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Ire Against Traffic Sentinels ANOTHER ‘traffic sentinel’ was attacked on Wednesday, this time at Vasco, making us to reflect on the scheme introduced to capture traffic violations on mobile phones. It will be better if traffic sentinels are deployed at important junctions like the Zuari bridge at Cortalim where motorists face traffic congestion regularly. Many junctions in Goa witness traffic …

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Days Of Grand Alliances

SAMIR KHAN, MAPUSA LEADERS of major Opposition parties in the country converged on a Kolkata ground to put up a show of unity against the Modi government with the common agenda to oust the NDA government for its faulty economic policies and divisive politics. This ‘mahagatbandhan’, an alliance of various parties opposed to the Modi government, has already sent jitters …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Inequality Is Increasing AS the richest and most powerful men and women in the world get ready to discuss global issues in Davos, Switzerland, the Oxfam Inequality Report 2019 brings forth  the common trend across the world – in the 2018 alone, the wealth of the poorest half of humanity, 3.8 billion people, fell by 11 per cent, while a …

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Oppn Unites, Modi Gets The Jitters

KAJAL CHATTERJEE, KOLKATA “ALLIANCE of looters”! Oh,  what a language in a democratic country; that too coming from someone holding a top constitutional post! In any society which claims to be civilised and law-abiding, judiciary is supposed to deliver the last word in respect of any controversy. So if indeed somebody or some groups are accused of committing any loot …

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EWS Quota May Open Can Of Worms

AJIT RANADE THE Parliament of India passed a constitutional amendment which modifies articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. This is to provide reservation for economically weaker sections for admission to institutes of higher education, and jobs in the government and possibly in the private sector. Article 15 prohibits the state against discriminating on the basis of caste, race, religion, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No Need Of Quota for Dalit Christians IT is difficult to understand why the Catholic Bishops Conference of India  even after more than six decades is still demanding reservations for the Dalits who converted to Christianity,  knowing very well that in Christianity there is no caste system – hence no discrimination on the basis of one’s caste, as all Christians …

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States’ Beef Against Eggs Is Indigestible

SUJIT DE,  KOLKATA IT is horrifying to learn that as many as 12 Indian states have banished egg from the midday meal for schoolchildren as a result of government’s reservation against non-vegetarian items. It is a brutal act as surveys reveal that most of the students as well as their parents are eager for its inclusion. This is quite natural …

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Winds Would Impact Third Mandovi Bridge

Nandkumar M Kamat   AESTHETICALLY designed and flaunted as a marvel in engineering, the Rs 900 crore third Mandovi bridge is a force multiplier for transportation infrastructure and streamlining of movement of goods and passengers in the Mandovi river basin.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Invoking Morality To Suit Convenience IN a blow to the NDA government in Maharashtra, the Supreme Court has held that the dance bars in Mumbai cannot be imposed with frivolous conditions as suggested by the state government thereby paving way for their normal running.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Traffic Sentinel Scheme Is Doing Wonders I have seen many voices being raised in social as well as print and electronic media against the traffic sentinel scheme of Goa police.

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