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MPs Write Their Own Cheques

WHO wouldn’t like a raise in these troubled times, but are we, the taxpayers, as lucky as the MPs who have the option of giving themselves a pay hike any time and as much as they want? While the aam aadmi has to wait for his or her annual increment which also depends on the companies’ growth and financial status …

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No Flying Without Neo-Maharajahs

OF what use is power if you can’t flaunt it! The ballyhoo about being “(wo)men of the masses”, mingling with them and breaking out of protocol notwithstanding, politicians often do the opposite and keep themselves above the masses! You cannot be a VVIP in India worth anything if you can’t hold an airplane hostage to your whims. You must ignore …

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Making Travel By Buses Respectable

The Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) is in talks with the World Bank for funding public transport system development in Panaji. If it works out, it could transform the public transport system in the state capital. As of now, the system is highly unsatisfactory.

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Ripples from Greece

If you have been reading about financial crisis in Greece and thinking it was not going to affect you so far away from Greece in Goa, you are mistaken. The world is now a global economic village: something that falls in one corner of the global ocean sets off a ripple effect down to other corners.

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No Broom In Govt Offices

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, other state ministers and BJP leaders have all more than once picked up the broom to clean a public place since Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about cleanliness and better sanitation by sweeping the streets of Delhi on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2 last. …

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MaunMohan to MaunModi

Advani is a father figure in the BJP: his words, no matter how unpleasant, cannot be shrugged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the past two weeks Advani has conveyed two terse messages, albeit indirect, tangential and nameless, to Modi.

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Joint Vigil on Spas

With the court orders in 2004, the cubicles where flesh trade thrived in Baina were removed but flesh trade is now spilling out everywhere in Goa.

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No Extra Payment To Private Airlines

VERY rightly the government rejected the budget carriers’ plea to charge for check-in baggage. They have already been charging passengers arbitrarily for even a kg or two of extra weight. And there is no sign of their services improving.

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Fears Among Minorities

THE Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao has expressed grave concerns over security of religious minorities, and very justifiably. Some time back, a Class XII student of a convent school in Bastar, Chhattisgarh was worried about a ‘whip’ that had been issued instructing students to stop addressing the school principal as ‘Father’ and start addressing him as ‘sir’, …

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Chasing Militants Out of Myanmar

THE positioning of Myanmar troops near the Indian border clearly suggests India and Myanmar are working together to wipe out the militant groups of the North East, such as the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction) camping inside Myanmar close to Indian border.

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