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Mockery Of Democracy

What happened in the Bihar assembly on Wednesday must make every Indian hang his head in shame. Though the Speaker has suspended 67 legislators for throwing slippers on the chair and indulging in vandalism, this is not enough to restore the prestige of the house.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Goan Minority Reservations

THE elected representatives belonging to the Christian minority community have done little or nothing to safeguard the interests of their community in providing employment opportunities to the Goan minority Catholics in the government service.

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Defusing the Kashmir Crisis

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

THE protest wave that gripped the Kashmir Valley has abated with the calling in of the Army for the first time for crowd control since the azaadi movement erupted in 1989. But public anger against the killing of 15 young Kashmiris, including a 9-year-old boy, won’t vanish soon.

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Road To Equitable Development

It was encouraging to hear our legislators pushing for "equitable development" in the state" and demanding more funds for their constituencies. Basically these two are not interrelated.

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Speaking For India

Speaking For India

The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to restrain its Secretary, Mr G K Pillai. In future he would not be interacting with the media on a regular basis as he had been doing.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Erratic Power Supply

THE citizens of Desterro Vaddo, Vasco face great difficulty and inconvenience due to erratic power supply everyday, especially during the mornings. What is worse is that the voltage too is very low.

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Going Beyond Bilateral Talks

BY KULDIP NAYAR

ORMER Prime Minister, Inder Kumar Gujral would always say that a solution between Pakistan and India had to be evolved, not presented to the people as if a magician had pulled out a rabbit of the bag. He had a point.

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Committees for Nothing

OFTEN a government constitutes a committee to accomplish a particular task. The committee is expected to discuss the matter in detail and formulate reasoned suggestions.

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A Boiling Dam

A Boiling Dam

YET another controversy on sharing of river waters has surfaced in a strident manner, and this time it is between Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

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