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Internal Bickering In Goa Congress

WHILE Assembly elections are not far away the Congress is enmeshed in internal bickering that could prove costly. On one side are younger Congressmen and on the other older ones. The younger lot wants the veterans to hang their boots, but the latter are refusing to retire.

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Use Technology For Traffic Discipline

THE state transport department started issuing smart card driving licences almost a decade ago but surprisingly it has not been able to provide the traffic cell smart card readers that could read those smart cards to know the holder’s track record: traffic offences and penalties paid, if any. 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Facilities and Services of Mall de Goa With the brilliant concept of shopping for a wide range of products under one roof attracting people, the country is seeing a proliferation of malls and shopping arcades across the country. Some of the big names have become a brand by themselves drawing teeming crowds, some of them thronging the place purely for …

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KYC: Police Should Probe Bank Officials

Despite a number of facilities available to verify the addresses of customers, public and private banks do not carry out the KYC (Know Your Customer) process rigorously. The failure helps criminals to get away.

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A Clear Case Of Predatory Centrism

The setting aside of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand by a two-member bench of the Uttarakhand High Court is yet another reminder to political parties not to misuse Article 356 when they are in power at the Centre to dismiss state ministries composed by parties in the opposition.

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How Best To Administer GMC

The government decision to appoint an IAS officer as GMC administrator comes in the wake of widespread criticism of the functioning of the GMC. The administrator is expected to establish better coordination between GMC and health ministry.

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Making Quality Greens Available, And Cheap

The Goa State Horticulture Development Corporation (GSHDC) plans to set up air-conditioned supermarkets to sell vegetables, fruits and other farm produce at Panaji, Mapusa, Margao, Vasco, Ponda and Curchorem. These will be the first of their kind in the state. The first supermarket is to come up at Altinho in Panaji in about three months’ time. The supermarkets will sell …

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A State Waiting For A Lokayukta

Are we really going to have a Lokayukta in Goa at last? Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar promised on Sunday the state would have one by the end of April. He said he was in discussion with Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court D H Waghela and Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane regarding the appointment. He won’t disclose the name …

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A Rescue System for Ferryboat Commuters

Commuters on a ferryboat plying between Chorao and Pomburpa had a harrowing experience for nearly three hours last Thursday as its engine failed after it got entangled in a stray rope, causing the vessel to drift. No rescue team came for three hours.

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Traffic Signals Top Priority for Goa

Taking note of 25 per cent increase in road accidents in the year 2015 as compared to the year before, Transport Minister Ramkrishna Dhavlikar says the solution lies in widening of roads – national highways, state highways and other roads (including major district roads).

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