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Joining Hands To Make Goa Plastic-Free

The state government has promised a total ban on plastic bags from May 2018. The ban is a part of the government’s plan to make the state garbage-free by December 19, 2018.

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Controlling The Biggest Epidemic Of Goa

CHIEF Minister Manohar Parrikar has promised to reduce the number of road accidents in Goa by half by the end of 2018. This seems to be a nearly impossible task.

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A Cause Of Jubilation And Anxiety For BJP

THE BJP winning Gujarat despite being in power for 22 years, successfully swimming against the heavy currents of anti-incumbency, is indeed an admirable feat. Voters usually do not give a party more than two terms, often only one, before they replace it with another. It has been true of most states like Gujarat that are known as bipolar because the …

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Skilling Of Goan Youth For Private Sector Jobs

Goan youth need to take note of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s observation that they are not keen in taking up employment in the private sector even though there are ample opportunities.

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EDMs: The Good, Bad And The Ugly

The organizers of the two EDM (electronic, dance and music) festivals – Sunburn and Supersonic – in the past owe the Goa government Rs 8.5 crore. Sunburn was held for nine years and Supersonic for three years in December to draw huge crowds over Christmas and New year; however, their organizers have failed to pay the money due to the …

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Restaurants Profit From GST Cuts, Not Customers

A survey of 150 restaurants by the state commercial tax department has revealed that only a few of them have decreased their prices after the GST was lowered by the Union government by 7 to 13 per cent. Most are refusing to revise their menu downward.

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Let Supreme Court Decide On Goa’s Rights To Rivers

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has declared the resolution of his government to go ahead with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Centre on the ‘nationalisation’ of the six rivers of the state.

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No Surplus Of Infrastructure For Building Mega Projects

TOWN and Country Planning Minister Vijay Sardessai has urged the people, particularly of Salcete taluka, “not to object to every developmental project” in their areas. People residing in various parts of the state have been opposing projects on one ground or another. Some of the projects had to be abandoned in advanced stages following opposition from the locals. Locals often …

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A Case Of Corporate Social Irresponsibility

The findings of the Goa State Pollution Control Board that South West Port Ltd (SWPL) of Jindal group had handled excess coal/coke at berths of Mormugao Port Trust harbour since 2012 in violation of the consent orders issued by the board have lent credence to the claims of the citizens of Vasco that they have been facing excessive air pollution …

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