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No Racism Here, India Must Act

The Union home ministry and the UP government must take strong steps to reassure the African nationals living in Greater Noida that those who assaulted some of them causing them grievous injuries at Pari Chowk, a popular shopping area,

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A Sober View Of SC Liquor Ban

The Supreme Court, in its explicit order on ban on sale of liquor within 500 metres from national and state highways, dealt a stunning blow to those who were hoping for any sort of relaxation. The order included bars, restaurants and hotels, rejecting Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi’s interpretation. Saresh Lolikar, former advocate general of Goa, too had given similar advice …

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How To Change Work Culture In Govt Offices

Quite justifiably, the Goa Government Employees Association has resented ‘brief’ suspension of government employees found absent during duty hours. Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte recently visited the offices of the deputy collector, mamlatdar and block development officer at Mapusa and ordered suspension of 16 employees for two days for being late in reporting for duty or being absent. North Goa collector …

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Finalise RP 2021 Soon To Prevent Illegalities

TOWN and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai said the Regional Plan 2021, which has been in the making for over a decade, may not be finalized by year-end. Earlier Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had said in his budget speech that RP 2021 would be finalized by year-end. The two versions have perplexed people. Sardessai’s projection is based on his department’s …

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Making Drivers Follow Road Traffic Rules

MORE than 21,000 road accidents took place in the state between 2012 and 2016, averaging nearly 4,300 annually in which over 1,500 people died and 10,000 others were injured and public properties worth crores of rupees were damaged.

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Romeo Dies Again, On Streets Of UP

SHAKESPEARE must be tossing and turning in his grave in bewildered reaction to the second murder of his most famous young character Romeo by the UP police. The first time Romeo was murdered by the brutal social conscience unyielding to accept his love for Juliet. That happened in the play: now he is being lynched by squads of khaki-clad men …

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Human Lives Versus Highway Liquor Vends

CHIEF Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked his excise officials not to close down the bars and restaurants within 500 metres of the state and national highways from April 1, though his instruction is subject to Supreme Court ruling on the subject in the review petitions filed by several states. The state government is of opinion that the apex court order …

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Act Against Owners Of Abandoned Vehicles

HUNDREDS of abandoned, unserviceable, attached and confiscated vehicles occupy portions of roads and footpaths and open spaces in several places across Goa. In most places, the vehicles lie rotting in one place for years. The authorities do have power to stop this but they avoid using it. There are unserviceable government vehicles among them. Then there are private vehicles that …

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Do Not Play With Lives of Children

The latest case of mid-day meal food poisoning at the Government Primary and Secondary School at Alto-Betim has once again drawn attention to the unsafe quality of mid-day meal. Inquiry by the education department found that the meal (bhaji) supplied to the school was stale and substandard.

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Development In Goa Needs New Initiatives

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s budget for 2017-18 has made quite an effort to balance the demand of the state for higher resource mobilization and the demand of the citizens for bearable increase in state taxation. The government would have to find avenues to ensure that revenue generation grows without hurting the common man’s pocket. It remains to be seen how …

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