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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Drive against Mining Trucks
THE government’s decision to streamline mining activities in a bid to minimise the woes of the commuters should be construed as a step in the right direction.

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How Politicians Traumatised Panaji-I

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
THE future of Panaji for next five critical years would be decided by those who hardly read the newspapers. Those who do would be pleased with more gardens, jogging parks, fast food joints and malls and so-called beautification projects.

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Waiting for Devolution

The All Goa Municipal Councillors’ Forum, which met in the port city on Saturday, has made four demands – direct transfer of funds, an end to usurpation of powers by government officials, full-time chief officers and financial aid for implementation of Sixth Pay arrears.

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A Hasty Surrender

The concessions granted to Maoists for the release of the Malkangiri district magistrate, Mr R V Krishna and the junior engineer, Mr Pabitra Majhi by the Orissa government has reinforced the tag of soft state often used against India.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CM’s Threat to NHAI
AS reported in the newspapers, the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr Digambar Kamat is reported to have threatened the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) with withdrawal of  support to the project of widening the national highway in Goa. Of course, the Goa government may have the power to support or to not support the National Highways Authority of India.

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Road Blocks to Indo-Pak Dialogue

BY INDER MALHOTRA
OBVIOUSLY because of the overwhelming attention on the tremendous and tumultuous events in West Asia and North Africa, India’s decision to resume the dialogue with Pakistan hasn’t drawn the attention it deserves.

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Unaided School Fees

THE long-drawn fight between parents and managements of the state’s unaided schools, which charge exorbitant fees, came to the fore following an order of the deputy director of education,

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For Public Consumption

The statement of Maharashtra police chief, Mr D Sivanandhan that the crackdown on the oil mafia in the state consequent on the killing of Malegaon Additional Collector was launched to satisfy the media is a moment of truth.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Lack of Urdu Teachers
WHENEVER the education department advertises vacancies for Urdu teachers in the state, there are no teachers to fill in the vacancies as most Urdu teachers do not have 15 years domicile in Goa.

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The UPA is Floundering

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

JUST as the United Progressive Alliance government seems set to concede the Opposition demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the 2G-telecom spectrum scam, another scandal has broken out, involving the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and a private company, Devas Multimedia.

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