Thursday , 24 January 2019


Need For Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags

THE Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) is enforcing a yet another ban on use of plastic in the capital city. The effect of the ban was visible in the city market with none of the businesses dispensing goods in plastic bags. Unlike the past drives against plastic, this drive has some force because the CCP officials gave enough ... Read More »

Anatomy Of Ayushman Bharat

T M THOMAS ISAAC   AYUSHMAN Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, described by many as the world’s  largest social health insurance programme, has been launched on September 23. Some have even suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for this historic initiative to transform the healthcare system of the world’s second largest ... Read More »

A Multi Organ Failure Caused Januz Mix-Up 

THE Goa Medical College and Hospital faces family and social ire for disposing the body of Januz Gonsalves, a youth from Aldona who died of unnatural cause on September 23. Please like & share: Read More »

Reform University Syllabi To Make Graduates Employable

VICE-PRESIDENT M Venkaiah Naidu’s call for revamping higher education by introducing skill-centric academic courses to make graduates self-employed and job-ready echoes a long-felt need. Addressing the fourth convocation of the National Institute of Technology-Goa recently, Please like & share: Read More »

Last Opportunity To Establish Parking Order

THE state government has notified the Goa Land Development and Building Construction (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, which provides two levels of stilt parking for commercial and residential projects exclusive of the sanctioned floor area ratio (FAR). Please like & share: Read More »

Checking Misuse Of Aadhaar Data

The Supreme Court’s order on Aadhaar was balanced. The court held that there was nothing in the Aadhaar Act that violates right to privacy of an individual. It has upheld the mandatory requirement of linking Aadhaar for PAN cards and income tax returns. However, it has limited the scope of the controversial biometric identity project by quashing some provisions in ... Read More »

Weighing The Option Of Legalising Matka

The state police appear to be fighting a losing battle against matka. Though hundreds of cases have been registered against matka operators there has been hardly any conviction over the last two years or so. Though five police stations in Salcete booked 110 cases from January to September this year against matka operators none of the cases has ended in ... Read More »

Fast Tracking Resumption Of Mining In Goa

With the central government failing to take a decision on the issue of resumption of mining in the state, it is now evident that mining is unlikely to start this season that begins on October 1. The state government had unanimously passed a resolution in the last session of the Assembly to seek the Centre’s help to facilitate it by ... Read More »

Engaging Children To Fight Sexual Predators

The Judicial Magistrate First Class, Vasco has rejected the closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case of the girl who was raped in her school premises in January 2013, keeping the doors of justice open to her. Please like & share: Read More »