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Strict Vigil Can Ensure

Free and Fair Polls Assembly elections are here again but the ‘shopping spree’ by politicians for distribution as gifts to bribe voters is missing. The dealers of two-wheelers, sewing machines, electric and electronic goods and household goods are not expecting any ‘spike,’ though elections are just over two weeks away.

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Questions MGP-led Alliance Must Answer

The alliance of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Suraksha Manch and Shiv Sena has decided to fight 37 seats: MGP, 27, GSM 6 and Shiv Sena four. Surprisingly, the Goa Praja Party which had been a part of the group has been given no seat.

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Respect the Dignity Of Goan Youth

Goa has made rapid economic progress but failed to create enough employment opportunities for the thousands of youth that pass out of schools, colleges and industrial training institutes. The main reason is parties in power have failed to attract investments. Unemployed youth are forced to migrate to other states and overseas. The number of unemployed has almost doubled over the …

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No Aap Roadmap For Eradicating Corruption

The Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has vowed to send all the corrupt politicians of Goa to jail if his party is voted to power. This is not the first time a political party has promised to hang the robbers of public exchequer.

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How Politicians Can Regain Public Respect

Elections to the state Assembly will see intense campaigning by candidates, who will use every possible trick to beat their rivals. The practice of distributing freebies by candidates in exchange for votes has been old in Goa. So is the practice of cash bribes and other unethical means.

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Bringing Back Farmers To Fields

IN times when farming households are giving up agriculture as they find it un-remunerative, the Calangute panchayat has started a scheme to encourage farmers to go back to their roots. Calangute has witnessed rapid and haphazard development along the coast over the past four decades. Seeing better gains in converting land to settlement, many farmers in the area gave away …

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Battle For Mhadei Is Not Yet Over

THE Supreme Court has rejected Karnataka’s special leave petition seeking its intervention on the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal order disallowing the state to divert 7.56 thousand million cubic feet of water from the Mhadei basin to the Malaprabha reservoir. Karnataka would have to go back to the tribunal to seek relief. Though Karnataka brought to the notice of the Supreme …

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How Candidates Make Themselves Winnable

THE Supreme Court judgement holding the practice of seeking votes in the name of religion, caste, creed or language as ‘corrupt’ came just before elections in five states, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Manipur were announced. Though India swears by equality and secularism, electoral battles have been fought mainly exploiting sentiments of caste, religion and language. In Goa too …

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