Saturday , 17 November 2018


Paperless Governance

IF Goa moved a step forward to a paperless administration with the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat inaugurating the Citizens’ Facilitation Centre at Margao, the pilot project in e-governance on Independence Day, last year, the state took a decisive step to provide transparent governance on Thursday by formally commissioning Online Updation and Integrated Land Records System (OUILRS).

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Bengal for Change

FROM street fight to promise for change; from the vanquished in 2005 to a leader of the masses in 2010, the Trinamool Congress chief, Ms Mamata Banerjee has proved that she has developed all the political skills to beat the Left Front on its turn.

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A Fair Probe

EVEN after a month of the exposure of the police-drug peddler nexus and the arrest of some allegedly implicated police officers, the state government has not ordered a thorough probe into the racket.

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Banish Caste System

THAT honour killings are the norm only in North India no more holds good. It is a tragedy that this undesirable malady has visited South India as well. In Andhra Pradesh, a couple was murdered by six of the closest kin of the girl, who belonged to the high caste, for marrying a Dalit man.

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Dangers from Israel-S Africa N-Deal

AS the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference concludes in New York, the United States-led Western powers are focussing on West Asia, because they want Iran to freeze its nuclear activities. But inevitably, attention is riveted on Israel, the region’s sole nuclear weapons-state (NWS).

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Waiting for Performance

INCLUSIVE growth remains the thrust area for UPA-II, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh reassured the weaker sections of society on Tuesday. However, the past one year’s record of his government does not inspire great hope.

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Fishermen’s Concerns

OFFICIALLY the annual fishing ban in deep sea is to be implemented from June 15. But this year most of the Goan fishermen did not venture into the deep sea after May 19, the day the cyclone ‘Laila’ devastated the eastern coast.

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