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Tharoor’s Arrogance

LIKE earlier three occasions, once again the Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr Shashi Tharoor has created an embarrassing situation for India. But this time for misuse of his authority and power to help ‘secure’ investment made by his friend, Ms Sunanda Pushkar in the IPL Kochi team.

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For Inclusive Growth

A TWENTY per cent increase in the annual plan for the period 2010-11 is a substantial financial gain for Goa. The Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the annual plan size for Goa for Rs 2,710 crore including public sector undertakings and local bodies for the financial year 2010-11,

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Naxal Violence-I
THOSE responsible for the Dantewada massacre must be dealt with firmly. Though the tribals may have genuine reasons to sulk at the government, it does not give them the right to act with such brutality.

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Rising Disparities Fuelling Extremism

BY KULDIP NAYAR
NOT many Indians are happy with the prevailing system. Too many disparities have come to be entrenched and too many people have been driven to live on the margin. Corruption of the bureaucracy and the involvement of political masters are too blatant.

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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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