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A Better Deal For Farmers

A couple of hours before Congress president Sonia Gandhi joined Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad at the Swabhiman Rally in Patna on Sunday, the ripple effect of their mobilization was felt in New Delhi when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at his Mann ki Baat that his government would formally pull the plug on the amendments to the land acquisition …

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Goa’s Global Window

GOA’S very own World Trade Centre which was opened on Saturday will mark a new chapter in boosting trade and have better corporate connections with the rest of India and the world. There are around 200 IT companies in the state and their representatives have to travel frequently to other countries to maintain their network, get business and also set …

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Death Penalty No Deterrence

The Law Commission has recommended restricting death penalty only to terrorists. Last year, the Supreme Court had asked the Law Commission headed by retired justice A P Shah to give a report on death penalty. The Law Commission has said what human rights champions have been saying for ages:

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Making Panaji Smart

Out of three cities the state had proposed for Smart City, Panaji has made it to the first list of 98 cities. Margao and Vasco would have to wait. The government and Corporation of City of Panaji have a daunting task ahead to fulfill the requirements of a smart city as proposed by the Centre.

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How To Build A Strong Heart

The incidence of heart diseases among younger persons has been growing in Goa. This has been proven once again by the fact that 61 per cent of the 307 patients treated at the cardiology unit of the Goa Medical College Hospital with heart ailments during the past two months were in the age group of 22 to 60 years. Forty …

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BJP’s Patel Dilemma

The agitation by Patels in Gujarat for reservations in education and employment might have turned peaceful, but it cannot be wished away by the BJP government led by Anandiben Patel. The Patels have been mobilized in a large number by Hardik Patel, who though only 22-year-old, appears to be politically well connected, especially with some leaders of the RSS family.

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Onus on Karnataka

The burning of a KTC bus in Hubli might not have triggered a reaction in Goa, but if such incidents recur, it cannot be ruled out. As a neighbouring state, Karnataka has disagreements over Mhadei water sharing with Goa. It is a long-standing one between Goa and Karnataka.

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Not Caring Enough For Ex-Servicemen

The Modi government should be under no illusion that the agitation on the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme would ebb away. The agitation has united ex-servicemen across the country, because the issue has been pending for decades despite promises by successive governments.

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A Mouse in Laptop Given to Students

There is a popular advertisement slogan for a branded computer which says: “The Intel is inside.” For the Goa government scheme under which laptops are disbursed to higher secondary students, it can be said, “A racket is inside”. The laptops provided by the education department for higher secondary students have serious technical shortcomings: they are fitted with a below-par CPU. …

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Standing Up Against Big Cats on Mhadei

Karnataka has been playing unfair to Goa on the issue of distribution of Mhadei waters all along. Despite Goa’s opposition, it has been trying to build barrages across the Kalasa and the Bhanduri tributaries of the Mhadei river to divert 7.6 tmc (thousand million cubic)

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