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Govt Should Be For Development Of All

CHIEF Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured the ruling legislators that the government will sanction Rs 25 crore each for undertaking plan and non-plan works through the public works department (PWD) in their constituencies by March 2018.

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Speed Breakers With Faulty, Unsafe Design

THE public works department (PWD) authorities have admitted that 85 per cent of speed breakers, rumblers and humps erected along the National and State Highways in the state do not comply with scientific specifications. They have accepted the fact that unscientifically designed speed limiting structures have been the cause of several accidents. Why did the PWD continue with unscientifically designed …

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Aadhaar Data Unsafe With Government

THE Centre is pushing for making Aadhaar-based identification mandatory for almost all purposes – government benefits, phone connections, banking, licences and so on.

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Goa’s Co-operative Sector Facing Existential Crisis

POWER Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has emphasized the need for reinvigorating the co-operative sector in Goa, suggesting that the state should have its own policy for the co-operative sector. Similar sentiments were expressed by former Union law minister Ramakant Khalap who has been very active in the co-operative sector. Madkaikar has gone on to acknowledge that the co-operative sector in Goa …

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Clean Up Mess In Housing Sector

JAGDISH RATTANANI Drive past any major road in Mumbai and it is impossible to miss the empty shells that stand where apartments, often of the luxury variety, were meant to come up long ago.

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The Image Of Goa And Taxi Owners

Although the state government has assured the Bombay High Court at Goa that it would come out with a policy for fixing digital fare meters in taxis by month-end, it is unlikely that the taxis would be fitted with the devices any time soon.

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Goa Is Ideal For Educational Hubs

It is bizarre that Goa, which is among states with highest literacy, should witness opposition to setting up of educational hubs in the state. Opposition to polluting industries can be understandable, but it is surprising that Goans are also opposed to educational institutions which are stepping stones for their children to excel in life. Educational institutions are neither polluting nor …

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A City Republic Within The City Republic

Panaji has witnessed of late a ‘galaxy’ of beautification projects under way. The projects, funded by various programmes of state and central governments, are being implemented by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) to develop the capital city under the Smart City Mission’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme to make it look aesthetic. Among the …

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