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by OJ George

Disruptive interventions the fate of the people
Recent times have wrought disruptive interventions on the people in several ways, for they had to queue themselves up before various authorities.

Earlier, for exchanging banned notes, for Aadhaar, PAN card, corrections and what not, they had to sweat it out.

Now they have to produce their ration cards for getting salary and pension.

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I promise to pay on the dot has turned I promise to pay at my convenience
PM Narendra Modi has banned Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, there can be no going back on it.

Now what the government has to do is to take all possible measures to alleviate the sufferings of the common people, who don't have wads of black currency notes with them.

Common people are queuing up at b
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Tall talks about putting an end to corruption would not help
One can tinker with thoughts of ending corruption, but it is impossible to call an end to the system of a lot of people earning undeserving money through devious means.

That does not mean that agencies responsible for dealing with the problem should not take up cases.

Corruption would continue
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For the layman Govindachamy is the rapist-murderer of Soumya
For a layman Govindachamy is the rapist-murderer of Soumya, but the law goes strictly by norms of laid-down procedures.

The Supreme Court has scrapped his death sentence. His sentence is only for life. He has been in jail for more than five years.

The Supreme Court apparently believes he is
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Menacing stray dogs should be tackled appropriately
There can be no two opinions that menacing stray dogs attacking all and sundry should be tackled appropriately.

The Supreme Court has observed that people should be sympathetic towards stray dogs but attacking ones should be appropriately dealt with.

The basic problem is that authorities have
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For the moment K.M.Mani may be persona non grata, but let elections come
Front politics in Kerala is the most certain aspect of politics.
For the moment K.M.Mani, embroiled in bar bribery allegations and investigations, may appear to be an eye sore to some people.

But let the elections come, many of those opposing him outwardly now would make a beeline to him one way
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K.M.Mani leaving UDF is a body blow to the Congress-led front
One may say K.M.Mani has no future without clinging on to any front. That may be true, but that is his look-out, and he is not a green-horn.

But the UDF is now bereft of a hefty partner, Congress leaders' grand-standing notwithstanding.

Politics in Kerala is poised to go through a heavy bout o
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