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Benefits of Automated Parking
GIVEN the number of vehicles being added to the vehicular population in the state, five years from now, Goa will face problems of gargantuan proportions which will be difficult to handle as far as availability of parking space is concerned, if a concerted effort is not made to find a solution right now.

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Indian Muslims Must Move Forward

BY FIROZ BAKHT AHMED
WHEN Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, the newly elected VC of the renowned Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, stated that the minorities are flourishing under Mr Narendra Modi, he had confirmed the truth.

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Fit for CBI Probe

NOW that the story on why the file on recommendation of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the police-drug dealer nexus was being held back is finally out, perhaps it will start moving faster.

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Reigniting Passions

THOUGH the Bharatiya Janata Party has vowed to hoist the tri-colour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar “peacefully and respectfully” on Republic Day, its intent is far from peaceful or respectful. It looks like the BJP is still unwilling to give up its fixation on minorities and is willing to ride on their backs if need be. Kashmir is a politically volatile state.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Feeling for All
WHILE appreciating that the report dealing with the fatal accident of an SSC student in Assagao has attributed the causes of such fatalities to narrow roads, roadside bushes, parked vehicles, reckless speeding etc (NT, January 22), what is unacceptable is the statement, ‘Though the victim was not a Goan …’

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Panaji: A Decaying Urban Ecosystem

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

PANAJI is city of my birth, education, activism and had been a source of livelihood of our trading family. The ashes of my near and dear ones have been mixed in the soil of this majestic and tranquil city.

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Back to the Community

When it comes to garbage disposal, the government is not the prime mover and that is a cause for concern. In the absence of a clear policy, the burden of keeping the state clean has now fallen on the shoulders of common citizens. Thankfully, Goa is blessed with a surfeit of public spirited people who are more concerned about the issue.

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Yeddyurappa in a Spot

With the Karnataka Governor, Mr H R Bhardwaj according sanction for prosecution, Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa now finds himself in a spot. More than the ignominy of having to face criminal charges is the political fall out of the decision taken by the Governor.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Chaka Chak Goa Campaign

THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘Chaka Chak Goa’ campaign to kick-start on R-day’ (NT, January 23). The ‘Chaka Chak’ people’s campaign in Goa undertaken by some NGOs in collaboration with village panchayats and government departments to clean up Goa of the surrounding garbage is a welcome initiative that needs to be encouraged by one and all.

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Hiding May Harm UPA More

BY INDER MALHOTRA
WHAT kind of government is the Congress-dominated United Progressive Alliance trying to provide the country with? Barely a fortnight after the grand declarations–at the Congress party’s 125th anniversary–of ‘zero tolerance’ of corruption, venality and wrong-doing,

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