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Taming Wild Drivers

Goa must enforce high penalty regime to save human lives on roads Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that his government will consider implementing the newly amended Motor Vehicles Act providing for heavy penalties for violations only after carrying out a ‘comparative study.’ This is an indication that the high penalties–which the ministry of road transport decided to impose in …

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Interrupted Power Supply

Regular power to Goa, but distribution within state is far from being regular THE ongoing Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations in the state have been marred by frequent power outages ranging from a few minutes to several hours. The problem of power failures is not only afflicting the areas which are supplied power through overhead conductors but also the areas where people …

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Reanimating PSU Banks

Merger alone would not make PSU banks start running again TIME will tell if the decision of the central government, announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week, to merge 12 banks to form four entities will bear the fruits they expect it to. The problems facing the banks under question in particular and the public sector banks in …

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Deterrence To Drivers

Traffic discipline not possible without omnipresence of road law enforcers The enforcement of a higher penalty regime for traffic violations across the country is expected to be a greater deterrent to violators. The Goa transport department is going to enforce the regime from next week after Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations are over. The new regime flows from amendments to the Motor …

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ODF On Paper

Goa govt must build individual and community toilets by Oct 2 Even though reports from various parts of the state suggest that not all households that were supposed to get a toilet have got one, the state government claimed that Goa had achieved the distinction of being Open Defecation Free (ODF) on August 31. The declaration followed a direction from …

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IIT Finds A Home

Campus to trigger unending chain of businesses in backward Sattari The Indian Institute of Technology-Goa, which was declared unacceptable at two places, has at last found a home in the Guleli panchayat of the Sattari taluka. The state government has decided to give it 10 lakh square metre of land that belonged to the revenue department. The government has conveyed …

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Right Site For Casinos

Casinos are here to stay, the question is to find a proper location for them Every government and every politician has talked of moving the floating casinos out of the River Mandovi but they have failed to do it. Licences for casinos have been renewed every time by the government. Yet another deadline for taking the casinos away from the …

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A Self-Destructive Idea

VC’s proposal of having Chief Minister as pro-chancellor will harm GU The proposal made by Vice Chancellor Varun Sahni to appoint Chief Minister as ‘pro-chancellor’ of Goa University has been severely criticized by educationists and academicians who have said that the idea was odd and impractical. Actually many were bemused when Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed the state Assembly in …

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Congestion On Roads

Drives against abandoned vehicles should not be limited to Panaji alone The North Goa district and Panaji city authorities are expected to remove the vehicles that have been abandoned on various roads in Panaji by their owners in the near future. The traffic police have identified 281 parked or abandoned vehicles that have been rotting along the roads of the …

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