Saturday , 21 January 2017


Toilets for Everyone With Running Water

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has promised to make Goa open-defecation free. That would make it the first state to do so and enhance its appeal as a tourist destination. Above all, it will protect people from diseases as human faeces carry a large number of viruses, bacteria and parasite cysts. Please like & share: Read More »

Unfulfilled Promise Of CCTV Coverage of Goa

At a time when the Goa police are asking business establishments to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in view of terror threat, the state capital Panaji has taken off its CCTV cameras. Please like & share: Read More »

China Runs with Hare And Hunts with Hound

The Brics Summit in Goa on October 15-16 may turn out to be significant for, among other decisions and resolutions, a conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the blocking by China of India’s cause before the UN Security Council sanctions committee to designate Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist. Please like & share: Read More »

Division in Congress On Poll Alliance in Goa  

With elections to the Goa Assembly a few months away, the Congress party, rather than looking united, appears to be divided. For instance, the local leadership is against alliance with any party or group but All India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijay Singh favours alliance. Please like & share: Read More »

A Better Future For Children Of Street

THE state government’s failure to form a child protection unit (CPU) for the past six years has resulted in no central funds for child care homes under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS). The Centre meets 75 per cent and the state 25 per cent of the expenditure on child care homes under ICPS. Though the state signed a memorandum ... Read More »

Many Ways to Make Pakistan Talk Sense  

INDIA has given a short, quick military response to Pakistan on Uri, sending out a clear message that if Islamabad does not stop sending terrorists into India, the Indian Army would conduct retaliatory attacks. Please like & share: Read More »

Bypassing Pakistan To Grow South Asia

AFTER India announced its decision not to attend the 19th SAARC Summit scheduled for November in Islamabad, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan too have withdrawn. The reason cited by all the four nations is the same: Pakistan is exporting terror. “Regional cooperation and terror don’t go together,” India said. Bangladesh said, “The growing interference in the internal affairs of Bangladesh by ... Read More »

India’s Slow-Acting Water Bomb

QUICK random surveys are pointing to a national anger over the terrorist attack on the Uri base in which 18 Indian soldiers died. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who ran a virile election campaign promising to avenge every attack with higher costs to the hostile neighbour, Please like & share: Read More »

Introducing Transparency And Speed in Panchayats

THE state government has a Rs 3.5-crore plan to bring all the 190 panchayats under e-governance to speed up administration at the grassroots level. This entails computerizing for availability of data such as birth and death records, various certificates and taxes for action in real time. Please like & share: Read More »

Baseless Apprehensions About Mobile Towers

While the state government has been mobilizing all resources to make the required infrastructure available for the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit scheduled for locations in South Goa, Please like & share: Read More »

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