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Artificially Ripened Mangoes
THOUGH the mango season is well and truly on, it must be said that the fruits available in the market are beyond the reach of the common man because of its prohibitive prices.

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Attracting People to Farms

IT is encouraging to see the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat giving top priority to agriculture in his budget speech and enhancing the budgetary outlay to Rs 46.22 crore for this year from Rs 18.62 crore of the previous financial year, a net increase of 148 per cent.

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Muslim OBCs

THE Supreme Court through an interim order, on Thursday, has restored the Andhra Pradesh law providing 4 per cent quota in jobs and educational institutions for ‘backward’ classes among Muslims.

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Unfulfilled Promises to the Poor

BY P RAMAN

HOW swiftly is the power equation changing in Delhi. It was only a few weeks back that the Congress establishment seemed asserting its authority to rein in the UPA government on issues like Sharm-el-Sheikh joint statement and uncontrolled price rise.

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Kolkata’s Shame

THE Park Street blaze, on Tuesday, at the 150-year-old heritage building Stephen Court in which 24 people were charred alive is the third big fire in Kolkata in the last two years.

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US Doublespeak

THE Obama administration assures India no threat from a Pakistan-US civilian nuclear deal similar to the Indo-US deal. But it is the Obama administration and particularly his Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton who are responsible for giving rise to this suspicion in Indian minds.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

For Green Goa

RESPONDING to the latest call of the bugle sounded by the Goa Bachhao Abhiyan, the allied local brigades of each village, armed with protest slogans and black flags, chanting patriotic rhymes, stormed the head office of the Town and Country Planning Department.

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UPA’s Second Great Nuclear Folly

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

ANY Indian governments have recently pushed some anti-democratic or unconscionable law or policy. In 1984-85, Rajiv Gandhi blundered on the Shah Bano case and opened the Babri Masjid’s gates to Hindu communalists, eventually catapulting them into power. In 1998, the BJP conducted nuclear tests and tried to rewrite the Constitution.

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