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Ram temple construction is a complicated issue, will take time: Shripad Naik 26.5.2015 TOI: Goa
In view of the RSS and VHP pushing for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, and asking BJP to fulfil its Lok Sabha poll promise in this regard, union minister for state for AYUSH Shripad Naik said that Ram temple is a complicated issue and it will take ...
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Ten most aggressive fringe elements of the Parivar 26.5.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Far more belligerent than the Sangh Parivar, these outfits, from the well-known VHP to the little-known Hindu Makkal Katchi, created their own peculiar and occasionally disturbing ...
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Convent schools must allow Hindu customs: Hindu Janajgruti Samiti 19.5.2015 TOI: Goa
The Hindu Janajgruti Samiti (HJS) has called the government to issue notices to all convent schools in the state to stop the discrimination on the grounds of ...
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React to problems creatively, urges entrepreneur Datta Naik 19.5.2015 TOI: Goa
Raising a red flag at the vulnerable situation that Goa finds itself in today, entrepreneur and social commentator Datta Damodar Naik said that education, policy, business, administration in the state has been on a slide since ...
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Scoring beef, underscoring banal Hindutva: The limits of MTV’s activism 15.4.2015 DNA: Wide Angle
Recently, MTV India released a video that on the face of it is a statement of resistance to the ban on beef lately legislated in Maharashtra. While the video is well-intentioned, and adds another voice to the chorus of protests, rather than offering a radical resistance to the fascist moves of the Indian state, it merely re-inscribes the banal Hindutva of quotidian Indian life. By banal Hindutva I mean the kind of common sense that animates daily life and which, despite its serious implications, is seen as unproblematic. Further, rather than offering a politics that privileges livelihoods, the video restricts the frame of the debate to a politics of consumerism. This article will unpack the underlying assumptions of the video and point to its various problems. The video commences with a scene in which a nervous young man makes a phone call to a “dealer.” The word he uses, maal (goods), suggests that he is speaking with a trafficker of hashish or marijuana. The dealer proposes a meeting, where the trade ...
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Parrikar dares Karnataka govt to ban Muthalik 11.4.2015 TOI: Home
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday demanded that the Congress government in Karnataka ban Sriram Sena chief Pramod Mutalik for trying to incite communal hatred in Goa.
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‘Animal lovers shouldn’t mess with beef supply’ 28.3.2015 TOI: Goa
Beef is an integral part of the diet of minorities, which constitute about 38% of Goa’s population. Christians and Muslims are also Goans and everybody needs to promote communal ...
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Give his beef back and don't decide menu on dining table 26.3.2015 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Dr Ambedkar's insistence that cow protection was included in the chapter on the Directive Principle of State Policy, and not as a Fundamental Right
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The unholy killings of Avijit Roy and Govind Pansare 3.3.2015 DNA: Mumbai
Bangladesh was born partly out of a struggle to protect the dignity of mother-tongue Bengali against assaults from Urdu, Pakistan’s state-sponsored ‘national unity’ language. Any multi-lingual nation-state that favours some languages over others is fundamentally insecure about diversity, hiding behind ‘national unity’. In independent Bangladesh, Bengali has emerged as the dominant language of online media. There is a popular, vibrant blog-centric cyber-activism culture in Bengali with many ideological shades — Liberation war idealists, Marxists, atheists, Islamists, feminists, secular and non-secular Bengali nationalists and so on. The Bengali blogosphere plays a role in shaping the political discourse of Bangladesh. Avijit Roy, a famous blogger, founder of Bengali blog MuktoMona (Freethinker) and a prolific writer propagating rational and scientific spirit, was hacked to death by ‘unknown assailants’ in the university area of Dhaka on 26th February, in front of by-standers and security forces. His wife, ...
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AAP condemns VHP’s ghar wapsi plans in Goa 1.3.2015 Goa News, News of Goa - Times of India
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday condemned VHP’s statement on ghar wapsi. Valmiki Naik, ad-hoc secretary, AAP Goa, said that the party condemns any attempt to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere of Goa. He also reminded the BJP-led government of Goa that it is the government of every Goan, regardless of religious or political affiliations, and therefore needs to keep a close watch on radical elements in the ...
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VHP for voluntary 'ghar wapsie' in Goa 27.2.2015 TOI: Cities
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) which has stoked controversy by its ‘Ghar Wapsi’ programme in other States in recent months, wants to implement it in Goa ...
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Holiday guide to Goa: the best beaches, hotels and restaurants 31.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

