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Traffic Scenario

THE decision of the state government to seek assistance of the Central Road Research Institute for preparing a report on road traffic scenario needs to be explained for its rationale.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Missing Road Dividers
ONLY a couple of months ago, a generous industrialist from Vasco da Gama had donated a large number of road dividers with reflectors to the traffic cell of Goa Police,

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Tighter Check on Radiation Risks

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
THREE weeks after a Delhi scrap dealer was exposed to cobalt-60 and developed acute radiation sickness, the radioisotope was finally traced to a Delhi University chemistry laboratory.
Radiation is an especially insidious poison, being invisible. One of the 11 exposed scrap-workers died. Others are reportedly gravely sick.

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Cameron’s Blinkers

ON his very first day in office, Britain’s new Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron broke his promise “to forge a new special relationship” with India by putting an annual limit and new curbs on migrants from India.

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Self-Reliant Ferry Service

INVIGORATING the river navigation department and introducing new ferryboats will not have a desired impact on the economy of the state and also on the commuters unless the ferry service becomes self-reliant.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Backward in Thought
IF we trace human history there will be unending instances to justify how religious leaders have arrogated to themselves the right to impose their decree on their followers and unceasingly spared no pains to push mankind towards eternal doom.

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Overcoming Mutual Distrust

BY KULDIP NAYAR
ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Devika has not yet rec onciled to what happened to her on November 26, 2008. She was hit by a bullet and lost her right leg while waiting at a bus terminus. That the gunman Mohammad Ajmal Kasab has been found guilty is her personal and emotive issue.

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Issues about Open School

THE Kamat committee’s recommendation to set up a state open school should be appreciated but its suggestion to make it an arm of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education needs to take into account other factors.

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An Immature Jairam

THE Environment Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh deserves denunciation for ‘criticising’ his own government’s attitude toward Chinese investments during his visit to China. Mr Ramesh, who normally comes off as a restrained, polished politician appears to have lost his cool in his personal envy with Mr P Chidambaram.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Politics of UP
POLITICALLY speaking, Ms Mayawati’s decision to expel party leaders, workers with criminal antecedents is a well calibrated move. It may be hailed by her protagonists as a gutsy decision but it is an execution of a well-devised political plan.

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