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Questions On Quality Of Taxi Service At Dabolim

THOUGH the new Dabolim airport is becoming busier, travelling to and from it is still beset with problems, one of which is absence of parking facilities, coupled with high taxi charges. Passengers are sometimes charged thousands of rupees, more than the airfare some of them might have paid to travel to Goa, as taxi fare. Despite the fact that fuel ... Read More »

As Goa Braces For Highway Liquor Ban

Concerned over the adverse impact of the Supreme Court order to close down liquor shops, bars and restaurants within 500 metres of the national and state highways from April 1 on employment, tourism and state revenue, the state government is contemplating filing an appeal to seek relaxation. Please like & share: Read More »

Solid Waste Dump Affects Your Health

For more than two decades Goa has been struggling to find a solution to the problem of solid waste management. With rising population and rising number of industrial and commercial establishments the problem has become complex. Please like & share: Read More »

What EC Can Learn From Goa Poll 2017

In the run-up to the Assembly elections, the law enforcing officials seized cash, liquor, bikes and white goods worth over Rs 4 crore, suspected to be meant for bribing voters. Shrewd politicians might have devised newer ways to beat the law to distribute cash and goods which probably escaped seizure. Word of mouth reports suggest some candidates did easily manage ... Read More »

How to Be Worthy Of People’s Trust

Over 8.98 lakh voters from among 11.10 lakh voters registered in the state turned out on Saturday to cast their vote to elect their 40 representatives in the Assembly, raising the voting percentage to 82.23, just 0.5 per cent above that in 2012. Please like & share: Read More »

Powering Solar Power With Big Incentives

Solar power generation is growing in India but not as fast as the country needs. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget of 2017-18 promised addition of 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity this year. Jaitley also announced feeding 7,000 railway stations with solar power, which promises to give a major impetus to shift to clean energy. Over the ... Read More »

Tasks Waiting For New Government

IT would take more than a month to know which party or combination of parties would rule the state, but some of the main issues that would need full and sincere attention of the next government are known. These include raising financial resources for development and welfare, employment generation, fighting corruption, regional plan and investment promotion. It should be the ... Read More »

Chance For Goans To Elect The Best

Goans will elect their new 40 representatives in the Assembly today from among 251 contestants. Of the candidates, 28 have educational qualification below standard eight, including one who is illiterate; 56 have passed standard ten and 43 standard twelve. Though Goa has about 90% literacy rate, voters not always in the past have gone by educational qualification to elect a ... Read More »

Cast Your Vote, Shape Your Future

IN an attempt to attract people to polling booths to exercise their franchise for the Assembly vote, the Election Commission has used various means. One of them was empanelment of a number of eminent Goans to play the role as state and district youth icons. Please like & share: Read More »

Good Implementation Key to Budget Hopes

The Union budget for 2017-18 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley focuses on infrastructure, digital economy, curbing black money and boosting consumption. One of the good features of the budget is that it has set deadlines for completion of some programmes such as complete rural electrification by 2019, removal of unmanned railway crossings by 2019 and elimination of TB by ... Read More »

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