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Investment Hurdles

Goa Investment Promotion Board fails to fulfill its objectives The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has expressed concerns over the ‘overburdening’ of the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board chief executive officer Vishal Prakash with additional responsibilities. Prakash has also been given charge as head of the Startup Cell. He is also engaged in formulation of logistics policy …

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Lingering Questions

Things EC must do to help Voters make informed choice LESS number of Goans came out to vote on Tuesday. About 74.65  per cent of 11.35 lakh voters cast their franchise for the Lok Sabha seats of North Goa and South Goa. The voting percentage was about 2 per cent lower than that recorded in 2014. Even in the by-polls …

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Combating Hatred

All-out efforts must be made To end religious conflicts In what appears to be highly coordinated attacks terrorists bombed three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, targeting Christians attending Easter mass and hotels hosting foreigners that has sent the world in shock. Nearly 300 people, including six Indians visiting the island nation, are reported to have been …

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Safe Fish On Table

IN an effort to woo voters the Congress has released a state-specific manifesto promising, among other things, to provide Goans formalin-free fish with the help of central government agencies. This is a promise no other political party has made.

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Candidates’ Affidavits

AN analysis of the affidavits filed by the candidates contesting the elections to the two Lok Sabha seats and the by-elections to the three Assembly constituencies in the state has revealed that 6 out of 28 have grave criminal cases pending against them.

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Mayor Versus Potholes

All signs suggest Panaji is Turning into a foolish city THE mayor of Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Uday Madkaikar has made a very big promise: the capital’s roads will be rid of all potholes once the elections are over. It is a task the citizens of Panaji and visitors to the city have been hoping for years for …

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Our Hanuman-like ECI

FOLLOWING directions from the Supreme Court the Election Commission of India appears to have found its lost powers in curbing hate speeches and indecent language in the election campaign. The ECI acted against leaders of various political parties within hours of the Supreme Court directive.

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Restore Faith in EVMs

Electoral process has to Be fair and transparent A controversy has erupted once again over the efficacy of EVMs (electronic voting machines). Complaints have been pouring in from across the country that a number of EVMs malfunctioned during the first phase of polling in the Lok Sabha elections. There have also been complaints that votes cast in favour of candidates …

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Party Of Opportunism

POLITICIANS love to justify their opportunism on the basis of the cardinal Machiavellian principle: “There are no permanent friends or enemies in politics.”

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