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Factors Leading To Slump In Economy

AMIT KAPOOR The crisis brewing within the Indian economy has gained unanimous acceptance by now. Even the latest annual report of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the fiscal year 2018-19 (or FY19) confirmed that the Indian economy has indeed hit a rough patch. The GDP growth rate of the economy has slipped to 5 per cent in the …

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On New Traffic Rule Implementation

PACHU MENON, MARGAO The decision by the Pramod Sawant government in Goa to keep on hold implementation of the new grossly enhanced fines notified by the Centre under the Motor Vehicles Act until repairs to pothole-ridden roads in the state are taken up post the monsoon is apparently a resolution endorsed by vox populi. The demands by the Opposition to …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Potholes, Traffic Fines And Law These days our local newspapers are filled with photos galore of potholes on roads in every nook and corner of Goa. The potholes come in all sizes and in some cases have led to accidents, seriously injuring people, especially two-wheeler riders, apart from the damage to their vehicles and the consequent medical expenses that one …

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Thwarting Suicide Attempts

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA Intentionally causing one’s own death – suicide – has grown into pandemic proportions, over the years, across the globe. Suicide accounting for 1.4 per cent of all deaths globally is by no means an insignificant number. Moreover, under-reporting is a consistent issue because of the stigma attached to the act. Even a cursory mention of suicidal thoughts …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Implement Amended Traffic Rules Carefully Whilst welcoming the many positive aspects, the sudden implementation of heavy fines and penalties on the citizens is unfair because the infrastructure does not help even the law-abiding harassed citizens, who are going through a tough financial situation due to the economic slowdown, loss of jobs and other problems, comply with the rules. The government …

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NRC May Destroy Citizen’s Faith In State

GANESH DEVY Genocides often emerge out of ideas that look noble when initially presented as ideas. For instance, the complete desiccation of the indigenous in the American continent was a result of Europe’s idea of ‘discovering new worlds and civilising them’. They emerge when a large mass of people surrender their sense of justice to the spell-binding charm of a …

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A Time-Bound Delivery In Kashmir

D C PATHAK A month down the line since the state of Jammu and Kashmir, excluding Ladakh, was turned into a Union Territory for the purpose of administering it better and put in its entirety in an initial cover of prohibitory orders under Sec 144 CrPC, there is a successful advance in the calibrated opening up of the civic life …

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India’s Push For Neighbourhood Outreach

Shubha Singh REGULAR interaction with neighbours helps keep relations harmonious. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s visit to Bangladesh and Nepal last week completed the round of visits to South Asian neighbours for the NDA government in its new term. The minister’s visit came immediately after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s successful visit to Bhutan. Modi had earlier visited Maldives and Sri …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Reining In Criminal Mind THE Union Minister for Road Transport has clarified that the steep traffic fines are not aimed at increasing revenue, but to effectively curb traffic violations. Same principle should be applied to death penalty.  A   convict facing death penalty should be executed within three years after he or she commits the heinous crime. All the stages of …

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Nip That Ovarian Cancer In The Bud

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA Gynaecological cancers in India, like in the west, has witnessed a rapid progress in terms of early diagnosis and management.   That is exactly the reason why cancers of the Cervix is seeing a downward trend of late.   It all depends on the manifestations of the disease and how quick a woman is able to “feel” the pain. …

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