Tuesday , 16 October 2018
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Commentary

A Raj on Paper

The incredible indifference of the people towards the recently held elections to the Zilla Panchayats in the state explicitly underlined that this institution was losing its relevance. Either in South Goa or in North Goa, peoples’ indifference was the matter of concern for the future of the Zilla Panchayats.

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Noose for Dalit Killers

A sessions court in Patna has sentenced to death 16 members of a landlords’ private army Ranavir Sena for leading a savage assault on Dalit community and carrying out a massacre in which 58 persons on the night of December 1, 1997, in Laxmanpur-Bathe in Bihar.

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Diversifying Tourism

The board of directors of Goa Tourism Development Corporation is determined to create world-class infrastructure for promoting hinterland, education, adventure and other tourism products at a cost of Rs 500 crore. For this it also intends to hire a consultant.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Garbage Menace in Margao
FOR long, the garbage generated in the South Goa Planning and Development Authority market complex is dumped in open spaces in nearby areas particularly in the precincts of District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum.

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India’s Food Security Challenge

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
THE reconstitution of the National Advisory Council under Ms Sonia Gandhi, announced by India’s United Progressive Alliance government, is good news. The original NAC died prematurely because Ms Gandhi quit it in 2006 over the office-of-profit controversy.

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An Uneasy Alliance

THE Afghanistan President, Mr Hamid Karzai has never been chummy with the US President, Mr Barack Obama. But the harsh words used by Mr Karzai against the West, accusing them of orchestrating electoral fraud to undermine his administration and run a ‘puppet’ regime has widened the chasm between the two leaders.

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Topmen in Dock

WHATEVER the political consideration, the Transport Minister, Mr Sudin Dhavalikar’s intiative with a letter to the Chief Minister calling for a thorough vigilance probe in the tender process of the High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) scam, is in public interest.

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