Thursday , 23 March 2017


First, Public Servants Should Be Clean

THE failure on the part of six sitting MLAs to submit their statements of assets and liabilities for the financial year ending March 31, 2016 has prompted the Lokayukta to threaten to publish their names in newspapers in what could be seen as an exercise to ‘shame’ them. Please like & share: Read More »

No Reprieve For Bank Employees

The effect of demonetisation of high-value currency notes has been felt by bank staffers too. Scores of bank employees in Goa have taken ill, unable to cope with extended duty hours. According to the Goa Bank Employees’ Association (GBEA) their members have been facing health problems, including blood pressure, mainly due to stress caused by longer duty hours, irregular eating ... Read More »

Expecting A Fair Deal From I-T Department

Let us hope the Income Tax department seeks information about financial details and cash holdings of institutions of other religions in the state too, just as it did of the Archdiocese and churches. The church authorities were directed to give out the information within 48 hours. Please like & share: Read More »

Corruption Can Thrive Outside Swipe Machines

The state police have drawn up a plan to go cashless with the hope to curb corruption among their men and bring transparency. According to police top brass, the fines for traffic violations would be paid using debit or credit card or through a mobile phone in about two months from now. Please like & share: Read More »

A Long Way To Cashless Economy

Ever since high currency notes were demonetized the number of people making cashless transactions in the state has increased. However, people without cards are finding it difficult to lead a normal life. The transition to cashless economy might take a very long time. Cashless transaction has to find acceptability among people. Though a large number of people had debit or ... Read More »

When Fingerprints Prove Undoing of Criminals

The fingerprint bureau of the Forensic Science Laboratory has helped the state police solve nine cases, including three ‘blind’ cases of thefts reported in South Goa this year, the highest so far in a single year. The theft cases were cracked only because the accused could be identified on the basis of their fingerprints obtained from the crime scene. The ... Read More »

Farmers Have No Luxury Of Time

Like other sectors, the farming sector in the state too has been hit hard by the central government decision to demonetize high value currency notes. Agriculture sustains over 20 per cent of the state population, which is a big number. Please like & share: Read More »

Anger Against Broken Promises in Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday picked Lt General Qamar Javed Bajwa to succeed General Raheel Sharif as the country’s 16th army chief – a change that has triggered speculations on how different the new army chief would be from the preceding one. For India, the crucial questions relate to Kashmir. Will Qamar Bajwa be different from Raheel Sharif ... Read More »

An Election Without Opposition Alliance

ALL India Congress Committee general secretary in-charge of Goa desk Digvijay Singh has declared that his party will not form alliance with any party in the state for the elections to Goa Assembly due early in 2017. Please like & share: Read More »

Putting Goa’s Economy Back On Track

THE state government has banned recruitments in all its departments as well as government-aided corporations for a period of six months from November 23. The government had advertised hundreds of vacancies and the process of recruitment in some cases had reached final stages. Please like & share: Read More »

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