Wednesday , 12 December 2018


Rich Rewards of A Gandhian Mutiny

The ex-servicemen fighting for One Rank, One Pension (OROP) have called off their fast-unto-death but decided to continue their relay hunger strike “till the order to implement OROP is received in black and white.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have hoped that with his announcement on Sunday that pre-mature retirees (PMRs) would be included under the OROP scheme the ex-servicemen ... Read More »

Beware of Poison In Fountain of Youth

AT least a dozen young persons aged 20 to 30 years are suspected to have died of heart attack in Goa in the last few years as a result of using chemicals such as growth hormones or steroids for body growth. Use of growth hormones and steroids has been not uncommon among athletes engaged in competitive sports and Hollywood actors ... Read More »

How to Win Tamil Hearts in Sri Lanka

THERE is a lot of churning going on in Sri Lanka. More than three decades later, a Tamil has become the Leader of Opposition in the island nation’s Parliament. Of course, R Sampanthan, leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) – the third largest party – won the Leader of Opposition office not by virtue of numbers but owing to ... Read More »

Great Expectations From A Liberal Pope

Pope Francis has told Catholic priests to pardon women who have had abortions during the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy, a directive that might reanimate the debate on why should not the Vatican accept abortions as legitimate. It would be too far-fetched to see Francis’s order as legitimization in any way of abortions. Please like & share: Read More »

Magic Trickery Is No Religion

Although the murderers of Kannada writer and rationalist M M Kalburgi have not been caught yet, evidence so far suggests that he lost his life to the fanaticism of elements that portrayed him as an “enemy” of Hinduism because he was campaigning against superstitions and false beliefs.  These elements were the ones who had threatened to kill him. The local ... Read More »

Realpolitik in Bihar

THE Swabhiman Rally of the Nitish Kumar-led political front comprising his party Janata Dal (United), the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress attracted huge numbers at and around Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Sunday, giving enough reasons for the BJP-led political front to think as it is banking almost entirely on the crowd pulling power of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ... Read More »

Deterring Rash Drivers

IN an accident on National Highway 17 at Gaunsawaddo, Mapusa  on Sunday a critically ill patient, who was on his way to the Goa Medical College Hospital in an ambulance, died on the spot while six others including two other patients suffered injuries when a truck rammed into the ambulance. Please like & share: Read More »

A Better Deal For Farmers

A couple of hours before Congress president Sonia Gandhi joined Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad at the Swabhiman Rally in Patna on Sunday, the ripple effect of their mobilization was felt in New Delhi when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at his Mann ki Baat that his government would formally pull the plug on the amendments to the land acquisition ... Read More »

Goa’s Global Window

GOA’S very own World Trade Centre which was opened on Saturday will mark a new chapter in boosting trade and have better corporate connections with the rest of India and the world. There are around 200 IT companies in the state and their representatives have to travel frequently to other countries to maintain their network, get business and also set ... Read More »

Death Penalty No Deterrence

The Law Commission has recommended restricting death penalty only to terrorists. Last year, the Supreme Court had asked the Law Commission headed by retired justice A P Shah to give a report on death penalty. The Law Commission has said what human rights champions have been saying for ages: Please like & share: Read More »