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Making Land Acquisition Easier For Large Projects

FINALLY the state government has framed and notified the draft rules under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Act, asking the citizens to submit their suggestions within 15 days. It is deplorable that the government took more than five years to frame the draft rules.

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The Spectre Of No-Deal Brexit

 AMIT KAPOOR   AS the March 29 cut-off date for Britain’s exit from the European Union nears, there seems to be no consensus among its politicians on a withdrawal agreement.

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Making Up For Neglect Of GMC Authorities

The bad news is finally in: the Goa Medical College has been denied permission to convert postgraduate diploma seats to degree seats. On Thursday the Medical Council of India released the list of medical colleges that have been allowed to upgrade PG diploma courses to degree courses. Those colleges got it because they positively and quickly responded to the upgradation …

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World Forcing Pakistan To Dismantle Terror

Reason has prevailed over Pakistan and they have decided to release the Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman in their custody on Friday. A few hours before Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the pilot’s release US President Donald Trump opened his press conference in Hanoi with the words he had “some decent news” about India and Pakistan ending tension. …

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Motor Driving Schools Run Without Controls

It is good to note that the transport department has decided to enforce regulations for motor driving schools. The first-ever audit of motor driving schools, carried out by a private agency for the transport department, has revealed that the performance of 64 of them warranted closure for failing to meet the requirements. Of them, 20 schools were placed in the …

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A Painful Lesson To Those Who Harbour Terrorists

The attack by the Indian Air Force on the Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp at Balakot in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is in accordance with every country’s right to self-defence. The attack was both a revenge for the Pulwama terror attack, which killed 40 CRPF jawans, and a pre-emption of further terror attack which Jaish-e-Mohammed was planning. Twelve Mirage 2000 fighter jets dropped …

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Goa Must Awaken To Risks From Scrap Yards

Illegal scrap yards are becoming a major problem for villages and towns of Goa. On Sunday, the issue of illegal scrap yards agitated people at the Colvale gram sabha, forcing the panchayat to investigate how electricity connections were given to them. The Colvale villagers were more indignant as there was a fire at an illegal scrap yard recently. There is …

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Odds Rising Against BJP In Mandrem And Shiroda

Though at one point the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state seemed to be on a sure ground in Mandrem and Shiroda by admitting Congress MLAs Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar into its fold,

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Govt Should Reopen Goa Meat Complex

THOUGH they have got a favourable High Court verdict, Goa’s beef traders might have to wait for an indefinite period to get the Goa Meat Complex to slaughter cattle, thanks to bureaucracy. Though the meat complex plant is refurbished and ready,

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