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Threat Of Extinction

Goa has been left with no option but to notify 1,471 sq km of the Western Ghats in its territory as ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs). The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has turned down the state government’s proposal for alterations on notifying the ESAs. The state had approached the MoEF&CC with a proposal that an area …

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A Common Cause

Goans must protect endangered species and eco-sensitive zones Imposition of a huge penalty by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has driven the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) to start the process of removing the 171 illegal structures along the coast.

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Tongues Of Hatred

EC looks helpless as Campaigners violate Code THE Lok Sabha elections have been marked by many violations of the Model Code of Conduct but the Election Commission of India looks helpless in checking them.

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A Thousand Azhars

Jaish-e-Mohammed will resurface in another name The designation of Masood Azhar, the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief as a global terrorist by the United Nations Security Council is not going to stop breeding of terrorism in Pakistan, of course, but it comes as a proof of the world getting more and more united and stricter on elimination of terrorism. For more than …

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A Weak Steel Frame

IAS officers lack management Skills to lead govt organisations IS the ‘steel frame’ of India real steel? The performance of IAS officers suggests otherwise. The central government recently reviewed the service records of 1,143 officers of the Indian Administrative Service to evaluate who was performing and who was not.

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CJI In Dock

Questions that are Crying for an answer THE allegation of sexual harassment made by a former female employee of the Supreme Court against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi is indeed turning into a case of wider engineering and import, though not exactly in the sense the CJI and his brother judges meant it.

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Stop Dumping Waste

Goans must learn to manage Solid waste as fast as possible WITH the state government issuing notification for effective implementation of the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, the selected civic bodies and panchayats will have to push themselves to the limit to develop themselves as models over the next six months.

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Goa’s Soft Targets

Hotels, malls, multiplexes and casinos are highly vulnerable In the wake of terror attacks in Sri Lanka the Goa police have urged hoteliers, malls and other businesses to strengthen their security.

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Save the Elderly

Govt agencies must ban airhorns and modified bikes Any alteration or modification in cars, motorcycles and scooters is illegal, but hundreds of modified or altered vehicles can be seen plying on the roads in the state. Many people, especially young owners, openly indulge in such illegalities because the government agencies have not undertaken a campaign to deter them. Most of …

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Investment Hurdles

Goa Investment Promotion Board fails to fulfill its objectives The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has expressed concerns over the ‘overburdening’ of the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board chief executive officer Vishal Prakash with additional responsibilities. Prakash has also been given charge as head of the Startup Cell. He is also engaged in formulation of logistics policy …

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