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Review Privileges of Governors

by prabhakar timble
A PETITION is filed by the Governor of Goa before the Bombay High Court at Goa challenging the order of the Goa State Information Commission directing the Raj Bhavan to furnish information as sought by an RTI activist.

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Didi in Fast Forward Mode

IT is a month since Ms Mamata Banerjee walked into the Writers’ Building, and a sense of urgency has been on display. On the first day she worked till midnight, taking decisions quickly and keeping bureaucrats on their toes.

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Absence of Govt Initiative

FOR a state which wears its ‘communal harmony’ tag on its sleeve, it is rather strange that efforts by the Catholic and Muslim communities to acquire new burial grounds at Margao have run into rough weather.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Language Hypocrisy
A RECENT news item revealed that BBSM member, Mr Uday Bhembre’s grandchild is a student of an English medium primary school. When questioned on the subject, Mr Bhembre went one step further and stated, “I am not the parent of the child.

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Goa University Faces New Challenges-I

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
IN a state which has reported a falling sex ratio at birth, the apex institution of higher education, Goa University about to complete 26 years, has proved to be an intellectual sanctuary for young women of Goa.

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Balli Probe under Cloud

Nothing can be more disturbing than members of the United Tribal Associations Alliance (UTAA) producing evidence ignored by the crime branch which is investigating the May 25 violence at Balli which saw the murder of two tribal youth.

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Change in Course

The debate on the Lokpal Bill appears to be changing its course with the UPA government now indicating that it would convene an all-party meeting to widen the consultation process.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Tax on Postal Savings
THE decision of the government to tax postal savings is retrograde action. The postal savings today offer attractive returns as compared to the nationalised banks.

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Changing Reading Habits

THE Central Library, which is to be shifted to its new premises at Patto, is presently home to about 1,20,000 books. Many of them are rare, dating back to the 19th century and thus of great value.

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