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Skutnabb-Kangas on Linguistic Rights


THERE is nothing new in any highly-urbanised society when demands are made for changing medium of instruction to a foreign language. Goa can ill-afford the monolingual model. Ghanian linguist Ansre wrote, "Linguistic imperialism has a subtle way of warping the minds, attitudes and aspirations of even the most noble in a society and of preventing him from appreciating and realising the full potentialities of indigenous languages.

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Ethics of Intervention

IF one is looking for sharp contrasts in the current season of uprising in the Arab World, Egypt and Libya spring out as worthy examples. In Egypt, citizens braved the hot sun for hours, standing in long queues to cast their vote in a referendum on constitutional reforms.

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The Onion Scam

THE joint meeting called by the Agriculture Minister, Mr Vishwajeet Rane to inquire into the alleged fraud in the Goa State Horticulture Corporation is not the right way of going about the issue. The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar had in the Assembly made allegations of fraud over purchase of vegetables from Belgaum.

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Save the Trees

IT is understood that around 100-odd trees growing on the land that is sought to be acquired for extension of the garbage dump at Sonsoddo will be cut. It is a pity that when the need of the hour is to preserve the greenery around us, these trees will have to face the axe.

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Migrants: Loved and Reviled

Not all Goans are troubled by the influx of migrants. Those who have rooms or huts to rent see them as a source of income. They even help them get ration cards, which is one step away from being recognised as a voter. But there are others who are worried about the demographic change a large number of migrants can bring to a village. GLENN COSTA tours Navelim to find out if concerns raised at the last gram sabha, about the increasing number of migrants, are real or imaginary.


MARGAO: Goans, a chameleon-like breed, have been migratory birds for centuries with the first ones migrating from its shores hundreds of years ago. Be it to Africa or the Arab countries - ‘Gulf’ as it is locally known – or to Europe, Goans adapt and take to the culture of the adopted state like a duck takes to water.

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Tall on promises, Short on delivery

by Roque Dias | NT

RAIA: When the former prime minister, late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru visited the state in 1964, as a token of love, he and the then President of India passed a special notification for Goa in the interest of the tribes.

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Black belt degrees for Honda karatekas

VALPOI: Four karatekas from Honda Sattari were awarded black belt degrees by karate Grandmaster S Srinivasan (10th degree black belt) from Hyderabad after they successfully passed the shotokai karate black belt examination conducted at Shiroda recently.

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Sarvodaya hand Mech Vac innings defeat

PANAJI: The Dempo Cricket Club-Goa Sports Academy (GSA) three-day GPL cricket tie ended in a draw at Bandodkar grounds, Saturday, with Dempo gaining 3 points by virtue of their first innings lead. GSA had to settle for 1 point.

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Saviour win inter-school volleyball

PANAJI: Saviour of the World High School, Loutolim defeated Lokmanya Tilak Vidhyalaya, Kavale 26-24, 28-26 to emerge champions in the invitational inter-school girls volleyball tournament organised by Kreeda Bharati, Goa in association with Sport Excel at Ponda Municipal ground, Ponda recently.

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Around 10% of Princess cut

PANAJI: The work on cutting and removal of the River Princess was being carried out on a war footing ever since it began on Monday and the staff of Arihant Ship Breakers, the firm that bagged the contract, has so far cut around 10 per cent of the ship and around 60 per cent of the vessel was expected to be cut before monsoon.

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