Monday, January 18, 2021

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Pages Torn from Rule Book

The elected council of the Corporation of the City of Panaji is going to hold a meeting on Thursday to consider a proposal whether the ownership transfers of shops in the new municipal market complex over the past years should be legalised.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CCP Move on Shops in Market

THIS has reference to the news story ‘CCP may legalise transferred ownership of city market shops’ (NT, December 4, 2012). Most governments first look the other way while all illegalities take place and then after sometime legalise these illegalities.

Different Ways of Paying Tribute

By PRABHAKAR TIMBLE

If two innocuous girls from inconsequential backgrounds can freeze into silence, shudder with fear and invite an illegal arrest and confinement from the legal Hand via the threat from the fanatic gang of the Shivsainiks,

Special Attention to Heritage

A seminar on conservation held at the Pilar Theological College on Saturday threw up suggestions for better maintenance of heritage structures. One of the suggestions was for the Archdiocese of Goa, Daman and Diu to set up a heritage cell to co-ordinate and guide restoration. Lack of expertise within the church on this subject was admitted by Archbishop, Rev Filipe Neri Ferrao who also said that the church is more focused on the spiritual aspects and hence allots little time and energy for conservation issues.

No Big Expectations

The National Security Advisor, Mr Shiv Shankar Menon is in Beijing on a two-day visit to engage the new leadership on the boundary question and strategic issues of common interest.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Better Amenities Required at Kala Academy

Bizet’s opera Carmen at Kala Academy was wonderfully executed by the children in exquisite costumes. So was the Yellow River Piano Concerto with children’s voices backing the fireworks tickling

Knowledge Based Sustainable Mining-X

By Nandkumar M Kamat

Tust a few minutes before writing this article, I had to rush out behind my house and join the fire fighters of Goa fire and emergency services to save my garden and residence from incineration, once again, as a five hectare green patch of vegetation in faculty residential colony, Goa University was deliberately put on fire on Sunday afternoon by miscreants.

Unfair to Goa

The Karnataka Niravari Nigam’s decision to restart work on the contentious Khalsa canal at Kankumbi despite an assurance given by the state’s legal counsel, Mr Fali Nariman to the water disputes tribunal hearing the case, is an act of defiance and goes against the spirit of justice and fair play.

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