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Unhealthy Practices of Delhi Lobbies

BY P RAMAN 
THE well-dressed glib talking liaison officers, have been the face of modern capitalism before the economic liberalisation. They kept an office in Delhi and moved along Delhi’s Bhawans and Leutons bungalows chasing files and greasing palms on behalf of their industrial houses.

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Giving Air India Wings

Trade unions are recognised as key centres of the working class for promoting their broad interests, but the recognition of this role does not mean that they can be insensitive to the  realities of the institutions and the conditions under which they operate.

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Polluters of Mandovi

Cruise ships generate sewage, greywater, hazardous wastes, ballast water, solids and air pollutants. If released without proper treatment, these wastes could put toxic substances into the environment that would threaten human health and aquatic life.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Perils of Vote Bank Politics
Our Goan politicians, in their infinite wisdom are slowly beginning to realise that they no longer require our votes. They can depend on migrants to vote them back to power.

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UPA-II: Time to Push Reforms

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
IT’S no coincidence that the first anniversary of the United Progressive Alliance’s return to power should witness nationwide protests against its industrialisation policies which are massively dispossessing vulnerable people.

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The Arrogant Rule the Roads

WE were sad to hear of a number of traffic policemen falling sick owing to heat at the peak of the summer. Although Goan summers are not typically an Indian summer, the rise of the mercury can cause severe discomfort and also illness.

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Pakistan’s Double Face

IT is not hard to tell why a three-judge bench of the Pakistan Supreme Court has dismissed Pakistan government appeals against the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief, Hafiz Saeed’s release.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Wasteful Expenditures
IF we make a list of the absurd and outrageous ideas our politicians have come up with, Ms Mayawati’s will sure top it. After squandering away Rs 6000 crore of hard-earned, tax-payers’ money for realising ‘her’ dream, she now wants special statue protection forces (read white elephant) to guard them!

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Problems Lingering with UPA-II

BY KULDIP NAYAR
MAOISTS kill 40 more people, including security officials, at the same place, Dantewada, in Chattisgarh where some Gandhians had marched for peace earlier in the week. Essential supplies continue to be blocked by the Nagas to the north-eastern state of Manipur.

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A Lacklustre Performance

THE Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s remark– “I believe that the record of the first year of UPA-II is a record of reasonable achievement but I am the first person to admit that we could have done more” –sounds like covering up for opposition criticism.

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