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Private Players’ Phoney Public Services

D C PATHAK IN a liberal democracy the state favours the idea of both public and private sectors running their businesses in a healthy competition for the good of the people. Growth requires investments from private players in areas like infrastructure, health, power, communications and banking and it is the duty of the government to provide the right ‘external environ’ …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Living With Hypertension HYPERTENSION is not a word which instils fear in the minds of the patient because the common myth is “consume a few tablets prescribed by the physician and control high blood pressure”.    There is much more to hypertension or high blood pressure than the oft-held belief about blood pressure. The World Hypertension League dedicates the World Hypertension …

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Mandate 2019: Gauging Direction Of Wind

JAGDISH RATTANANI RUCHIR Sharma, the head of emerging markets and chief global strategist for Morgan Stanley Investment Management, is right when he says only the foolhardy might wish to predict this election. So divided is the nation that data and analyses, complex at the best of times, can be very misleading in 2019. One may instead safely say that after …

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Slow Public Service

Poor technology and inadequate manpower come in the way The state government’s efforts to provide time-bound services to citizens under the Public Services Act have taken a beating in the Salcete taluka owing to poor internet connectivity, shortage of computers, printers, scanners and manpower. The talathis of the taluka, who have the responsibility of completing the process for facilitating issue …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Security At All Locations It is understood that the feast of Our Lady of Miracles at St Jerome church in Mapusa was celebrated with heavy security arrangement.

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Light Of Love In A Bitter Poll Season

By Jagdish Rattanani There should be no hesitation in condemning the remarks against the slain former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, even though these were in the thick of an election campaign.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

MPs Need Good Oratory Skills MAY 12 Lok Sabha poll-day is all set to witness high-octane contests. One among them is the East Delhi seat where BJP’s Gautam Gambhir is taking on Atishi Marlena of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).  

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BJP Giving Mamata A Tough Time

Amulya Ganguli MAMATA Banerjee’s prime ministerial ambitions may have been severely jolted by the violence during the West Bengal elections which has recalled, according to a polling officer, what used to happen in Bihar a decade or so ago.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Put Traffic Signals On Track IN the last few years, there  has been a phenomenal rise in vehicular population  in Goa, forcing the government to widen the roads  or lay new ones.

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Rahul Isn’t Playing His Cards Well

AMULYA GANGULI ALTHOUGH the latest poll surveys suggest that the Bharatiya Janata Party  may not be able to get a majority of its own in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, the leaders of the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance), which has not been formed except in bits and pieces, are bound to regret their lost opportunity.

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