Monday , 23 October 2017
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Wear Helmet, Drive Within Speed Limits

Nearly 500 people have died in accidents in the last 18 months in the state, of whom around 350 were motorcyclists, 60 of them pillion riders. Most victims were young. Wearing helmet is compulsory for motorcyclists. As the state laws exempt pillion riders from use of helmets, the government is considering making legal amendment to make use of helmet compulsory ... Read More »

India Cannot Afford To Lose At Doklam

There is no sign of the month-long standoff between India and China in the Doklam plateau of Bhutan ending. The reason is simple: China is constructing a road through a part of the territory in the Doklam plateau which is in dispute between China and Bhutan. Please like & share: Read More »

A Gross Display Of VIP Arrogance

A public meeting addressed in the Dabolim airport premises by Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah last weekend has received criticism from the opposition. A public meeting at a defence-controlled airport is perhaps first of its kind in the country. The BJP defence has been confused and weak. While Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho claimed all the requisite permissions were obtained ... Read More »

Caring Alike For Dogs And Victims of Dogs

The health department has recorded as many as 73,180 dog-bite cases (over 18,250 cases annually) across the state over the last four years.  Nearly 1,520 cases of dog bites are reported in the state every month, which works out to at least 50 cases a day. The number of dog bite cases could be higher as not all the cases ... Read More »

Stopping Desecration Of Sacred Places

The desecration on Sunday of three crosses at Gudi-Paroda and Paroda and Alma Khuris at Cavorem in Salcete is a matter of serious concern. Though there has been no pattern in the state of defilement of religious places, cases of desecration continue taking place. Sacred places of all communities have been defiled or vandalized in the state in the past ... Read More »

Making Appropriate Modifications In GST

Goods and Services Tax (GST), the country’s biggest tax reform, was unveiled at midnight on Friday, ostensibly to bring in economic integration in the country and free businesses and customers from multiple taxes. There are apprehensions among businessmen. Please like & share: Read More »

Mothers Can Improve Quality Of Mid-day Meal

In order to ensure good quality of mid-day meal, schools in Goa are going to get mothers to taste it before it is served to the students. Cooking of mid-day meal is outsourced to self help groups (SHGs). Please like & share: Read More »

Reducing Corruption Through E-Governance

The state government’s decision to set up IT-enabled facilitation centres in villages and towns to assist people in obtaining certificates from the offices of mamlatdars and deputy collectors through e-district portal facility is belated but welcome. The 13 mahiti ghars (information centres) which were run under public-private partnership appear to have outlived their utility and turned obsolete. The new facilities ... Read More »

Curbing Air Pollution In Mining Areas

A draft plan for controlling pollution in mining areas has been prepared. There was dispute between the Goa State Pollution Control Board and the mining companies operating in Sonshi area over readings on air pollution. Please like & share: Read More »

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