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BJP Must Fast Track Promise Fulfilment

THE recent statement by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar that it was impossible to get a special status for the state has disappointed many including his party men.  The BJP had made a promise to get special status for Goa; so the people would expect the party not to give up the cause abruptly. It is not yet clear how the …

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Giving A Fair Deal To Unorganised Workers

THE NDA has started schemes to provide social security to unorganised workers, including landless agricultural labourers. Some of the schemes such as for health insurance were also launched under different names by the UPA regime and have only been tweaked. It is the problems of implementing the schemes that have been found by governments difficult to overcome.

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How To Save Small Farmers

IN the past few weeks a few more farmers have committed suicide. Despite the loud breast-beating by political parties in government and out of it, small farmers are being driven to suicide. This raises a question mark on the future of small farmers as a class in India. The struggles of small farmers for survival are becoming more and more …

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Challenges Before Congress in Goa

THE elections to the state assembly might be more than a year away but the Congress has started exploring issues it could orchestrate to regain electoral support. However, the party has to tread with caution so that the issues do not boomerang on it. Making charges without substance against the BJP-led alliance would go in the ruling alliance’s favour. The …

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Music Is The Next Medicine

Yet another research study has strongly pointed to the positive role of music in pain and stress management in patients after surgery. The study, published in the British journal ‘Lancet’, found that although music does not hasten recovery or shorten the length of hospital stay, it works so well as a pain reliever that patients need fewer prescription painkillers to …

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Lessons for BJP From Bihar Verdict

The Bihar verdict is a massive endorsement by the electorate for the Nitish model of development. It is a recognition of his work for the past ten years which has brought the state out of deep pits. Despite severe odds of financial inadequacy and systemic inertia he has been able to give Bihar a growth rate more or at par …

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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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