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by OJ George

How simplistic is the rhetoric about nuclear war?
It sounds simplistic for the North Korean leadership to assert that a nuclear war may break out any moment.

The words coming out from the N.Korean authorities sound like they are lighting fire crackers.

The US also adds to the fire and fury of words.

The world is for the whole denizens to continue life here on Earth.
No one has the right
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There is no hurry for the judiciary even if some flap their wings in anxiety
What is the hurry, an embassy official had asked a fresh bridegroom as he had asked for a visa to join his wife abroad?

After a few months he was in fact stamped with a visa and he had joined his wife, to live together. That is an anecdote.
Likewise, courts are not in a hurry to take up the cas
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If wishes were horses, beggars would ride, let's hope
Hope is the scope for mankind during 2017. There can be no limits to entertain hopes.

Let us hope that all would not be lost. Let us hope that mean beings would not have a field day.

Let us hope that there would be more honest people in all walks of life.

In fact, nothing substantial would
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Tamil Nadu politics would take a murky turn, with the demise of Jayalalithaa
As Jayalalithaa had not made it clear as to who would be her successor, no doubt there would be much haggling and hanky panky goings on.

Shashikala and her family members' posture reveals meaningful signs. They mean business to hold on to power.

And it has to be surmised that Jayalalithaa also
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How will people benefit over ruckus in Parliament? Insist on steps
There can be umpteen reasons to put the government on the mat for banning Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Parliament sessions can be disrupted on this score any number of days.

The crux of the matter is how to make the government act on ameliorative measures to the people.
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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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