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Don’t Derail Garbage Collection

ADELMO FERNANDES, VASCO VARIOUS municipal bodies and panchayats in the state are laying stress on doo-to-door collection of garbage. The citizens have been advised to segregate the waste and hand it over to the garbage collectors. In this respect, in order to stop the people from depositing the garbage in the garbage bins, the bins have been removed from the …

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The Agony And Ecstasy Of Vishnu Wagh

Nandkumar M Kamat On the last occasion when I met him at a private hospital, he recognised me and tried to speak but he couldn’t say anything. His son sitting near his feet said, “he has recognised you, uncle”. I held Vishnu’s hand as he was staring at me with wide eyes with a sparkle in them – it was …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Politics In Vindictive Mode Narendra Modi has this penchant of calling the Mahagathbandhan of Opposition parties formed to oust him as a collection of people out to protect their corruption and also called it a milawat. One needs to ask Modi that if his allegations are true then what was he doing since 2014 to bring these corrupt people to justice. …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Mulayam’s Endorsement Of Modi Mulayam Singh Yadav is a perplexing gentleman whose political career has been a see-saw. The Yadav strongman has created power and enjoyed privileges.

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Govt May Persuade But Not Direct RBI

Y V REDDY DURING the reform period till 2013, the government took several steps to strengthen the balance sheet of the Reserve Bank of India and added to the reserves.  For instance, the excessive cost of sterilisation which normally is borne by the central bank was shared by the government to keep the central bank strong to be able to …

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Mulayam’s Outpouring Of Heart For Modi

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES ON the concluding day of the parliamentary session, the last before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, something unusual came to light. Whereas it has become a routine these days for the opposition leaders to trade baseless charges against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was interesting to witness the Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav applauding Modi for …

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Replace Sentinel Scheme With Auto Offence Reporting

S KAMAT, ALTO ST CRUZ Generally Goans tend to respect authority. However, the respect for authority should not be overly done is what we should all remember and also bring home to the Director General of Police (DGP) in relation to the traffic sentinel scheme. The intentions of any policy measure, however honourable it may be, have to be backed …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Acting Tough on Liquor Outlets Over Signboards Is Uncalled For The decision of the district road safety council directing the excise department not to renew the licences of bars, restaurants and liquor shops if they fail to put up the ‘Don’t drink and drive’ signboard in their premises from April 1, is both harsh and uncalled for. Why punish the …

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BJP May Rue CBI Action In Kolkata

AMULYA GANGULI When the Marxists were striving to establish their hegemony in West Bengal, one of their favourite targets was the Central Reserve Police (CRP), which they castigated as the Centre’s “occupation” force. Something similar is happening now in the state where the combative Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to take on the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) in a head-on confrontation on the …

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