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Save Children From Drugs

Taking serious note of drugs being used by students, the state police have decided to write to managements of educational institutions to maintain constant vigilance. Last week, the police arrested two students of Goa Engineering College at Farmagudi for possessing ganja. A similar raid was conducted two years ago by a joint team of police, Narcotics Control Bureau and Food …

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Bust Masterminds Of Prostitution

CRIMINALS think before, and the police after: the maxim is being proven right in respect of the masterminds of prostitution rings in Goa who have been changing their modus operandi to remain beyond the reach of the hands of law.

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The MoI Thorn In BJP’s Flesh

THE medium of instruction issue has not gone away despite the government’s efforts to defuse controversy by maintaining status quo. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which had supported the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch, with RSS state chief Subhash Velingkar among its spearheads, in its fight on the issue with the previous Congress-led government,

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Finding Money For Development Projects

A number of state government projects are held up owing to acute financial crunch. Contractors doing several electricity and public works projects have stopped or slowed down work as the departments have failed to pay their bills.

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Internal Bickering In Goa Congress

WHILE Assembly elections are not far away the Congress is enmeshed in internal bickering that could prove costly. On one side are younger Congressmen and on the other older ones. The younger lot wants the veterans to hang their boots, but the latter are refusing to retire.

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Use Technology For Traffic Discipline

THE state transport department started issuing smart card driving licences almost a decade ago but surprisingly it has not been able to provide the traffic cell smart card readers that could read those smart cards to know the holder’s track record: traffic offences and penalties paid, if any. 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Facilities and Services of Mall de Goa With the brilliant concept of shopping for a wide range of products under one roof attracting people, the country is seeing a proliferation of malls and shopping arcades across the country. Some of the big names have become a brand by themselves drawing teeming crowds, some of them thronging the place purely for …

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A Clear Case Of Predatory Centrism

The setting aside of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand by a two-member bench of the Uttarakhand High Court is yet another reminder to political parties not to misuse Article 356 when they are in power at the Centre to dismiss state ministries composed by parties in the opposition.

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How Best To Administer GMC

The government decision to appoint an IAS officer as GMC administrator comes in the wake of widespread criticism of the functioning of the GMC. The administrator is expected to establish better coordination between GMC and health ministry.

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