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Do Not Play With Lives of Children

The latest case of mid-day meal food poisoning at the Government Primary and Secondary School at Alto-Betim has once again drawn attention to the unsafe quality of mid-day meal. Inquiry by the education department found that the meal (bhaji) supplied to the school was stale and substandard.

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Development In Goa Needs New Initiatives

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s budget for 2017-18 has made quite an effort to balance the demand of the state for higher resource mobilization and the demand of the citizens for bearable increase in state taxation. The government would have to find avenues to ensure that revenue generation grows without hurting the common man’s pocket. It remains to be seen how …

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Existential Question For Goa Suraksha Manch

PWD Minister and  Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader Ramkrishna Dhavlikar has claimed that his party’s alliance with the Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) and Shiv Sena cost his party at least two seats – Bicholim and Dabolim – because religious minorities in those constituencies did not vote for its candidates.

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Justice Khehar, Give Top Priority To Ayodhya Case

Supreme Court Chief Justice J S Khehar has suggested the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute be settled amicably through negotiations. “Give a bit, take a bit. These are issues best decided jointly,” he said in the court on Tuesday while hearing a mention by Subramaniam Swamy, BJP MP.

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Danger From The Dictatorial Mindset

Although the right to free expression is enshrined in the Indian Constitution, several non-state organizations and groups across the country deny this right to anyone whose expression is not in accordance with their narrow world view.

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Getting Coconuts Healthy And Cheap

COCONUT is integral to Goan food but coconut is getting out of reach for Goans. Coconut production is usually higher in the months of February and March; however, this year it is going to be lower due to higher concentration of coconut mite. Owing to shortfall, the price of nuts has increased. The agriculture department says farmers must take steps …

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Challenges Parrikar Faces In Third Term

THE trust vote won by Manohar Parrikar on the floor of the Goa Legislative Assembly on Thursday came as a clinching proof that the BJP had the majority despite having lesser number of MLAs than the Congress party. Post facto, it absolves Governor Mridula Sinha of the “sin of murdering democracy,” as her judgement that Manohar Parrikar had the majority …

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Iron Lady Joins And Retires From Politics

WHAT went wrong? The 44-year-old Irom Sharmila, who observed a fast unto death for withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Manipur and was force fed juices through a tube attached to her nose for 16 years fought election against the former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh in February and got just 90 votes. She fought election to …

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