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Waste Mismanagement

Government and people must have a give and take on waste treatment plants No solution seems to be in sight to the problem of solid waste disposal in the state. The mass of solid waste generated has been increasing but local people have been opposing setting up of waste treatment facilities at whichever site the government selects. It is sad …

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Wanted: A New CZMP

The state government must have realized by now the intensity of opposition to the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP). Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral has faced a chorus of people to scrap CZMP 2011 in several places. So strong is the reaction of the people to the imbalances and flaws in the CZMP that last weekend Cabral was forced to …

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Filling Job-Skill Gap

Govt must focus on skilling Goans to match requirements of industry The clamour for reserving 80 per cent jobs by law for locals in the private sector did not cut ice with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant who firmly ruled it out. Sawant said that enacting such a law would be unconstitutional. Legislators cutting across party lines had  demanded a law …

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Opaque High Masts

Mess in top echelons in tourism department needs cleaning up All does not appear to be well in the functioning of the state tourism department. Following reports of alleged acts of nepotism and favouritism in the top echelons of the department has come the revelation that the bosses of the department have messed up with the centrally sponsored Swadesh Darshan …

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Nabbing Drug Suppliers

Top police bosses must take it up as a professional challenge CHIEF Minister Pramod Sawant’s candid statement that the Goa police have failed to get the suppliers of narcotic drugs to the state in their net has only given official credence to what was publicly obvious. The one reason why drug trade has been rising in the state is that …

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Our Gorgeous Neighbour

India set to write an epic poem on Moon with other nations CHANDRAYAAN-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, is not only important to India but to the whole world. It is no doubt a yet another great feat of Indian scientific genius, yet it is but a significant contribution to the development of universal knowledge about the Moon, which …

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Remaking Coastal Whole

State cannot move without taking coastal people on board THE Goa government might not find it easy to make the people accept Coastal Zone Management Plan 2011. People from various parts of Goa have raised serious objections to CZMP 2011. They point to gross errors in the mapping of coastal land and resources by the agency that was given the …

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Winning Women’s Trust

HC order in Scarlett case restores women’s faith in Indian judiciary More than 11 years after British teenager Scarlett Keeling was sexually abused and murdered on the Anjuna beach, justice has been done to her departed soul and her family. A division bench of the Bombay High Court at Goa has sentenced Samson D’Souza, one of the two accused for …

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Celebrities And Broomsticks

Eminent personalities lack a seriouscommitment to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan It is nearly five years since Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign. The country appears to have failed to achieve the desired results, except in a few places. The campaign was led by the Prime Minister himself. Top personalities in various walks of life were seen sweeping …

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Jewels Of Roads

No one cares about giving Goans pothole-free, risk-free roads The roads of Goa are full of potholes once again with the arrival of the monsoon. All roads in even normal times have craters, but they turn more troublesome, splashy and life threatening during the monsoon. The state government seems to have lost the capacity to keep the roads level, smooth, …

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