Friday , 20 September 2019
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Murky SEZ Story

The order of the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court squashing and setting aside the land allotment to developers of seven designated Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the state has put the brakes, temporarily or not, on unplanned and mindless industrialisation. As of now the Goa Industrial Development Corporation has four months to make fresh allotments and if this is not done then the GIDC can take possession of the land.

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Staying connected

One can easily understand and even share in the euphoria of millions of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) spread across the globe on being granted voting rights last week.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

UN World’s Aids Day on December 1
THE world observes ‘UN World’s Aids Day’ on December 1. The UN Secretary General has called for three zeroes, namely zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths.

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Renationalisation in a Flat World-II

By Nandkumar Kamat

A SUPERB original and factual analysis of the society, culture, economy and politics in Goa after the Portuguese conquest in 1510 appears in Indo-Portuguese historian Professor Teotonio R de Souza’s ‘Medieval Goa’ first published in 1979 and then in its impressive second edition in 2009.

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Poised for a Leap

WITH the fourth unit of the Kaiga Atomic Power Station going critical India has become the sixth nation in the world to have 20 nuclear plants in operation. Kaiga-4 was built a few years ago but was unable to start production due to shortage of fuel.

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Best-Ever Show

INDIAN sportspersons put up the best-ever show at the Asian Games at Guangzhou, winning 14 gold, 17 silver and 33 bronze medals to power the nation to the sixth position. India’s highest position was fifth which it claimed five times so far.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Cleansing Goa of Mismanagement

The local press recently published news of a group of "inspired" individuals attempting to cleanse the statue of Dr T B Cunha by sprinkling some holy water on it.

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Bid to Stop the START Treaty

By INDER MALHOTRA

BUOYED by its impressive triumph in the recent mid-term elections, the Republican Party has decided to stymie almost everything President Barack Obama wants to achieve during the rest of the year as it has demonstrated during the lame-duck session of the outgoing Congress so.

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Community Policing

THE theft of ` 18 lakh worth of sacred items and cash from the Chandreshwar-Bhutnath temple in Quepem is a reminder that more needs to be done to protect houses of worship. On Tuesday night, thieves broke into the temple, ripped off the silver lining of the palanquin, stole two silver masks of Lord Chandreshwar and broke open two cash boxes, cupboards and a safe.

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Finally, Number Portability

INITIALLY resisted by mobile companies which wanted to lock in customers and preserve their turf, mobile number portability (MNP) has finally become a reality. The service was launched in Haryana as a pilot project on Thursday and is likely to be extended to the rest of the country by January 2011, provided operators are ready with their networks.

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