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Karnataka’s Self-Injury On Cauvery Dispute 

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaih needs to face resolutely the farmers’ wrath over the Supreme Court’s order on Monday to the state government to release 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery water a day to Tamil Nadu for eight days.  Please like & share: Read More »

Why Tourists Go Back Complaining

GOA is being promoted as all-weather tourist destination that attracts tourists even during the monsoon. Last year, 50 lakh tourists visited the state. The number surges during long weekends, such as the one during the Ganesh Chaturthi holidays. Please like & share: Read More »

Giving More of Rail to Goans

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced a Rs 4,000-crore plan to double the railway tracks in the state and build railway overbridges for faster movement of passenger and goods trains and facilitating faster road transport. Please like & share: Read More »

How Local Bodies Can Manage Solid Waste

Three municipal councils – Curchorem, Valpoi and Pernem – and five gram panchayats – Morjim, Taleigao, Colva, Chicalim and Fatorpa-Quitol – have failed to comply with High Court directives on collection and baling of solid waste within their jurisdictions citing lack of funds and manpower. The orders were issued by the court three years ago to all the municipal bodies ... Read More »

Role of Civil Society In Fight Against Drugs

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials have noted that ganja is finding increasing number of users among students and labourers, largely because it is the cheapest of all psychotropic drugs. Availability of drugs in the vicinity of educational institutions is common knowledge. Growing ganja addiction shows that drugs, once associated with foreign tourists, have entered the Goan society. Drug addiction, which ... Read More »

Balochistan Is Looking to India

It is about three weeks since Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the human rights issues in Balochistan in his Independence Day speech. Never before had any Indian Prime Minister spoken openly in sympathy of those fighting for the freedom of Balochistan from Pakistan. Balochistan is the largest of the four provinces of Pakistan comprising 42% of the country’s total land ... Read More »

Give No Ground For Terrorism to Stand On

The all-party delegation that went to Srinagar has returned empty-handed. The four main separatist leaders – Syed Geelani, Mirwaiz Farooq, Yaseen Malik and Shabbir Shah – refused to meet the delegation officially. They even refused to meet some members of the delegation including CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury individually. Malik and the Mirwaiz however met All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President ... Read More »

Promoting Inland Water Transport

The Mandovi and the Zuari, along with six other national rivers, will be fast-tracked for development as national waterways. As part of development the two rivers would be dredged to increase the draft to facilitate easy navigation. The other aspects of the development would include creation of facilities such as jetties, navigational aids and terminals for coastal shipping. The Inland ... Read More »

Back to Negotiating Table On Mhadei Water Sharing

The Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal has directed the chief ministers of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra to sit together and explore the possibility of an amicable solution to water sharing issues. Goa’s Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has expressed his willingness for talks. We will have to see how fruitful tripartite talks would be. After all, it was after the three states ... Read More »

Internal Challenge to BJP in Goa

THE decision of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leadership to “relieve” the Goa state in-charge Subhash Velingkar has set off an unprecedented reaction in the RSS ranks in the state. Please like & share: Read More »

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