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Broadening Vision

IT is unfortunate that Goa is being dwarfed by its own political executives. Political leadership takes initiative and prevails upon the Union government to make available more money for expansion of national highways for faster development of the state.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Woes of Aam Admi
I HAVE read a lot of letters concerning the Dona Paula-Vasco sea link in this section and the government must take note of the grievances mentioned therein.

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The People must Come First

BY KULDIP NAYAR
IT was land which forced India to effect its first constitutional amendment. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, a socialist, was furious when the Supreme Court reluctantly conceded that the state had the right to take over any private property for ‘public purpose’ but after paying the ‘just compensation’.

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Kasab and After

IN the 26/11 case heard by the special court, Ajmal Amir Kasab has been found guilty on 86 charges including waging war on India, murdering 166 Indian citizens and 25 foreigners.

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No Fear or Favour

THE former DGP of Maharashtra police, Dr P S Pasricha has suggested shifting liquor shops and bars to 75 metres away from the highways passing through the state to check fatal accidents.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Step in Right Direction
THE recent order issued by the Directorate of Higher Education has apparently increased the credibility and the image of lecturers working on contractual basis in various aided colleges in Goa.

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Congress’ Saga of Scams

BY SONDIP BHATTACHARYA
IT looks like India is turning into a house of scandals. Last week, several skeletons tumbled out of the country’s closet as allegations were being made of how in the Indian Premier League (IPL) money-laundering took place in the name of cricket and under the garb of ‘global entertainment’.

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Erosion of Goa’s Coastline

AT least 20 per cent of the 105 km of the Goan coastline has been affected by erosion. More erosion has been caused by man-made factors such as urbanisation, destruction of mangroves, constructions and economic activities rather than by natural phenomena like waves, winds, tides and short currents.

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Learning from IPL

INDIA with a population of 110 crore could never succeed in winning even 11 gold medals at the Olympics, that too when almost all the sports associations are run by political leaders, who swear by public welfare and national glory.

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