Sunday , 19 August 2018


Agro-ecotourism A Boon for Farmers

The director of the Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), E Chakurkar has called upon farmers in the state to take up agro-ecotourism to augment their income. Please like & share: Read More »

Mhadei Verdict: Where Goa Needs To Act

The Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal in its verdict on Tuesday allowed Karnataka to utilise 13.4 thousand million cubic (TMC) feet of water from the river, while Goa got 24 TMC feet. Please like & share: Read More »

Quota System No More Boon To Society

SUDHANSHU RANJAN   Martin Luther King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, came to India in February 1959 and travelled throughout the country for nearly two months. Back home, he praised India for its affirmative action for the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and exhorted the US government to follow India. Please like & share: Read More »

Only Sober Goans Must Drive Vehicles

We have a good example of deterrence for drunken driving. Three persons from Ponda taluka were convicted on Monday by a court at Ponda for driving under influence of alcohol beyond permissible limit. Please like & share: Read More »

Close Down Liquor Outlets In Surla

Although the people of the Surla village of Goa and the people of Kankumbi, Parwad and adjoining villages of Karnataka have differences over sharing of the Mhadei river waters, they have found common cause in demanding that the liquor outlets at Surla are permanently closed. The liquor outlets have been ordered to remain closed for a month by the North ... Read More »

Karnataka’s Arbitrary Curbs On Goan Officials

The last week’s detention of Goa’s water resource department (WRD) officials on visit to Kankumbi in Karnataka to check the status of work being carried out by the neighbouring state on the diversion of water from the River Mhadei has raised concerns and Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar has promised appropriate steps would be taken for the security of officials ... Read More »

Hoping For Reincarnation Of Motor Driving Schools

WITH the Lokayukta’s sword hanging over their head, the state transport department has decided to carry out an audit of motor driving schools. The department has selected a private agency, International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) for carrying out the audit. There are around 135 motor driving schools in the state, which will undergo thorough scrutiny from September onwards. Though ... Read More »

Goa Moving Slow To Get Miramar A Blue Flag

EVEN though the Miramar beach was selected for certification under the Blue Flag programme more than six months ago the state government failed to start working to meet the requirements for the world class tag. The Blue Flag certification is a prestigious qualification established by the Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in 1985 and requires various parameters to be ... Read More »

At Last, An App-Based Taxi Service In Goa

THE state government has finally launched Goa’s first mobile app-based taxi service ‘GOAMILES’, which initially has a fleet of around 3,000 taxis. It will go a long way in providing better service to lakhs of people, both locals and tourists, at reasonable rates. It will end the age of unfair fare of taxi operators. Taxi operators held the commuters and ... Read More »