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Build Cancer Hospital, Not Samadhi GOANS, even those who have great admiration for former chief minister Manohar Parrikar, have been dismayed at the disclosure of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant that the government wants to build a samadhi for his predecessor at a whopping cost of Rs 10 crore. For a debt-ridden state, Sawant’s revelation is simply shocking. It is very …

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A New Perspective To Lankan Bombings

SAEED NAQVI PROLIFIC punditry on the Easter Sunday massacre in Colombo has taken a pause because investigations have reached a stage where all sides have to take a political call. Different interests would like investigators to be nosy in different directions. A calamity on a scale where nearly 300 people were killed and 500 injured immediately causes Intelligence agencies to …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Don’t Doubt People’s Mandate THIS is with reference to the letter headlined ‘Mamata can’t stomach truth’ by T K Nandanan (NT, July 23, 2019). Whether the Modi government returned to power by virtue of its ‘good deeds’ or playing the nationalist as well as Hindutva cards can certainly be debated upon, but at the end of the day the fact …

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Workable Ideas For Managing Water Crisis

AMIT KAPOOR WHILE contemplating our natural resources, past conversations often centered around fossil fuels and them becoming scarce due to overuse. However, recent conversations have stirred our attention to another natural resource that is available in abundance but is still causing a crisis in many parts of the world. Water! Water covers approximately 70 per cent of the earth, but …

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Give A New Lease Of Life To PSBs

AJIT RANADE THE ownership of banks is actually a very fertile and active area of research in the economics and finance academic professions. The question refers not just to ownership by the government vis-a-vis the private sector, but also between private, domestic and foreign owners. Do banks perform differently depending on who is the owner? For instance, one research paper …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Decision On Memorial Is Ill-advised A beach is a no-development zone, and the proposal on constructing a memorial to former chief minister Manohar Parrikar at the Miramar beach is ill-advised. There is already a samadhi of Goa’s first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar at the beach; the  exception is perhaps pardonable, but should not be a precedent for constructing memorials to …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Judgement Day For Many Politicians Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has taken the nation by surprise it seems by invoking the Bible and Judgment Day for the punishment of the BJP for using illegal means to topple his government. Whether political parties and politicians believe in Apocalyptic punishment for sins committed is a moot question. Their present behaviour also …

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How Hormuz Tensions Would Impact Goa

Nandkumar M Kamat There is an Arab saying- “If All the World were a Golden Ring, Hormuz would be the Jewel in it”. Albuquerque wanted that jewel before he could capture the crown (Goa) in AD 1510. Goa had ancient maritime trade relations with Persian Gulf. A colony of Persian horse traders was located in sixth century at Chimbel. Millions …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Averting Building Collapse Tragedies Once again the careless attitude of the civic authorities in Mumbai has led to the collapse of a 100-year-old building claiming innocent lives. As always, it is time for passing the buck with non less than the Maharashtra Chief Minister assuring of an immediate inquiry and prompt action against the guilty. You can be rest assured …

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Goa’s Changing Political Equations

PACHU MENON, MARGAO It is said that politics makes strange bedfellows. Though it is not uncommon to have those having very little in common coming together to further their political interests, the tiny state of Goa affords an opportunity for those sidelined by the murky politics witnessed last week to join hands with what remains of the Congress party to …

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