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Realpolitik in Bihar

THE Swabhiman Rally of the Nitish Kumar-led political front comprising his party Janata Dal (United), the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress attracted huge numbers at and around Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Sunday, giving enough reasons for the BJP-led political front to think as it is banking almost entirely on the crowd pulling power of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for …

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Deterring Rash Drivers

IN an accident on National Highway 17 at Gaunsawaddo, Mapusa  on Sunday a critically ill patient, who was on his way to the Goa Medical College Hospital in an ambulance, died on the spot while six others including two other patients suffered injuries when a truck rammed into the ambulance.

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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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