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Judgement Day For Many Politicians Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has taken the nation by surprise it seems by invoking the Bible and Judgment Day for the punishment of the BJP for using illegal means to topple his government. Whether political parties and politicians believe in Apocalyptic punishment for sins committed is a moot question. Their present behaviour also …

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How Hormuz Tensions Would Impact Goa

Nandkumar M Kamat There is an Arab saying- “If All the World were a Golden Ring, Hormuz would be the Jewel in it”. Albuquerque wanted that jewel before he could capture the crown (Goa) in AD 1510. Goa had ancient maritime trade relations with Persian Gulf. A colony of Persian horse traders was located in sixth century at Chimbel. Millions …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Averting Building Collapse Tragedies Once again the careless attitude of the civic authorities in Mumbai has led to the collapse of a 100-year-old building claiming innocent lives. As always, it is time for passing the buck with non less than the Maharashtra Chief Minister assuring of an immediate inquiry and prompt action against the guilty. You can be rest assured …

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Goa’s Changing Political Equations

PACHU MENON, MARGAO It is said that politics makes strange bedfellows. Though it is not uncommon to have those having very little in common coming together to further their political interests, the tiny state of Goa affords an opportunity for those sidelined by the murky politics witnessed last week to join hands with what remains of the Congress party to …

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Gandhi, Tagore’s Thoughts On Modernity

ASEEM SHRIVASTAVA A year when the country celebrates the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary offers us a timely opportunity to consider his criticisms of modernity and juxtapose them with those of the other towering figure of his generation, Tagore. Also, fittingly, we are just weeks short of Tagore’s 78th death anniversary on August 7. Much is made nowadays of the differences …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Carry Out Post-occupancy Audit Of Buildings There is a law to restrict the limits of building constructions and all the concerned authorities are aware of the law. However, no authority is interested in carrying out post-occupancy audit of construction of buildings even after complaints have been filed. Many constructions undertaken are not carried out as per the approved plans. The …

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Teaching Lesson To Political Turncoats

JOSE MARIA MIRANDA, MARGAO There was nothing much shocking in the merger of the group of ten Congress MLAs into BJP. Since Liberation, Goans have been suffering from a crisis of character and integrity. Perhaps the courts will need to decide whether this monkey leap satisfies the provisions of the anti-defection law, as there has not been a split in …

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Time To Amend Anti-defection Law

RAJDEEP SARDESAI WE Goans are often unfairly lampooned as happy go lucky, alcohol swigging, siesta loving, and beach bums. I use the word ‘we’ cautiously since I truly haven’t spent enough time in Goa nor can I speak fluent Konkani. But my late father remains the only Goa cricketer to play for India, enough reason I guess for me to …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Need For Practical, Responsive Govt We are told that Modi 2.0 is brimming with ideas and setting fantastic targets for the people’s benefit. I beg to disagree and so do eminent industrialists like Adi Godrej among others who dare speak out. If the government keeps putting the cart before the horse, the people will keep suffering, especially the poor, uneducated …

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Congress Open To Leadership Challenge

Jayanta Ghosal The opposition’s role in democracy is always very important. Ruling party and opposition dialectics is the core strength of democracy. It keeps the balance of power in the system. The ruler becomes a dictator if the opposition is weak. From President Donald Trump to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, a new right-wing populism has emerged. It has also emerged in …

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