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A Party Out Of Tune

MGP needs to reinvent itself to attract youth to the party THE Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, the oldest political party in the state, has announced that it was going to modify its constitution for greater representation and participation of youth in the party affairs. The 55-year-old party is obviously feeling the alienation from the younger generation ageing brings. The party, which …

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Black Rage Over Rape

Police and judiciary must be equipped to fast track justice in rape cases All the four accused in the rape and murder of the Hyderabad veterinarian were shot dead by the Telangana police in the early hours of Friday while allegedly ‘trying to flee.’ The police action drew applause from sections of women, which was a reflection of their anger …

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Helping Sex Victims

One stop centre must start functioning at the earliest The ‘one stop centre’ to help women victims of sexual, domestic and other forms of violence will soon come up near the Goa Medical College at Bambolim. After some delay the department of women and child development is going to finally set up the centre with money from the Nirbhaya Fund. …

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Bleak Tourism Scene

Government and industry must partner to get more tourists Fears expressed by the tourism industry in the earlier months about possible fall in numbers of tourist arrivals even in the peak season appear to have come true. The occupancy in most hotels across the state is poorer than in the past. While 60 per cent of the hotels in North …

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Identifying Foreigners

Existing laws provide enough scope to identify foreigners Allegations of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan staying at Indira Nagar in Chimbel under the Old Goa police station were made at the gram sabha by a resident who lamented that the panchayat and the police had not taken any action to identify foreigners, though he had complained earlier about it …

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She Died A Martyr

Hyderabad female vet represented free spirit of all women of India The macabre rape and murder of the female veterinary doctor in Hyderabad has drawn familiar responses from the government, police and politicians since she lost her life at the young age of 25 for her guilt of just being born a girl. What dreams she must have dreamt of …

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Vijai Sardesai’s Daydream

He should mend his relationship with Congress for a maha alliance A day after the Maha Vikas Aghadi government comprising the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress took office in Maharashtra, Sena MP Sanjay Raut created a flutter by claiming that a similar alliance would be formed in Goa to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party government in …

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Return Of Farmers

Fallow fields in mining belt now produce vegetables FARMERS in the mining belt who had given up cultivation to make a living from mining are returning to the fields. It is largely attributed to the uncertainty of resumption of mining that has been shut down for a few years. The Goa State Horticulture Corporation (GSHC), which has been encouraging farmers …

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Politicians And Drugs

It helps nobody to pretend there is no drug problem in Anjuna ABOUT 200 cases were registered and over 200 persons arrested on charges of drug peddling by Goa’s law enforcement officials mostly in the coastal belt this year, yet former minister Dayanand Mandrekar says “there are no drugs in Anjuna.” Mandrekar, who earlier represented Siolim, of which Anjuna is …

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Return Of Vibhishana

Things not going right for BJP in Maharashtra THE high political drama that began in Maharashtra early morning last Saturday with the swearing in of Devendra Fadnavis as the Chief Minister for the second term ended on Tuesday afternoon with his resignation. His resignation came as a huge embarrassment for the BJP top leadership, which has effectively come to mean …

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