Friday , 24 February 2017


Trump Can’t Practise What He Preached

DONALD Trump has defied opinion polls, most of whom gave Hillary Clinton a lead. He has defied the firm belief of the American liberals that with his White American Lunatic Mind and Tongue this “wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full-time sociopath” (in the words of famous documentary film maker Michael Moore) was never going to be the next US ... Read More »

Rising Rape In An Enlightened State

The prison data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has revealed that of 152 convicts in two Goa jails, 71 (close to 47 per cent) are serving sentence for rape. The figures are alarming for a state that prides itself on ‘social permissiveness’, gender equality and gender justice. There are cases of rape going on in courts or ... Read More »

Mickey Pacheco Back to Old Avatar

The central executive committee of the Goa Vikas Party (GVP) has rejected the proposal of Francisco Xavier Pacheco, MLA from Nuvem and the party’s tallest leader, to merge GVP with the UGDP (United Goans Democratic Party). Pacheco has assessed that the GVP’s five-year-old association with the Bharatiya Janata Party could harm his party’s prospects in the upcoming Assembly elections. He ... Read More »

Making Street Food Safe Across Goa

Goa’s FDA (Food and Drug Authority) has launched “Project Serve Safe Food@ Street Food,” a central government initiative, for making street food safe in the state. Under the project, the first lot of street vendors is being trained in handling food in hygienic condition and observing proper sanitation for the International Film Festival of India. The vendors would wear a ... Read More »

Bringing Wanarmares Into Goan Mainstream

The recent attack on Wanarmares (so called for formerly being monkey hunters) by locals in the Bethoda-Nirankal area of Ponda taluka has once again raised alarm on growing intolerance in the state. Please like & share: Read More »

Averting Tragedies In Goa’s Unsafe Schools

While the government claims to have a “focused stance” on improvement of education infrastructure, its approach in reality appears to be lopsided. The primary and middle school in Mapusa (which also houses the North Education Zone) and the primary school in Mangor, Please like & share: Read More »

Truth on Trial In Louis Berger Case

More than a year after the first chargesheet was filed in the Louis Berger bribery case, the crime branch filed a supplementary chargesheet naming former chief minister Digambar Kamat as the prime conspirator. Please like & share: Read More »

Unease of Doing Business in Goa

A year after the Goa Investment Promotion Board (IPB) was set up for single-window clearance for the industrial projects in Goa, the government has declared that the IPB cannot give single-window clearances to the projects and prospective entrepreneurs would have to get clearances from different authorities. The government stand follows a recent order of the Mumbai High Court saying IPB ... Read More »

Penalise Idol Makers For Using Chemicals

Despite the existence of a law that bans manufacture, transportation, stocking, selling or display of idols made of plaster of Paris (PoP), a study conducted by the Goa State Pollution Control Board found that Ganesh idols made of PoP were used and immersed in water bodies.  Please like & share: Read More »

Why Matka Gambling Goes On Unchecked

AFTER a hue and cry over the increase in matka or satta gambling in the state, the crime branch, which is probing the alleged nexus of policemen, politicians and matka operators, has decided to recommend amendment to the Goa Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act, 1976 to include matka as a gambling offence. The absence of matka in the Act ... Read More »

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