawed peace may be preferable to continued violence. Ideally, compromises to end violence induce future participation in rule-based competition for political power.

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Improving Climate in Kashmir

THE schools reopened in Jammu and Kashmir after three months of closure in view of virtually daily occurrence of stone pelting by mobs of youth at police. The attendance was about one-fifths of the normal but anyway it is a good beginning.

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Incomplete BPL List

IT is highly deplorable that the Goa government agencies have failed to make a complete list of BPL (Below the Poverty Line) families at Telaulim village in South Goa district. Failure in one village suggests there might be people missing from the BPL list in other villages too.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Punish the Guilty

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IT is indeed shameful to see the coverage on newspapers and TV news channels about the CWG mess. Because of some corrupt handfuls managing the event the image of the entire country has suffered a setback.

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Geo-economic politics of W Ghats

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
IN the age of global warming and climate change, for sustainable ecological security and water security of Goa, the biological integrity of the Western ghats is central and critical.

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Elusive Nutrition

AT a lecture in Panaji on Sunday, well-known agricultural scientist Dr M S Swaminathan, who is regarded as the Father of the Green Revolution in India, lamented that despite the fact that our country had almost 60 million tonnes of food constantly in stock, malnutrition was widespread.

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