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Unkept Promises of Affordable Housing

Owning a house is a dream of every individual, but with land and apartment prices going higher and higher, Goans are finding it difficult to fulfill it. The need for housing is growing with the growth of families as people cannot accommodate themselves in their ancestral houses. Successive governments failed to fulfill their promise of making housing affordable. On the …

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Pakistan’s First Step To Counter Terror

The Pakistan government media regulator has imposed a ban on the airing of any news regarding the activities of Jamat-ud-Dawa(JuD), Lashkar-e-Toiba and other terror organisations to be aired on the television channels of the country.

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Dubai Is Second Home for Indians

Indians today are the most prolific foreign investors in real estate in Dubai. The second highest investment in the Dubai real estate comes from the United Kingdom. Indians today claim almost one-third of business investment in the UK; so it can be safely presumed that the investment flowing in the Dubai real estate from the UK also has strong Indian …

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Soldiers, Judge Before You Shoot

Excessive use of force by the Indian army has been one of the volatile issues in Jammu and Kashmir. Many of the allegations do not have substance as the use of force is done against elements who belong to militant groups and were indulging in violent actions against individuals and state and army targets with a deliberate purpose of causing …

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Roadblocks To Solid Waste Management

The state government’s initiatives to put an end to the longstanding problem of solid waste management by setting up two solid waste plants at Saligao-Calangute plateau and Cacora with imported German technology have run into opposition from locals, NGOs and the political parties even before they became operational.

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Sena’s Fireworks And BJP’s Choice

Political pundits explain the current exchange of pejoratives between the Shiv Sena and the BJP in Maharashtra as mere “posturing” before the municipal polls in the state. The pundits say the Sena has a big stake in the civic bodies as they give the party both local leaders and works and enough resources to cater to the electoral constituencies. There …

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Musharraf Proposes, Sharif Disposes

FORMER Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s admission that Pakistan created the Taliban to fight Soviets in Afghanistan in the late 1970s and 1980s and then supported and trained groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1990s to carry out militancy in Kashmir has ripped apart the façade Pakistani army and political leadership had for decades tried to maintain when badgered by charges …

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Regulating Seating On Private School Vehicles 

THE state transport department today started a drive to take penal action against auto vehicles that ferried many more children to school than their capacity would permit. The campaign is in compliance with the directive of the Bombay High Court which had admitted a suo motu petition on overcrowding of school buses.

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Work, Don’t Play Musical Chair

The municipal election results have come as a mixed bag for BJP that almost made it like a semi-final before the final in 2017. BJP-backed panels won majority in 6 councils – Mormugao, Mapusa, Pernem, Bicholim, Sanguem and Curochorem-Cacora – while Congress-backed panels won 3 – Margao, Valpoi and Quepem – with Cuncolim and Canacona ending in a tie. The …

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Chhota Rajan, Whose Nationalism Is Sham

FOR a while there was confusion whether the man the Indonesian police arrested at the Bali airport on Sunday was really the underworld don Chhota Rajan. The confusion perhaps arose more due to incredulity than a mix-up of his face with another criminal wanted by India nicknamed ‘Cyanide Mohan’  who had trapped 20 women in marriage and killed them by …

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