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Why Panaji Slipped In Ranking On Cleanliness

The results of the nationwide ‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’ (Cleanliness Survey-2017) are out, with Indore in Madhya Pradesh emerging as the cleanest city in the country and Gonda in Uttar Pradesh as the dirtiest. Surprisingly, Panaji, the capital city of Goa, Please like & share: Read More »

Weak Pillars Of Edifices Of Mother Tongues

The Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM), which has been accusing the BJP of not fulfilling the promises it made to the people in the 2012 elections regarding medium of instruction, has broadened its charge to include neglect of education. It has cited the instance of the government failure to fill the vacancies in the posts of principals and teachers in ... Read More »

Speeding Up Resolution Of Tenancy Disputes

Will the trial and error method to settle tenancy cases in the state ever end? After having shifted the tenancy cases from mamlatdars to civil courts (senior division) three years ago, Please like & share: Read More »

Compelling Drivers To Follow Rules

The state transport department officials need to show no leniency in taking action against those found to have violated the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act. Of the 2,954 persons who were caught for violating the laws between October 2016 and March 2017 the department suspended the licences of only 566 drivers. The low suspension rate goes against the order ... Read More »

Strictly Regulating Organ Transplant

Organ transplant is big business and naturally a prize sector for commercially run hospitals. The Manohar Parrikar government must not give permission to any private hospital until they fulfill all the standards and requirements for their eligibility. Please like & share: Read More »

Home Buyer Is Now King

The Real Estate Regulation Act which, according to Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, is aimed at making the “consumer the king” came into force on Monday. The Act had been nine years in the making, often generating pessimism that it would never be enforced. The cases of home buyers being denied possession of their homes ... Read More »

Why Dogs Bark At Goa Medical College

The Goa Medical College and Hospital, which till recently offered top class healthcare facilities to patients from Goa and neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka, is in need of serious attention itself, thanks to government indifference and poor administrative management. Vishwajit Rane, who returned as Health Minister, glimpsed the sad state in a surprise visit last week. While half of ... Read More »

Raising Standards At Goa University

IN his address at the convocation ceremony of the Goa University earlier this week President of India Pranab Mukherjee expressed the view that educational institutions should adopt global best management practices to raise the standard of education in the country and make our graduates employable anywhere across the world. Please like & share: Read More »

Ridding Cyberage Scheme Of Ills

Goa’s Cyberage Scheme, meant to promote computer literacy among students, appears to have hit rough weather. The Bharatiya Janata Party had in the 2012 elections promised to modify the scheme to ensure so students in Class XI and above are able to procure laptops directly from dealers of their choice. Forget getting the laptops from the dealers of their choice, ... Read More »

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