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Lingering Questions

Things EC must do to help Voters make informed choice LESS number of Goans came out to vote on Tuesday. About 74.65  per cent of 11.35 lakh voters cast their franchise for the Lok Sabha seats of North Goa and South Goa. The voting percentage was about 2 per cent lower than that recorded in 2014. Even in the by-polls …

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Combating Hatred

All-out efforts must be made To end religious conflicts In what appears to be highly coordinated attacks terrorists bombed three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, targeting Christians attending Easter mass and hotels hosting foreigners that has sent the world in shock. Nearly 300 people, including six Indians visiting the island nation, are reported to have been …

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Residents of two Goa villages Show the power of boycott

Following the assurance that connecting roads to their villages will be built, the residents of Marle-Tirval in Canacona and Ansulem in Poriem have agreed to come to the polling booths on April 23 to elect their representatives to the Lok Sabha.

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Safe Fish On Table

IN an effort to woo voters the Congress has released a state-specific manifesto promising, among other things, to provide Goans formalin-free fish with the help of central government agencies. This is a promise no other political party has made.

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Candidates’ Affidavits

AN analysis of the affidavits filed by the candidates contesting the elections to the two Lok Sabha seats and the by-elections to the three Assembly constituencies in the state has revealed that 6 out of 28 have grave criminal cases pending against them.

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Mayor Versus Potholes

All signs suggest Panaji is Turning into a foolish city THE mayor of Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Uday Madkaikar has made a very big promise: the capital’s roads will be rid of all potholes once the elections are over. It is a task the citizens of Panaji and visitors to the city have been hoping for years for …

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Our Hanuman-like ECI

FOLLOWING directions from the Supreme Court the Election Commission of India appears to have found its lost powers in curbing hate speeches and indecent language in the election campaign. The ECI acted against leaders of various political parties within hours of the Supreme Court directive.

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Party Of Opportunism

POLITICIANS love to justify their opportunism on the basis of the cardinal Machiavellian principle: “There are no permanent friends or enemies in politics.”

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Goa Stays Unclean

Civic bodies and panchayats not Keen on waste management The North Goa district administration has started proceedings against the Taleigao panchayat to recover the fine of Rs 25,000 imposed on them in March 2017 by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB). The panchayat was fined on GSPCB finding a case of burning of mixed waste at a dumpsite on …

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No Mining Roadmap

Goa expected a concrete Proposal from PM Modi In his Wednesday election speech at Panaji Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to Goans that his next government and the state government will try to “remove the obstacles” on the way of resumption of mining. He did not give any concrete proposal for mining resumption as the mining dependants observing a protest …

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