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Goa Must Awaken To Risks From Scrap Yards

Illegal scrap yards are becoming a major problem for villages and towns of Goa. On Sunday, the issue of illegal scrap yards agitated people at the Colvale gram sabha, forcing the panchayat to investigate how electricity connections were given to them. The Colvale villagers were more indignant as there was a fire at an illegal scrap yard recently. There is …

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Odds Rising Against BJP In Mandrem And Shiroda

Though at one point the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state seemed to be on a sure ground in Mandrem and Shiroda by admitting Congress MLAs Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar into its fold,

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Govt Should Reopen Goa Meat Complex

THOUGH they have got a favourable High Court verdict, Goa’s beef traders might have to wait for an indefinite period to get the Goa Meat Complex to slaughter cattle, thanks to bureaucracy. Though the meat complex plant is refurbished and ready,

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Goa Needs A Separate All India Service Cadre

THE department of personnel and training (DoPT) of the Union government has increased the number of posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officials for Goa from 10 to 13.

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GMC Administration Must Shed Slowcoach Approach

Sheer negligence of its authorities nearly cost the Goa Medical College 26 postgraduate degree course seats. A month ago the Union ministry of health and family welfare offered upgradation of the PG diploma courses to degree courses.

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Time Running Out To Make Goa ODF

After having missed several deadlines to make Goa open defecation free (ODF) the government has started the process for selection of contractors to undertake construction of over 60,000 bio-toilets. The Goa Waste Management Corporation changed the specifications seven times in four and a half months for bid for installation of bio-toilets. The huge delay could cause Goa miss the bus …

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To Vasco People, Nitol Goem Mission A Farce

Coal pollution has been causing a host of problems – coats of coal dust on floors, furniture, clothes, cooking utensils and unseen consumption of coal dust in food – to the residents of Vasco without any respite to them.

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Heads Must Roll In Tourism Department

THE sooner Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar realises that its tourism department needs close monitoring to stop wasteful expenditure, favouritism and gross inefficiency the better. Nothing in tourism seems to be working that could be pleasing to the taxpayers. The department lacks a direction and focus on public interest. Tourist arrivals are declining. The Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) …

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Departments Must Value Human Life

Considering that drunken driving is one of the significant causes of road accidents, the decision of the North Goa district road safety council to ask the excise department not to renew licences of the bars, restaurants and liquor vending shops if their owners fail to display “Don’t drink and drive” signboards at their premises is quite reasonable. It will instill …

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