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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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Goa’s Urban Poor

POVERTY is the last thing the mind conjures up at the mention of Goa. Goa is very high in the list of states on human development indices. Its per capita income is next only to Punjab and Delhi. Yet there are several thousands of families in the rural and urban parts of the state who are extremely poor.

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No Sex Change

WOULD we have less of corruption if women were to rule? The lust of women such as Ms Aadilakshmi, assistant director of tourism, Karnataka, who demanded and was caught for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a resort owner on Thursday, would make us highly sceptical.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Favouritism in Govt Recruitment
WHEN the state is besought with a number of pressing problems like drug peddling, custodial deaths, spate of murders and rising road accidents, the least the electorate could expect from the ruling party when they assembled for a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meet would be to deliberate strongly on these burning issues and find means to contain them.

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A Leader Not in Control

BY INDRANIL BANERJEA
INDIA’S Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh is now a fairly isolated figure in the government and the Congress. His initial enthusiasm is vastly subdued, and the good doctor has been unable to come up with effective formulae for tackling inflation and spiralling prices.

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