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For Equitable Growth

THE Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s speech on the 63rd anniversary of Independence stresses on more effective implementation of ongoing schemes, minimising the chances of misuse of public money.

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Borrowed Power

THE Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has again approached the Union Power Minister with a request to supply additional 50 MW of power from the central quota.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Potholed Roads

THE narrow road below the Mungul-Margao overhead railway bridge is in very bad condition. The huge potholes pose great risk to two-wheeler riders.

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Building Responsible Citizenship

BY EDUARDO FALEIRO
ON August 15, we celebrate Independence Day. On that day, in 1947, Prime Minister Nehru proclaimed a tryst with destiny, “a moment which comes but rarely in history when we step from the old into the new, when an age ends and the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.”

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Electoral Malpractices Invisible

IT is a matter of great public concern that an increasing number of recruitments to vacancies arising in the state government services are being made on the recommendations of lawmakers–ministers and members of the legislative Assembly–and not strictly on the basis of merit.

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Plenty and Poverty

INDIA has the paradox of plenty and poverty. The reference here is not to the extremes of affluence and poverty that we witness in the society but to the more than adequate buffer of foodgrains the government has and the less than adequate supply of foodgrains the people living below poverty line get through the public distribution system.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

School Fee Refund
I SUPPORT the decision of Vishwajyot High School, Kharghar-Mumbai in denying refund of fees to students who wish to withdraw their admission. It is a habit for many parents to apply for admission in more than one school, effectively blocking a seat for their child in that school and as a result denying another.

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Biased Media and Callous Zardari

By INDER MALHOTRA
IT has been a period of massive devastation in many parts of the world but no region has suffered as much as ours because of catastrophic floods from north-west Pakistan to north-west China via our own Ladakh where its principal city Leh, especially the villages around it, have been virtually swept away.

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What Young Tourists Want

THE sustainability of a tourism destination requires serious efforts to promote and upgrade the experience offered and to identify and diversify to other sectors. Over the years this has not happened in Goa notwithstanding the claims of the governments to encourage heritage tourism, backwater and ecotourism.

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Calamity Called Kalmadi

IT would be wrong to describe the financial fraud committed by the Team Kalmadi as merely a scam. It is the best example of devilry of the corrupt; a crime against the nation.

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