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Need To Have Our Own Power

S Kamat  Santa Cruz The Goa power situation has always been dicey with frequent interruptions and quality of power issues which are compounded more during the monsoon. The reason apart from many is the fact that we do not have our own power generation and have been forever dependent on supplies from neighbouring States, Karnataka and Maharashtra. These states will …

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Bengal On centre-stage for wrong news

Jayanta Ghosal Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen repeatedly said that for the development of the country, primary necessity is primary health and education services. If health is not given importance then a country or a nation cannot prosper. The backbone of a country is the development of these two. Jyoti Basu was the chief minister of West Bengal when Prasanta …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Children Dying Of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome The number of children dying of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar has crossed  100 and rising with each passing day. The state government appears to be clueless on how to prevent deaths from this dreaded disease. The state government has also miserably failed to provide proper medical treatment to those children affected by …

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Parliament’s Other Foot Gets Weaker

Rajdeep Sardesai Walking slowly into the central hall of the 17th LokSabha after being sworn in as MP amidst ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants, an opposition MP lamented: “Looks like this is a 10 year mandate for the Modi government.” The MP’s depression was not surprising: the opposition benches wore a distinctly deserted look and many familiar faces were missing. If …

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Is Fish Safe For Consumption?

FR CARLOS LUIS SAC, Chicalim On the one hand, the Health Minister Vishwajit Rane assured us that the fish is safe to eat, after the NCP MLA Churchill Alemao urged the people not to eat fish for next two months. And on the other we were told that the fish samples are tested only during the nightime in a room …

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Minor Languages Are Disappearing In India

Ganesh Devy It was the remarkable foresight of the makers of the Indian Constitution that they thought of creating a dedicated Schedule of Languages-the 8th Schedule – which initially included 14 languages as the languages of administration. This was a radical departure from the European idea of nationalism based on linguistic uniformity. The list in the Schedule was subsequently enlarged …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Speaker Has To Be Impartial May be the newly elected 17th Speaker of the Lok Sabha Om Birla is a long-time associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President cum Home Minister Amit  Shah, but one hope “the post of Speaker should not only be impartial but look impartial” as Birla said. Hope he must be respecting his …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Don’t Make Mockery Of Religious Festivals Festivals in the Hindu religion usually follow one after the other after ‘Vata-Pournima’. Greetings and messages giving information on festivals, so also messages making mockery of the festivals are posted on social media on these occasions. There is ‘Dharma-shaastra’ for celebrating every Hindu festival and our sages and seers have written down, hundreds of …

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Promote Goa Responsibly

PACHU MENON, MARGAO Undoubtedly, tourism is the mainstay of Goa. This is probably the reason why even Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was very uncompromising in his stand that casinos would not be moved out of River Mandovi. Not concerning himself with the politics over casinos that his predecessors may have engaged in, he is of the firm opinion that casinos, …

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Effective Policies, Need Of The Hour

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE As India looks to balance its twin needs of clean energy and increased energy demand, a look at policies that may help in expediting the process is worthwhile. Additionally, there are valuable lessons that can be learnt from other sectors that can significantly assist in taking a call between effective policies and time-bound ones. Recent news suggested that …

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