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Dilemma of Power Generation in NE

BY SANCHET BARUA

HE Planning Commission has identified Northeast India as ‘future powerhouse’ and 168 large hydroelectric projects, having a capacity of 63,328 megawatt, have been proposed in the region.

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Absence of Modi

THE Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi refused to respond to the summons of the Special Investigation Team and nor did he appear before it on March 21 for questioning by the SIT based on the FIR filed by Ms Zakia Jafri, the widow of Ehsan Jafri, Congress MP who died in the post-Godhra riots.

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Muslims and Police

Muslims and Police

FIVE years after the framing of the Communal Violence Bill, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board at its 21st annual convention held in Lucknow on March 21 has come out with a declaration demanding scrapping of the bill on the plea that it "would in effect curb the civic rights of the minorities" as unbridled authority has been granted to the police and administrative officers.

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Need to be Wary of Angry Voters

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

EVERYONE in Goa is raising the question–what happens if the present government is toppled? If the finance bill is not approved by the evening of March 27, then Goa would be plunged into a constitutional crisis once again.

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India and Headley

The Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram is optimistic of India getting access to the Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley after he made the confession to an American court that he planned the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

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The Bomb Passes

A low-intensity crude bomb was found in a cargo compartment of the Kingfisher flight with 27 passengers on board, which arrived in Thiruvananthapuram from Bengaluru at 8.25 am on March 21.

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A Setback to Nuclear Ambhition

BY INDER MALHOTRA
THE fiasco of the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill, which the United Progressive Alliance government withdrew just before it was scheduled to be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday

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Mahila Raj

MR Mulayam Singh’s fear that women’s reservation will leave only 1 per cent male in legislatures after three terms echoes the sense of apocalypse among males to the idea of ceding power to women.

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