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Goa Needs A Separate All India Service Cadre

THE department of personnel and training (DoPT) of the Union government has increased the number of posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officials for Goa from 10 to 13.

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GMC Administration Must Shed Slowcoach Approach

Sheer negligence of its authorities nearly cost the Goa Medical College 26 postgraduate degree course seats. A month ago the Union ministry of health and family welfare offered upgradation of the PG diploma courses to degree courses.

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Time Running Out To Make Goa ODF

After having missed several deadlines to make Goa open defecation free (ODF) the government has started the process for selection of contractors to undertake construction of over 60,000 bio-toilets. The Goa Waste Management Corporation changed the specifications seven times in four and a half months for bid for installation of bio-toilets. The huge delay could cause Goa miss the bus …

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To Vasco People, Nitol Goem Mission A Farce

Coal pollution has been causing a host of problems – coats of coal dust on floors, furniture, clothes, cooking utensils and unseen consumption of coal dust in food – to the residents of Vasco without any respite to them.

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Heads Must Roll In Tourism Department

THE sooner Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar realises that its tourism department needs close monitoring to stop wasteful expenditure, favouritism and gross inefficiency the better. Nothing in tourism seems to be working that could be pleasing to the taxpayers. The department lacks a direction and focus on public interest. Tourist arrivals are declining. The Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) …

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Departments Must Value Human Life

Considering that drunken driving is one of the significant causes of road accidents, the decision of the North Goa district road safety council to ask the excise department not to renew licences of the bars, restaurants and liquor vending shops if their owners fail to display “Don’t drink and drive” signboards at their premises is quite reasonable. It will instill …

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Mandrem And Shiroda May Spring Surprises

The threat of silent undercutting by the party’s ex-MLAs notwithstanding, the central leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to ‘honour the word’ given to the two former Congress MLAs Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar when they switched over to the party to nominate them as party candidates for the expected bypolls in their respective constituencies, Mandrem and Shiroda. …

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No One To Represent Cumbharjua Voters

An MLA is the political leader people of a constituency go to when they have a common problem. With Pandurang Madkaikar, MLA undergoing treatment since he suffered a brain stroke early in June last year, people of Cumbharjua have expressed regret that they have no representative to take their grievances to for redressal. Worse, they rue that development in the …

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