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Uncontrolled Noise

People would see govt’s indifference to sound pollution as irresponsibility Though the state government has taken steps to curb sound pollution by appointing 26 officers to monitor ambient air quality standards with respect to noise pollution, there is legitimate scepticism whether mere appointments will result in quieter surroundings for the average Goan. In the first place it is doubtful whether …

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Adhocism In Tourism

Tourism department must take tourism stakeholders on board THE Goa government has been carrying on with its ‘tourism development’ without a master plan! In the absence of a roadmap, the government has been taking adhoc and whimsical decisions. A sound, well-planned strategy for development of tourism has been missing. Now, once again, the government has promised it would make one. …

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Fighting Coronavirus

State must set up isolation facilities away from GMCH THOUGH there is no need to panic, Goans need to be fully alert to the threat of spread of coronavirus that has affected many parts of the world including India. Though the number of Indians affected by coronavirus is not very alarming, the state government needs to do more than what …

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Financial Co-ops In Red

Monitoring of financial co-operatives must for protecting poor depositors GOA’S Registrar of Co-operative Societies has started issuing show cause notices to the co-operative financial societies that have delayed audit of their accounts. These co-operative societies failed to audit accounts for the financial year 2018-19 and failed to comply with the requirements beyond the grace period which ended by October 2019. …

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Battle For Mhadei

Goa must neutralize Karnataka’s political influence with Centre THE Supreme Court on Monday held that the interim order passed by the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal on April 17, 2014 continued to be in force and that Karnataka cannot carry out any work without complying with the conditions mentioned in the award. The apex court said the apprehensions expressed by the …

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Battle For Mhadei

Goa must neutralize Karnataka’s political influence with Centre THE Supreme Court on Monday held that the interim order passed by the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal on April 17, 2014 continued to be in force and that Karnataka cannot carry out any work without complying with the conditions mentioned in the award. The apex court said the apprehensions expressed by the …

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The Disruptive Powers Of COVID-19

The economic impact of shutdowns, stoppage of production and disruption of value chains is beginning to be ascertained AJIT RANADE THE coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses that can cause flu-like symptoms or also severe illnesses like respiratory disorders. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) associated coronavirus struck in late 2002 and well into 2003, infecting more than 8000 …

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Nuisance On Beaches

Senior officials must keep an eye both on violators and the enforcers in field Nearly a hundred people have been booked by the state tourist police in North Goa in the last two months for drinking in public places including beaches contravening the Goa Tourist Places (Protection and Maintenance) Act. The violators were fined amounts ranging between Rs 2,000 (minimum …

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Empower Zilla Panchayats

State must give more powers to ZPs for better governance After being indecisive on the issue till the last moment the Congress has finally announced that it would contest the March 22 Zilla Panchayat elections on party lines. This is not the first time that the party has taken decision on contesting elections at the last moment. It remains to …

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Delhi Violence Pattern

If aim was to liquidate opposition to CAA it might not succeed The casualty graph of the religious violence in Northeast Delhi does not seem to stop from rising. By the afternoon of February 27, as many as 34 persons were reported dead in four days of bloodletting. A hundred more were battling serious injuries. It all started with Kapil …

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