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And page after page on a plastic screen doesn?t quite do it for me, says Ishani Dasguptaemployed with a Delhi-based publishing firm Arguments against the vulnerability of bookstores in the face of competition from portals draw from the fact that you stumble upon the best books you readsifting through lines and lines of covers Online bookstores are all set to eat into a huge chunk of a bookstore’s customer-base But yesit can’t quite substitute the experience of buying a book physically? Leena Misra Top News The road into town from the Santiago Mari? is led by Vice-President Hamid Ansari.The Vice-President called on President Maduro in his first official engagement after he arrived in the country officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and held talks on a range of issues of mutual interest Maduro who narrowly won the presidency after the death of Hugo Chávez in 2013 appreciated the Indian system of democracy officials said Ansari was accompanied at the meeting by Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar The Caribbean island of Margarita lying about 40 km out to sea from the South American land mass was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498 and is famous for its pearls and beaches It is a popular holiday destination and the place from where the famous tequila-based cocktail gets its name Isla de Margarita has not however escaped Venezuela’s ongoing economic crisis the fallout of a variety of factors topped by plummeting crude oil prices — and about a month ago the island like many other parts of the country had completely run out of food “We now have food here because you (the media and other paraphernalia that has accompanied the NAM Summit) are here Until last month we had nothing no bread no milk no sugar no coffee Fishermen used to take people by boat to another place to buy and stock up food” said Samantha Leon who runs a travel company on the island with her father The 38-year-old mother of a boy aged 15 and a girl aged 10 said she had flown to the capital Caracas to buy supplies only a week ago Not surprisingly President Maduro is not very popular in Margarita especially among the youth There are few takers for the government’s claims on the billboards: “Venezuela a country that has increased its human development index from 069 per cent to 076 per cent” and “Venezuela a country that exceeds an employment rate of 93 per cent” Crime says Leon is a huge problem “You go to the mall and when you return you find the wheels and battery stolen from your parked car If we go to the cinema we go in a taxi” Indeed most cars driven by locals on the road are old run-down models Most people remember happier more laidback times when it was common to find youths spending entire nights at the discotheque from 11 pm to 7 am An Indian official posted here recalled how Margarita used to be a happy lively island until the crisis hit Now venturing out after sunset is not without risk “You cannot hold your cellphone in your hand Many people here carry guns” said the Indian official There are only about 50 families of Indian origin in this country officials said All along the main highway from the airport heavily armed police and Army troops stand guard At 430 pm Porlamar the Summit venue looks as though it is under a curfew with all shops markets and plazas shut and very few people on the road The financial squeeze and shortage of commodities is all-encompassing and has affected almost everyone on the island Public transport has started to cost three times more than what it did not too long ago local people said and the government has decided to end working hours at 3 pm instead of the 6 pm earlier Inflation is so high that a monthly salary of 20000 Venezuelan Bolivar (about Rs 135000) is not enough to buy even the basics A litre of milk costs 2000 Bolivar (Rs 13500) double what it cost a month ago And coffee a habit with the people here isn’t even available “If you do get coffee it will cost about 3000 Bolivar for about 500 grams” says Samantha There have been reports of a dozen eggs costing $ 150 (Rs 10000) For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News 2010 6:51 am Related News Even as the railways has launched passenger reservation system (PRS) at post offices across the state,who opt for counters at post offices, For all the latest Chandigarh News, ?

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CCTV cameras have been installed in all 25 police stations at Junagadh ? Pawar added; ?Maurya said he left SP because it gave him ticket from City (West), He is likely to get the party? After the alleged firing by Navdeep and Sajan Sidhu,who were at loggerheads with each other due to a love affair involving one of them. 2011 1:32 am Related News The city has received about 90 per cent of its average annual rainfall and a month of monsoon is still left.

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