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At the Bottom

A REPORT in a national daily set the ball rolling. From being the number two state, Goa was suddenly downgraded to the bottom of the employment list. The report was based on the first-ever survey conducted by the Union Labour Ministry on the state of employment in the country.

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Tata’s Bombshell

A CHIEF minister, parliamentary secretary and Union minister have lost their jobs in quick succession over three scams–Adarsh Colony, Commonwealth Games and 2G telecom service.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Crack Whip on Private Bus Operators-I
THE ongoing drive being undertaken by the Directorate of Transport supposedly to check violations by private bus operators is a sham. The drive is conducted only during morning hours and that too on select routes in the major cities of Panaji, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa.

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Obama Visit and India’s Stakes

BY INDRANIL BANERJEA
FOREIGN affairs and defence analysts are busy analysing the outcome of the Obama visit to India and the implications it has on India’s foreign and defence policies.

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A Fair Probe

IT is said that a day is a long time in politics. For the Telecom Minister, Mr A Raja the beginning and end of his three-hour flight from Chennai to New Delhi proved it better than any recent case that comes to our mind.

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Managing Water Resources

THE loud assertions by the state’s PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao that his department is catering to all the water requirements of the Verna industrial estate do not match the ground reality.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Free the Children
NOVEMBER 14 is observed as Children’s Day nationwide. It is the day for the children to be engaged in fun and frolic. But there are many unlucky children who do not have an opportunity to enjoy the day.

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Political Economy of Fish Cartels

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
FISH is the staple food of Goa and the main source of proteins for a million local fish consumers. Since all other sources of proteins–milk, poultry products, meat, lentils are becoming increasingly expensive, it is the duty of the state government to ensure supply of quality fish at reasonable rate in the market in an organised and decentralised manner.

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For Change in Myanmar

WHEN Mr Nelson Mandela walked free in 1990 it eventually resulted in real freedom for the blacks in South Africa. Will the same happen in Myanmar now that the best known dissident in the world, Ms Aung San Suu Kyi has been freed by the military junta? Hard to say.

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Cry for Transparency

THE statement by the former chief justice of the Delhi High Court, Mr A P Shah that the system for appointing judges in the country was devoid of transparency and supervision is an eye opener and a call from reform in the judiciary.

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