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Paradox Of High Literacy And Domestic Violence

THE crisis intervention cell for women at the North Goa district hospital at Mapusa has screened over 225 cases of abuse of women in the district ever since it was formed in 2015. The cell is one of the initiatives of the directorate of health services and the Mumbai-based NGO Cehat (Centre for enquiry into health and allied themes) and …

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An Amazing Wretched Site Called Dona Paula

GOD knows when our government will exploit the iconic Dona Paula jetty to its full potential! The place has been underexploited, even though for decades it has been one of Goa’s topmost tourist attractions. The view from the top of its rocky headland of the infinite spread of the Arabian Sea and the two great rivers of Goa, the Zuari …

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Kashmir Cannot Be Won By Repression

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has to be lauded for her initiative of withdrawal of cases against stone pelters. The stone pelters were nearly all students and youth swayed by public anger against alleged repression by the army, paramilitary forces and the police.

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Jaitley’s Farmer Friendly Budget

Although ups and downs in the stock market do not exactly reflect the currents and undercurrents of the national economy, these trends cannot be ignored in understanding how the business and middle classes in the country look at the Union Finance Minister’s budget. Arun Jaitley’s 2018-19 budget, which has a lot to offer to farmers (and by implication to the …

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Safeguards For Subsidized Coconut Scheme

The proposal of Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai to distribute coconuts at subsidised rates has not received the desired response from the kiosks that supply vegetables and fruits with support from the Goa State Horticulture Corporation. Though the proposal is to be implemented from today, the government has not come out with a detailed scheme as to how it would be implemented. …

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Goans Must Unite To Fight For Mhadei

Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant has urged Goans to launch an agitation to save the Mhadei from dying an unnatural death. The call came after he led a group of MLAs, former MLAs and environmentalists to the Kalsa-Banduri canal project site at Kankumbi in Karnataka on Sunday. The team found that more than 70 per cent of the work on …

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Padmaavat Out Despite Four Kinds Of Censorship

ONE million people watched the film ‘Padmaavat’ on its opening day on Friday across the country, except in four states, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, according to the film’s producers. Millions more are going to watch the film in the coming weeks. That should make the Rajput Karni Sena, which has been opposing exhibition of the film, rethink their …

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