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Muslim Women On Road To Equality

Once again, the Supreme Court has come to the rescue of the Muslim women whose lives were governed by the practice of triple talaq under which the husband had only to utter the word ‘talaq’ thrice to divorce his wife.

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No Guardian Of Goa’s Natural Environment

The High Court of Bombay at Goa has stayed the order by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to shift jurisdiction of Goa from the Western bench of National Green Tribunal at Pune to the principal bench at Delhi. Surprisingly, Gujarat and Maharashtra continue to be under the Pune bench but Goa has been moved. The MoEFCC …

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Lucky Seven Is Unlucky For Goa

The offshore casino vessel, MV Lucky Seven, which got grounded off the Miramar beach over a month ago, has now developed a 12-metre crack at its bottom, making its removal more difficult than was expected.  The vessel has also developed a host of problems with its propeller broken and sunk in sand. It is feared that the vessel might become …

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Stoppage Of Mhadei Diversion By Karnataka

GOA scored a major victory over Karnataka on the issue of diversion of water from the Mhadei basin. The counsel for Karnataka, Fali Nariman, on Thursday assured the apex court that no construction work on the Kalasa-Bhandura diversion project will be undertaken by the state. Such assurances given in the past were not honoured by Karnataka, so Goa will have …

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Reducing Risks To Safety Of Goa’s Schoolchildren

The state government has plans to rope in Akshaya Patra, a Bengaluru-based non-profit wing of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), to supply cooked mid-day meals to school students. A number of self-help groups (SHGs) have failed to supply quality mid-day meals.

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Before All KTC Buses Go Green And Clean

THREE green buses, two running on ethanol and one on bio-gas, were launched in Panaji on Tuesday, making Goa the second state after Maharashtra to introduce green buses for public transport. The bus running on bio-gas is the first of its type to run on Indian roads. The buses will be plied on two shuttle routes,  Panaji-Margao and Panaji-Vasco, and …

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Goans As Delivery Boys Of Drugs

THE death of two tourists owing to suspected drug overdose in Anjuna on Sunday seems to have propelled the Goa police into action. They arrested six persons, five from outside the state, during raids conducted in Anjuna in four separate drug-related cases on Monday and Tuesday.

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An Independence Day Marked By Sacrifices Of Sixty Children

HOW heart-wrenching it is to celebrate the Independence Day with the ‘sacrifices’ of 60 children in a hospital in Gorakhpur? In their deaths they have left a disturbing message: What is this freedom worth if we do not have oxygen to breathe? The UP government and the opposition parties are engaged in a political acrimony which totally sidesteps the question: …

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