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Skilling Goan Youth

More youth must be trained to avail of job opportunities in private sector THOUGH promises and assurances flow thick, truth to speak, the Goa government has not been able to create adequate number of jobs for the youth in the private sector. The state has high unemployment rate, with nearly 1.3 lakh Goan youth on the live Employment Exchange register. …

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Stop Drunken Brawls

Excise officials need to wake up and make bar owners abide by rules A brawl in a bar in the middle of the night in Salcete allegedly led to a murder recently. The bar was operating illegally beyond the permissible time. The murder could have been prevented had the authorities enforced the closure time of 11 pm for bars. Though …

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Creators Of Potholes

PWD Minister must make his engineers and contractors work, not citizens Public Works Department Minister Deepak Pauskar has a brainwave to fix potholes: he has asked citizens to take photographs of potholes and post them along with their GPS locations to a designated WhatsApp number. Are we finally hearing a frank admission by PWD Minister that the number of potholes …

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Excessive Regulations

Ease of doing business is  still a goal faraway in Goa  The resignation of Vishal Prakash, the chief executive officer of the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board, commonly known as IPB, is a setback for the state’s plan to attract investments and create jobs. Instability in IPB adds to the long list of negatives in the environment that have …

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Merit-Based Recruitment

All appointments to subordinate govt posts must be made by competition   Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s decision to put on hold recruitments in government departments and undertakings appears to have ruffled the feathers of his cabinet colleagues and other MLAs of the ruling camp. Sawant sent a note to Chief Secretary Parimal Rai and other secretaries asking them to immediately withdraw …

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Alternative To Mining

With mining revival uncertain, Goa must develop other industries in mining belt Reopening of mines in Goa continues to be uncertain. On Monday Union Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi was cagey and cautious in his response to a question at his press conference in Goa about when mining would resume in the state. He only gave the assurance that a ‘workable …

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Goa’s Hazardous Roads

Government agencies must stop blaming monsoon and be honest to accept the blame Every road in the state, be it national highway, state highway, main district road or village road, is riddled with cracks and potholes. The hazardous road conditions make driving difficult and are one of the main reasons for accidents. They also cause congestion as vehicles move haphazardly …

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Taming Wild Drivers

Goa must enforce high penalty regime to save human lives on roads Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that his government will consider implementing the newly amended Motor Vehicles Act providing for heavy penalties for violations only after carrying out a ‘comparative study.’ This is an indication that the high penalties–which the ministry of road transport decided to impose in …

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Interrupted Power Supply

Regular power to Goa, but distribution within state is far from being regular THE ongoing Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations in the state have been marred by frequent power outages ranging from a few minutes to several hours. The problem of power failures is not only afflicting the areas which are supplied power through overhead conductors but also the areas where people …

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Goans must not oppose education projects as they suit ecology and their temperament

A week after the state government announced allocation of 10 lakh square metre of revenue land in the Guleli village of the Sattari taluka for location of the Goa campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Prasad Gaonkar, MLA from Sanguem has urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and the Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) to keep the option …

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