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Punish the Guilty

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IT is indeed shameful to see the coverage on newspapers and TV news channels about the CWG mess. Because of some corrupt handfuls managing the event the image of the entire country has suffered a setback.

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Geo-economic politics of W Ghats

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
IN the age of global warming and climate change, for sustainable ecological security and water security of Goa, the biological integrity of the Western ghats is central and critical.

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Elusive Nutrition

AT a lecture in Panaji on Sunday, well-known agricultural scientist Dr M S Swaminathan, who is regarded as the Father of the Green Revolution in India, lamented that despite the fact that our country had almost 60 million tonnes of food constantly in stock, malnutrition was widespread.

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Another CCP Riddle

THE Corporation of the City of Panaji has added one more riddle to its long list of mysteries. The CCP has given away about ` 68 lakh as fees for half a dozen or so of consultant agencies from outside Goa supposedly for preparing plans for submission to the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Inconvenience to Road Users
ON the pavement near the Sharada Mandir School, Miramar, a deep trench has been dug. The excavated mud has been heaped on either side of the pavement and simply left there. For more than a month now, no construction work is underway.

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Integrity as CVC’s Supreme Virtue

By INDER MALHOTRA

THE United Progressive Alliance government has done great disservice to the country by its choice of the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner. In one fell swoop it has thrown to the winds all Constitutional properties and democratic decencies.

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Controlling Vehicle Theft

UP till September 20 this year, 282 vehicles were stolen in the state by gangs or crooks working alone. Of this, 256 were two-wheelers, 11 cars, four jeeps and 11 others tempos or trucks. In 2007, the total number of vehicles stolen was 212 and in 2008, the figure was 229.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Unreliable Bus Services

ALTHOUGH bus fares have been hiked, private bus operators have not yet laid stress on assuring better service to commuters. Nor are the rules and regulations framed by the transport authorities strictly implemented.

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Give and Take on Ayodhya

BY FIROZ BAKHT AHMED
THERE’S a mysterious lull before the declaration of the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid verdict from the Allahabad High Court, now postponed to September 28. However, the voices of sanity and reason implore that it would be best for Indian Muslims gracefully to offer the disputed patch of land in Ayodhya to their Hindu brethren for Ram Mandir, rather than allowing the issue to be misused by politically ambitious elements in both communities.

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