Sunday , 19 May 2019


Reform University Syllabi To Make Graduates Employable

VICE-PRESIDENT M Venkaiah Naidu’s call for revamping higher education by introducing skill-centric academic courses to make graduates self-employed and job-ready echoes a long-felt need. Addressing the fourth convocation of the National Institute of Technology-Goa recently, Read More »

Last Opportunity To Establish Parking Order

THE state government has notified the Goa Land Development and Building Construction (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, which provides two levels of stilt parking for commercial and residential projects exclusive of the sanctioned floor area ratio (FAR). Read More »

Checking Misuse Of Aadhaar Data

The Supreme Court’s order on Aadhaar was balanced. The court held that there was nothing in the Aadhaar Act that violates right to privacy of an individual. It has upheld the mandatory requirement of linking Aadhaar for PAN cards and income tax returns. However, it has limited the scope of the controversial biometric identity project by quashing some provisions in ... Read More »

Weighing The Option Of Legalising Matka

The state police appear to be fighting a losing battle against matka. Though hundreds of cases have been registered against matka operators there has been hardly any conviction over the last two years or so. Though five police stations in Salcete booked 110 cases from January to September this year against matka operators none of the cases has ended in ... Read More »

Fast Tracking Resumption Of Mining In Goa

With the central government failing to take a decision on the issue of resumption of mining in the state, it is now evident that mining is unlikely to start this season that begins on October 1. The state government had unanimously passed a resolution in the last session of the Assembly to seek the Centre’s help to facilitate it by ... Read More »

Engaging Children To Fight Sexual Predators

The Judicial Magistrate First Class, Vasco has rejected the closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case of the girl who was raped in her school premises in January 2013, keeping the doors of justice open to her. Read More »

Facilitating Escape Of High-Profile Defaulters

THE Central Bureau of Investigation’s defence of its decision to downgrade the Lookout Circular (LoC) for Vijay Mallya as “error of judgment” is poor, as it facilitated easy travel for former chairman of Kingfisher Airlines. In the first LoC issued on October 16, 2015, the CBI filled out the form checking the box ‘prevent subject from leaving India.’ However, the ... Read More »

Teaching Goan Students How To Go Up Ladder

MOST Goans do not do well at competitive examinations, including the ones conducted by the state government. The dismal results of the recent examination for recruitment of accountants as well as the examinations held by the Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) have shocked everybody. The directorate of higher education has decided to form a panel to prepare a roadmap to ... Read More »