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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Special Status for Goa
I FULLY agree with the recent statement made by Remo Fernandes that our corrupt politicians are the main obstacle to Goa obtaining special status.

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Liberalisation of Financial Sector

BY P RAMAN
POLITICAL stargazing is always a risky job in India. But one can safely make a few predictions about the government’s economic initiatives in the next few weeks. Let the budget session end, and there will be a high-pitch build-up in favour of total deregulation and liberalisation of the financial sector to allow foreign participation and for removal of FDI cap in infrastructure.

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Reining in Prices

The Bharatiya Janata Party president, Mr Nitin Gadkari on Thursday apologised to the people of Delhi for the inconvenience caused to them due to traffic disruptions during the party’s rally against price rise a day ago.

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Where Thieves Rule

IT is a matter of shame that despite having the police headquarters of Goa police which is not tired of boasting of its professional approach and attitude, Panaji city has turned into heaven for thieves.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Uniting the Religious
THIS is in reference to the letters written by Mr A F Nazareth and Mr Sebastian D’Souza on ‘Pagan practices in the Church’ (NT, April 21). The zatra of Goddess Lairai and the Milagres Feast of Mapusa fall on the same day–as both are supposed to be sisters.

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Half-Hearted Reforms in Pakistan

BY KULDIP NAYAR
THERE was a document, called Charter of Democracy, which the presidents of Pakistan People’s Party and the Muslim League signed at London on May 14, 2006. Both of them, the late Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif

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Truly for Tribal Welfare

LET us hope the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh meant it when he said that the administration should not overlook the fact that many areas in which extremism flourishes are under-developed and many of the people, mainly poor tribals who live in these areas have been denied the benefits of our ambitious developmental programmes.

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A Curious Dispute

THE state directorate of panchayats has submitted a proposal to the government to amend section 3 of the panchayati raj act to facilitate the demarcation of boundaries of the panchayats.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Saving the Environment-I
I FULLY support the Diocesan Bishop of Vasai, Archbishop Felix Machado, who along with Rev Fr Francis de Britto’s Harit Vasai Andolan has joined the residents of 53 villages to protest against the builder sharks attacking the Vasai-Virar belt in Maharashtra.

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People-Centric Development Agenda

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
FOR much of history, the world’s peoples lived under despotic rulers. The monarch’s will is all that mattered–there was no rule of law. Political rights developed only in the last century. Soldiers would round up suspects; judges loyal to the monarch would try them. Until the Modern Age, the armed services and the police were one.

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