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Expedite Sewage Pipeline Work In Ponda The haphazard digging undertaken at various locations in Ponda for laying sewage pipelines is inconveniencing the public a lot apart from posing a danger to their lives. Not only the motorists but even pedestrians including school students face hardship while proceeding along the dug portions at roadsides. With the space for vehicular traffic being …

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Growing Intolerance Of Dissenting Voices

JAGDISH RATTANANI The noted actor, director and producer Amol Palekar is a gentle speaker but can make a powerful point. He was one of the guest speakers for the opening of a retrospective of the late artist Prabhakar Barwe at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai last week. Palekar took the occasion to speak his mind – plain …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Arunachal ‘Integral’ Part Of India IT is highly objectionable that China is opposing our Prime Minister’s visit to the border state, Arunachal Pradesh.

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Parrikar Gifts A New Building To GBSHSE

NANDKUMAR M KAMAT   ON February 10, Minister of State for Ayush (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik in the presence of IT Minister Rohan Khaunte laid the foundation stone of the new, modern building of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) and I recalled the day six years ago when I had persuaded Chief Minister Parrikar to pay a …

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Veering Towards Political Realignments

AMULYA GANGULI IF the opinion polls are to be believed, India is heading for another period of coalitions. The reason is that the next general election is expected to produce a ‘hung’ Parliament, where neither of the two major contenders – the Bharatiya Janata Party and its opponents – will be able to secure a majority. NDA on sticky wicket …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Unfair Citizenship Bill WHY is the Modi government hell-bent on passing bills that call for extensive debates at the fag-end of its tenure? The aim here, I guess, is to appease its vote banks. The government does not want to study   ramifications of the bills. The contentious citizenship bill appears to be a means to target Muslims. The proposed …

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Rise Of Fatorda

PACHU MENON, MARGAO IS Fatorda going much the same way as Margao! Having enjoyed its status as a satellite town of the commercial capital for quite a while, today Fatorda is purported to be a byword of development. With decent residential complexes, schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets within its limits, Fatorda continues to be the most sought after as …

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It’s Raining Farm Loan Waivers

K G KARMAKAR   THE game is on and whether Pappu wins or Feku loses at the electoral stakes, the farmer has eternally continued to lose no matter who or which party comes to power. Irrespective of the debate whether this has been an interim budget or a full-fledged one, the Modi government  has tried its best to ensure that …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Kerala’s Unholy  Men Of God THIS is with reference to the news report ‘Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council issues guidelines to check sexual abuse’ (NT, February 6, 2019).  There are no words to describe how shameful it is for priests and bishops of the  Catholic Church in Kerala to be pulled up for moral turpitude through guidelines and a warning from …

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Anna Force Losing Steam

GANAPATHI  BHAT, AKOLA THE crusader against corruption   Kisan Baburao Hazare, popular as Anna Hazare,  has called off his fast.  Hazare had gone on fast because  his pet demand of appointment of Lokpal at the Centre was not met by the Modi government. Hazare has every right to go on fast or strike – the activist’s Ramlila Maidan agitation at Delhi …

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