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Improve The Lot Of Transgenders IT has been reported that just 22 transgenders applied for undergraduate courses in thee universities in Delhi – Delhi University, Jamia University and Ambedkar University – indicating that much needs to be done to mainstreaming the transgenders. The Union government should constitute a national transgender commission. Unrestricted admission to any educational institution (private or public) …

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Bhutan Is Cynosure Of Global Powers

SHUBHA SINGH PRIME Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Bhutan was aimed at re-engaging with the Himalayan neighbour during his second term in office as part of his ‘neighbourhood first’ policy. The visit had added significance since Bhutan has been changing under its new government and India-Bhutan ties had to be reoriented to the new winds blowing in Bhutan. In …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

What Fuels Juvenile Crime THE enquiries into the death of a  seven-year-old boy during the Saptah fair in Vasco have brought forth startling revelations. We Goans would not want to forget the whole episode that easily. An 11-year-old lures the victim with balloons to the terrace of a building with the intentions of having unnatural sex with him, and in …

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Education And Its Economic Outgrowth

AMIT KAPOOR IN his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the issue of population explosion in the country and the need to address it. He added education as a means of both moderating the trend of rising population and making them productive as well. Development trends throughout history have shown that as literacy levels go up, fertility rate …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Chronicler Passes Into History GOA’S celebrated historian Percival Noronha passed away on August 19 at the page of 96. Many in Goa, especially the youth, considered Percival as a living encycopaedia, who had answers for all their queries. A strict disciplinarian, Percival was a multitasking nonagenarian, who was loved by one and all. He extensively lectured in Portugal, Spain, Italy …

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The Logic And Illogic Of CSR

AJIT RANADE INDIA is possibly the only country in the world which mandates that a profit-making company spend two per cent of its after-tax profits on “corporate social responsibility’. This requirement came as part of the new company law of 2013, which replaced the 57-year-old company law of 1956. The reason to have a brand-new law to govern the functioning …

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Justice Denied To Pehlu Khan

Murder of an innocent person is perhaps the most agonizing thing for anyone to accept. Imagine what could be the anguish of the next of kin who have seen their near one being mercilessly butchered for no fault of his. The greatest consolation for the relatives left behind is to ensure that the guilty are handed the exemplary punishment under …

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Goa Suffering From Poor Administration

Nandkumar M Kamat My students find it strange when I tell them that as faculty in the university, I take yearly Rs 12 lakh salary from the government and my guidance for them is open for 24 hours and 365 days. They are satisfied that I respond to any academic queries even past midnight or anytime on holidays or even …

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Heralding A New Beginning For Kashmiris

DEEPIKA BHAN The end of Article 370 heralds a new beginning for many Kashmiris, despite the doom and gloom in some quarters over its revocation. Now Kashmiris will not require any certificate to prove they are Kashmiris. This demise has given freedom from bondage, freedom from having to live with a stamp and, above all, freedom to exercise the right …

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Dogs Invading Dabolim Airport

MICHAEL VAZ, Merces It was reported that on Tuesday some stray dogs were spotted on one of the runways of the state’s international airport at Dabolim, when the pilot in a bid to avoid collision with the canines applied full brakes and allegedly averted a mishap. The menace of stray dogs has proliferated in Goa to this stage with relentless …

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