Sunday , 21 April 2019
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Khariwada Under Siege

sixty-six illegal structures in Khariwada, Mormugao have been demolished and the fate of the remaining 297 hangs by a very thin thread. It would have been difficult to argue in favour of illegal structures if the rules were applied evenly to all. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Vernacular English

I QUITE agree with the views of Mr Densil Vas who in the letter, ‘Medium of Instruction’ (NT, March 31) has stated that the English spoken by those who had their primary school education in the vernacular is a literal translation of the vernacular "with no proper grammar, diction or accent".

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Lost in the Woods

NOTHING can be more embarrassing for the Civil Supplies Minister, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza than the expose of inefficiency in his department by the Mapusa MLA, Mr Francis D’Souza who pointed out that, if one were to go by the records kept by the department, then the population of Goa would be in the range of 16 lakh.

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Long Arm of the Law

In the end the long arm of the law catches up. A fast track court on Wednesday convicted actor Shiney Ahuja of raping his maid in 2009 and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment. For some one like Shiney, this is a long time and it will ruin his acting career beyond repair.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Goa Hamara Hai
THE goondagiri of Mumbai seems to have raised its ugly head in Goa. The incident occurred on Monday when MNS chief, Mr Raj Thackeray’s personal security guard assaulted a Goan truck driver and threatened him at gun point at Borim Bridge in south Goa.

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Twist in the Plot

THIS is a true story: A 35,000-square metre plot worth `2.5 crore at the Verna industrial estate was allotted to a person who put up only `1.5 lakh upfront. The apparent aim of this mysterious entrepreneur was to construct a warehouse costing `3.5 crore.

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