Wednesday , 14 November 2018


Rebuilding People’s Trust In FDA

THE state government needs to do much more to free people’s minds from apprehensions that fish coming from outside is unsafe – especially since the government has said the state demand for fish cannot be met by local production and has to be met with import. When the government announced a 15-day ‘ban’ on imported fish, the people failed to ... Read More »

Let Tribunal Decide On Mhadei Water Sharing

VIOLATING the directives of the Supreme Court and the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal to maintain the status quo, the Karnataka government has diverted the flow of the Mhadei River at Kalsa-Bhandura. Please like & share: Read More »

Checking The Social Epidemic Of Hate

THE endless chain of mob lynchings owes itself to the atmosphere of hatred created against a certain community. Cow vigilantes do not seem to fear the law. On the contrary, as the latest tragedy in Alwar, Rajasthan shows, they seem to enjoy the sympathy of the law enforcers. The absence of fear among those indulging in lynching has bred violence ... Read More »

No One Will Trust Any FDA Results In Future

Taking serious note of traders using formalin to preserve fish, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) have warned them of punishments. Please like & share: Read More »

Before EDM Organiser Catches Return Flight

The latest event entrepreneur that organized an electronic, dance and music (EDM) festival in the state has followed the footsteps of the earlier EDM organisers and run away with the money due to the public exchequer. Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar informed the Assembly that the post-dated cheques issued by Sudarshan Entertainment Private Ltd of Gujarat, the organizers of TimeOut 72, ... Read More »

What Mobile-Stealing Kids Of Pal Teach Us

The alleged theft of 11 mobile phones from parked vehicles of visitors to the Pal waterfall in the Sattari taluka by seven schoolboys is an alarming piece of news. The visitors, on their return from the waterfall, were horrified to find their mobiles missing. The theft, however, was solved soon with the active help of villagers who had noted suspicious ... Read More »

Paying For Drinking In Public Places

The government has set yet another date for crackdown on drinking in public places. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced that from August 1 drinking in public places will attract heavy fines. Littering and dumping plastic waste would invite penalty of Rs 2,500. The amount of fine or other penalty for drinking in public places and causing nuisance has not ... Read More »

Steps Needed to End Human-Animal Conflict

The death of two women in quick succession attributed to a ferocious bison has compelled the residents of Shel, Dhada, Paikul and Melavli wards of the Guleli panchayat in the Sattari taluka to demand that the forest department deal with the wild bison within eight days. The area comes under the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary and is in close proximity of ... Read More »

Giving Home Buyers A Quick Justice

Since the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) rules were implemented in the state, as many as 16 complaints were registered with the Authority by early July. The complaints are about builders failing to fulfill the terms of agreement, delayed projects or against builders who have not refunded the full amount to the buyers opting out of a project. Please like ... Read More »

Ban Import Of Fish Preserved With Formalin

THE Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced a highly questionable and anti-consumer result: the fish samples imported from other states had formalin within “permissible limits”! Please like & share: Read More »