Tuesday , 19 November 2019
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New Power Equations

The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s  gamble in Parliament to push through his nuclear ambition for the country is finally yielding fruit with the French now poised to construct at least six European Pressurized Reactors (EPR) to produce 10,000 MW of power.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Sidewalls Needed
THE road over the nullah near the State Bank of Mysore Holiday Home at Caranzalem is without side walls and the possibility of a person falling into the nullah cannot be ignored.

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Journalists in Lobbyist’s Loop

BY INDRANIL BANERJEA
MEDIA “stars” named in the Radia tapes were all on television in Spanish inquisition programmes to defend themselves.
Unfortunately, the ruse did not work as all covered themselves with more dirt, and were unable to explain why they were allowing a corporate lobbyist to instruct and direct them as to not only who they should call, but what they should write.

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Follow the Haryana Model

THERE are good enough hints that the Goa government might follow the Haryana model for determining compensation to families whose land is acquired for private or public projects, displacing them from their home and livelihood properties such as agricultural fields. Opposition to land acquisition in the state has become very common, involving almost all private or public projects.

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No Premature Statement

THE Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mr Omar Abdullah has made a statement that his government was working for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Overcharging by Sulabh Attendant
THIS happened on a recent field-cum-fun trip visit to Colva beach on December 4, organised for students of Std VI of Sharada Mandir School. The person in-charge of the Sulabh toilets at the beach not only demanded Rs 5 for the use of the urinals but also behaved very rudely with us.

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Renationalisation in a Flat World-III

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

IT is a myth that the Portuguese had a civilising influence in Goa. Civilisation is not just material wealth, monuments, architecture, drinks and dress. Were the people of Goa living in the dark ages before the Portuguese conquest?

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Combating Juvenile Delinquency

THERE is a growing concern among state’s police officers over the rise in juvenile delinquency. There cannot be two opinions about it. One of the reasons the police officers feel is contributing to the problem is the ‘leniency’ with which juvenile delinquents are treated under the existing system.

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A Growing List

FRANCE has joined a growing list of important nations backing India’s case for membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The Hillary Clinton unofficial message about India overdoing its self-promotion for UNSC seat revealed on WikiLeaks website notwithstanding, the US is most likely going to support it.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

An Enlightened Citizenry

GOA is undergoing a critical phase of development. Since Goa has been blessed with intellectuals and visionaries, our development must be the paradigm which we all envision. Our politicians and religious leaders must try to faithfully lead us.

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