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Absence Of Fire Threat Perception In Government

Safety from fire should be a primary concern for government offices, as for private commercial and residential buildings, but most of them carry on without caring to address this concern.

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Establishing A Good Road Safety System

THE state government proposes to set up an automated vehicle inspection and certification centre. The government hopes that with automated inspection system, interceptors and road safety equipment it can prevent accidents.

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Eliminating Room For Damage To Environment

A DIVISION bench of the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday struck down the notification issued by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests relocating the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) jurisdiction for Goa-related cases from Pune to New Delhi. The bench said that it was the duty of the judiciary and government to ensure that the cases relating …

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A GPCC President With Credentials Of Honesty

AS has been the practice in the Pradesh Congress, the newly elected members of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) have passed a resolution to authorise the All India Congress Committee (AICC) president to nominate GPCC president,

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Cruelties Against Children In Schools

TWO cases of corporal punishment to schoolchildren featured in this newspaper on Tuesday. In one case the education department has asked the school for an action taken report and in another a complaint has been filed with the police. These are but rare cases in which the crime of corporal punishment is sought to be punished. Usually, it is suppressed, …

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Making Elderly Feel Loved And Respected

INCREASE in the number of crimes against senior citizens in South Goa has prompted them to seek revival of the special cells formed at various police stations to deal with their safety. The senior (60 plus) citizens, whose number is in excess of 75,000 in the state, are vulnerable to crimes like abuse, purse snatching, housebreak-ins, assaults and cheating. According …

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National Objectives Behind Nationalisation Of Rivers

The state government has finalised the draft tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) on nationalisation of six Goan rivers, the Mandovi, Zuari, Chapora, Mapusa and Cumbharjua, between the National Inland Waterways Authority of India(NIWAI), the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and the Captain of Ports.

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Las Vegas Massacre A Reminder To Goa

The massacre at an open-air music concert at Las Vegas last week by the heavily armed lone wolf Stephen Paddock has come as the latest reminder to the world that large crowds are favourite targets of terrorists and psychopaths, and Goa cannot be complacent to such threats. The state government has been trying to get back the two electronic dance …

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Keeping An Eye On Surrogacy Rackets

In a first of its kind case in the state, the police have begun probing the charges of a minor girl that she was being lured to bear a child as a surrogate mother for a married couple. Police investigations so far have revealed that the girl was first raped by two persons who were known to her, either promising …

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Quality Power Supply Will Help Create Jobs

The Verna industrial estate, which is Goa’s pharmaceutical hub and also has a number of other companies, has been facing frequent power failures, causing disruption in their production. Among the worst affected are high tension power users. The units in the Cuncolim industrial estate often faced similar power problems. There have been complaints of poor power supply in other industrial …

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