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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Garbage, Garbage Everywhere
GOA is being suffocated by garbage everywhere–be it at the heritage sites, or by the side of the roads that lead to the Legislative Assembly Building.

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Develop a S Asian Common Market

BY KULDIP NAYAR
THE difference between a statesman and a politician is that the first looks at the future while the second remains stuck in the present. Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh shows such a streak at times and jettisons the deadening hand of politics.

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Look East

EVEN while the European economy is struggling to come out of the recession, the Indian economy has expanded at a better-than-expected 7.4 per cent in 2009-10. The credit primarily goes to strong growth in manufacturing and agriculture that lifted fourth quarter numbers.

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Allurement to Farmers

WHILE other states improve on farm yield, Goan farmers should not lag behind. Notwithstanding the fact that the primary sector has lost its charm and there has been a sustained decline in the number of Goans engaged in agriculture, efforts by the state government should continue to make farming lucrative.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Shortage of Coins
THIS is in reference to recent news headlines stating acute shortage of coins in Jharkhand. Coin management can and should be made much better to ensure their easy availability at all times throughout the year in all parts of the country apart from saving on minting-costs.

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Strengthening the RTI Act

BY SUSHIL KUMAR JAIN
THE  chief of the Right to Information Commission wants more power to make the Act more effective. There are many lacunae. For instance, a man asks to see various bank records to ascertain evidence that his wife, who works at the bank, is having an affair with another employee.

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Boss is Watching

A CLOSED-CIRCUIT television (CCTV) camera keeping surveillance on the employees and workforce of the state government is pervasive surveillance. During the last decade there has been an unprecedented growth in CCTV use in schools, business establishments, government offices, public places and busy streets.

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Lessons from Mangalore

THE apprehensions of the Vimana Nildana Vistharana Virodhi Samithi (Local Communities Alliance Against Airport Expansion), Bajpe and the Environment Support Group (ESG) have vindicated with the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Mr Praful Patel coming out with the proposal to increase the length of runway from the present 8000 feet to 9000 feet.

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Redefining Energy Security for India

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
THE CM of Goa, Mr Digambar Kamat as the chairman of the selection committee made the right choice in recommending Dr Anil Kakodkar as the first recipient of the ‘Gomantvibhushan’ award. He showed statesmanship in inviting all the three MPs and the Leader of the Opposition to share the platform–thus rising above petty power politics.

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