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Chronicler Passes Into History GOA’S celebrated historian Percival Noronha passed away on August 19 at the page of 96. Many in Goa, especially the youth, considered Percival as a living encycopaedia, who had answers for all their queries. A strict disciplinarian, Percival was a multitasking nonagenarian, who was loved by one and all. He extensively lectured in Portugal, Spain, Italy …

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The Logic And Illogic Of CSR

AJIT RANADE INDIA is possibly the only country in the world which mandates that a profit-making company spend two per cent of its after-tax profits on “corporate social responsibility’. This requirement came as part of the new company law of 2013, which replaced the 57-year-old company law of 1956. The reason to have a brand-new law to govern the functioning …

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Justice Denied To Pehlu Khan

Murder of an innocent person is perhaps the most agonizing thing for anyone to accept. Imagine what could be the anguish of the next of kin who have seen their near one being mercilessly butchered for no fault of his. The greatest consolation for the relatives left behind is to ensure that the guilty are handed the exemplary punishment under …

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Goa Suffering From Poor Administration

Nandkumar M Kamat My students find it strange when I tell them that as faculty in the university, I take yearly Rs 12 lakh salary from the government and my guidance for them is open for 24 hours and 365 days. They are satisfied that I respond to any academic queries even past midnight or anytime on holidays or even …

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Heralding A New Beginning For Kashmiris

DEEPIKA BHAN The end of Article 370 heralds a new beginning for many Kashmiris, despite the doom and gloom in some quarters over its revocation. Now Kashmiris will not require any certificate to prove they are Kashmiris. This demise has given freedom from bondage, freedom from having to live with a stamp and, above all, freedom to exercise the right …

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Dogs Invading Dabolim Airport

MICHAEL VAZ, Merces It was reported that on Tuesday some stray dogs were spotted on one of the runways of the state’s international airport at Dabolim, when the pilot in a bid to avoid collision with the canines applied full brakes and allegedly averted a mishap. The menace of stray dogs has proliferated in Goa to this stage with relentless …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Improve Drainage System To Control Flooding The occurrence of heavy downpours in Goa may be attributed to the fact that there was a longer sustained spell of relatively higher temperatures in summer and late arrival of rains thus leading to excess evaporation and, therefore, formation of rain clouds as also concentration of rain-bearing clouds over Goa resulting in torrential rains. …

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Avenues Of Growth For J&K People

AMIT KAPOOR The special status of Jammu and Kashmir has been revoked and the state has been bifurcated into two Union territories. Those are the facts. Much has been discussed and debated over these decisions. But it is time to consider its future implications now. Altering the long-held governance structure was just the beginning to resolving the long-standing Kashmir problem. …

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Increasing Strength Of SC Judges

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA It feels good to know that the Supreme Court (SC) judges’ sanctioned strength will increase to 33 from the present 30. Successive Chief Justices have advocated for more and more judges. Recently, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had lamented about his inability to form constitutional benches to settle fundamental and vexed questions of law due to shortage of …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Adequately Compensate Farmers Suffering Losses It is understood that almost 1,200 hectares of crops belonging to 2,800 farmers of Bardez, Bicholim and Pernem talukas were destroyed due to the incessant rain and recent flooding. Preliminary findings have revealed that almost every crop in the three talukas has been destroyed and the financial loss is reportedly to the tune of Rs …

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