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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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Reanimating PSU Banks

Merger alone would not make PSU banks start running again TIME will tell if the decision of the central government, announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week, to merge 12 banks to form four entities will bear the fruits they expect it to. The problems facing the banks under question in particular and the public sector banks in …

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Deterrence To Drivers

Traffic discipline not possible without omnipresence of road law enforcers The enforcement of a higher penalty regime for traffic violations across the country is expected to be a greater deterrent to violators. The Goa transport department is going to enforce the regime from next week after Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations are over. The new regime flows from amendments to the Motor …

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ODF On Paper

Goa govt must build individual and community toilets by Oct 2 Even though reports from various parts of the state suggest that not all households that were supposed to get a toilet have got one, the state government claimed that Goa had achieved the distinction of being Open Defecation Free (ODF) on August 31. The declaration followed a direction from …

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IIT Finds A Home

Campus to trigger unending chain of businesses in backward Sattari The Indian Institute of Technology-Goa, which was declared unacceptable at two places, has at last found a home in the Guleli panchayat of the Sattari taluka. The state government has decided to give it 10 lakh square metre of land that belonged to the revenue department. The government has conveyed …

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Right Site For Casinos

Casinos are here to stay, the question is to find a proper location for them Every government and every politician has talked of moving the floating casinos out of the River Mandovi but they have failed to do it. Licences for casinos have been renewed every time by the government. Yet another deadline for taking the casinos away from the …

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A Self-Destructive Idea

VC’s proposal of having Chief Minister as pro-chancellor will harm GU The proposal made by Vice Chancellor Varun Sahni to appoint Chief Minister as ‘pro-chancellor’ of Goa University has been severely criticized by educationists and academicians who have said that the idea was odd and impractical. Actually many were bemused when Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed the state Assembly in …

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Congestion On Roads

Drives against abandoned vehicles should not be limited to Panaji alone The North Goa district and Panaji city authorities are expected to remove the vehicles that have been abandoned on various roads in Panaji by their owners in the near future. The traffic police have identified 281 parked or abandoned vehicles that have been rotting along the roads of the …

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Protecting Consumers

FDA, legal metrology must carry out relentless raids to enforce standards The officials of the department of legal metrology have confiscated goods worth over Rs 10 lakh in several raids conducted in various parts of the state. The commodities were seized as they did not have the mandatory declarations or details required under the Legal Metrology Act and the Goa …

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Unite For Peace In J&K

Accommodative approach needed for real integration of Kashmir A delegation of opposition leaders which had flown to Kashmir on Saturday to take stock of situation prevalent in the valley in wake of abrogation of Article 370 was stopped at Srinagar airport and sent back. The visit was in wake of conflicting reports about ground level situation in Kashmir valley. Authorities …

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