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    Eduardo Faleiro

    Faleiro was born on 30 August 1940. He was a Union Cabinet minister at the Indian federal government in New Delhi from 1986 to 1996. Earlier, he was a member of the legislative assembly of Goa for a short while, before shifting to national-level politics. When the Indian National Congress, a party he has associated with for most of his political career, was out of power, Faleiro was a member of the Rajya Sabha too, the upper house of the Indian parliament. Below is a list of posts held by him: 1971-1976: Member, Goa Legislative Assembly 1974-1976: Deputy Leader, CLP (I), Goa Legislative Assembly 1977: Elected to the Sixth Lok Sabha 1980: Re-elected to the Seventh Lok Sabha 1982-1986: Chairman, Economic Development Corporation 1984: Elected to the Eighth Lok Sabha for the third consecutive time 1985-1986: Chairman, House Committee May 1986 to February 1988: Union Minister of State, External Affairs February 1988 to December 1989: Union Minister of State, Economic Affairs (Finance) 1989-1990: Elected to the Ninth Lok Sabha for the fourth time 1990: Member, Committee of Privileges; Member, Consultative Committee; Ministry of Planning and Program Implementation 1991: Elected to the Tenth Lok Sabha for the fifth time 1992: Leader of the Indian Delegation to the United Nations 23 June 1991 to January 1993: Union Minister of State, External Affairs 18 January 1993 to April 1996 – Union Minister of State, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Ocean Development, Electronics, Parliamentary Affairs 1995: Vice Chairperson of Independent World Commission on Oceans 26 July 1999: Elected Member of Rajya Sabha (Council of States.) In March 2006, Mr Faleiro was appointed as Commissioner for NRI Affairs by the Government of Goa, with the rank of a Cabinet Minister. 2007: Chairman of Universal Peace Federation of India(NGO in Consultative Status in the Social and Economic Council of the United Nations)

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  • REMEMBERING INDIRA GANDHI0

    by Shri. Eduardo Faleiro      28 November 2020 On November 19, we commemorate the birth anniversary of Smt. Indira Gandhi. She is so far the only woman Prime Minister of India. She is considered the most popular leader of the masses of independent India, especially among the weaker sections. The Congress Party during her

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  • India: Progress in Goa0

    by Eduardo Feleiro     3 November 2020 The last few decades have witnessed vast changes in political ideology and economic policies across the world. People from different countries have been affected differently, but always in a significant manner everywhere. Goa has achieved remarkable progress since Liberation. The greatest gain of Liberation has been the feeling

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  • SAARC0

    by Eduardo Faleiro    15 October 2020 The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was created in 1985 to promote economic development and social progress in South Asia through regional cooperation.  Presently, it has eight member countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. India was the Chair of the

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  • THE CHALLENGE OF DIVERSITY0

    by Eduardo Faleiro                     29 August 2020 Cultural diversity is a fact of modern life and it exists now in practically all countries of the world. In addition to conventional elements such as race, religion and language, cultural diversity is accentuated by new factors including globalization, the

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  • Towards a Culture of Peace0

    by Eduardo Faleiro 28 June 2020 The last three decades have witnessed unprecedented conflict within and among nations, and religion has often been misused and invoked to justify sectarian strife. The United Nations which was created “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,” sees interfaith dialogue and cooperation as an important step toward

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  • Post colonialism analyses: Damage done by colonialism to the colonized people0

    by Eduardo Feliero 6 June 2020 Post colonialism analyses the damage done by colonialism to the colonized people in the destruction of their culture, national identity and economy. Colonialism started with military invasions and was intended to appropriate the economic resources of the colonies for the benefit of the invading countries. India was a very

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  • GOA STATEHOOD DAY0

    by Shri Eduardo Faleiro 23 May 2020 On May 30 we celebrate the Goa Statehood Day. Goa was liberated from the colonial rule in December 1961. After Liberation a major controversy arose as to whether it should remain a separate territory or should merge into a neighbouring State, Maharashtra or Mysore. In 1967, an Opinion

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  • THE ASIAN RESURGENCE0

    by Eduardo Feleiro 8 May 2020 Asian resurgence is one of the most significant developments of our time. The rise of Asia began with the extraordinary economic progress of Japan in the 1950s and 60s; it was followed by the remarkable advance of the Asian Tigers Hongkong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore and other countries

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  • HARMONY OF RELIGIONS0

    by Eduardo Faleiro 17 February 2020 Religion has emerged as a major source of conflict across the globe. Ideological strife has now given place to the “clash of civilizations” and it is felt that in the foreseeable future, religion will be a major source of conflict within and among nations. The possibilities of conflict are

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  • India: HARMONY OF RELIGIONS0

    by Eduardo Faleiro 17 January 2020 Religion has emerged as a major source of conflict across the globe. Ideological strife has now given place to the “clash of civilizations” and it is felt that in the foreseeable future, religion will be a major source of conflict within and among nations. The possibilities of conflict are

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  • RE. FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY0

    Eduardo Faleiro 5 November 2019 Ever since Columbus landed in the Carribean in 1492, a string of colonies were set across the world, all founded on violence, genocide and dispossession of the indigenous people. We were ourselves victims of colonialism for four and a half centuries. After World War II, the colonies attained political independence

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  • Dialogue of religions0

    by Shri. Eduardo Faleiro 10 October 2019 Samuel Huntington in his classic, “The Clash of Civilizations and the remaking of the World Order,” relates with great clarity that “gradual, inexorable and fundamental changes are occurring in the balance of power among civilizations and the power of the West compared to that of other civilizations continues

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  • India: Goa Migration2

    By Eduardo Faleiro 6 September 2019 Sometime ago, I visited several villages and towns in the neighbouring districts of Maharashtra and Karnataka to meet people of Goan origin settled there. During the 16th and 17th centuries thousands of Goans, both Hindus and Christians, left Goa to escape religious and cultural persecution. In Goa, during that

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  • India: GOA Statehood day – 30th May0

    By Eduardo Faleiro 27 May 2019 On May 30 we celebrate the Goa Statehood Day. On this day, in 1987, Goa ceased to be a Union Territory and became the 25th State of the Union of India. Goa was liberated from the colonial rule in December 1961. After Liberation a significant controversy arose as to

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