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Reducing Stray Dogs To Number Of Zero

With a view to achieving the ‘zero rabies death’ target as early as possible the Mission Rabies-Goa has decided to intensify surveillance and implement phase two of the mission.

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Angered By Empty Bags Of Promises

The state government’s decision to form a Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority (GPPDA) appears to have run into rough weather with almost all panchayats included in the new PDA opposing their inclusion.

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Problems In Giving Every House A Toilet

THE state government has set October 2, 2018 as the deadline to make Goa open defecation free (ODF). Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had recently said that to make Goa ODF the state would have to construct around 72,000 toilets, mostly in rural areas. The target to construct 72,000 toilets, though too optimistic, could have been achieved had the work on …

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Preventing Looming Mining Shutdown

ALL political parties share a common concern about mining facing another shutdown in Goa. A proposal to go and meet central ministers including the Prime Minister as an all-party delegation is also in the offing. Obviously the state government has not yet made up its mind on how to break the stalemate resulting from the Supreme Court judgement asking for …

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China Queers India’s Pitch In Sri Lanka

AMIT DASGUPTA   MY wife and I recently visited Sri Lanka on a holiday with friends. For both of us, it was the first visit after almost 15 years. At that time, the idyllic island country was caught up in a deadly civil war that claimed countless lives and devastated the economy.

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Beware Goa’s Taxi Owners, Government Ola Is Here

IF Goa’s taxi operators would not allow private app-based private taxi aggregator services such as Ola, the state government would give them a public sector Ola! The government will start an app-based service in order to regulate their business and check their arbitrariness. The state government is gearing itself up to roll out its app-based service. The service will be …

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An Answer To Goa’s Prophets Of Doom

THE statement of the chairman of the Airport Authority of India Guruprasad Mahapatra that there was enough demand for two airports to co-exist and grow in Goa should set at rest apprehensions about Mopa taking away business from Dabolim. His statement is based on actual data. Air traffic to and from Goa has been increasing by 15 per cent on …

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Goa Can Import Sand To Save Its Rivers

THE Union mines ministry has suggested that coastal states including Goa import sand from foreign countries to meet the local demand in order to reduce pressure on sand mining from the rivers.

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Do Not Bend Rules For Private Shacks

Private shack owners have landed into existential trouble by violating rules and misrepresenting facts to the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA). Therefore the prospects of immediate demolition of most private shacks are looming large. Private shack owners probably thought there would not be physical check of the shack areas and submitted wrong plans, as a result of which proper …

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