Saturday , 21 January 2017


Weakening Hearts Of Goan Youth

With more and more youths being diagnosed and treated for heart-related diseases at the Goa Medical College Hospital, time has come for both people and government to start acting with determination to reverse the trend. Please like & share: Read More »

A Free Run For Poachers

While poaching goes on throughout the year in Goa, it is more extensive during the monsoon and harvesting season. Recently the state forest department arrested a number of people for poaching frogs that come out of hibernation at the onset of rains. Though Goa is a small state it has a large area under forest in which different types of ... Read More »

United Against Terror Groups

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a “uniform action” against international terrorism at the joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday must find echoes not only in the United States but also in Europe. Please like & share: Read More »

Poor Monitoring of Mid Day Meals

The mid day meal scheme in Goa still suffers from a number of infirmities. The self-help groups (SHGs) supplying food to schools are refusing to join the scheme to cook food in centralized kitchens. The central government provides special assistance to schools for the purpose. The SHGs cook food in homes or places where no safety standards are followed. More ... Read More »

Build an IT Habitat In My Backyard

In the background of the colossal lag in the IT sector Goa faces Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s declaration that in seven years the state can outshine the southern states that have excelled in the sector might sound like an empty rhetoric. The signboard of the Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat project at Dona Paula looked more like an epitaph to Goa’s ... Read More »

Options for Goans Registered in Lisbon

With Portuguese Consul General in Goa Rui Carvalho Baceira clarifying that anyone whose name is registered in the Central Registry of Lisbon is a Portuguese under his country’s laws the dreams of thousands of Goans who registered their birth with the Portuguese authorities while retaining Indian citizenship must have been shattered. These Goans were hoping to take advantage of the ... Read More »

Fostering a Vegetable Revolution in Goa

Vegetable prices have gone up 25 per cent in the state since April. Though vegetable prices increase in summer months routinely, the increase this year is more owing to short supply from Belgavi. The reason is traders from Delhi, Maharashtra and other parts of Karnataka are procuring vegetables from Belgavi, lifting the best vegetable produce paying higher prices, while traders ... Read More »

Making Konkan Railway Smoother and Faster

The Konkan Railway Corporation (KRC) and the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) are going to set up and operate a Rs 30-crore container depot at Balli to get a share of the growing freight pie. The KRC, which currently transports 50 to 60 containers per day, is going to run at least one container train between Goa and Jawaharlal Nehru ... Read More »

Making Medical Teaching More Attractive

Goa became the first state in the country to increase the retirement age of government medical teachers to 65 years. The decision, which came into force on June 1, will help government retain many senior faculty members at the Goa Medical College and Hospital and continue to utilize their knowledge and experience. This also meets to an extent the need ... Read More »

Instill Fear Among Reckless Drivers  

The state police has decided to seize driving licences of motorists involved in over-speeding, drunken driving, overloading goods carriages, carrying people in goods carriages and using mobile phone while driving. This should hopefully instill some fear in the minds of drivers an increasing number of whom are now indulging in those offences. These offences are also causes of accidents which ... Read More »

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