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Doctors and Patients: Rebuilding Trust

Cases of attack on doctors by angry relatives and friends of patients in government as well as private hospitals have been rising across the country. There have been instances where doctors have been attacked with acid bulbs. Repeated appeals to the government by associations of doctors to step up security for them have failed to evoke any response.

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Just A Dream

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has promised to take measures to check brain drain of Goan IT graduates to other states. A complete reversal of brain drain might not be possible for various reasons, but we can surely try and hold back IT graduates if we provide them local opportunities to grow.

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Constantly Innovating Indians Reach the Top

Sundar Pichai, a Chennai boy, rising to become the chief executive officer of Google is an extraordinary story, and the kind that adds a lot to the collective pride of Indians. Of course, Pichai is not the first Indian to reach the top of a global company. There have been several before.

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Bust Matka Dens

BJP MLA Vishnu Wagh wants matka to be legal. It is but a voice of desperation. As the police have been unable to check matka business in the state, he sees making it legal a better option. Matka or satta is a form of lottery which in its current form began in Mumbai in the sixties.

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Cruelty to Sharks

Despite a ban on finning of sharks they are being finned in sea waters by fishermen. Shark fins are being smuggled from Goa to China and other countries. There is a ban even on catching shark species such as white tip shark, hammerhead shark, great hammerhead shark and smooth hammerhead shark.

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Both Business-Friendly And Farmer-Friendly

Despite coming to power with a landslide victory, the Modi government failed to push its supposedly business-friendly land acquisition bill through the Parliament. Although the government blames the Congress for stalling the bill, it too is no less to blame.

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Mining: A Half-Angel, Half-Demon Creature

After three years of shutdown at court orders, iron ore mining restarted on Monday, with Vedanta formally reopening its largest mine at Codli in Sanguem taluka. Vedanta has got approval for extraction of 5.5 million tonnes per year, which is about 27 per cent of the total quantity of 20 million tonnes at which Goa’s iron ore output has been …

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Days of DD Curfew

Thirty years is a long time for an institution to flourish, but Doordarshan is shrinking. There was a time when Ramayan imposed a ‘curfew’ on streets and all home activities were suspended for Buniyaad. Those who did programmes on DD became celebrities: Prannoy Roy, Vinod Dua, Sidhartha Basu, you name them.

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India Loves its Dead More Than its Living

An Indian who needs an organ transplant is nearly doomed to die or suffer as long as they live as no one wants to donate their organ to them. Someone in the US or Europe or some developed Asian countries needing a similar requirement might in contrast be lucky and go on to live a normal life.

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Build A Paywall For Adult Websites

The Modi government has dropped the idea of imposing a ban on all pornographic websites. It is even suggested that the government acted in haste following the Supreme Court’s directives in an ongoing case that related to a petition filed in 2013 by Indore-based advocate Kamlesh Vaswaniseeking a ban on all pornographic material on the Net. 

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