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Future of Children

SIX out of ten parents have preferred vernacular languages as medium of instruction for their children in the government and government-aided primary schools of Goa, making a majority. That quite punctures the hot-air ‘English’ balloon sections of politicians and media had floated in the Goan sky.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Action against Stray Dogs
WITH the rise in the number of stray dogs, Panaji has become a dangerous city to roam around in. After the Mala rabid dog incident, the municipality is taking things very lightly.

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Murdoch Lessons for Indian Media

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

WHAT began as a limited crisis in the Rupert Murdoch-owned and now-closed News of the World (NOTW) tabloid in Britain has grown into a tempest which threatens media behemoth News Corporation.

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Dynasty Greenhouse

The 2012 elections to the Assembly will see a young crop of candidates wishing to get on to the big stage of politics in the state. They are sons or daughters of sitting or former MLAs. They are not waiting for any training at the lower levels of democracy.

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Tightrope Walk

THE decision of the Reserve Bank of India to hike interest rates by 0.5 per cent took industry by surprise. Now there is a real worry of growth slowing down. Bankers had voiced their concern that higher interest rates would impact on growth, but the RBI thought otherwise.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Limit Saptah Fair to 7 Days

DURING the seven-day Damodar Saptah festival in Vasco, the main roads of the city along the Swatantra Path are closed to traffic as devotees visit the Damodar Temple situated along the promenade. Several stalls selling various goods come up along the road.

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Twist in 2G Tale

THE former telecom minister, A Raja has dropped a bombshell. By exposing more details of the 2G scam, which only he would know since he was at the centre of it, he has shaken up the establishment.

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Student Perception

THE report that the National Institute of Technology (NIT) located in Farmagudi is not able to draw enough students to fill the 90 seats it has in various engineering streams comes as a damper.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Medium of Instruction
FROM the various statements made by the BBSM, it is evident that they have no objection if the parents who can afford high fees send their children to private unaided English medium primary schools.

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