Tuesday , 12 November 2019
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Custodial Deaths

CUSTODIAL deaths are perhaps one of the worst crimes in a civilised society governed by the rule of law. Custodial torture is no doubt an international phenomenon but the incidents are quite common in developing countries, and the situation in India is far from being satisfactory.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Curb Menace of Begging
THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘Begging, a growing menace in South Goa’ (NT, April, 5). Begging in Goa was something unheard of as witnessed some years back, when Goa earned the unique distinction of being the only Indian state with no beggars.

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Attacking ‘Khap’ at the Roots

BY HARJEET SINGH
MOST of the killers of Babli and Manoj have been sentenced to death this week. In a significant judgment, a Haryana district and sessions court took an unambiguous position against honour killings, making it clear that murder justified by feudal values would still attract the strictest punishment.

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Inadequately Equipped Police

POLICE performance is that by which people often judge a government’s performance. Naturally, government must not allow any weakness or deficiency in the police force, nor any lack of equipment and whatever resources they might need in order to perform well, so that they satisfy the expectations of the people.

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Obama’s New Game

A COUPLE of months back when the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh took a political risk in pursuing peace talks with Pakistan in the face of domestic opposition to any further outreach without Pakistan clamping down on Islamic militants and terrorists,

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Danger to International Shipping
THIS is in reference to two front page news headlines ‘Somali pirates abduct 100 Indian sailors’ (NT, March 31) and ‘Eleven more Indians taken hostage by Somali pirates’ (NT, April 1).

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Exempt service tax on rural sale promotion activities: Assocham

NEW DELHI: Industry chamber Assocham has the urged Finance Ministry to keep marketing and sales promotion activities of Indian companies for rural areas outside the purview of service tax to further widen rural sales and deepening inclusive growth.

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Radical Transformation of Rural Karnataka

By Nandkumar Kamat
MANY a times in Goa, I wonder how little we know about our neighbouring states -Maharashtra and Karnataka. We in Goa need to learn from all the positive developments in these large states. We hold the writers, scholars, poets and playwrights of Karnataka in high esteem.

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Miseries of Whistleblowers

A task which should have been performed by the Central Vigilance Commission has to be accomplished by the Department of Personnel and Training: according to the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informer (PIDPI) resolution

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Goa’s Area of Darkness

It is a paradox that a state which boasts of 82.3 per cent literacy rate has miserably failed to effectively spread out education to the poor Dhangar girls.

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