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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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Karnataka Is Crucial To Narendra Modi

KARNATAKA goes to polls ten days from now, and winning the state is extremely important both for the BJP and the Congress. It is a state election which is going to influence the course of national politics. The BJP won elections in state after state since Narendra Modi captured the mood of the nation to give his party a majority …

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Save The Girl Child From Predators Around Her

THE latest victim of the ceaseless horror of minor girls’ rape is a poor six-year-old in Canacona. Daughter of a migrant construction worker, she was allegedly raped for three months by three men working at the same construction site, two as security guards, the third as worker. The brutality with the girl would have continued had she not decided to …

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GMCH Cancer Facility Must Come Up Soonest

The government has opened an OPD (outpatient department) at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) to screen, detect and treat cancer cases. The OPD is being run by the KLES Hospital, Belgavi. Over a thousand cases of cancer are detected in the state every year. There are cancer treatment facilities available in a few private hospitals in the state, …

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Challenges Before New GPCC Chief

The Congress high command has appointed Girish Chodankar as the president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC). Chodankar’s appointment suggests that the high command has followed its commitment to give responsible positions to younger party men. However, a lot will depend on the composition of his team that would be appointed in the near future. With this appointment, the …

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Attacking Goan Moral Malady At Its Roots

A group of non-government organisations has threatened to release a list of politicians from different parties for flouting the norms of the Regional Plan 2021 and converting huge tracts of land. They allege that huge tracts of farm lands, forest lands and communidade lands were illegally converted. The list is to be released by them at a public meeting scheduled …

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Hurdles In Making Panaji A Truly Smart City

Taking cognizance of the growing number of illegal handcarts (gaddas) selling eatables in the city, Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza has directed the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) authorities to clamp down on them. The CCP, the lone city corporation in the state, should have led other civic bodies by example, but it had failed to act on …

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Expand And Diversify Skilling Of Goan Youth

The industries operating in the state have given thumbs down to the government proposal to make obtaining no-objection certificate from the labour and employment department mandatory before seeking recruits from outside the state. The government proposal came in the wake of a number of firms recently participating in a job fair in Sawantwadi. The private sector’s view is that the …

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