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by OJ George

Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.

There were stray reports that an overenthusiastic government favaouring total digitalisation may go in for banning the cheque books.

It is gratifying to note that the government won't proceed with the reforms this way.
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Mutual exclusion for Congress and BJP only
The elections are

over and the fate of the people for government formation would be known by noon on May


These days, political leaders have been overactive wooing, cajoling and coaxing

medium level and smaller parties to stay with them for setting up a bandwagon


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What is this over-reaction?
It is to the general well-being of

the LDF that Kerala Congress leader P J Joseph has been absolved of charges of misbehaviour

towards a woman passenger during take-off of a flight.

He stands exonerated, which has

given a new lease of political life for him. Those who berated him shou
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Each hour counts hugely
These are days of happenings

which have a huge bearing on the polity, even the future of our country. The countdown has


The last day of people’s verdict for selection of our rulers at the Centre is May

13.But the denouement will be only on May 16.The major fronts have been fra
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P J Joseph absolved at last
There is no denying the fact that P

J Joseph was more sinned against than sinning. He was a tormented soul after a lot of people,

even within his own party, pestered him and pounded him.

Sex scandals are highly

dangerous. The perceptions of people change like the effect of wildfire. N
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Confusing signals all the way
The people should not be put to

nerve-racking tests about the fate of our government in Kerala. Already there are confusing

signals coming out from different quarters.

There were reports that the CPM secretariat en

bloc, minus one member, wanted Chief Minister V.S.Achuthanandan not to
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VS may be carrying resignation letter in his pocket
I believe

Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan may be carrying his resignation letter in his pocket.

Driven to the wall, he may take it out. But will the party allow him to go his way or will he

face a situation akin to what happened to Speaker Somnath Chatterjee?

Will he end up

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