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Case For Respectable Salaries For Goan Youth 

A government-sponsored job fair for the educated youth of Goa held on Friday at Soccoro turned out to be an eye opener. Around 50 companies participated in and over 3,000 educated youth turned out at the fair. The companies from six different sectors, including hospitality, retail, automobile, IT, pharmaceutical and real estate, were there to shortlist candidates for both blue-collar …

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What Goans Would Expect Of Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah will have some explaining to do to the Goan people on his Mhadei promise to the people of Karnataka when he visits the state on May 13 to address a meeting of party booth workers at Panaji. He promised at an election meeting at Nargund, the nerve centre of the agitation for Mhadei waters in Karnataka, …

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A King Living On A Weekly Allowance

Fugitive Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, whose flamboyant personality was once reflected in the Kingfisher slogan, ‘king of good times,’ is now seen as a king fallen on hard times. He must not have had a good night’s sleep since the consortium of banks that had lent him money for his venture Kingfisher Airlines started chasing him for Rs 9,000-crore …

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Adoption By Parents Who Know Little Of Parenting

The Goa government has reversed its stand on the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme. It has now accepted the scheme and Minister for Archives and Archaeology Vijai Sardesai even said it would be beneficial for the heritage sites as it would increase the number of tourists visiting them! However, there is no clear picture yet how the six heritage sites in …

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No Religious Prayers In Public Places

Last Friday some Hindutva groups prevented namaz prayers of Muslims at three public places in Gurugram, the centre of hi-tech business in Haryana. The police did their duty in a routine manner and arrested six members of the groups on the charge of ‘disturbing namaz’. However, the Hindutva groups, agitating for a prohibition on namaz in public places in Gurugram …

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BJP’s Double Talk On Mhadei In Karnataka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed the former Congress president Sonia Gandhi for having said at an election meeting in Margao in 2007 that Goa would not share the waters of the Mhadei river (known as Mahadayi in Karnataka, and as Mandovi) with Karnataka.

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BJP’s Double Talk On Mhadei In Karnataka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed the former Congress president Sonia Gandhi for having said at an election meeting in Margao in 2007 that Goa would not share the waters of the Mhadei river (known as Mahadayi in Karnataka, and as Mandovi) with Karnataka.

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Ways To End Job-Skill Mismatch In Goa

THE state government’s plan to open a skill development centre in North Goa and another in South Goa is a positive step toward mitigating, if not solving, the problem of job-skill mismatch. The government provides training in various skills to students in its ten industrial training institutes (ITIs). However, the ITIs do not produce enough number of skilled persons for …

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How To Own Heritage Sites Under Guise Of Adoption

THE central government’s decision to lease heritage monuments to corporate houses seems to have been taken without much thought about how the leases are going to work on the ground. The government did not first throw up the idea open to the public for comments and feedback before taking the decision. Although the central government is taking the defence that …

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