Wednesday , 13 November 2019
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Autonomy for J&K: Unconstitutional

BY KULDIP NAYAR
TIMING is an important factor for politicians. They should know when to speak. If they do not know what should be said and when, they can land themselves in trouble.

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Best Way Forward

The three-week deadline set by the Supreme Court for constituting a tribunal to adjudicate on the water dispute between Goa and Karnataka is a clear sign that the legal process to resolve the issue is now on track.

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Too Early to Give Up

The admission by the German Chancellor, Dr Angela Merkel, that attempts to create a multi-cultural society had failed will have ominous consequences for the nation which has a huge number of immigrants.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Change Bank Lending Rules
THE other day I happened to take an enterprising vegetable vendor to one of the leading nationalised banks in Panaji. The vendor wanted to take out loans for two vehicles–one a delivery van for local delivery to hotels in North Goa which form the majority of his clientele and another bigger vehicle to directly bring vegetables in bulk from Belgaum and/or Hubli/Dharwad.

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Secular Bridge is Falling Down

BY ARUN SINHA
ONE of the reasons why ultraliberals want the Ayodhya verdict to go into the Supreme Court is that the another five-ten years it might take to resolve can help to bring down further the religious fever that has already shown alleviation in the nation’s response to the High Court order.

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Kalmadi’s Nightmare

For Mr Suresh Kalmadi, the Chairman of the Organising Committee (OC) of the Commonwealth Games 2010, the nightmare has just begun. The first indication that his head was on the block came when the PMO did not invite him to the function held to felicitate India’s medal winners.

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Unclaimed Ration Cards

The admission of  the state director of civil supplies and consumer affairs, Mr Gurudas Pilernkar that about 80,000 ration cards are lying unclaimed with the 11 mamlatdars comes as a shock.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Brand Goa Basics
WITH reference to the recent deliberations on ‘Brand Goa’ at the International Travel Mart (ITM) Goa, I must say that ‘Brand Goa’ already had its main/basic strengths for a long time; its clean environment, un-contaminated water/land/air, general cleanliness of the state, peaceful living, low rate of crime, manageable demographics, greenery and most importantly; its very own people having general distinct macro personality/flavour and way of life (who are now being reduced to a minority in their own state).

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Real Issues in Valpoi Elections

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
THE 17920 voters in Valpoi assembly constituency in Sattari taluka would cast their ballots on Monday in 27 polling booths in a byelection which nobody wanted.

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Goa’s Upmarket Hunt

ONE of the many suggestions that emerged from the seminar at the International Travel Mart (ITM) which ended on Saturday was that the state needs to create top-end infrastructure in order to draw high-spending tourists.

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