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Helping Sex Victims

One stop centre must start functioning at the earliest The ‘one stop centre’ to help women victims of sexual, domestic and other forms of violence will soon come up near the Goa Medical College at Bambolim. After some delay the department of women and child development is going to finally set up the centre with money from the Nirbhaya Fund. …

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Bleak Tourism Scene

Government and industry must partner to get more tourists Fears expressed by the tourism industry in the earlier months about possible fall in numbers of tourist arrivals even in the peak season appear to have come true. The occupancy in most hotels across the state is poorer than in the past. While 60 per cent of the hotels in North …

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Identifying Foreigners

Existing laws provide enough scope to identify foreigners Allegations of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan staying at Indira Nagar in Chimbel under the Old Goa police station were made at the gram sabha by a resident who lamented that the panchayat and the police had not taken any action to identify foreigners, though he had complained earlier about it …

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Vijai Sardesai’s Daydream

He should mend his relationship with Congress for a maha alliance A day after the Maha Vikas Aghadi government comprising the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress took office in Maharashtra, Sena MP Sanjay Raut created a flutter by claiming that a similar alliance would be formed in Goa to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party government in …

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Return Of Farmers

Fallow fields in mining belt now produce vegetables FARMERS in the mining belt who had given up cultivation to make a living from mining are returning to the fields. It is largely attributed to the uncertainty of resumption of mining that has been shut down for a few years. The Goa State Horticulture Corporation (GSHC), which has been encouraging farmers …

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Politicians And Drugs

It helps nobody to pretend there is no drug problem in Anjuna ABOUT 200 cases were registered and over 200 persons arrested on charges of drug peddling by Goa’s law enforcement officials mostly in the coastal belt this year, yet former minister Dayanand Mandrekar says “there are no drugs in Anjuna.” Mandrekar, who earlier represented Siolim, of which Anjuna is …

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Return Of Vibhishana

Things not going right for BJP in Maharashtra THE high political drama that began in Maharashtra early morning last Saturday with the swearing in of Devendra Fadnavis as the Chief Minister for the second term ended on Tuesday afternoon with his resignation. His resignation came as a huge embarrassment for the BJP top leadership, which has effectively come to mean …

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Bringing More Tourists

Goa is still struggling to find ways of bringing more charters from UK SINCE the collapse of Thomas Cook-UK there has been no replacement to bring in charters from the United Kingdom to Goa. The peak tourist season is now only a couple of weeks away. Soon after Thomas Cook-UK stopped operations Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had promised to get …

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Muslims Equal Partners

Seeking a review of Ayodhya verdict could revive communal bitterness In India everyone is free to challenge a court decision, including a decision by the Supreme Court, so neither the All India Muslim Personal Law Board nor the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind could be assailed for deciding to file a petition seeking a review of the verdict in the Ayodhya case. The Supreme …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Make Registration For Cattle Mandatory It is understood that stray cattle was blamed for the fatal accident in Vasco which claimed the life of a well-known tiatrist. The focus of attention has now shifted towards the stray cattle moving all over Vasco city and Mormugao Municipal Council  has been taking steps to tackle the problem. It is baffling to note …

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