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Keeping Goans Safe

Foolproof virus check must for people arriving from other states People in Goa and other states are anxiously waiting for the measures the Centre would announce at the end of the third extension of lockdown on May 17. Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested a roadmap in his address to the nation on Tuesday. He had held a meeting with the …

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Finding A Cure

The sooner a cure or vaccine for coronavirus comes, the better With the coronavirus pandemic still largely unabated across the world, a race has begun among the governments of various nations, pharmaceutical companies and bio-medical scientists to develop a vaccine against it.  Nearly 42 lakh people have been afflicted by the coronavirus worldwide, including over 67,000 Indians. The pandemic has   …

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Tread With Care

Risks from poor surveillance and testing of large numbers coming from other parts The state government has approved a proposal of the management of several industrial units to facilitate return of around 5,000 of their employees from the neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The decision is bound to raise serious public concerns as the neighbouring districts of Maharashtra and …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Two Heartbreaking Tragedies In Lockdown Days It seems the day was not auspicious. If not then why such a heartbreaking two tragedies strike as India partially reopens after the 40 days lockdown? One side, in one of the deadliest accidents since the Bhopal tragedy of December 2, 1984, a gas leak at the LG Polymers India’s plant at Visakhapatanam killed …

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A National Shame

Why migrants want nothing but to return to their home The first of Shramik special trains requisitioned to ferry migrant workers in Goa left from the Thivim railway station on Friday for Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. The train is carrying about 1200 migrant workers who were allowed to board the train after they were screened by health officials and found …

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When Goa Depends On Migrants

Gaston Dias, Chinchinim Over a year and in recent months, so called migrants were a disgrace to most as negative write-ups were published in most new papers with pictures of migrants arriving by trains – buses in large numbers. I being an Indian (Goan) expatriate (so called migrant here in Goa and other states) have served the middle-east for over …

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The Real Threat

Goa must guard itself against influx of people from neighbouring states The green zone tag “earned” by the state for not reporting any coronavirus positive case in the past few weeks appears to be under threat with the road being prepared for influx of people from neighbouring states on the grounds of economic revival and easing of the lockdown norms. …

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Bitterness In Soul

Tough task to hold back migrants from going to their native places Fearing that unavailability of labourers owing to the departure of thousands of migrant workers could adversely affect the plans of economic revival in the state, the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has appealed to the state government to make efforts to hold them back from going. …

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A Lesson For Goa

Goa must evolve to depend less on other states for supplies The state government must positively consider the proposal of the Goa Barge Owners Association (GBOA) to transport food grains, vegetables and other commodities from the neighbouring states. Currently the supplies are coming by road. Hundreds of trucks are entering Goa daily with the supplies. Even if all of them …

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Modify Your Life

Goans must maintain their health consciousness and good habits The state government’s decision to open up maximum number of activities, which is aimed at kick-starting industry, commerce and transport and bringing life back to normal, has received a mixed response. In order to facilitate economic activities, the state has allowed resumption of transport services including KTC and private buses, taxis …

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