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No Mining Roadmap

Goa expected a concrete Proposal from PM Modi In his Wednesday election speech at Panaji Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to Goans that his next government and the state government will try to “remove the obstacles” on the way of resumption of mining. He did not give any concrete proposal for mining resumption as the mining dependants observing a protest …

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Inducements to Voters

Officials must track down those who paid for liquor seized Since the model code of conduct came into effect in the state the law enforcement agencies have made 123 seizures of liquor. The value of 12,340 litres of seized liquor is close to Rs 3 crore. It is very significant to note that more than half of the liquor valued …

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A Doctor’s Retirement

Poll officials must check if extension to Azgaonkar violated model code There is a controversy over the Goa government’s decision to extend the retirement age of doctors employed under the Employees State Insurance (ESI) scheme from 60 years to 62 years. This is because among the beneficiaries of the order is Dr Shrikant Azgaonkar, the brother of Deputy Chief Minister …

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No clarity on where funds for benefits will come from

The BJP manifesto goes far beyond the Congress manifesto in distributing public money to various sections. Its bonanza heavily overshadows the Congress’s NYAY scheme which promised Rs 72,000 minimum annual income for 20 per cent of poor households.

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ECI must not let off Code violators lightly

When will political parties and their candidates and their followers learn to be decent and ethical? Violations of the Model Code of Conduct that came into force with the announcement of the Lok Sabha by the Election Commission of India are large in number.

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Social Media Companies Must Quickly Take Down Ugly Posts

WITH elections to the two Lok Sabha and three Assembly seats in the state underway the social media monitoring cell of the Goa police has stepped up vigilance on social networking sites to curb any violation of the model code of conduct.

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It Is Time For Goan Taxi Operators To Win Hearts

Finally, every taxi running in the state is going to have a fare meter. After years of thwarting by taxi operators the government is going ahead and has selected two companies to manufacture 32,000 integrated devices with fare meter and digital printer.

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Factors At Play In Goa LS Polls

THE elections for Goa’s two Lok Sabha seats are round the corner. Though parliamentary elections are for mandate of the central government various local issues such as mining, unemployment, the Mopa airport project and pollution could play a role.

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