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Chalis Annas

THERE are going to be more booths in the next Assembly elections in Goa, and that is surely going to make voting easier for the voters. In the last Assembly elections in 2007, serpentine queues could be seen at several booths and people had to wait for a long time for their turn.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Green Crematoriums
I ONCE attended a cremation where the use of wet wood, kerosene and petrol made for a smoky fire and caused anxiety, pollution and even danger to the mourners.

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Jayalalithaa urges PM to halt Koodankulam nuke project

CHENNAI:  The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms  J Jayalalithaa on Monday  asked the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh that work on the Koodankulam nuclear power project be halted till the fears of the people in the area are allayed, accusing the Centre of “abdicating” its responsibilities.

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The More, the Better

GOA’S Director General of Police, Dr Aditya Arya has been taking measures and issue-based decisions that suggest a sincere effort to grapple with the problems afflicting policing in the state.

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Pre-Paid Electricity

Pre-Paid Electricity
FACED with a shortage of power, thefts and non-payment of bills the Manipur government has decided to introduce pre-paid electricity cards. This means a consumer can use as much electricity as he is willing to pay for.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Over-Speeding Buses, Tippers
RECENTLY, a man was killed at Fondwe-Ribandar–crushed between two buses for no fault of his. This was caused due to racing bus drivers, which is a very common occurrence in Goa.

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How Voters Corrupt Politicians-II

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

RELIGIONS in Goa have lost meaning in hot pursuit of material objectives and assets creation. Politics, the way it is being practiced in Goa is devoid of any ideology and principles. Those who enter politics treat this sector as an avenue of investment to reap bumper dividends and super-profits.

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Gamble on Cruise Liner

THE idea of introducing a cruise liner to tour the 7,500 km coastline isn’t such a bad one. Imagine spending a few days on a luxury ship fitted with a swimming pool, sea view restaurant (Is there anything else to see on a ship?) bars, pubs, disco, casino, spa and rooms large enough to fit four beds (for those who prefer to travel in packs).

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Carrot for the Stick

MR Michael Nobbs, the chief coach of the Indian hockey team, was centre-half for Australia and part of the 1985 Olympic team; in other words, a winner. It is six weeks since he took over as coach and India has brought home the Asian Champions Trophy.

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