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Discrimination against Students
IT has been observed that students wishing to board private buses at the old bus-stand in Ponda to travel to the educational institutions at Farmagudi are denied entry by the bus-conductor at the first instant.

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World Needs A New Economic Model

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

WHAT started on September 17 as a protest against the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street has spread to 150 cities in 80 countries, including the industrialised countries of the Global North and the South’s developing countries.

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Charles Correa’s Panaji

IF you believe Panaji’s mayor, Mr Yatin Parekh you might well dream of waking up one day very soon to find Goa’s capital city totally transformed. Bottlenecks to the city’s garbage problem would be "totally eliminated", says the mayor, by the end of next month.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Diwali Bonanza

THIS has reference to the article, "Diwali bonanza for employees puts pressure on exchequer" (NT, October 25). I see no reason why we should deprive the government employees of their bonus; the only thing we can insist on is better service. What is a mere ` 155 crore to the exchequer, when the government does not mind losing ` 2500 crore by way of mining royalty.

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Trouble in Hazare House

BY KULDIP NAYAR

IT is always a problem for the people’s movement to stay within the contours of its original purpose. Too many hands join to bask in the glory and like too many cooks, they spoil the broth. I had such an apprehension when Mr Anna Hazare’s stir against corruption, more specifically for the appointment of Lokpal (ombudsman) to eliminate it, began.

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Housewives Specials

THIS newspaper recently interviewed some housewives in Panaji on their modes of travel for shopping, paying bills and other household and personal needs.

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Transparency Begins at Home

WE do not know whether to laugh or cry at Ms Kiran Bedi’s decision to return all the money she overcharged the hosts of her lectures. We thought she said yesterday that she had used it all for some great social cause!

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Power Crisis in Goa

THESE days a hue and cry is being made because of load shedding due to the unavoidable circumstances encountered at the source of power production.

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Slow-Moving Justice System

BY PRABHAKAR TIMBLE

HILLS are beautiful from a distance is an ancient adage which can also aptly describe the peaks and mounts of the Indian Judiciary. From a distance, the Judiciary looks stunning as the guardian and protector of rights, laws and constitutional principles.

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