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Dialogue with Closed Minds

DIALOGUE is the only way to resolve the Kashmir issue. This is the common prevailing notion. Various factors have impeded a real dialogue in the greater interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Perhaps the moot question is: with whom to have a dialogue?

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British Dilemma

SHORTLY after assuming power the British Prime Minister and his Immigration Minister, Mr Damian Green had made their intentions clear that they would reduce immigration from non-European Union countries, but recent official figures do not endorse their claims.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Flawed System
FIVE judges and two advocates were caught cheating during the LLM exams recently (NT, August 27). While one was caught copying from a law book, the others were caught copying from notes and each other.

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Pakistan Floods Water Seeds of Jihad

By INDER MALHOTRA

SOME responsible observers have calculated that huge, indeed gargantuan, though Pakistan’s ongoing floods have been, Islamabad has deliberately exaggerated their effect with a view to garner maximum possible help from the world community.

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Reshaping India’s China Policy

BY LALIT MANSINGH
INDIA doesn’t want that 1962 should be repeated. Though there is no immediate threat of a shooting war, the possibility of a Chinese attack on India can’t be ruled out altogether.

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Forward with Nuclear Bill

FINALLY, with safeguards the Lok Sabha passed the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010 on Wednesday. Even the CPI(M), which had pulled out of the UPA-I government opposing the signing of the Indo-US nuclear deal, did not oppose the bill, notwithstanding the threat of its general secretary, Mr Prakash Karat earlier during the day to do so: “we would oppose it both in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as it compromises on the citizens’ right to life and health.” 

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For a Fair Probe

WHY doesn’t the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik hand the probe into the police-drug peddler nexus to the CBI when even the ad hoc House Committee on Home recommended it? The monsoon session of the Assembly witnessed persistent opposition demand for a CBI probe into the affair.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Partial to Male
I WRITE heart-broken after reading the news item on August 10 about the summary execution of a 35-year old Afghan widow by the Taliban in Afghanistan by shooting her in the head thrice, after flogging her 200 times (which must have skinned her alive!) on the charge that she had an affair and got pregnant.

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