Tuesday , 19 November 2019
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Unsafe Roads

ON Sunday, a 36-year-old woman was knocked down by a speeding car on the Miramar- Dona Paula road. She died before she reached the hospital. In December last year a 22-year-old youth was walking towards Honda in Sattari when he was struck by a two-wheeler rider.

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An Unrealised Dream

IF you have watched the movie, ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ you will remember Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara’s companion, Alberto Granado. The duo toured South America on a broken-down motorcycle in 1952 and the diaries they kept became the subject matter of the 2004 film.

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How Politicians Traumatised Panaji-II

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
I ALWAYS used to admire the big raintree–Samania saman touching the staircase of the apartment of my Biology teacher from Dhempe College, the late Malati Lad. She was married to well-known radio artist, the late Sitakant Lad. The Lad family was a cultural treasure of Panaji. And as we miss them, we also miss the beautiful raintree.

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Bargain in Chennai

DR Manmohan Singh’s cup of woe which was already filled to the brim has spilled with a pouring from Tamil Nadu. The DMK, which provides a wafer-thin majority for the UPA in the Lok Sabha with 18 MPs, has decided to quit.

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Waiting for Promises

IN another seven days, citizens of Panaji will go to the polls to elect their ward representatives who will collectively decide the future of the city. Every panel that aspires to rule the Corporation of the City of Panaji has launched its campaign with door-to-door visits.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Inefficient Passport Office
I APPLIED for a passport for my wife and myself in the month of August 2010. We received our passports in the month of October 2010. But my wife was issued a passport with a wrong date of birth.

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Democracy may Overcome Gaddafi

BY INDER MALHOTRA

IN the midst of region-wide mass upsurge in West Asia and North Africa for change–already successful in Tunisia and Egypt–attention is now focused on Libya whose tyrannical, ruthless and megalomaniac ruler, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has already turned it into an inferno.

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PM in Dock

What is legally wrong is not necessarily morally wrong," said Mr Abhishek Singhvi, spokesperson of the Congress party. He was essentially defending the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and the Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram after the Supreme Court quashed the appointment of Mr P J Thomas as Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

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Ray of Hope

News that the Goa Medical College is now equipped to undertake transplant of kidneys calls for popping the champagne bottle, even though the facility is still to receive the green signal from the appropriate authority to commence operations.

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