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Custodians Of Goa’s Identity, Environment  LAST weekend I had an opportunity to attend a felicitation function of SSC toppers from the schools in Loutolim and Raia. The function was   organised by the Big Foot Trust at Loutolim. Every event of the trust is unique in the sense that it strives towards the preservation of Goan ethnicity, culture and traditions. In …

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A Nudge To Get To Bottom Of NBFC Crisis

JAGDISH RATTANANI THIS is not a big bang budget. Nor is it particularly bold though the government says it is walking towards the vision for a decade in which the five-year stop is a $5-trillion economy with 8 per cent GDP growth. It is not  clear how this will be achieved, particularly when savings are down, banks are saddled with …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Making Road Journey Safe IN a move that could help reduce number of accidents on Goan roads, the North Goa District Road Safety Council will shortly undertake inspection of some of the major accident-prone zones in the district. The Holy Family and O’Coqueiro traffic-signal junctions are the usual trouble spots which pose dangerous to motorists and pedestrians. Pedestrians in particular …

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Road To A $5-Trillion Economy Is Hazy

AJIT RANADE IN the next five years India aims to become a $5-trillion economy. It is a nice round number, although the word ‘trillion’ is not quite folksy enough. It actually equals Rs 1 lakh crore, the preferred coinage of our bureaucrats, ministers and bankers. It’s basically five followed by 12 zeros, a number large enough to make your eyes …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Scientific Importance Of ‘Shraddha’ Rites  TOMOKA Mushiga, a Japanese woman studied PhD at Allahabad University on ‘shraddha’ rites performed as per Hindu dharma. She stayed at Gaya (Bihar) for 20 months for the same before submitting her thesis on ‘shraddha’ karma. It is noteworthy that by studying the subject, she has proved that ‘shraddha’ rites performed as per Hindu dharma …

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How Politicians Finished Goa’s Coast- II

NANDKUMAR M KAMAT IN the early 1980s I had to run from pillar to the post to stop excavation of titanium rich black monazite sand from beach behind the indoor stadium, Campal, Panaji. Tempos and bullock carts were being used to excavate and transport the sand leading to massive erosion. The thick belt of casuarina trees planted in 1965, once …

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Quality Of Fiscal Consolidation In Question

R K Pattnaik The Union Budget 2019-20 presented in the  Parliament on July 5, 2019 is in many ways a non-event even though there were promises to move the Indian economy to a five trillion economy in dollar terms. The budget is an annual financial exercise of the government, and therefore, it is expected that the Finance Minister should in …

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Give Vacations To Judges, Not Courts

SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL,  Delhi There is a British legacy of long court-vacations. Give judges vacations by rotation instead of closing courts for long. Long summer vacations in courts were designed by erstwhile British rulers to save British judges in India from severe hot weather of this country and also to facilitate them to visit their homeland in England. This costly …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Budget Not Encouraging Budget 2019-20 has projected a total expenditure of Rs 27,86,349 crore for the financial year 2019-20 which is an increase of Rs 3,29,114 crore  over the previous year and in percentage terms it is increased by 13 percent which is positive as the inflation rate is below 5 percent, but when one looks into the details of expenditure, things are …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Keeping Citizens Informed On Bills Passed In Parliament The current monsoon session of both, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha is witnessing an important phase through the approval of several important Bills. The Bills are tabled after Zero Hour in both the Houses through pending, amendment and introduction of Bills respectively by the members of the Parliament through a consensus …

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