Wednesday , 20 February 2019
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Putting Brakes On High Road Fatality

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has lamented that the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2015, which was framed to replace the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, is not finding traction owing to “vested interests” raising objections holding its presentation in the Parliament. Please like & share: Read More »

The Siachen Dream Of Nawaz Sharif

India, as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, is going to ignore the four-point proposal, including demilitarisation of Kashmir and unconditional withdrawal of forces from Siachen by both the countries, made by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly last week. Please like & share: Read More »

A Mob Can Come For Any of Us

Two of the three main accused in the lynching case, in which a 50-year-old man Mohammed Akhlaq was killed by a mob in Bisada-Dadri village in Greater Noida last week, have been arrested. They are young men named Vishal and Shyam, Please like & share: Read More »

Scavengers’ Children        

Building toilets attached to urban and rural homes is not only good for the health and honour of the families living in those houses but  also for the manual scavengers, both men and women, who have been tied to their traditional occupation of removing human excreta from other people’s homes. Please like & share: Read More »

High Wall of  Non-Disclosure

A total of 638 Indian entities have declared a total of Rs 3770 crore in undisclosed foreign assets under the government’s black money compliance window which was left open between July and September. The window was provided to tax evaders under the new law — Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 — wherein ... Read More »

Bring Transparency In Drug Test on Humans

The discovery of unauthorized clinical trials being conducted by some doctors of Goa Medical College might be just the tip of an iceberg. It is yet to be known how many unauthorized clinical trials these doctors have conducted for pharmaceutical companies and for how long. Please like & share: Read More »

Liquid Side of Mars

Yet another milestone has been reached in the understanding of Mars. The mystery of how this Earth-like planet ceased to be like Earth is beginning to unfold with the discovery of the first signs of water on it. No one has found rivers or lakes on the Red Planet yet. But there were dark streaks on the walls of the ... Read More »

Building Capacity  Of School Teachers

The ‘No detention policy’ under the Right to Education Act, which allows all students to reach up to class VIII without sitting at any examination, is being seen as a failure in Goa, as in most parts of the country, largely on the grounds of poor attention given by pre-class VIII students to learning and high failure rate at final ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Fruitless Kashmir Plant

Pakistan is once again trying all means to internationalize the Kashmir issue.  The violations at the Line of Control were one of the ways Pakistan has recently used to draw the world’s attention to the region. Pakistan’s ambassador to India meeting Kashmir separatist leaders was another. On Sunday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir ... Read More »

Defusing Tensions in Karnataka Over Mhadei

Saturday’s attempt at enforce bandh in Hubbali-Dharwad, Belgavi, Bengaluru and some other parts of Karnataka by local farmers and other groups was a high point of the agitation they have been carrying on for months for forcing Goa to accept their demand of  diversion of water from the Kalasa nullah to the river Malaprabha. Less than a fortnight ago, at ... Read More »