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Protectionist Rich World

THE good news is that the world economy will grow faster than expected this year and the global economic growth would be around 5 per cent. What is most significant is that Asia has emerged as the driver of this growth factor.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Use Existing Land for Kabrastan
THE Muslim community in Goa is constantly requesting the government for land for kabrastan. However, the Muslim community must also listen to the grievances of others. The other communities are reluctant to give the Muslims land since the Muslims don’t exhume the mortal remains of their dead.

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Missing the Urban Mission

IF the conditions laid down under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission are not applicable to cities of Goa as they are small and do not have the minimum required population a way should be found.

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New Challenge in Kashmir

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has decided to use Army as a "deterrent" in Kashmir on the plea that security forces would ensure strict enforcement of curfew.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Police Bill 2008

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WITH the next Assembly session upon us this month, it is imperative that the Draft Police Bill 2008 be kept off the agenda. Such an alarmingly repressive Bill that seeks to give the government and police almost unfettered powers to suppress the democratic rights of the people, demands close and careful public scrutiny.

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Eye on Throne

Few would have any issue with the ‘Odarpu Yatra’ of Mr Jaganmohan Reddy, son of former Andhra chief minister, the late Y S Rajashekhara Reddy, starting from Ichchapuram in Srikakulam on the AP-Orissa border on July 8 which apparently aims at consoling the families of those who died unable to bear the shock of YSR’s death.

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FDA’s Laudable Effort

FDA’s Laudable Effort

INDIA’S Rs 100-crore mango trade is fraught with the danger of losing market support and initiative due to the get-rich-quick schemes of vendors who artificially ripen the fruit using chemicals. As in other states, in Goa too the king of fruits has been pushed out of markets as the consumers are not too willing to eat chemically ripened mangoes.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bharat Bandh

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THE economic loss of the Bharat Bandh is estimated to be around Rs 3,000 crore. As is the case with any bandh, the worst affected are the daily wage workers and people dependent on small trade.

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Weaknesses of the Police System

BY INDRANIL BANERJEA

THE Indian police are not as bad in protecting human rights as they are made out to be by the media and civil liberties organisations. Before condemning the entire force for the lawlessness of a few, it is necessary to clarify the criteria for judgment and to respond to the explanations for failures advanced by the police themselves. For irrational and motivated criticism will do more harm than good to society.

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