Sunday , 20 January 2019


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 »

Making Panaji Smart

Out of three cities the state had proposed for Smart City, Panaji has made it to the first list of 98 cities. Margao and Vasco would have to wait. The government and Corporation of City of Panaji have a daunting task ahead to fulfill the requirements of a smart city as proposed by the Centre. Please like & share: Read More »

How To Build A Strong Heart

The incidence of heart diseases among younger persons has been growing in Goa. This has been proven once again by the fact that 61 per cent of the 307 patients treated at the cardiology unit of the Goa Medical College Hospital with heart ailments during the past two months were in the age group of 22 to 60 years. Forty ... Read More »

BJP’s Patel Dilemma

The agitation by Patels in Gujarat for reservations in education and employment might have turned peaceful, but it cannot be wished away by the BJP government led by Anandiben Patel. The Patels have been mobilized in a large number by Hardik Patel, who though only 22-year-old, appears to be politically well connected, especially with some leaders of the RSS family. ... Read More »

Onus on Karnataka

The burning of a KTC bus in Hubli might not have triggered a reaction in Goa, but if such incidents recur, it cannot be ruled out. As a neighbouring state, Karnataka has disagreements over Mhadei water sharing with Goa. It is a long-standing one between Goa and Karnataka. Please like & share: Read More »

Not Caring Enough For Ex-Servicemen

The Modi government should be under no illusion that the agitation on the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme would ebb away. The agitation has united ex-servicemen across the country, because the issue has been pending for decades despite promises by successive governments. Please like & share: Read More »

A Mouse in Laptop Given to Students

There is a popular advertisement slogan for a branded computer which says: “The Intel is inside.” For the Goa government scheme under which laptops are disbursed to higher secondary students, it can be said, “A racket is inside”. The laptops provided by the education department for higher secondary students have serious technical shortcomings: they are fitted with a below-par CPU. ... Read More »

Standing Up Against Big Cats on Mhadei

Karnataka has been playing unfair to Goa on the issue of distribution of Mhadei waters all along. Despite Goa’s opposition, it has been trying to build barrages across the Kalasa and the Bhanduri tributaries of the Mhadei river to divert 7.6 tmc (thousand million cubic) Please like & share: Read More »

No Swachhata, Only Stink

The government’s ambitious, much-hyped Swachh Bharat Mission is already going down the flush. At least an internal assessment by the Urban Development Ministry reveals the same. As many as 14 states and Union territories have not yet started construction of toilets. Please like & share: Read More »

No Sense for Gains

South Goa panchayats have been dragging their feet in cashing in on ‘manna from heaven’, literally. Local self-governing bodies in Goa are known for yielding power and clout, but when it comes to benefitting from central funds it is a sad story indeed. Please like & share: Read More »