Friday , 18 January 2019
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Goa’s Changing Identity
GOANS concerned about losing their identity and being reduced to a minority due to the burgeoning migrant population that is fast changing the demographic pattern and way of life in Goa, have one more reason to be worried about because of the indiscriminate and wanton move to rename Goa’s traditional ‘vaddos’ to ‘nagars’.

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Aviation: Erosion of Standards

BY T K KRISHNAMURTHY
THERE have been too many ‘near misses’ for comfort, and it is time that the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful Patel realises that aviation is serious business, and restores the professionalism that is slowly but firmly evaporating.

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Taming the Khap

FROM enforcing honour killings to forcing the Union government to amend the Hindu Marriage Act, the Khap Mahapanchayat of Haryana has been literally trying to force its Taliban-type justice. Khap panchayats have meted out cruel judgements on young couples marrying within their ‘gotra’ or lineage.

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Nobody’s Cause of Air Safety

The Union Civil Aviation Minister, Mr Praful Patel has offered to resign owning the moral responsibility for crash of the Dubai-Mangalore flight, Boeing 737-800 of the Air India on Saturday which overshot the runway at Mangalore airport, plunged into a ravine and burst into flames, claiming 158 lives.

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Giving the Poor Their Due

The food security atlas on rural Bihar prepared by the Institute for Human Development in cooperation with the World Food Programme has identified 12 districts of north-eastern Bihar as the most vulnerable “hotspots” in food security requiring intervention.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mindless Plunder
THE news that oceans may be devoid of fish in 40 years should be an eye-opener for all ‘fishitarians’ in general and Goans in specific. The situation that is going to come after 40 years is the result of greed of human beings who have been plundering Mother Earth to satisfy their need for more.

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BJP Finds Itself in Sorry State

By INDER MALHOTRA
SINCE almost everyone is busy writing the annual report card of the United Progress Alliance government in its second avatar–and no one is giving it more than a B grade–let me look at the state of the main Opposition party, the BJP, if only because a healthy democracy needs a strong and responsible Opposition.

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