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Pursuing The Idea Of Neighbourhood School

THE state government’s decision to enforce the ‘neighbourhood school’ concept from next year is going to change the admission policy of the government-aided schools. According to government guidelines, school managements have to give preference in admission to students residing within 1-5 km radius of the school, but the rule has been hardly followed. The government grants approval and aid to …

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Keep Hate Mongers Out Of Peaceful Goa

EVER since Sadhvi Saraswati, the president of Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva, called for public hanging of those eating beef at the All India Hindu Convention at Ramnathi last week, a controversy has been raging in the state over the issue.

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A Single Window For Investments

The Goa Investment Promotion Board (IPB), a special purpose vehicle set up by the state government to attract investments and create jobs, appears to have run into rough weather. The government has decided to review the past approvals of the board, especially during the past two years. During the period, the IPB has given in-principle approval to altogether 151 projects …

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Only Few Goan Success Stories In All-India Tests

With a Goan student Pratheek Rebello achieving 77th rank in the IIT entrance test this year, Goan school students have yet another model to look up to and beat. This is the first time in over a decade that a Goan has figured in the top 100 in IIT entrance exam. The last time that a Goan did well was …

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Air India On The Verge Of Being Privatised

GANAPATHI  BHAT, AKOLA The once “pride” of India, the Air India, is said to be on the verge of being privatised. The government’s flag carrier is reeling under a whopping 52,000 crore debt. The public sector giant, which has been incurring massive losses over the last seven years, is on a government bail-out. The AI needs to borrow 2,500 crore …

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A Special Anti-Corruption Mechanism For Panchayats

Over six lakh voters cast their votes on Sunday to elect their new representatives in 186 village panchayats. The voter turnout of 80.33 per cent was as good as the previous one in 2012 (80.31 per cent). The high voter turnout, despite rains and agricultural season, shows villagers’ stake in electing panchas of their choice. In contrast, the election officials …

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