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Keep Desterro Beach Clean
I HAVE noticed that there are some rooms-to-let, above the right side across the little Cross and bridge near Desterro beach. The migrants living in these rented rooms are seen defecating openly on the nearby rocks and along the concealed shoreline.

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Govt must not Dither on Lokpal Bill

BY SONDIP BHATTACHARYA
THERE is a difference between running the government from within and doing it from outside (no pun intended). If it is not forced, the government will limit itself to just completing its tenure.

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Children Not Our Own

By raising the issue of education for children of migrants, Mr Shantaram Naik, MP has touched a subject which is normally ignored by the state government.

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Bloodshed in Syria

Even as world attention is riveted on Libya and the bitter struggle in the key city of Misrata, in Syria the government is mounting, what could be, a final and decisive attack on rebels in the southern town of Deraa.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Advertising in Kannada 
IT seems that the controversy surrounding the medium of instruction is gaining momentum. It is pertinent to note that a local TV news channel has been airing an advertisement in Kannada. The question to be asked is how many Goans understand Kannada?

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Globalisation impacts Goan potters

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
POTTERY is a four-thousand-year-old traditional occupation in Goa. Goa’s traditional membranophone is ghumat - made from an acoustically competent resonant pot. The form has not changed for centuries.

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A Gift for Navelim

When it comes to construction of sewerage systems in Goa, the gestation period could be as long as twenty or more years. Residents of Navelim constituency could feel happy that the government has decided to spend Rs 192 crore to construct a sewerage system for them, but the question to be asked is, how long will it take?

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Ghost of Godhra

The affidavit filed by an IPS officer from Gujarat, Mr Sanjiv Bhatt claiming that the Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi had told those who had attended a meeting called by him after the Godhra carnage that it was time to let Hindus vent their anger is perhaps the most damaging piece of evidence to surface against Mr Modi so far.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Apostle of Humanity
GODMAN Puttaparthi Sathya Sai Baba, who had millions of followers across the world, breathed his last at 7.28 a.m. on Sunday. I am a spiritual person although I’m not a follower of modern godmen.

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BRICS: Push for Fair World Order

BY INDER MALHOTRA
DURING its short existence, BRICS, an association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has made an impressive showing. Initially consisting of the first four countries and known as BRIC, the association had held its first summit at Yekaterinburg in Russia in the summer of 2009.

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