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Orchard Lands Converted For Settlement Must Be Notified Settlement zones were mostly orchard lands. Conversion of orchard land will mean that agricultural lands are converted for settlement, by notifying laws for development. Government must first decide whether these lands are agricultural lands or settlement lands. First of all settlement zones must be removed from Agricultural Tenancy Act, as all the …

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Civilisation Is Hazardous To Our Indigenous People

BIDYUT KUMAR CHATTERJEE, FARIDABAD John Allen Chau, the American national allegedly killed by people belonging to the protected the Jharwas of the North Sentinel Island are a cannibalistic tribe of the outside world for almost 60,000 years. This existing tribes numbers are believed to be less than 70 and as low as 40. Interestingly, 50 km west of Port Blair, …

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Housing For All Still A Distant Dream

Neh Srivastava Other than food and water, shelter forms the third most important component of the basic human requirements. It was fitting that the government turned its attention to that. It was not for the first time, though, and will definitely will not be the last. For years, Indian cities have been clogged by ever-growing population and the inability to …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Breaking The Back Of The Common Man Demonitization did not achieve its stated aims, maybe helped a bit in other areas that are now being tom tommed, but it surely broke the back of the common man, not the least the Dalits, MSMEs and daily wage workers, farmers and also killed the leather industry associated with unproductive cows and cattle! …

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Verna Electronic City’s Administrative Failure

PACHU MENON, MARGAO As one of the thriving industrial hubs in the state, Verna electronic city is a beehive of activities twenty four hours of the day. With a number of multinational companies and a host of local entrepreneurs having set shop in the sprawling industrial estate, one would have expected the whole area to wear an aesthetic look. Heavy …

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Many Reasons For Indians To Migrate

Tish Sanghera An estimated 17 million Indians were living abroad in 2017, making India the largest source country for international migrants globally, up from 7 million in 1990 and a 143% increase, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs. Over the same period, India’s per capita income increased by 522% (from $1,134 …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fire Incidents Taking Place Frequently It is pertinent to note that fire incidents have been taking place in the markets in the state at a disturbing frequency. The recent fire that broke out at a garment shop in Margao and the fire that broke in a departmental store in Panaji earlier should serve as a wake-up call to take preventive …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Predators Mostly Known To  Victim Of Sexcual Assault This refers to the letter, “Irresponsible Remarks by Haryana CM” (NT, November 20, 2018) by M F U Tandvi. In his recent statement, Haryana Chief Minister, Monohar Lal Khattar tried to downplay the rising incidents of rape and eve-teasing cases in his state by saying that in 80 – 90 per cent …

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To Be Associated With ‘Brand Ramdev’

PACHU MENON, MARGAO Baba Ramdev continues to be an enigmatic figure! Thanks to him, Yoga as a way of life is enjoying modern resurgence. The yoga-guru has however been an effervescent package of surprises! After mesmerizing the countrymen with his physical regimen to remain fit, he was soon cajoling the nation to fight corruption. The political party he floated to …

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Give A Second Chance To Vote On Brexit

Amit Kapoor Almost two-and-a-half years after 52 per cent of Britons who voted in favour of a Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has managed to draft a deal that aims to withdraw the country from the EU before the cut-off date of March 29, 2019. Even though the deal has been begrudgingly passed by May’s cabinet, there are virtually no …

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