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Keep Surroundings Clean To Keep Viruses Away

Goa has been able to contain malaria to a large extent, but the rising number of dengue cases is causing concern among people. The state has recorded around 100 cases of dengue since January this year and the number is likely to go up.

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UK Must Rethink Student Visa Rules

THE UK government has made changes, applicable from July 6, to its student visa rules which are discriminatory to students from India applying for admissions in UK universities. Student visas have been granted by the UK government so far under what it calls ‘Tier 4 Visa’ category.

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Fast Tracking Making Of A Tiger Reserve

INDIA is conducting the world’s largest wildlife census in terms of coverage, intensity of sampling and quantum to estimate wildlife population. The state forest department appears to have adopted a lethargic approach to contributing to the national effort in the final stage. It has not yet submitted the memory cards holding photo evidence of the presence of wild animals including …

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Ways To Check Vehicle Population Explosion

GOA’S vehicle population is now almost equal to its human population. Soon there would be one vehicle per person. The state has witnessed a vehicle population explosion in the past three decades. According to the transport department, on an average 200 new vehicles are registered every day in the state, of which around 160 are two-wheelers. The number rises by …

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High Drug Tolerance Of Goa Police

IN what was the biggest seizure of drugs in the state, the officials of the government of India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) found over 50 kg of Ketamine, known as date rape drug, in a raid conducted on a factory at the Pissurlem Industrial Estate in Sattari. Three foreigners have been detained for their alleged involvement. There is no …

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Sacrificing Public Interest To Satisfy Private Interest

DISAPPOINTED by the slow pace of National Highways (NH) projects in the state, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said the projects facing unwarranted opposition should be cancelled rather than altered to suit the interests of opponents. Goa has a history of opposition to every major project of the government. The strong words from Gadkari are …

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Monsoon Is Here, So Are Problems

THE monsoon has arrived to give relief from the heat, but that is more than offset by the problems it creates owing to the unpreparedness of the government and civic bodies. The Indian Metrological Department has forecast heavy rains to continue till Thursday. Though the government and civic bodies had claimed that all pre-monsoon works had been completed their claims …

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Rising Graph Of Crimes Committed By Foreigners

The Goa police arrested 422 foreigners for their involvement in criminal activities over the last four and half years. A staggering 71 per cent of those arrested have been found to be involved in drug trade or other heinous criminal cases.

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Goans Must Work To Reduce Air Pollution

The analysis of air quality index values compiled by the Goa State Pollution Control Board for 2017-18 has revealed that the air quality has been worsening in the cities and towns. The study found Vasco continuing to be the most polluted city in the state, followed by Ponda, Panaji, Mapusa and Margao. The study attributed the deterioration of the air …

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