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Free Roads Of Stray Cattle Stray cattle menace has turned into a serious issue at various places in the state. Cattle are noticed all over the roads not only during daytime but even at night. The presence of cattle on roads can prove to be dangerous for motorists, who are likely to crash into the animals, especially at night due …

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Pollution And Ill-Health

DEBAPRIYA MUKHERJEE, KOLKATA The Lancet Commission reported that pollution is the world’s biggest environmental cause of poor health today, responsible for 9 million deaths a year and a large burden of non-communicable diseases, including respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological impairment. Actual death and suffering from various diseases may be higher because behaviour of many pollutants and their impacts are still not …

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Misuse Of Social Media Ahead of 2019 Polls

RAJDEEP SARDESAI Amit Shah is often credited as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, who has converted Indian elections from routine local fights into an all-out life and death ‘war.’ Little surprise then when Shah was quoted as having told a gathering of BJP social media activists in Pune that they must see themselves as ‘soldiers going into battle who …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

‘Formalin’ in Common Man’s Life The recent news of formalin in fish sent ripples of shock across our tiny state. We probably have been consuming the tainted fish for a long time now and it is only because of some brave officers that the truth came to light. Instead of commending the actions, a self-proclaimed guardian of ‘Goenkarponn’ was critical …

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Preventing Hazardous Gas Leaks

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA Hazardous gas leaks are not new to India. Iron and steel factory fire is known to cause major damage to lives and properties. A leading foreign steel mill rolling company in Tadipathri mandal of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh caught fire on July 12 claiming six lives and leaving more than five injured. The plant is said …

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Risks In Diluting Green Laws

MAYANK AGGARWAL It is the final leg of the current government’s tenure, which began in 2014. As the general elections loom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has gone into hyperactive mode over the past year, proposing a major overhaul of the country’s environmental laws that govern its forests, fragile coasts, precious wildlife and manage the toxic levels of air pollution. …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Quota in Wholesale Fish Market This is with reference to the news item ‘Churchill seeks quota for Goans at proposed fish market’ (NT July 17). It is shocking to learn that the upgraded wholesale fish market at Fatorda on the lines of Dubai, has no provisions for protecting the interests of Goans and that the business at the market is …

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Football World Cup 2018: Lessons To Be Learnt

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA World Cup football champion France rewrote the famous song ‘Ebony and Ivory’ in their own way – Ebony and Ivory live together in harmony side by side not only on my piano but also on a football ground. Indeed, France has shown that fraternité is the most essential thing for the success of a country. Antoine Griezmann, …

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Trump’s Trade War To Nowhere

JAGDISH RATTANANI & R K PATTNAIK We are on the edge of a full-fledged trade war. The US has raised tariffs, China is hitting back and businesses are watching anxiously as tensions rise and uncertainty grips the market. Amid this muscle-flexing comes a story from a place in Missouri, USA, called Butler County, where Trump won almost 80 per cent …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Repair Streetlights At Adpai Jetty Since July 11, streetlights along the Adpai jetty in Ponda taluka have been non-functional and pedestrians and travellers using this important jetty are being inconvenienced. Many people proceed for work at Verna, Vasco and the neighbouring areas via the Adpai ferry. Due to darkness during late evenings and night time, women in particular remain the …

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