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A Better Future For Children Of Street

THE state government’s failure to form a child protection unit (CPU) for the past six years has resulted in no central funds for child care homes under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS). The Centre meets 75 per cent and the state 25 per cent of the expenditure on child care homes under ICPS. Though the state signed a memorandum …

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Bypassing Pakistan To Grow South Asia

AFTER India announced its decision not to attend the 19th SAARC Summit scheduled for November in Islamabad, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan too have withdrawn. The reason cited by all the four nations is the same: Pakistan is exporting terror. “Regional cooperation and terror don’t go together,” India said. Bangladesh said, “The growing interference in the internal affairs of Bangladesh by …

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India’s Slow-Acting Water Bomb

QUICK random surveys are pointing to a national anger over the terrorist attack on the Uri base in which 18 Indian soldiers died. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who ran a virile election campaign promising to avenge every attack with higher costs to the hostile neighbour,

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Introducing Transparency And Speed in Panchayats

THE state government has a Rs 3.5-crore plan to bring all the 190 panchayats under e-governance to speed up administration at the grassroots level. This entails computerizing for availability of data such as birth and death records, various certificates and taxes for action in real time.

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Baseless Apprehensions About Mobile Towers

While the state government has been mobilizing all resources to make the required infrastructure available for the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit scheduled for mid-October.in locations in South Goa,

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Ecologically Correct Share of Tourism Pie

Around 500 temporary seasonal shacks, huts, cottages and tents erected illegally in no-development zone in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2011 in private properties have been demolished in the last one year on the orders of the National Green Tribunal.

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Dhavlikar Playing For a Big Game

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader Ramakrishna Dhavlikar has claimed that over 20 sitting and former Goa legislators have expressed their desire to join his party. The MGP has only three members in the Assembly;

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How to Make Private Tuitions Affordable

In the first of its kind of action, the department of education ordered a private coaching centre in Caranzalem to refund to the parents of a pupil the fee charged in contravention of norms prescribed under provisions of the Goa Coaching Classes (Regulation) Act of 2001. Such an action was unheard of, though it is a common knowledge that coaching …

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Retaining Goans In Their Home Paradise

The Election Commission of India has decided to delete from the electoral rolls the names of the individuals who have renounced their Indian citizenship and opted for a foreign nationality by obtaining passport of another country, including Portuguese passport holders.

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