LET’S BE SAFE THAN SORRY WHILE PICNICKING ON THE RIVER FRONTS

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  • September 22, 2017

The Nagarmadi waterfall tragedy that killed six youth from Goa sent shock waves across the state. The groups from different places of the state had visited this waterfall on the tragic day when the incident happened. Due to sudden rise in the water levels of the river, large number of people were swept with the flow. Many survived. Six died.
Social media circulated the pictures and videos of the incident which clearly showed the last minute attempt of the deceased to save their lives. The incident did not look like negligence as the water level rose suddenly.
Few people who were…

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LET’S FIND GOENKAR IN THE GOVERNMENT’S “GOENKARPONN”

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  • September 16, 2017

One will not forget the fierce speeches of Vijai Sardesai before the elections literally ripping off BJP government. The newly formed Goa Forward Party with its Coconut symbol was in full swing in four constituencies it contested. The agenda was set up against BJP. The Congress party was spared from their attack. Goa Forward Party had already formed a sort of coalition with the Congress party. This was the prelude to election of 2017.
Vijai’s appeal was simple. He promised to undo whatever BJP-led government had done between 2012-17. Those who know Vijai closely will certainly agree that he knows…

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MHADEI WATER DIVERSION; BATTLE THAT GOA WILL NEVER COMPROMISE UPON

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  • September 5, 2017

The latest victory of Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan (MBA), who spearheaded the movement against Karnataka and Maharashtra’s move for diversion of water from Mhadei river-located in the Western Ghat region- in the Supreme Court, is evident that Goa is on a right path in its battle to protect its river and its water. Karnataka, which had proposed construction of 11 dams across river Mhadei, has assured Court that it will not undertake any construction work of the Kalsa-Bhandura project in Kankumbi- a move which could give a major boost to state’s long pending fight before the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal…

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LET GOA BE THE STATE WHERE EVEN GOD COMES FOR RELAXATION

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  • September 4, 2017

Dear Ganapati! We are once again excited to celebrate your arrival. It’s time for Chavath. One of our favourite festivals. Not just because of the sea of sweets that we would get to eat but also because it is a time when every one of us will be back home.
I would always like to refer you as dear. You have always remained close to our hearts. We can’t even think of beginning any new thing without worshipping you. You have the first right of worship over other Gods in Hindu mythology. You appeal to everyone cutting across the faith….

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BABUSH IS PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE IN POLITICS

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  • July 29, 2017

There are some people who are most predictable in their one quality of life – unpredictability. They are always unpredictable, and you can always predict that they will be unpredictable. I would count Babush Monserratte in that category.
After donning several political hats, making announcements, Babush has always stunned the state politics with his moves. The recent move to join Goa Forward Party is just yet another predictably unpredictable move done by this political leader who was once called as uncrowned king of Taleigao.
After holding a firm grip over his constituency, Babush ventured into St Cruz, and he won there…

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CONGRESS – UNPRODUCTIVE OPPONENTS IN THE STATE ASSEMBLY

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Two weeks have passed since the monsoon session of the state Legislative Assembly commenced, but the visitors sitting in gallery and watching live on television are missing the spark of then opposition voices, Vijai Sardesai and Rohan Khaunte, who have shifted their base to ruling benches, and the only opposition party- Congress, still acting like the “new comers” in the state politics. Something that has kept the Assembly proceedings catchy is Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who continued to impress the viewers with his “promises”…”deadlines”…” assurances”- for which he is been known for.

Willy-nilly, coming back to the prime opponents,…

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WHY WE ARE COUNTING 100 AND NOT WAITING FOR 365 DAYS

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  • June 23, 2017

We admit! We definitely admit that while diagnosing performance of Manohar Parrikar-led government for last 100 days we carry some pre-notions. There is a notion that Parrikar is a master executor. He has a vision for the state of Goa. He is one of the best Chief Ministers we had.
And mind you when we make all these statements, we are not mouthpiece of BJP but a magazine with a neutral view.
While designing this supplement, the reporters of ‘The Neutral View’ travelled and met diverse people across the state, cutting across political lines. The sole aim of this entire exercise…

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THE FIRST 100 DAYS

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Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government was sworn in on March 14, after the 61-year old politician, formed an alliance within just 24 hours after the State Assembly results were declared on March 11. It was not a clear mandate for BJP, who despite that managed to retain their power in the state for the second successive term.
On June 21, the Parrikar government completed 100 days in power. Although, 100 days is too short a period for making an honest assessment of the performance of any organisation, particularly that of a government, but administrative steps, policy initiatives or law…

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C’MON GUYS, IT’S MONSOONS; DON’T CREATE HAVOC FOR IT

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  • June 9, 2017

The pre-monsoon showers arrived this time, as usual, unexpected; providing respite from the scorching sun and prickling heat that had made our lives hell. It rained. More so, it poured, and everyone was caught unaware.

The string of people stranded on the road with their two-wheelers, as they forgot to carry their rain gear; people running for shelter, and vehicles wading through the wet roads and flood water, served as a prelude to `Monsoons 2017’.

The roads, which were on the verge of having heat haze, were flooded with water, with the vehicles trying to push through the puddles and almost…

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SLOWLY AND STEADILY THE IRON ORE ACTIVITIES ARE PICKING UP PACE

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The iron ore mining industry in Goa may have something to cheer for when the new season commences in October this year, as the Supreme Court is considering increasing the annual production cap for the State, which is currently fixed at 20 million tons.

With south-west monsoon season hitting the coast of Goa, the four-month long temporary ban on iron ore mining activities have come into force. The just concluded season, October 2016- May 2017, had been relatively sound for the industry, though; the end was marred with controversies with mining firms finding themselves at the back foot over the…

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