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Army and Society

IN an interview to this newspaper the Deputy Commandant of 2 Signal Training Centre in Goa, Colonel A K Sharma made a very telling statement, that youth from affluent families rarely apply for jobs in the corps.

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Karnataka Scam Haunts

WHEN the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decided to vociferously demand a joint parliamentary probe into the 2G scam, little did it expect a land scam to haunt it in Karnataka.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

NRP Sagres in Goa

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I AM in complete agreement with Fr Mousinho de Ataide in the sentiments expressed in his letter (NT, November 19) regarding the Portuguese celebration of their coming to India. What would have been proper as Fr Ataide has pointed out is to celebrate Vasco de Gama’s arrival in India as an explorer.

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Dr Singh Should Resign as PM

BY KEDAR NATH PANDEY

IT is a strange paradox that Independent India’s two biggest scandals–the stock market scam of mid-90s, and the current telecom scam–occurred under the benign superintendence of the man who is universally hailed as "one of the most sincere and honest" leaders that this country has seen.

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Lights, Camera…

BLAME the rains, the curtailed budget or the PR department, but this year the hype that usually accompanies the International Film Festival of India is missing. There has been a sprinkling of news stories, but the big splash of yesteryears did not happen.

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Tragedy Averted

THERE are no icebergs in the Arabian Sea, yet ‘M V Ocean Life’ developed a crack and would have suffered the fate of the ‘Titanic’ if help was not rushed in time, or if the mishap had to occur in deep sea.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Begging Menace

IT must be said that the tourist season in Goa is well and truly on. One sees hordes of desi and foreign tourists descending into the state by all available means of transport.

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Suu Kyi’s Release is Only a First Step

BY SANCHET BARUA

ANY foreign observers are wondering whether the release of Ms Aung San Suu Kyi will bring Myanmar’s ‘Mandela moment’–the beginning of the end of repression and the first, tangible step toward national reconciliation. But this is a skewed analogy.

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Challenges Ahead

ON Tuesday, National Press Day, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat urged journalists who had gathered there to use the media for the welfare of society.

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Cigarette Ash

ONE has to give it to Dr Shekhar Salkar, general secretary of National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE). He knows how to choose his weapons. He has single-handedly garnered massive media coverage for his cause without spending a paise.

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