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Goa Is Slothful In Implementing RERA

The state regulator appointed to implement the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) Sudhir Mahajan appears to be dragging his feet on the implementation of the path-breaking law aimed at protecting the interests of property buyers. While most of the states have framed and notified the RERA rules Goa is sleeping over it, though Mahajan, who is the secretary …

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A Good Lesson For Goa Congress

Atanasio Monserrate, a known party hopper, has done it again. After hobnobbing with the Congress for some time, the former legislator has switched to the Goa Forward Party (GFP), leaving Congress leaders backing him as party candidate against Manohar Parrikar in the upcoming Panaji by-poll red faced. The happiest man must be Parrikar. Until yesterday, if All India Congress Committee …

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Goa To Build A Mini Las Vegas

At last Goa has decided to have casinos only on land. If Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is to be believed the offshore casinos will shut down in three years – a sort of notice period during which their owners can decide whether they want to move to land or invest in another business.

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Every State Can Have A Flag Of Its Own

Much fuss is being made about Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah’s idea of a state flag. His idea led to the setting up of an expert panel to study the various aspects of the issue and give its recommendations to the state government. The committee has not yet submitted its recommendations. But the idea has triggered adverse reaction from his …

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Thinking Ahead On Casinos

CASINOS are here to stay in Goa. It is a major revenue earner and the state government is not going to let them go. In India, there are casinos also in Sikkim and Daman, but it is in Goa that the casino business has, so to say, hit the jackpot!

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The Lessons For Police From Desecration Cases

SO far the Special Investigation Team of the Goa Police has arrested one person, the 50-year-old Francis Pereira from Curchorem, for the series of desecrations of crosses, graves and ghumtis. They have not ruled out involvement of others. Pereira has admitted to doing over 100 desecrations. It is surprising that he continued doing it despite police being on the alert …

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Cow Is Mother As Long As It Gives Milk

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has once again asked the states to take stringent action self-proclaimed cow protectors. Last year he described them as pseudo gau rakshaks, saying that they styled themselves as cow protectors during the day and resorted to criminal activities at night. His second warning has come in the wake of reports of lynching of several persons over …

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