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Slow Progress On  E-Governance in Goa

THE monsoon session of the Goa Legislative Assembly begins coming Monday and it is good to find that two-thirds of the total questions received by Speaker Rajendra Arlekar were sent by MLAs online. At last Arlekar’s efforts to make the proceedings of the Assembly paperless seem to be paying.

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Yakub Pays the Price

THERE is an unconventional view that Yakub Memon was a second-level player in the Mumbai blasts conspiracy, so he did not deserve to be sent to the gallows. The main conspirators were Tiger Memon and Dawood Ibrahim and several faceless ISI men. 

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Red Signal For Bullet Train

The proposal for a bullet train corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad must be put on hold for an indefinite period. The cost of building it is estimated at Rs 1 lakh crore which is too huge an amount for Indian Railways to afford, even along the PPP route. If the work on bullet train corridor starts in 2017, the first …

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Unfit for Consumption

MOST of us consumers do not exactly know what the ‘Best before’ date printed on food packets and sachets means. Most of us actually might not be paying much attention to it. Sometimes the dates are mentioned in such indistinct manner you can’t find it.  Manufacturers have been using “Best before” dates under the pretext that they are not dates …

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The Secret Diary Of James McClung

HALF the case regarding bribes adding up to about Rs 6 crore paid by US construction company Louis Berger International Inc to “Indian officials” (presumably ministers, civil servants and engineers) to secure the Japanese-aided water development and sewerage project in Goa is already established.

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No Free Chats

IF you are hooked on to WhatsApp, Viber and Skype to have endless, heart-to-heart conversations with your near and dear ones within India, telecom companies have got bad news for you. If their plans go through, you may no longer be able to make free domestic calls through these net telephony services.

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Safe Transmissions

IN Goa now a mobile tower cannot be set up without first obtaining a no objection certificate from the village panchayat. Earlier, NoCs were first given by the Goa State Pollution Board. The panchayat was approached later. Often panchayats raised objections.

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Making Govt Primary Schools Attractive

Misconceptions among parents about government primary schools have been keeping children away from them in the state, so much so that 20 of them closed down for lack of students. In the past, when the state was largely agrarian and people earned their modest livelihoods in the primary sector, the aspiration for education was there but latent. The poor did …

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Cleansing Of Indian Cricket

Like other trades and professions, cricket in India too required a direct scrutiny by the Supreme Court in order to spot its bad guys. The Supreme Court-appointed committee headed by former chief justice of India R M Lodha, which examined evidence relating to the IPL betting scam, ordered suspension of two teams, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, for two …

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To Amend Or Not To Amend Land Law

It is apparent that Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to achieve his purpose of resolving the outstanding issues relating to his proposed amendments to the land acquisition law (Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act) passed by the UPA in 2013 at his meeting with chief ministers at the NITI Aayog on Wednesday.

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