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Celebrities And Broomsticks

Eminent personalities lack a seriouscommitment to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan It is nearly five years since Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign. The country appears to have failed to achieve the desired results, except in a few places. The campaign was led by the Prime Minister himself. Top personalities in various walks of life were seen sweeping …

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Jewels Of Roads

No one cares about giving Goans pothole-free, risk-free roads The roads of Goa are full of potholes once again with the arrival of the monsoon. All roads in even normal times have craters, but they turn more troublesome, splashy and life threatening during the monsoon. The state government seems to have lost the capacity to keep the roads level, smooth, …

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Plastics Not Leaving

Goa government must wake up and act to make the state plastic-free The much-drummed plastic ban seems to be a goal nearly abandoned by the state government. Consignments of plastic bags below 50 microns are coming illegally without any check to Goa from other states and being sold and used by traders and shopkeepers. The ban on use of plastic …

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Jobs For Voters

A subordinate staff selection board must to end recruitment without merit Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has announced that the government would shortly start the process to fill 5,000-plus vacancies in departments and corporations. These posts have been approved by the administrative reforms department and inter-departmental committee of officers. Many of these posts have been lying vacant for more than two …

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Projects At Will

Chief Minister must intervene to stop unfair practices in tourism department Those at the helm of affairs in the tourism department seem to care not much for accountability and transparency. They have not put in place systems for due diligence in works tendered and executed. Cases have surfaced showing that the department is getting its works tendered and executed in …

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Gangs Of Goa

A committed police action plan alone can eliminate them and make life safe With Goans shuddering in fear in the wake of two gory incidents of inter-gang violence recently in and around Panaji the state police are contemplating to take extraordinary measures including using the National Security Act (NSA) to deter such crimes. There was a brutal attack with sharp-edged …

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Fish Still Not Safe

State health ministry’s indifference to health concerns of Goan consumers FRIDAY July 12 marked the first year of the triggering of health concerns with this newspaper’s expose on formalin found in fish brought from other states to Goa. Despite a string of promises the health department has failed to guarantee safe fish for Goans. The role of the health department …

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Congressification Of BJP

Admitting Congress MLAs en masse may prove good or bad for the BJP GOAN politicians’ addiction to Aya Ram, Gaya Ram brew seems incurable. Though they say they are there for public service, they are ready to bury their ideology any moment for personal power. Ministries and PSU chairs are what they run after. On Wednesday night ten Congress MLAs …

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India’s Water Crisis

Piped water supply to every household By 2024 could prove to be pipedream A severe water crisis looms large over India. The Niti Aayog has forecast that the country could be declared ‘water stressed’ by 2020. India will be among the countries where per capita availability of water is less than 1,000 cubic metres. Despite abundant water resources India is …

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This Is Not Goa

Crime is becoming brazen with swords and masks in the state Some recent incidents of violence by criminals have sent shudder down the spine of Goans. Is this Goa?- they ask. In and around Panaji two attacks using swords have taken place in less than a month. Last Sunday members of a gang chopped off the wrist of a youth …

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