Friday, January 22, 2021

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Assembly Must Be Proactive On Land Reforms

Both the leader of the House and leader of the Opposition in the legislative assembly need to tell this state why they...

Budget Expectations In COVID Times

There is a plethora of asks from various sectors, such as healthcare, startups, renewable energy, education and skilling AJIT...

Allaying Doubts Over COVID Vaccines

The level of skepticism is very high early into the programme and signal trouble ahead. Best practices, which are well laid out,...

Demonstration Of People’s Power

PACHU MENON, Margao THE BJP government in Goa finding itself in a fix over the Health Minister Vishwajit Rane’s...

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You and Your Plastic Waste

Even after years of debating it, the problem of plastic garbage in the state remains unresolved.  The pity is the government does not even know how much plastic garbage is generated.

No Export of Democracy

The violence in Afghanistan following the US President, Mr Barack Obama’s visit was hardly surprising. Probably, it was Mr Obama’s intention to send out a message to the Al Qaeda that the US feels triumphant about the success of their military tactics in breaking the back of the Al Qaeda, and the US must have anticipated a reaction.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Groundwater Contamination in Goa
THE recent nationwide survey undertaken by the water resources ministry has revealed alarming levels of groundwater contamination in several districts of the country which has rendered the water unsuitable for drinking and posed a host of health hazards.

Sachin Shouldn’t Be a Backbencher

BY RAJDEEP SARDESAI
IN a nation of multiple gods, mortals run the risk of being elevated to divinity. With cricket as contemporary India’s mass religion, Sachin Tendulkar has had to live with demi-god status for years now.

Techniques of Empowerment

A series of assessment reports on performance of panchayats in this newspaper points to a gross dissatisfaction with their working. Although some panchayats have done better in several indices, such as garbage management, street lighting and transparency, most of them have not. Perhaps the state government can force such panchayats to improve their performance by withholding funds to them.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Keeping Titular Post of President
THE constitutional post of President of India is a white elephant, which entails  expenditure of crores of rupees to maintain it. This money comes from taxpayers, which otherwise would be spent in providing facilities to the poor.

Nuclear Missiles Don’t Give Security

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

INDIA’S Agni-V missile launch followed by Pakistan’s Hatf-IV-Shaheen-1A launch were greeted with deplorable machismo and sabre-rattling in both countries. But the missile race will destabilise this region.

Pitfalls of Labour Reforms

Globalisation isn’t benefiting everyone. This was the impression gained from the rallies in the state and elsewhere on May Day. There is urgent need to make growth exclusive.

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Bengali beauty breaking barriers

Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Being at IFFI with her film ‘Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti’ was an enchanting...

The sounds from the screen

Sound, including music, dialogues, sound effects, ambient noise, background noise and soundtracks, has been an integral part of the movies since its...

The power of non-violence decoded

Non-feature film ‘Ahimsa - Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless’ which pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th...

So far so good

As the first month of this year is nearing its end, NT KURIOCITY asks youngsters how their New Year is going so...