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Congress Option: Cleanse or Perish

ALL India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijay Singh has declared that his party will fight all the 40 seats in the next Goa Assembly elections on its own. The question is: is the Congress party strong enough in all constituencies? Has the party been able to reinvent itself? The state Congress leadership claims to be making efforts to rebuild the …

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Unresolved Problems of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

THE Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, an excellent campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 to clean India’s cities and villages, has not achieved the desired success. The unresolved issues are going to come in the way of the campaign, which was inaugurated to coincide with Gandhi Jayanti, realizing its vision of Clean India by October 2, 2019, …

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Shedding Fears of Waste Treatment Plants

SUN, sea and sands – Goa’s idyllic image of being Nature’s paradise faces a serious threat of erosion with Panaji figuring out of the top 15 cleanest cities, until the government and civic bodies take steps urgently to put waste management in place. The city lost because it does not have a solid waste management plant to handle the waste …

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Before A Fire Breaks Out

A comprehensive campaign is required to build up fire safety in public and private buildings in Goa. A series of reports in this newspaper has exposed the total lack of fire safety in public buildings such as the Kala Academy, Museum and Shram Shakti Bhavan.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Pachauri Should Keep Off TERI THE appointment of Dr Rajendra K Pachauri as executive vice-chairman of the much respected The Energy and Research Institute is really unfortunate. The man has been embroiled in a sexual harassment  case,   which brings to the fore that justice delivery in India is multi-layered.

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Witch Hunt For Traitors

THE row at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is getting worse and worse.  It is time tempers cooled down. On Monday teachers and students of JNU supporting Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of the JNU Students Union who has been arrested on sedition charges,

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Regulating Private Coaching in State

Private coaching and tuition classes have become one of the highest profit making industries with very little capital investment. With parents of the middle classes, and even of the lower classes, desirous of getting their children into professional colleges, particularly medicine and engineering,

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No Compromise With Karnataka

On Thursday Goa in one voice once again vowed they would not buckle to the pressures and tactics of Karnataka and obtain a fair share of the Mhadei waters. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said Goa would not compromise on its opposition to construction of dams on the river upstream or diversion of water from the Mhadei basin to Mallaprabha and …

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No Fence For Goa Dairy

Goa Dairy first pressed the panic button and now it has pressed the veto button against the entry of Surat District Co-Operative Milk Producer’s Union Limited (SUMUL) in the state, threatening to pursue legal options to achieve its purpose.

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Deaf To The Discordant Notes

Arunachal Governor JP Rajkhowa’s shamelessly partisan decisions, primarily intended to replace the Congress government in the state with a government of a faction of the Congress backed by the BJP, have lost the sanctity he was seeking under the cover of constitutional propriety. A five-member Constitution bench of the Supreme Court has judged Rajkhowa’s decision to advance the state Assembly …

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