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IN Goa now a mobile tower cannot be set up without first obtaining a no objection certificate from the village panchayat. Earlier, NoCs were first given by the Goa State Pollution Board. The panchayat was approached later. Often panchayats raised objections.

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Making Govt Primary Schools Attractive

Misconceptions among parents about government primary schools have been keeping children away from them in the state, so much so that 20 of them closed down for lack of students. In the past, when the state was largely agrarian and people earned their modest livelihoods in the primary sector, the aspiration for education was there but latent. The poor did …

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Cleansing Of Indian Cricket

Like other trades and professions, cricket in India too required a direct scrutiny by the Supreme Court in order to spot its bad guys. The Supreme Court-appointed committee headed by former chief justice of India R M Lodha, which examined evidence relating to the IPL betting scam, ordered suspension of two teams, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, for two …

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To Amend Or Not To Amend Land Law

It is apparent that Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to achieve his purpose of resolving the outstanding issues relating to his proposed amendments to the land acquisition law (Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act) passed by the UPA in 2013 at his meeting with chief ministers at the NITI Aayog on Wednesday.

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End of the Ufa Illusion

Only four days ago at Ufa in Russia, Pakistan and India signed an agreement to remove impediments to speed up the trial of the accused in the Mumbai terror case. The joint briefing of prime ministers of the two countries had triggered a new hope. The foreign secretaries said both sides will discuss all outstanding issues.

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Dr Quacks Are Here, There, Everywhere

The continuing series of reports on quackery in this newspaper has brought to light that numerous men and women disguising themselves as “medically skilled” persons are deceiving people in every neighbourhood of Goa by promising and prescribing cure to diseases they are not qualified to do.

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Sailing For New Marina Sites

AS of now, the two marina projects in Goa, one proposed at Sancoale and another at Nauxi, are put on hold. Neither the industrial promotion agencies of the government, such as the Goa Investment Promotion Board, nor the regulatory agencies such as the Goa State Pollution Board and Biodiversity Board are going to make any move on the proposals until …

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This Adhinayak Is No George 

SOME controversies simply refuse to die down. And thanks to people like Kalyan Singh, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and now Rajasthan’s Governor.  Singh, who was chargesheeted by the CBI in the Babri Masjid case, has re-discovered a colonial element in the century-old national anthem.

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Suitable Parenting By Single Mother

Early this week the Supreme Court gave a landmark judgement that an unwed mother can be appointed as the sole legal guardian of her child without the consent of the father. The order by a bench led by Justice Vikramjit Sen goes beyond the Guardians and Wards Act and the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act which require that a notice …

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End Tyranny of Taxi Operators

TAXI operators in Goa have written their own laws for long. They have been operating contrary to the rules and regulations framed by the state government that members of other trades are made to conform to or pay penalties.

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