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Supply and Demand For English in Schools

Less than 24 hours after Savio Lopes, secretary of the Forum for Rights of Children’s Education (FORCE) broke his indefinite fast, his friends started wondering what the eight days of his Gandhian satyagraha, blessed by Archbishop Filipe Neri Rodrigues and sympathized by MLAs of BJP camp from South Goa and Congress state president Luizinho Faleiro, had actually gained. Hasn’t the …

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Treat New Indians With Love and Care

It was another Indian tryst with destiny and it was in August, again. On the midnight of August 1, 2015, around 37,000 people who lived in 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh and 14,000 people who lived in 51 Bangladeshi enclaves in India got an opportunity to select their citizenship.

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Roadblocks in South

Why is South Goa, including Margao, the commercial capital of the state, plagued with incomplete projects? From de-silting of river Sal to completion of a new district hospital to de-congestion of the town – things are getting stuck in every case.

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Why No Money In Jan Dhan Accounts

Financial inclusion with the aim of bringing everybody into the banking system through the much-hyped Jan Dhan Yojana has turned out to be illusory in Goa. Despite being declared 100 per cent financially included the reality is different. 

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Celebration of Life

Finally good sense has prevailed. It was a massive victory for animal rights’ groups and British actress Joanna Lumley. The bloody mass sacrifice of animals at the grounds of Gadhimai temple, 70 km from Kathmandu, has come to an end.

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Stop Mixing Science With Mythology

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has signed an MoU with National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) for underwater explorations. The ASI has been driven to restart underwater explorations by the Union ministry of culture ostensibly pushed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to establish the ‘scientific credibility’ of the mythological Ram Sethu (India-Lanka bridge) built by Lord Rama and city …

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Cops Want Basics

It is rather sad to see a simple matter like providing food, water and basic amenities to police personnel posted at the Assembly during sessions reaching the Goa Human Rights Commission. The reason advanced by the government authorities is that there is no provision under rules for free food packets to police staff deployed for Assembly sessions as they are …

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The Last Man India Hanged

Indian justice would have definitely looked more mature and compassionate if Yakub Memon had served a sentence long enough to die in prison. Hanging amounts to murder for murder, and not by a person but by the State which in all other matters transcends narrow-mindedness. Yet it cannot be said that Yakub Memon was denied justice.

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A Country of One-Eyed Politicians

The sentencing of former Union minister of state and chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh P K Thungon to four-a-half-years of rigorous imprisonment does not suggest that if you are a politician and have indulged in corruption you would be caught some day.

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Shadows on Border

The terror attack across LoC at Gurdaspur in Punjab on Monday brought back the chilling memories of terrorism of the 1980s and 1990s in the state. Will Gurdaspur be repeated? Will terror groups open new fronts in Punjab? – these are fears working on people’s minds.

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