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By Maneka Gandhi Maneka, in this week’s Pet Talk, speaks about hair loss in horses and cats, symptoms of concussions in dogs and explains as to why pets should never be given human medication. What are the causes of horse hair loss? Many common diseases that cause hair loss are inflammatory and therefore also cause…

Jayalalithaa is dead: Long live Jayalalithaa !
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Jayalalithaa is dead: Long live Jayalalithaa !

Jayalalithaa dead seems more dangerous to Tamil Nadu politics than Jayalalithaa alive. She ‘officially’ died on December 5, 2016 and O. Panneerselvam continued as in-charge Chief Minister, a post he was asked to hold when Jayalalithaa was hospitalised. He was like Gulzarilal Nanda (remember?) who was the stop-gap Prime Minister when Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal…

Defying possible peace in Syria, defying Russia, Trump brings the world to the brink of war
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Defying possible peace in Syria, defying Russia, Trump brings the world to the brink of war

By T.J.S. George Is war coming? America’s activities vis-a-vis Iran lend substance to the scary prospect. Indications began surfacing within days of Donald Trump assuming office. He rubbished the nuclear treaty Obama had worked out with Iran and instead, described Iran as “the greatest State sponsor of terrorism.” Among the first world leaders he phoned…

Even Foreign Students Don’t Fear Indian Laws Or Its Lawmen!
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Even Foreign Students Don’t Fear Indian Laws Or Its Lawmen!

By Vikram Muthanna Yesterday the newspapers reported two incidents about students, both quite disturbing. One was foreign, the other domestic. And shockingly in both cases the students showed no fear for the Law or the Police. First the foreign students: On Thursday, Florence, a 24-year-old woman from Uganda studying in Bengaluru, was murdered. Police Inspector…

Free food for the hungry!
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Free food for the hungry!

Kerala DC shows the way; “Operation Sulaimani” costs nothing to nobody… By N.K.A Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC What a difference a committed IAS Officer can do is reflected in this initiative taken by one Mr. Prashant Nair, the District Collector of Kozhikode, a district in Kerala. Sulaimani is a popular drink in Kerala, a…

Incredible India-2
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Incredible India-2

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Surprise, surprise, the Finance Minister in his budget speech did actually mention tourism this year ! His actual words: “Tourism is  a big employment generator and has multiplier impact  on the economy of the State.  Five Special Tourism  Zones, anchored on spvs [Special  Purpose Vehicles] will be set…

Netas lusting after  Lalitha !
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Netas lusting after  Lalitha !

Two years ago out of the blue our then Tourism Minister R.V. Deshpande told the Karnataka Legislative Assembly that his Ministry would look into various violations committed by ITDC (India Tourism Development Corporation) and terminate the lease signed in 1973 with regard to Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. What were these violations? It seems one of…

Kaala Mann & Kaala Dhann
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Kaala Mann & Kaala Dhann

While our Prime Minister is telling us his Mann Ki Baat…people are busy with Money Ki Baat. And why not, we love money. We have always loved money. And when it comes to money or benefit, the saying “means justify the end” is meaningless. We only care about the end. That is why we see…

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