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Unsafe for Motorists

THE Goa Velha bypass road that links the state capital to the South Goa district has been a boon to travellers as it has eased the traffic congestion on the highway.

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Corruption: Fallout of Emergency

BY KULDIP NAYAR

NOW do you relate the Emergency imposed some 36 years ago this week to the new generation? I have been asked this question many a time. The Congress government will not talk about it as long as the Indira Gandhi-Sonia Gandhi dynasty, the guilty, is in power.

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Busting Drug Rackets

THE state’s new Director General of Police, Dr Aditya Arya has refused to accept the media version of the drug problem or threat that afflicts the state. He has even rejected the media account of the drug-police nexus.

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The First Step

SIXTEEN days after the Mid-day journalist, Jyotirmoy Dey was killed in broad daylight by a motorcycle-borne gang, the Mumbai police have cracked the case with the arrest of seven men, including Rohit Thangappan who organised the hit.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Crimes against Women

IT is incredible how a casual statement by a police officer in Toronto, Canada who said, "If women didn’t want to be victimised, they should avoid dressing like sluts," has kicked off a world-wide protest movement by way of ‘Slut Walks’ being organised at several places across the globe.

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Freedom to Choose, Much to Lose

BY PRABHAKAR TIMBLE
WHEN the whole world, including the biggest multinationals are thinking global and acting local to maximise the benefits of globalisation, the Government of Goa thinks and also acts global as it claims, at the primary stage of education and the soft formative years of the child.

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Off to Better Schools

WHO would have thought that a fleet of mini-buses would act as a game changer in education? Even as the debate on the medium of instruction rages, yellow mini-buses with the words ‘Indira Bal Rath Yojana’ emblazoned on the side are creating a min-revolution in Quepem, which has more than its share of poor families living in remote areas.

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Baby out with Bathwater

THE HRD Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal’s terse retort that the government would never consider engaging civil society in drafting a law in the future is disheartening.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Total Ban on Fishing
A FISHING ban of one and half month is imposed on the fishing activities in this state to facilitate the breeding process. But, surprisingly, uninterrupted supply of fish is available in the market.

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Goa University Faces New Challenges-II

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

THE present vive-chancellor, Professor Deobagkar often emphasises the need for developing a "sense of belonging" among the university’s academic community. After all he has seen the ferment in Pune, the Oxford of the East where he had worked. When he took charge, he was a man in hurry.

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