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Why the Old Seek Shelter Outside Home

Provedoria has been utilizing less than one-thirds of the money collected through lotteries for the aged and elderly. Provedoria’s mission is to “provide relief to the poor and needy people like shelter or care and protection to the old, helpless and destitute persons and meeting expenditure education of the children sheltered in its centres to bring them up by providing …

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How Islamic State Helps Donald Trump

The killing of about 50 people in a lone gunman attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday was the largest mass shooting in the United States in recent history. The sheer scale of the killings suggests planning and a purpose behind it. US President Barack Obama has described it as an “act of terror” and Islamic State has …

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Weakening Hearts Of Goan Youth

With more and more youths being diagnosed and treated for heart-related diseases at the Goa Medical College Hospital, time has come for both people and government to start acting with determination to reverse the trend.

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A Free Run For Poachers

While poaching goes on throughout the year in Goa, it is more extensive during the monsoon and harvesting season. Recently the state forest department arrested a number of people for poaching frogs that come out of hibernation at the onset of rains. Though Goa is a small state it has a large area under forest in which different types of …

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United Against Terror Groups

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a “uniform action” against international terrorism at the joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday must find echoes not only in the United States but also in Europe.

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Poor Monitoring of Mid Day Meals

The mid day meal scheme in Goa still suffers from a number of infirmities. The self-help groups (SHGs) supplying food to schools are refusing to join the scheme to cook food in centralized kitchens. The central government provides special assistance to schools for the purpose. The SHGs cook food in homes or places where no safety standards are followed. More …

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Build an IT Habitat In My Backyard

In the background of the colossal lag in the IT sector Goa faces Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s declaration that in seven years the state can outshine the southern states that have excelled in the sector might sound like an empty rhetoric. The signboard of the Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat project at Dona Paula looked more like an epitaph to Goa’s …

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Options for Goans Registered in Lisbon

With Portuguese Consul General in Goa Rui Carvalho Baceira clarifying that anyone whose name is registered in the Central Registry of Lisbon is a Portuguese under his country’s laws the dreams of thousands of Goans who registered their birth with the Portuguese authorities while retaining Indian citizenship must have been shattered. These Goans were hoping to take advantage of the …

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Fostering a Vegetable Revolution in Goa

Vegetable prices have gone up 25 per cent in the state since April. Though vegetable prices increase in summer months routinely, the increase this year is more owing to short supply from Belgavi. The reason is traders from Delhi, Maharashtra and other parts of Karnataka are procuring vegetables from Belgavi, lifting the best vegetable produce paying higher prices, while traders …

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