Friday , 24 February 2017


Let Congress Debate Rane’s Alliance Idea

Even as the elections to the state Assembly draw near, the main opposition party, the Congress appears a divided house. While a small group favours an alliance with other parties, the party state president argues that alliance can be explored only after studying the situation in constituencies. Please like & share: Read More »

Raise Mid-day Meal Quality with Rate

The All Goa Mid Day Meal Suppliers have threatened to stop supplying mid-day meals to schools if the directorate of education fails to increase the meal rates by July 15. Given the fact that pao now costs more the directorate should increase the rates as pao is a key component of the meal, unless the government decides to replace it ... Read More »

Betting on a New Site for Casinos

The state government, which has been searching for alternative site for relocating the offshore casinos from the Mandovi at Panaji, sees the Zuari site near Chicalim proposed by the Chowgules as the best site. However, the site should be acceptable to all stakeholders, including the casino operators, residents of nearby villages and environmentalists. Unlike the casinos’ location on the Mandovi, ... Read More »

LED Bulbs Alone Won’t Cheer Consumers

The government launched the Jyotirmay Scheme last Friday to distribute three LED (light emitting diode) bulbs to every power consumer in the state. LED bulbs are expected to reduce power consumption by 80 per cent. The saved energy can be supplied to commercial consumers. Please like & share: Read More »

Education as Safeguard Against Elderly Abuse 

Tucked away in the inside columns of Goa’s newspapers was a report about the assault on a 78-year-old woman in Porvorim on Thursday allegedly by her two nephews, following which the accused were arrested by police. Please like & share: Read More »

Lokayukta Gives A Ray of Hope

LOKAYUKTA Justice (retd) P K Misra’s direction to the tourism department to stop payments till further orders to the two beach cleaning contractors is not an indictment of the tourism authorities, but it certainly suggests that everything about the performance of the contractors was not compliant with the specific responsibilities they were being paid for. The Lokayukta has asked the ... Read More »

Misdirected War On Terror in Bangladesh

TERRORISTS have struck in Bangladesh again, less than a week after 22 people were killed in an attack on a popular bakery in Dhaka. This time their target was worshippers who had gathered for a mass prayer for the festival of Id in Sholakia, about a hundred kilometres northeast of Dhaka. Please like & share: Read More »

Getting Out of Shadow of Doubtful Citizenship

THE thousands of Goans who have registered or re-registered their births with the Central Registry of Portugal in Lisbon but have not yet acquired Portuguese passport can heave a sigh of relief with the ministry of home affairs (MHA) deciding to give them an opportunity to prove that they are citizens of India and have not acquired Portuguese citizenship. The ... Read More »

Goa Cannot Check Prostitution Alone

THE vice of prostitution has travelled unauthorized on the boat of tourism to Goa but it has now found patrons among politicians, policemen and hoteliers of the state. The number of ‘trafficked’ women rescued in the state by police with the help of NGOs has been increasing. Please like & share: Read More »

Need for a Tenant Verification Drive

GOA has been receiving considerable numbers of migrants from other states, many of whom rent rooms or cubicles where they live in groups of five or more. These rooms or cubicles are often extensions made by house owners who provide no bathrooms or toilets. The occupants use makeshift bathrooms outside their cubicles and defecate in open. Though it has been ... Read More »

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