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Need for Dialogue On Defence Expo

With Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar taking a determined stand on hosting the Defence Expo at Naqueri-Betul, the stage has been set for a confrontation between the government and the residents of Betul and the Congress and other political groups opposing the event at the site. Parsekar, who has threatened to put opponents in jail, sees no merit in the opposition …

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Continuing Concerns Over Coconut’s Fate

A battle is raging over the issue of government decision to reclassify coconut as a palm earlier categorized as a tree. The government decision to amend the law was a technical one as the earlier amendment carried out by the previous government to the Goa,

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Placating Jats In Haryana

The BJP is ruling in Haryana and at the Centre, and quite naturally the Jat agitation in the state for reservation in education and employment threatens to hurt it the most politically. As the violence by Jat mobs mounted, the central and state governments agreed to give them reservations and assure them that a bill will be brought in the …

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Going All Out After Drug Pushers

The outgoing Director General of Police T N Mohan has claimed that the state police have been able to marginalize the Nigerian drug pushers and the supply of drugs has been curtailed to a significant extent; and operations of drug pushers have been made difficult. If that indeed is the case, the state police deserve praise for containing the drug-pushing …

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Congress Option: Cleanse or Perish

ALL India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijay Singh has declared that his party will fight all the 40 seats in the next Goa Assembly elections on its own. The question is: is the Congress party strong enough in all constituencies? Has the party been able to reinvent itself? The state Congress leadership claims to be making efforts to rebuild the …

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Unresolved Problems of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

THE Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, an excellent campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 to clean India’s cities and villages, has not achieved the desired success. The unresolved issues are going to come in the way of the campaign, which was inaugurated to coincide with Gandhi Jayanti, realizing its vision of Clean India by October 2, 2019, …

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Shedding Fears of Waste Treatment Plants

SUN, sea and sands – Goa’s idyllic image of being Nature’s paradise faces a serious threat of erosion with Panaji figuring out of the top 15 cleanest cities, until the government and civic bodies take steps urgently to put waste management in place. The city lost because it does not have a solid waste management plant to handle the waste …

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Before A Fire Breaks Out

A comprehensive campaign is required to build up fire safety in public and private buildings in Goa. A series of reports in this newspaper has exposed the total lack of fire safety in public buildings such as the Kala Academy, Museum and Shram Shakti Bhavan.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Pachauri Should Keep Off TERI THE appointment of Dr Rajendra K Pachauri as executive vice-chairman of the much respected The Energy and Research Institute is really unfortunate. The man has been embroiled in a sexual harassment  case,   which brings to the fore that justice delivery in India is multi-layered.

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Witch Hunt For Traitors

THE row at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is getting worse and worse.  It is time tempers cooled down. On Monday teachers and students of JNU supporting Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of the JNU Students Union who has been arrested on sedition charges,

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