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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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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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