Friday , 20 April 2018


Stopping GSIDC From Committing Irregularities

The state cabinet has condoned and regularized violations of pre-approval norms by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) in tendering and awarding the work for construction of district and subordinate courts complex at Merces. The GSIDC awarded several jobs including plumbing, electrification, firefighting, HVAC, lift and others, to M Venkata Rao Infra Projects Pvt Ltd at an estimated cost ... Read More »

Making Panaji Smart At A Slothful Pace

The management of Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed to implement the Smart City Mission, has spent just Rs 295 crore or 4.8 per cent of the total allocation so far. Please like & share: Read More »

A Health Bill That Puts Patients At Higher Risk

The Indian Medical Association’s one-day countrywide strike on Tuesday forced the central government to refer the National Medical Council Bill to a parliament committee for review. Please like & share: Read More »

Building Bonds With Major World Powers

 C UDAY BHASKAR   Three unrelated developments in December provide some useful indicators about the security and strategic outlook for India in 2018. Please like & share: Read More »

Pay Parking Must Throughout Goa

The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has plans to re-impose parking fees within its jurisdiction. Mayor Surendra Furtado has said that paid parking would be introduced only in areas notified earlier and that there were no plans to add more areas as of now. Please like & share: Read More »

Real-Life Villains Need Not Be Afraid Of Rajinikanth

Tamil cinema’s supermoststar Rajinikanth has finally announced his entry into politics. First thing, he has thoroughly disappointed the BJP that was so eager to get him to help them sweep elections in Tamil Nadu. Please like & share: Read More »

Make Goa’s Restaurants Fully Fire Compliant

A major fire at a rooftop restaurant in a four-storey building in Mumbai snuffed out lives of 14 people. Most of the victims were part of a group that had come to the restaurant for celebrations of a young woman’s birthday. The total lack of fire safety at the restaurant turned the celebrations into a tragedy. Please like & share: Read More »

Still Veiled Truth About Desecrations

Francisco Pereira, the prime accused in the serial desecrations across Goa in past two years, has been discharged by courts in 9 out of the 10 cases filed against him, leaving the police and the government red faced. When they arrested him, the police claimed they had caught the serial desecrator. Please like & share: Read More »

Curbing Inflation Of Private Hospitals’ DDSSY Bills

THE state government has now made it mandatory for the private hospitals empanelled under the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY), its flagship health insurance scheme, to take a written feedback from the patients on discharge. This has been done to rein in inflation in billing. Please like & share: Read More »

A Game Of Political Chess In Karnataka

The Karnataka BJP is in a fix: the party state president B S Yeddyurappa’s move to get a letter of assurance from Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of sympathetic consideration of the neighbouring state’s request for meeting drinking water needs in its northern districts with supply from the Mhadei river has not helped the party turn the resentment of the ... Read More »