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Retain All Checks For Taxi Drivers

THE state transport department has expressed some legitimate fears over the relaxation of licence norms for commercial vehicle drivers by the Union ministry of road transport and highways. According to an advisory from the ministry, drivers of taxis, three wheelers, e-rickshaws and two-wheelers (food delivery) would not need a commercial licence. The advisory follows the Supreme Court order of July …

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Power Outages Make Life Worse

RISING frequency of power outages has driven residents of some parts of Goa to protest. Outages disrupt normal life, as so many things depend on power; and they make the day very unpleasant especially when temperature is rising with the onset of summer. Relief from the heat using fans or AC remains elusive. Cooking gets affected. Computers cannot work. Phones …

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Keep A Visitors Book At Panaji Civic Market

DISREGARDING the demand of the shopkeepers at the Panaji municipal market to shift the waste treatment plant located there, the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) has extended the contract of the party maintaining the plant till July. The contract expired on December 31, 2017 and it is mysterious why it was renewed for another seven months long after the …

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Making Panchayats More Integrated And Effective

FOR the past two years many members of gram panchayats and zilla panchayats in Goa have been forced to function without a copy of the Panchayati Raj Act, the rule book for the self-government institutions, because the government has failed to print copies of Act and make them available to them. These grassroot representatives, who are to participate in law …

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India Continues To Be Unsafe For Girl Child

THE police have arrested a 65-year-old woman from Baina-Vasco for allegedly kidnapping, torturing and assaulting eight school girls aged between 11 and 12 years. The cruel irony is that all the victims were adopted by the assailant. They were students of a reputed school. The acts of violence could have gone undetected had it not been for the alertness of …

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Helping More Goans Get Into Private Sector

The participation of a number of Goa-based private companies in a job fair in Sawantwadi, Maharashtra a few days ago to recruit workers has raised concern in the state, forcing the state government to order a probe into it. Recruitments from outside the state by Goa-based companies took place at a time when thousands of people have been rendered jobless …

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Adulteration In Goa Dairy Board

All does not appear to be well in Goa Dairy, the oldest dairy in the state. It is currently witnessing a war between the chairman and his supporters on one side and eight of its directors and the managing director on the other.

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GMCH Must Be Equipped For All Organ Transplants

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has ordered an inquiry into the lapses that led to the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) missing out on receiving the kidneys from the cadaveric organ retrieval procedure from a brain dead person. The inquiry is aimed at knowing the gaps the health department needs to bridge to ensure that organs harvested in the state …

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EDMs Cause Loss To Public Exchequer

Months after letting yet another organizer of EDM (electronic, dance and music) festival scoot without paying taxes the state government has begun making efforts to recover the dues from Sudarshan Entertainment Private Ltd, the company that organised the ‘Timeout 72’ EDM festival at Vagator last year.

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