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Culture of Reading

THE septuagenarian S G Khanolkar, the president of the Readers Advisory Committee of Ponda has every reason to feel content as he has succeeded in inculcating a reading habit in at least 25 per cent of the local youth and also motivate them to visit libraries.

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Protecting Policy Holders

THE Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee directing the chiefs of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) to “jointly seek a binding legal mandate from an appropriate court” for a final resolution of the regulatory role over who will control the equity exposure of the insurance companies,

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Minority Status for Schools
THE interpretation of minority status for educational institutions, by the Chairman of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, Justice M S A Siddiqui, is fraught with ominous consequences for Christian educational institutions. Going by this interpretation,

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Maoist Conflict and Impact on India

BY SANCHET BARUA
THE Maoist insurgency in Nepal which has threatened the polity in the Himalayan Republic has reportedly spread its tentacles to a large part of India, including the northeastern frontier areas, which are already ravaged by ethnic strife.

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Honouring the Dead

Bury them or cremate them, a dead person should be given a decent farewell; all cultures agree to it. Death is the mother of beauty. It is a rest stop for those to travel into eternal life.

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The Fine Line

THE observation of the Air Chief Marshal, Mr P V Naik that any decision on use of airpower to tackle the Maoists must follow a clear strategy to minimise collateral damage, has cleared the confusion for the time being about its use in the anti-naxal operation.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Maoist Menace-I
MR Rahul Gandhi and Ms Sonia Gandhi’s silence on the Maoist menace can either be called disappointing or a sign of their political smartness. Both these leaders have been enjoying power without responsibility.

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A Historic Feat for Dhempe College

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
BEING a proud alumni, a science graduate of Miramar’s Dhempe College of Arts and Science, my joy knew no bounds when I read the news of my college getting the prestigious ‘A’ grade by NAAC.

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Ghost of Al Qaeda

THE US Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton is known for her no-nonsense and often terse remarks which is why her observation at the University of Louisville, just a day ahead of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit to the US that India and Pakistan have pursued nuclear weapons “in a way that has upset the balance of nuclear deterrence” ought to be taken seriously.

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Ensuring State’s Interest

ON ethical ground the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik may be right in refusing to head the committee constituted by the government to go into the issue of realignment of National Highway 4A from Mollem to Panaji

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