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Tread Carefully

THE announcement by the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat in the Assembly that the government was willing to rectify ‘genuine mistakes’ in the notified plans of Canacona and Pernem could open a Pandora’s box.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Wanted: Bridge to Shiroda
AS per recent reports, six new bridges are proposed to be constructed at various locations in the hinterlands of Goa. Unfortunately, the long-pending demand of the people for a bridge connecting Margao and Shiroda is once again not included.

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Wikileaks: Manmohan in Trouble

BY INDER MALHOTRA

EVER since Wikileaks first made worldwide sensation by revealing millions of top-secret diplomatic cables of the United States, anything emanating from that source has been major news. It is no surprise, therefore, that countless classified US telegrams concerning India, now in the public domain thanks to the enterprise of ‘The Hindu’, have hit the scene with the force of a bombshell.

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Goa Needs IFFI

Mr Dayanand Narvekar, Congress MLA from Aldona has proven again to be one of the foremost internal critics of his party’s government. Ever since he was ousted from the cabinet, he has been unsparing.

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A Rosy Picture

If there is lesson to be learnt from the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad, it is how to grow roses in climate hostile to the flower. Temperatures in this region fluctuate from 10 to 42 degrees Celsius whereas roses need temperatures between 30 and 36 degrees.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

English in Demand

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I AGREE with both Mr Castellino and Mr Fernandes when it comes to medium of instruction in schools (NT, March 25). It is not for the politicians to decide.

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Away from Beaches

TOURISM is the largest employer in Goa. Still, much of its potential remains unexploited. We can create more wealth and jobs in it, provided the state government and private sector work in a planned, sustainable, ethical manner. While the state government has shown a lack of perspective, private enterprises have only zealously and often unscrupulously promoted their interests.

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Musical Chair

CITING an Urdu couplet in his support, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has defended his government and asked the opposition to have patience and allow it to go on for the rest of its term.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Revise Pensions of Old Pensioners

WHILE the government has increased the salaries of current employees by 40 per cent because of the rise in prices, there is absolutely no simultaneous revision in pensions of old pensioners.

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