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BCCI Old Guard Shown the Door

THE Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cannot now escape the tryst of reform. The Supreme Court has rejected the BCCI’s objections to the recommendations of the three-member panel headed by former chief justice of India R M Lodha. The bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice F M I Kalifulla has set a deadline of …

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BCCI Old Guard Shown the Door

THE Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cannot now escape the tryst of reform. The Supreme Court has rejected the BCCI’s objections to the recommendations of the three-member panel headed by former chief justice of India R M Lodha. The bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice F M I Kalifulla has set a deadline of …

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Fortifying Goa’s Case On Mhadei Dispute

WITH a view to fortifying its case before the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal, the state cabinet on Friday passed a resolution seeking declaration of eco-sensitive areas around wildlife sanctuaries. The term of the tribunal, which was set up in 2010 to judge the dispute between Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra over sharing of Mhadei waters, is ending in August this year. …

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Questions about Worth of Jyotirmay LED Bulbs

THERE are complaints from people that the free LED (light emitting diode) bulbs distributed to them by the government give poor light and are only good for bathrooms or passages. Goa’s electrical goods suppliers and retailers have questioned the quality of the LED bulbs distributed by the government, saying they emit light at low wattage.

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Unravelling the Tangle Of Medium of Instruction

Serious doubts have been raised about the relevance of the 17-member committee headed by director of higher education Bhaskar Naik set up by the state government to examine the issues relating to financial grant to 135 English medium primary schools. In the first place, it has made neither the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) nor the Forum for Rights of …

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Let Congress Debate Rane’s Alliance Idea

Even as the elections to the state Assembly draw near, the main opposition party, the Congress appears a divided house. While a small group favours an alliance with other parties, the party state president argues that alliance can be explored only after studying the situation in constituencies.

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Raise Mid-day Meal Quality with Rate

The All Goa Mid Day Meal Suppliers have threatened to stop supplying mid-day meals to schools if the directorate of education fails to increase the meal rates by July 15. Given the fact that pao now costs more the directorate should increase the rates as pao is a key component of the meal, unless the government decides to replace it …

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Betting on a New Site for Casinos

The state government, which has been searching for alternative site for relocating the offshore casinos from the Mandovi at Panaji, sees the Zuari site near Chicalim proposed by the Chowgules as the best site. However, the site should be acceptable to all stakeholders, including the casino operators, residents of nearby villages and environmentalists. Unlike the casinos’ location on the Mandovi, …

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LED Bulbs Alone Won’t Cheer Consumers

The government launched the Jyotirmay Scheme last Friday to distribute three LED (light emitting diode) bulbs to every power consumer in the state. LED bulbs are expected to reduce power consumption by 80 per cent. The saved energy can be supplied to commercial consumers.

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Education as Safeguard Against Elderly Abuse 

Tucked away in the inside columns of Goa’s newspapers was a report about the assault on a 78-year-old woman in Porvorim on Thursday allegedly by her two nephews, following which the accused were arrested by police.

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