Friday , 24 February 2017


Poor Plight Of Workers On Construction Sites

Ground-level reports reveal that implementation of laws for protection of construction workers has been unsatisfactory. Officials supposed to guarantee them basic facilities have been lax in discharging their duties. Please like & share: Read More »

Dealing With The Drunk In Public Places

More than six months ago the Goa Assembly passed an amendment to the Goa Excise Duty Act to declare ‘no alcohol consumption zones’ to contain the nuisance of alcohol drinking in public places. The amendment empowered the government to impose a fine from Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000 on anyone found guilty of drinking in a ‘no alcohol consumption zone.’ ... Read More »

Prevalence of Corporal Punishment in Schools

The sentencing of a Panaji schoolteacher for physically abusing a two-and-a-half-year-old pupil to one year of simple imprisonment and fine of Rs 1 lakh by the Children’s Court of Goa has once again brought into focus the abominable persistence of corporal punishment in the schools in the state. The state education department has recorded only two incidents of corporal punishment ... Read More »

Naming Political Leaders As Destroyers of Public Property

The central government is now having second thoughts over the provisions of the bill that seeks to make destruction of public property a non-bailable offence. These provisions do not exclude leaders of political parties, and that is what the government has come under pressure to change. Please like & share: Read More »

Making Goa’s Beaches Orderly And Decent

The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has finally approved the beach-carrying capacity report and sand dune mapping by the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) for implementation. The much- awaited report would serve as guidelines for policy making about beaches. The NCSCM has recommended that only 33 per cent of the beach area can be made available for ... Read More »

Best Course in TN Is a Floor Test

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Khazgham (AIADMK) has plunged into a leadership crisis, with Chief Minister O Panneerselvam deciding to oppose K V Sasikala, a long-time friend of the late Jayalalithaa, who has staked claim to the state’s highest executive office. Please like & share: Read More »

No More Questions Over Dual Citizenship

THE Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently withdrew its earlier order by which Caetano Silva, former Benaulim MLA, was declared a Portuguese national. Silva had challenged the MHA order of November 20, 2013 declaring him a Portuguese national. Please like & share: Read More »

Relocate Highway Liquor Vendors Facing Closure

WITH the prospect of closure of their liquor selling businesses from April 1 looming large, members of the newly formed Goa Highway Affected Liquor Vendor Association have sought changes to liquor licence titles and denotification of national and state highways to overcome the crisis arising out of the Supreme Court order. Please like & share: Read More »

Your Wisdom Is Your Best Security

THE government has been asking people to switch over to digital payment mode. Fraudsters see an opportunity to cheat people there and are out with skimmers which look like point of sale machines but record the data of debit or credit card. Using the card data, the fraudsters draw money from the cardholder’s account. A new method adopted by tricksters ... Read More »

Move Roadside Vendors To Small Marketplaces

Sale of vegetables and fruits on the roadside is not unusual in Goa; but the number of sellers has been increasing. Many of them sell vegetables grown in their fields braving heat and dust and risk of harm from speeding vehicles. Please like & share: Read More »

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