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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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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Set Deadlines For Completing Digging Works There has to be a limit to the digging work that is undertaken across the state along roadsides for various purposes. An area/road can be dug up once or twice or even thrice in the same place in public interest or for ‘development’ resulting in inconvenience caused to people for a month or two …

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Educating Tourists Entering Goa On Proper Behaviour

SHASHANK MAHATME, PANAJI The government of Goa must be given due credit for the new laws legislated to regulate the behaviour of tourists visiting our small state. However, as a tourist destination, Goa has sadly been promoted over the years as a state for merrymaking and enjoyment, an image that would take doubly longer than making, to undo. Indian citizenry …

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Promises Made By Political Parties Ahead Of LS Polls

PACHU MENON, MARGAO Happy days are here again. Days after the interim budget revived promises of ‘achche din’ ahead, a shower of goodies awaits the common man. For it is election time and as the campaign trail begins warming up, the slew of poll promises made by various political dispensations is bound to pep up the common man. Although in …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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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