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Ways To Check Vehicle Population Explosion

GOA’S vehicle population is now almost equal to its human population. Soon there would be one vehicle per person. The state has witnessed a vehicle population explosion in the past three decades. According to the transport department, on an average 200 new vehicles are registered every day in the state, of which around 160 are two-wheelers. The number rises by …

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High Drug Tolerance Of Goa Police

IN what was the biggest seizure of drugs in the state, the officials of the government of India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) found over 50 kg of Ketamine, known as date rape drug, in a raid conducted on a factory at the Pissurlem Industrial Estate in Sattari. Three foreigners have been detained for their alleged involvement. There is no …

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Sacrificing Public Interest To Satisfy Private Interest

DISAPPOINTED by the slow pace of National Highways (NH) projects in the state, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said the projects facing unwarranted opposition should be cancelled rather than altered to suit the interests of opponents. Goa has a history of opposition to every major project of the government. The strong words from Gadkari are …

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Monsoon Is Here, So Are Problems

THE monsoon has arrived to give relief from the heat, but that is more than offset by the problems it creates owing to the unpreparedness of the government and civic bodies. The Indian Metrological Department has forecast heavy rains to continue till Thursday. Though the government and civic bodies had claimed that all pre-monsoon works had been completed their claims …

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Goans Must Work To Reduce Air Pollution

The analysis of air quality index values compiled by the Goa State Pollution Control Board for 2017-18 has revealed that the air quality has been worsening in the cities and towns. The study found Vasco continuing to be the most polluted city in the state, followed by Ponda, Panaji, Mapusa and Margao. The study attributed the deterioration of the air …

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BSNL Must Catch Up With Private Operators

The government-owned telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has announced a plan to set up 100 mobile towers by March 2019 to provide better connectivity to its customers in the state. Of the 100 towers, 35 would be set up in the rural areas and 65 in the urban areas.

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Bridling The Unbridled Motor Horses Of Goa

In order to regulate app-based taxi and other commercial transport services in the state, the transport department has decided to frame operational guidelines which every transport aggregator would have to follow. The guidelines, which are expected to come out by the end of this month, will cover safety standards, driver regulation, maximum fare pricing per km, fare calculation, ride sharing …

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The World Is Watching Trump’s Korea Initiative

US President Donald Trump has finally announced the place and date of his meeting with North Korean President Kim Jong-un: Singapore, June 12. Trump’s announcement came following a long meeting at the White House with Kim Yong-chol, the North Korean President’s right-hand man, who delivered a personal letter from him to the US President. The Trump-Kim summit will follow the …

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