Tuesday , 23 January 2018


Las Vegas Massacre A Reminder To Goa

The massacre at an open-air music concert at Las Vegas last week by the heavily armed lone wolf Stephen Paddock has come as the latest reminder to the world that large crowds are favourite targets of terrorists and psychopaths, and Goa cannot be complacent to such threats. The state government has been trying to get back the two electronic dance ... Read More »

Keeping An Eye On Surrogacy Rackets

In a first of its kind case in the state, the police have begun probing the charges of a minor girl that she was being lured to bear a child as a surrogate mother for a married couple. Police investigations so far have revealed that the girl was first raped by two persons who were known to her, either promising ... Read More »

Quality Power Supply Will Help Create Jobs

The Verna industrial estate, which is Goa’s pharmaceutical hub and also has a number of other companies, has been facing frequent power failures, causing disruption in their production. Among the worst affected are high tension power users. The units in the Cuncolim industrial estate often faced similar power problems. There have been complaints of poor power supply in other industrial ... Read More »

Fire At Panaji Bus Stand Would Not Be The Last

The major fire that broke out at the supermarket and other premises at the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus stand at Panaji early Monday morning destroyed property worth around Rs 4 crore. Luckily the fire broke out on a public holiday and early in the morning or there could have been human casualties. The fire was suspected to have been ... Read More »

Making Goa’s Tourist Destinations Attractive

The arrival of a charter flight from Russia marked the beginning of the new tourist season in the state. The flight carried 519 passengers, just three less than its capacity. The arrival of a record number of tourists in the first flight is seen as a promising beginning for the new tourism season. Please like & share: Read More »

Making Goa Number One In Swachchata

Goa, with the rest of India, is observing the third anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission today. The idea behind is to send a message about the success so far of the continuing mission. Please like & share: Read More »

Relocating Offshore Casinos And EDMs

THE Parrikar government has given a six-month extension to the offshore casinos to anchor and operate in the River Mandovi. The government has justified the extension with a plea that it needed time to decide on the issues relating to the relocation of the casinos away from the Mandovi. The latest extension is one of the many such extensions given ... Read More »

No Running Away From Speed Governors

THE government has finally put its foot down on the issue of installation of speed governors for commercial vehicles, saying it was not negotiable. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has refused to give in to the coercive tactics of the transport lobby. There is no running away from speed governors as that is the law, Parrikar has said. The transport department ... Read More »

Cases Of Violence On Goa’s Campuses

GOA witnessed three cases of attack on students in three different educational institutions in the last five days. The motive in all cases seems to be personal grudge or enmity; however, the alarming fact is they occurred on the educational campus. Two cousins dealt fist blows at a student of a higher secondary school in Baina. Another student was stabbed ... Read More »

Forest Rights Elude Forest Dwellers

TRIBAL Welfare Minister Govind Gaude has directed officials to dispose of forest rights claims filed by about 10,000 applicants under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 by the end of the year. This would require quick solutions to inter-departmental issues relating to the subject. The process for settling forest rights claims began ... Read More »

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