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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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No Swachhata, Only Stink

The government’s ambitious, much-hyped Swachh Bharat Mission is already going down the flush. At least an internal assessment by the Urban Development Ministry reveals the same. As many as 14 states and Union territories have not yet started construction of toilets.

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No Sense for Gains

South Goa panchayats have been dragging their feet in cashing in on ‘manna from heaven’, literally. Local self-governing bodies in Goa are known for yielding power and clout, but when it comes to benefitting from central funds it is a sad story indeed.

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Rein In Strays

IN Goa and in the rest of the country, the menace posed by stray animals is going out of hand. The problem has been compounded by religious beliefs and the lack of a proper waste management system.  In several states, cows are fed with reverence, which pushes up population of healthy stray cattle. 

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Daunting Stint for ‘Mr Fix It’

WITH his proven track record of changing the fortunes of India Tourism Development Corporation and Madhya Pradesh Tourism, ‘Mr Turnaround or Mr Fix It’, Ashwani Lohani will be the new chairman and managing director of state-run Air India Ltd for three years. His LinkedIn profile describes him as “a highly decorated officer who is also known as Mr Turnaround.”

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Thorny Hurriyat Issue May Botch Up Talks

Deadlock over Kashmir separatist leaders on Friday cast a cloud of uncertainty over the much-touted NSA-level talks after India and Pakistan engaged in strong exchanges but no side was ready to give up till early Saturday. Pakistan’s announcement late on Friday that separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani would meet its National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz on Monday before his …

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IT Gift from Goa

IT’s destination Goa, but for a very different reason. The new kids on the IT block, it seems, have come of (cutting) age. The silent revolution of Goa Electronics Limited has paid off and “Prisms”, a jail booking and management systems programme developed by GEL has been lapped up by Maharashtra and Karnataka and the software stands a good chance of being …

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AYUSH to Grow Medical Tourism

UNION Minister of State for Ayush Shripad Naik has presented Goa with a bouquet of four projects, including one AYUSH hospital each in North Goa and South Goa, a National Institute of Naturopathy and an All India Research Centre for Ayurveda.

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Onions Out of Reach

ONION prices have hit the roof after a surge in wholesale onion prices at Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, one of the biggest markets in Asia where prices hit an all-time high on August 13. Around 45% of the produce comes from Maharashtra and Karnataka.

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Brahma Stays Above Discord in Bangkok

The Thai authorities claimed on Wednesday to have zeroed in on the man who planted the powerful bomb inside the Erawan shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 people on Monday; they have his sketch now from the CCTV. The sketch shows a young man with Mongoloid features, which leaves his identity open to be a Thai or a foreigner from …

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