Monday , 1 May 2017
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Instill Fear Of Law In Vehicle Drivers

Eight people lost their lives in three road accidents in the state on Monday.  While two youth died in a head-on collision between two motorcycles at Neura, Please like & share: Read More »

Rise Of A Nationalist Despot In Turkey

The world is going to watch with great interest what happens to Turkey now. This country, which is on the geographical borderline of Europe and Asia, has voted in a referendum to give more powers to President Erdogan. Please like & share: Read More »

Increasing Yield Of Goan Farms

The water resource department (WRD) proposes to sink wells in paddy fields to make water available for intensive cultivation and higher farm production. Is the government really serious? In the past too, scores of open wells and bore wells were dug but most were abandoned as the wells collapsed or did not yield enough water. The government must implement the ... Read More »

Welfare Schemes Fail To Save Girl Child

GOA’S child sex ratio at birth has dropped from 953 girls per 1,000 boys in 2014 to 916 girls to per 1,000 boys by September 2016. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), biologically normal child sex ratio ranges from 102-106 male per 100 females. Please like & share: Read More »

Modify Laws to Ensure Every House Has Toilet

THE state may not see end of open defecation by 2019. As against a target of over 83,000 toilets – 75,000 in rural areas and 8,020 in urban areas – under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the state has managed to construct merely 4,178 toilets or five per cent. Please like & share: Read More »

Protecting Humans From Overspeeding Ore Trucks

THE Goa government has taken a very deterrent step to prevent loss or injury to human lives in accidents involving mining trucks. A dozen persons were killed in accidents involving ore transporting vehicles since mining resumed. The government has warned leaseholders that in case of accidental death involving a mining vehicle, whether filled with ore or empty, their yearly quota ... Read More »

Seek Public Help In Drive Against Plastic

THE state government has set yet another deadline for ‘complete’ ban on plastic bags below 40 microns – July 2017. Heavy fine would be imposed for violation on sellers and users. The state has been trying to ban plastics since 2000, when it outlawed plastics below 20 microns, a thickness which was raised to 40 microns subsequently. The ban is ... Read More »

Railways Must Focus On Speed With Safety

ACCORDING to Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, the Railways have a plan to electrify more than 80 per cent of broad gauge lines across the country in five years. Electrification will reduce pollution. A considerable length of the Konkan Railway route is also going to be electrified and double tracked. Please like & share: Read More »

Unchecked Corruption in Goa’s Panchayats

ELECTIONS to the 190 village panchayats in the state are expected next month. The process of delimitation of wards of panchayats has started and is likely to be concluded in a few weeks. The process for delimitation should have started at least six months before the elections, giving the authorities enough time to follow a proper process and invite objections ... Read More »

Making Goan Women Healthy In True Sense

According to a study, 80 per cent of Goan women from 25-55 years age group suffering from depression get it owing to alcoholism of husbands. Alcoholics tend to neglect their families, which drives wives and children into depression. Please like & share: Read More »

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