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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ragging at GMC
THE Health Minister of Goa, Mr Vishwajit Rane is reported to have said, ‘GMC ragging not so serious as to merit my intervention…’ Ragging, in any form, is a serious matter. There have been numerous cases where students have committed suicide after being ragged; and some even reportedly killed.

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Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa

by nandkumar kamat

THIS week with the rest of western India, Goa would be celebrating a major Hindu festival–Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha has become a national icon.

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Banish Suffering

THE ‘hostage crisis’ created and sustained by Maoists for almost a week in Bihar need not drive the State into a hysteria, whether at the state level or at the Centre.

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Costs to Future

THE UP government promises to make a policy under which farmers cannot be forced to part with their land. Any land acquisition can be done only with their consent.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

An Alert Citizenry

THE Pilerne Citizens Forum (PCF) must be congratulated for their action and call to investigate the electoral rolls in the state.

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A Befitting Reply to China

BY INDER MALHOTRA
TWO facts stand out in the wake of China’s offensive refusal of a visa to one of India’s top generals bound for Beijing to lead the Indian delegation in a high-level exchange with the northern neighbour and the calibrated Indian reaction of “suspending” but not snapping military exchanges between the two countries.

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Good Luck to Queen Sonia

MS Sonia Gandhi’s election as Congress president for the fourth successive term is something that carries surprise to no one in this country, inside or outside Congress.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

India Starving
BEING extremely engrossed with the IPL and the BCCI–both money-spinners–Mr Sharad Pawar paid no heed to his responsibilities as Agriculture Minister. Sugar shortage, inflation in food products, extreme frustration among the poor farmers and now rotting of sixty-one thousand tonnes of foodgrain!

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Defining Azaadi in Kashmir

BY KEDAR NATH PANDEY
VERY few Muslim Kashmiri boys are willing to come out of Kashmir in search of jobs. Without making the story too long and loaded with the Rajatarangini, sufism and so on, all Kashmiris believe in something called Kashmiriyat. But no matter how hard they try, they can’t define it.

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Abandoned Goans

THE report that residents of a few villages in the Cotigao sanctuary have not got electricity, road and other amenities since Liberation is extremely damning for the state government. The neglect becomes even more scandalous because the residents are mostly people below poverty line who are the state government’s priority.

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