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Aya Ramrajya, Gaya Ramrajya

THE decision of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party, which emerged as the single largest party in the May 12 elections in the state, appears to have opened a Pandora’s Box.  Governors in three states, Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya, ignored the Congress that emerged as the single largest party, and invited a BJP-led alliance to form …

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At Last Goa Taxis To Have Meters

AFTER dilly-dallying over the issue for years the state government has finally decided to implement the Supreme Court order for installation of speed governors in commercial vehicles and digital meters in tourist taxis. With the taxi operators ending their opposition to installation of either speed governor or digital meter, the government should take steps to complete the process within the …

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Learning Not To Expect Small Notes From ATMs

A YEAR and a half after demonetization, Goans, much like people in other states, are still facing problems in withdrawing cash of desired denominations through ATMs (automated teller machines). Most ATMs have been calibrated for issuing Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 denominations.

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A Strong Case For A Tiger Reserve In Goa

THE capture of the image of a tiger in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary at the beginning of the ongoing wildlife census has not only brought cheers to foresters and wildlife enthusiasts but also revived the demand for a tiger reserve in Goa.

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Case For Respectable Salaries For Goan Youth 

A government-sponsored job fair for the educated youth of Goa held on Friday at Soccoro turned out to be an eye opener. Around 50 companies participated in and over 3,000 educated youth turned out at the fair. The companies from six different sectors, including hospitality, retail, automobile, IT, pharmaceutical and real estate, were there to shortlist candidates for both blue-collar …

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What Goans Would Expect Of Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah will have some explaining to do to the Goan people on his Mhadei promise to the people of Karnataka when he visits the state on May 13 to address a meeting of party booth workers at Panaji. He promised at an election meeting at Nargund, the nerve centre of the agitation for Mhadei waters in Karnataka, …

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A King Living On A Weekly Allowance

Fugitive Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, whose flamboyant personality was once reflected in the Kingfisher slogan, ‘king of good times,’ is now seen as a king fallen on hard times. He must not have had a good night’s sleep since the consortium of banks that had lent him money for his venture Kingfisher Airlines started chasing him for Rs 9,000-crore …

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Adoption By Parents Who Know Little Of Parenting

The Goa government has reversed its stand on the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme. It has now accepted the scheme and Minister for Archives and Archaeology Vijai Sardesai even said it would be beneficial for the heritage sites as it would increase the number of tourists visiting them! However, there is no clear picture yet how the six heritage sites in …

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No Religious Prayers In Public Places

Last Friday some Hindutva groups prevented namaz prayers of Muslims at three public places in Gurugram, the centre of hi-tech business in Haryana. The police did their duty in a routine manner and arrested six members of the groups on the charge of ‘disturbing namaz’. However, the Hindutva groups, agitating for a prohibition on namaz in public places in Gurugram …

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