Tuesday , 26 March 2019


Swachhta Is Missing In Goa’s Anganwadis

On one hand, the state government tomtoms about Swachh Bharat-Nitol Goem Mission and on the other, several anganwadis have no basic facilities, such as toilets. Please like & share: Read More »

Tourism Department Shelves Rulebook

Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar appears to have landed himself in yet another controversy by adding two event management agencies – Goldmine Advertising, Please like & share: Read More »

Unknown State Of Children In Goa’s Childcare Homes

Who are the 2,500 children living in the 78 childcare institutions in Goa?  A division bench of the High Court of Bombay comprising Justices N M Jamdar and Prithviraj Chavan has directed the chief secretary to investigate how so many children were allowed to be housed in the childcare institutions without any government certification that they needed care. The picture ... Read More »

Waiting For Ban On Drinking In Public Places

Last September Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had promised to make changes in law to prevent drinking in public places and demarcate special zones where people could consume liquor. The government had proposed to amend the Excise Duty Act and impose penalties on those found drinking in public places, including tourist spots such as beaches, so as to prevent inebriated tourists ... Read More »

Lessons For BJP From Karnataka By-Elections

The by-elections in Karnataka have brought a humiliating defeat for the BJP. Of the five by-elections – three to the Lok Sabha and two to the Vidhan Sabha – the party has won just one. The Assembly seats of Ramnagara and Jamkhandi were held by the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress respectively, and they have retained their seats. In ... Read More »

Fire Department Shrinks To A Firefighting Force

The fire in the terrace godown of Bombay Bazaar on the 18th June Road has once again highlighted the failure of the fire department and the owners of commercial buildings to install fire safety systems. The risks of loss of human lives and destruction of property from fire in commercial buildings remain very high across the state. There have been ... Read More »

Let Court Decide On Ram Temple Issue

It is sad that impatience is spilling out in certain quarters on the Ram temple issue after the Supreme Court decided to take up the hearing of the petitions in January 2019. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) joint general secretary Manmohan Vaidya wants the government to acquire the land at the earliest to facilitate temple construction. Please like & share: Read More »

BJP’s Double Standards On Women’s Equality

THE battle over the Supreme Court verdict allowing women’s entry into the Sabarimala temple has now become entirely political. The Bharatiya Janata Party has scaled up its opposition to the implementation of the verdict and the CPM-led Kerala government has decided to fight the BJP escalation with more and more arrests. The BJP has condemned the arrests and decided to ... Read More »

Making Tax Compliance A Habit In Goa

GOANS are generally perceived as honest and law abiding, but this image appears to have taken a beating with income tax authorities pointing out that many Goans in the income brackets requiring assessment do not file returns and evade taxes. Some idea of evasion was available to the IT officials when they detected undisclosed income of over Rs 158 crore ... Read More »