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Burial Ground for Pets

THIS is with reference to the letter ‘Pet Cemetery’ by Mr Adelmo Fernandes (NT, May 2). What happens to animals or for that matter pets after they die is not known.

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How Ecohazards may Impact Taleigao

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

DESPITE rapid physical development, the ecological future of Taleigao is in peril. One doesn’t see any respect for natural resources, green belts, wildlife habitats, biodiversity, shallow aquifers, pre-existing natural storm water drainage system or hydrography of Taleigao.

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Re-defining Tourism

TWO sports that could change Goa’s tourism industry and set it on the upward course are golf and Formula 1 racing. After decades of wrangling with ecology and social warriors, the state government is finally inching towards having its first golf course spread over 200 acres–150 acres for the course and 50 acres for allied facilities.

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PAC Breakdown

DURING the height of the BJP-led agitation for joint parliamentary committee to probe the 2G scam, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh volunteered to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to clear his name. Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee had said that there was no need for a JPC as the PAC was already probing the matter.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Fatal Speed Breakers

DURING the second half of the month of March, several speed-breakers were installed on the internal roads of Chandor without taking into consideration the slopes and curves which are part of the road. One such inaptly put speed-breaker has already been the cause of a road accident that snatched away two precious lives. Who could be the technical authority that has ordered these speed-breakers all of a sudden? Moreover,

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Pull Out All the Stops

BY INDER MALHOTRA
IN the welcome–if also belated and still in need of greater impetus–drive against the galloping cancer of corruption in this country, Monday, April 25, was a landmark.

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A Clear Education Policy

IN the field of computers everything is reduced to just two numbers, zero and one. Similarly in education the worth of a student is distilled, through the process of examinations, to produce a number.

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General and Labyrinth

THE story in ‘The Times’ of London that the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh had been quietly talking to Pakistani Army Chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is a sign of pragmatism on the part of the government.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Non-Functional Streetlights
AT Dessai Bhat in Ponda, streetlights have been out of order for the last almost two weeks. As a result pedestrians and travelers face great inconvenience and trouble.

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Loopholes in Lokpal Bill

BY D C PANDE
JUST when Mr Anna Hazare’s movement had crystallised public anger against corruption and made policy change inevitable, it is on the verge of being scuppered by an anonymous smear campaign.

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