A break in Goa can be much more than just a holiday on beautiful beaches: the Indian state has a fast-developing food and drink scene that embraces local and international flavours, as well as stylish modern hotels and ancient traditions
Inland Goa: an alternative to beach-side culture

Though it has changed hugely over the last couple of decades, Goa still has much to offer, especially for those in need of a blast of sunshine at this time of year. The hippy days are over, but Goa has evolved, so while Anjuna and Vagator beaches join Calangute in the file marked “overcrowded”, a heavenly relaxed beach vibe can still be found elsewhere: on the sands of Ashvem-Mandrem, for example, and in the bays and beaches of the far south.

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Pramod Muthalik denied permission to visit Goa 27.1.2015 DNA: India
 The state administration on Tuesday denied Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik permission to enter the North District of Goa. Collector Nila Mohanan relied on a report submitted by the police which said that with Panaji Assembly by-election coming up, Muthalik's visit might lead to a law and order situation and communal tension. Muthalik last week had sought permission to visit the state for ten days. At present he has been prohibited from entering the state. He had announced last year that he would be establishing a unit of his outfit in Goa, and it would make people aware about dangers of "pub culture" in the state. According to his present application, filed by his lawyer Rajesh Takbhate, Muthalik wanted to visit temples and ashrams in Goa and would not make speeches or take part in public functions. Takbhate had also said that denial of permission would be a violation of his client's fundamental rights. Ram Sene, a Hindu right-wing organisation, became infamous after an attack on a Mangalore pub in ...
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Pomp, pageantry mark R-Day across India 27.1.2015 The Assam Tribune
Pomp, pageantry mark R-Day across India
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The Obama visit: India displays military might,diverse culture 26.1.2015 Times Now: Home

The Obama visit: India displays military might,diverse cultureWatched by US President Barack Obama, India on Monday (January 26) displayed its military might and rich cultural diversity during the dazzling 66th Republic Day parade in the Capital which was wrapped in an unprecedented security blanket.


Republic Day parade: Obama watches India's military might, cultural heritage 26.1.2015 TOI: India
Obama spent more than two hours on an outdoor viewing platform, an unusual amount of time given Secret Service security ...
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Obama watches in awe as India puts up impressive R-day show 26.1.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
On display was India's military might and cultural diversity.
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India's cultural heritage, military might on display on Republic Day 26.1.2015 DNA: Money
Multi-hued images of India's rich cultural diversity and military might as well as achievements in diverse fields unfolded on Monday at the 66th Republic Day parade, which had a US President--Barack Obama--as the Chief Guest for the first time. As the nearly two-hour-long parade, showcasing the country's 'unity in diversity' marched down the Rajpath in drizzle and overcast skies, thousands of spectators gathered along the route and cheered in joy. The national capital was wrapped in unprecedented security blanket as thousands of security personnel kept a hawk's vigil in and around the Rajpath area. Obama was seated next to Modi, donning a multicoloured 'bandhej safa'(turban), as the two leaders chatted and enjoyed the annual spectacle. A smiling US President was seen nodding in appreciation on several occasions. In a departure from tradition for the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade, Obama arrived in his own highly-secured bomb-proof vehicle, 'The Beast,' at Rajpath. A highlight of this year's ...
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Live! Sakshi Maharaj asked to explain controversial remark: Shahnawaz 13.1.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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‘Goa was where I felt most at peace’: Nuno Mendes’ final meal 12.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Lisboan Chiltern Firehouse chef would go for a Goan beach picnic with loved ones

I’d have my last meal on Ashwem Beach in northern Goa, as it was about 10 years ago, when it was still undeveloped and raw. I’ve travelled a fair bit, but that was where I’ve felt most at peace, and this would be a chance to share that with the people I love.

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