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Preventing Local Transmission

State must leave no holes unplugged to protect Goan population from virus W ith the number of COVID-19 cases rising in the state, there is a rising level of concern among the local population, even though all the patients are from among the persons who have come from other parts of the country or the world. There has been no local …

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Send Migrants Home

The Railways must release trainsto take all migrants to their states The plight of migrant workers in Goa, as in other states, remains unredeemed. They have faced loss of employment and starvation; many of them were evicted from their accommodation as they had no money to pay the rent. Ten thousand migrant workers have gone from Goa by train to …

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Market Without Consumers

Modi govt needs to put money in the hands of the people The economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore announced by the Modi government does not give direct cash stimulus to industry and commerce as most of the European nations have done in order to lift their national economies from the pit the coronavirus has thrown them into. As …

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Fighting Kerala Way

Other states must follow the Kerala model to get on top of coronavirus In a sharp contrast to almost total failure of other states to provide shelter and succour to migrant labourers, Kerala has succeeded in creating a model in this regard, which other states must follow. What is admirable about the Kerala model is that the state has managed …

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Goans Hit Hard

State government should not make Goans pay higher taxes There has been a huge shortfall in revenue collection of the Goa government since the state came under nationwide lockdown in view of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. He configures the fall at an alarming 80 per cent during the last two months. It is true that …

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Green Zone At Risk

Quarantine must be compulsory for anyone coming from outside The detection of seven new coronavirus cases in Goa on Wednesday has put the state’s Green Zone status under threat. For the first time so many cases were detected in the state in one go. Six of them – a family of five and the driver of the car in which …

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A Self-Reliant India

Building self-reliance needs a totally different roadmap Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for making India self-reliant echoes the calls made by prime ministers since the country achieved independence from the colonial rulers. Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first Prime Minister after Independence, laid emphasis on making India self-reliant during the electioneering in 1957. Lal Bahadur Shastri, who succeeded him as prime …

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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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