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Replace Electric Poles in Vasco
IN a span of just three days two electric poles along the Swatantra Path in Vasco, the main road of the Port Town, came crashing down. In the first instance a man who was working on the pole was injured.

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GU: Voyage of a Quarter Century-II

By Nandkumar Kamat

THE first vice chancellor of Goa University, historian Prof B Sheik Ali created a culture of novel initiatives. He wasn’t bogged down by protocols, formalities and red tapism. He knew that within the UGC’s framework the new state university was meant to fulfil the aspirations of Goa and Goans.

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Pakistani Double Speak

THE spectre of bonhomie between India and Pakistan following the meeting of the home ministers of the two countries appears to have fizzled out as a day after the meet the Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed India’s concern that enough was not being done by Pakistan in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks as "presumptuous" and expressed helpless over the inflammatory anti-India speeches made by the terrorists there.

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Deregulating Oil Products

APPARENTLY it may appear that the market forces prevailed on the government to take the first step towards reforming the oil sector by deregulating petro-product prices.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hike in Liquor Prices not the Answer

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WITH reference to the letter, ‘Hike in liquor prices’ by Mr S Kamat (NT, June 26), I wish to comment as follows.

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Nerul oust Ambelim

PANAJI: Nerul Sports Club overcame Ambelim Sports Club 8-6 via the tie-breaker to move into the second round of a high-scoring encounter of 39th Custodio memorial football tournament, at Raia grounds on Saturday. The teams were tied 4-4 at the end of regulation time.

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The Jobs-for-Cash Contagion

BY INDER MALHOTRA
EVEN in the midst of the current rage, recrimination, blame game and damage limitation over the “betrayal of Bhopal” there was at least one other news item that drew attention and indeed shook those who read and followed it.

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The Stability Quotient

APPARENTLY it appears that with Mr Vishwajeet Rane back in the Congress and prime mover of the G-7, Mr Atanasio Monserrate joining the Congress rank, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat is in an unenviable position and has a firm grip on the government.

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Shadow of Distrust

THE foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan entrusted with the task to bridge the trust deficit failed to evolve a comprehensive mechanism with Pakistan unwilling to concede any ground.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Incompetent Governance-I
DEMOCRACY means making the truth powerful and power truthful. But what we see is that every position of power has conspired to manipulate, suppress, disguise or bury the truth! We are witness to the IPL saga and Bhopal gas tragedy now playing out. In Goa too, the police personnel involved in the drugs nexus are out on bail.

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