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Citizens Missing From Assam’s National Register

Even the second draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam contains a number of absurd omissions. The second draft was expected to be more precise; however, it is as sloppy and full of discrepancies as was the first draft. The NRC has caused agony to people instead of making them feel relieved. Over 40 lakh people do …

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Skilling Goan Youth For Private Sector

In the Assembly on Tuesday,  Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar listed the various reasons that hamper Goan youth’s employability in the private sector. One of them is lack of the skills the private employers require. There are other reasons too, which are concerned with the work culture. For instance, the private employers complain, Goan recruits seek frequent leave, affecting the schedule …

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World Is Watching How Imran Captains Pakistan

The world is going to closely watch where Imran Khan wants to take Pakistan. As of now, it is a dysfunctional economy, deep in debt, overly dependent on China. The country’s eligibility for liberal aid from the US and European nations has been inhibited by their condition that terrorist organizations and activities be controlled. Foreign investors have shied away from …

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Fighting The Forces Of Violent Irrationalism

The forces that killed Narendra Dabholkar, the founder of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (Committee for Eradication of Superstition) in 2013, the atheist and Kannada writer M M Kalburgi and CPI leader Govind Pansare in 2015 and rationalist and journalist Gauri Lankesh in 2017 have put Damodar Mauzo, well-known liberal Konkani writer, also in the list of their targets. Mauzo …

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Finding A Way To Reopen Goa’s Mines

MINING – or to use the environmentally correct term, sustainable mining – must restart as it is an important sector of the Goan economy and provides jobs and self-employment to thousands of people directly or indirectly. The state government has weighed in various options: appeal to the Supreme Court, auction, an amendment to the Goa, Daman and Diu Mining Concession …

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Rebuilding People’s Trust In FDA

THE state government needs to do much more to free people’s minds from apprehensions that fish coming from outside is unsafe – especially since the government has said the state demand for fish cannot be met by local production and has to be met with import. When the government announced a 15-day ‘ban’ on imported fish, the people failed to …

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Let Tribunal Decide On Mhadei Water Sharing

VIOLATING the directives of the Supreme Court and the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal to maintain the status quo, the Karnataka government has diverted the flow of the Mhadei River at Kalsa-Bhandura.

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Checking The Social Epidemic Of Hate

THE endless chain of mob lynchings owes itself to the atmosphere of hatred created against a certain community. Cow vigilantes do not seem to fear the law. On the contrary, as the latest tragedy in Alwar, Rajasthan shows, they seem to enjoy the sympathy of the law enforcers. The absence of fear among those indulging in lynching has bred violence …

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No One Will Trust Any FDA Results In Future

Taking serious note of traders using formalin to preserve fish, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) have warned them of punishments.

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