Tuesday , 12 November 2019
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Beaches Have Sun, Sands, Muck, Junk, Used Cans

At the height of tourist season, Goa does not know how to keep its beaches tidy and clean. The crowning riddle is nobody knows who is supposed to keep them clean! Someone should have thought who will do it much before the contract of Drishti Marine, the agency engaged for maintaining beach cleanliness, expired several weeks ago. Beaches are Goa’s …

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Search For New Ideas To Restart Mining

The reported advice of the Union law ministry to the Union mines ministry to reject Goa’s proposal for an amendment to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act for resumption of mining has come as a setback to the state. A report in a national newspaper says Union law secretary Suresh Chandra has informed the mines ministry that there …

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Making Goa’s Lawless Motorists Obey Laws

Over 3,450 motorists have been penalized for using mobile phone while driving/riding across the state during the last ten and half months. Last year, for the same period, the traffic police booked 1,903 motorists for the same offence. The increase in the number of phone-using driver-offenders this year is about 180 per cent. The police need to be complimented for …

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Ban Does Not Assure Safe Fish To Goans

The issues relating to the ban on import of fish are getting more and more complex with new twists being added every day. Fish traders have approached the Bombay High Court at Goa challenging the order.

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Maoists Must Take Path Of Open Mass Struggle

Notwithstanding the frequent attacks on government forces by them in the areas of their activity, the Maoists face a serious crisis of existence. The repression by the police and paramilitary forces has been slowly yielding results. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently said Maoism would be eliminated in three-four years. Even if we take his prophesy as exaggerated government optimism, …

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Centre Must Take Goa’s Mining Distress Seriously

Pressure is building up on the Parrikar government and the three members of Parliament from the state for getting the Modi government to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act to restart mining. The Goa Mining People’s Front, a federation of groups representing the interests of the small businesses and workers thrown out of employment owing to mining …

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Unanswered Questions About Rafale Deal

The controversy over the Rafale deal gets more and more tangled. It has been a daily contest between Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, aided by party spokespersons, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s selected cabinet colleagues, aided by BJP spokespersons. Then there is a petition filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan being heard …

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Tourism Department Shelves Rulebook

Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar appears to have landed himself in yet another controversy by adding two event management agencies – Goldmine Advertising,

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Unknown State Of Children In Goa’s Childcare Homes

Who are the 2,500 children living in the 78 childcare institutions in Goa?  A division bench of the High Court of Bombay comprising Justices N M Jamdar and Prithviraj Chavan has directed the chief secretary to investigate how so many children were allowed to be housed in the childcare institutions without any government certification that they needed care. The picture …

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