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The Odds Against Congress in Goa

The release of a ‘chargesheet’ against the state government by the Congress accusing the BJP of not fulfilling the promises it made to voters is suggestive of the party getting into the election mode. The Congress is hoping its electoral chances will improve if it can fan anti-incumbency sentiments by projecting that the BJP failed to bring about the “parivartan” …

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Making Goa A Global Conference Destination

The hosting of twin international events, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and BIMSET (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Economic and Technical Cooperation) summits over the weekend has raised Goa’s image as a conference destination. Heads of ten nations participated in them. The two events led to improvement in infrastructure in parts of South Goa, including mobile …

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Chinese Manufacturers Knocking at India’s Door

The joint declaration by the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at the eighth BRICS Summit against terrorism – also called Goa Declaration – will resonate with India whose people are still seething with anger over the terror attack at Uri in Kashmir that killed eighteen army men. The declaration said, “We strongly condemn the recent several …

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What Voters Expect Of Congress in Goa

The Congress party, which earlier ruled out alliance with any party for the Goa Assembly elections, appears to be rethinking, though the Goa Pradesh Election Committee and the Goa Pradesh Congress Co-ordination Committee in their meetings last Friday could not reach a consensus on the issue.

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Making Private Security Agencies Accountable

THE arrest of a private security guard for the murder of the perfumer Monika Ghurde has led to a scrutiny of the risks posed to people by the ‘guards’ of private security agencies posted in building societies. This is not the first time a security guard has been found involved in crime against residents of apartments in the buildings they …

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Give Goa A Good Public Transport

CHIEF Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has revived the idea of running private buses under the control of the Kadamba Transport Corporation so as to provide better public transport to passengers. The idea will be first tried on the Margao-Canacona route.

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Gau Rakshaks Must Fight Law Enforcers

RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on Tuesday that ‘gau rakshaks’ (cow protectors) should not be equated with anti-social elements seems to contradict Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement about two months ago asking state governments to prepare dossiers on gau rakshaks as “80 per cent of them do illegal activities by night and become cow protectors by day.”

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Time to Get Tough On Plastic Sellers

THE state authorities have now made it mandatory for the wholesalers and retailers of plastic carry bags to register themselves with local bodies and get a certificate from them confirming that they were selling plastic bags with thickness below 50 microns.

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Ugly Spots on Face Of Beautiful Goa 

HAVING failed to effectively manage different types of waste – solid, electronic, biomedical and hazardous –   through different agencies, the state government has decided to form Goa Waste Management Corporation as a single agency for the purpose.

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Striking a Balance In Human-Animal Conflict

The Goa government plans to approach the Centre to declare some animals like monkeys and wild boars as vermin because they have been causing extensive damage to crops. Monkeys also cause spread of Kyasanur Forest Disease which has affected hundreds of people and claimed nearly a dozen lives.

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