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When Fingerprints Prove Undoing of Criminals

The fingerprint bureau of the Forensic Science Laboratory has helped the state police solve nine cases, including three ‘blind’ cases of thefts reported in South Goa this year, the highest so far in a single year. The theft cases were cracked only because the accused could be identified on the basis of their fingerprints obtained from the crime scene. The …

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Farmers Have No Luxury Of Time

Like other sectors, the farming sector in the state too has been hit hard by the central government decision to demonetize high value currency notes. Agriculture sustains over 20 per cent of the state population, which is a big number.

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Anger Against Broken Promises in Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday picked Lt General Qamar Javed Bajwa to succeed General Raheel Sharif as the country’s 16th army chief – a change that has triggered speculations on how different the new army chief would be from the preceding one. For India, the crucial questions relate to Kashmir. Will Qamar Bajwa be different from Raheel Sharif …

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An Election Without Opposition Alliance

ALL India Congress Committee general secretary in-charge of Goa desk Digvijay Singh has declared that his party will not form alliance with any party in the state for the elections to Goa Assembly due early in 2017.

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Putting Goa’s Economy Back On Track

THE state government has banned recruitments in all its departments as well as government-aided corporations for a period of six months from November 23. The government had advertised hundreds of vacancies and the process of recruitment in some cases had reached final stages.

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Palliative Measures Parsekar Must Take

DEMONETIZATION has severely affected tourism in the state, particularly small service providers. According to president of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) Savio Messais, star hotels have not been affected owing to online bookings, but smaller hotels have been. Consumer spending at small establishments, including eateries, shacks, groceries, fruit vendors and casual garments has dipped. Industry captains are keeping …

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Pulls and Pressures On BJP-MGP Seat Sharing

WHILE the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party have decided to continue the alliance for 2017 elections, they both want Bicholim and Dabolim, constituencies not represented by either of them. Both claim strong, positive feedback from their workers. Either of the ruling alliance partners has set their eyes on increasing their presence in the state Assembly. The BJP …

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Ceiling on Number Of Beach Shacks

THE National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has in an interim report suggested that only 33 per cent of beach stretches in Goa can be utilised for setting up shacks and recommended reduction in the number of shacks along  the Baga-Sinquerim beach stretch and at Ozrant beach by eight and five respectively. The NCSCM was entrusted with the task …

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Thinking on Flight Of Migrant Labour

The state government needs to take some innovative steps as demonetization affects labour-intensive businesses. Daily wage labourers have been finding less or no work as their regular and casual employers do not have enough cash to pay their wages.

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Welcome Wanarmares Into Goan Society

The public outrage that followed the recent attack on the Wanarmare (monkey hunters) community at Nirankal, Ponda by local people has moved the government to get them voting rights, ration cards and solar power connection.

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