Wednesday , 21 November 2018
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Commentary

Why Lands are Fallow

IT is encouraging to know that the Goa government has finally realised the need for bringing fallow land under cultivation to revitalise agriculture. But the worrying aspect of the move is to deny the tillers the right to land.

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Pawar and Prices

THE Agriculture Minister and NCP chief, Mr Sharad Pawar is not known to act on impulses. His request to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh to relieve him of some ministerial responsibilities–consumer affairs and food and public distribution–points to his uneasy relations with the Congress.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bandh Compensation Fund
BANDHS can be justified only if they are voluntary and non-violent. The recent bandh was neither. If the people were assured of safe and sure transport, very few would have remained indoors. Hence the bandh cannot be considered voluntary.

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Job-Seeking in Goa

A COUPLE of years back the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) had set a challenging task before the Goa government: revive the confidence of the investors for economic growth and sustainable employment through accelerated industrial development. The state has lost charm for investors in the past few years.

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Protectionist Rich World

THE good news is that the world economy will grow faster than expected this year and the global economic growth would be around 5 per cent. What is most significant is that Asia has emerged as the driver of this growth factor.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Use Existing Land for Kabrastan
THE Muslim community in Goa is constantly requesting the government for land for kabrastan. However, the Muslim community must also listen to the grievances of others. The other communities are reluctant to give the Muslims land since the Muslims don’t exhume the mortal remains of their dead.

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