Wednesday , 24 January 2018


Only Few Goan Success Stories In All-India Tests

With a Goan student Pratheek Rebello achieving 77th rank in the IIT entrance test this year, Goan school students have yet another model to look up to and beat. This is the first time in over a decade that a Goan has figured in the top 100 in IIT entrance exam. The last time that a Goan did well was ... Read More »

Air India On The Verge Of Being Privatised

GANAPATHI  BHAT, AKOLA The once “pride” of India, the Air India, is said to be on the verge of being privatised. The government’s flag carrier is reeling under a whopping 52,000 crore debt. The public sector giant, which has been incurring massive losses over the last seven years, is on a government bail-out. The AI needs to borrow 2,500 crore ... Read More »

A Special Anti-Corruption Mechanism For Panchayats

Over six lakh voters cast their votes on Sunday to elect their new representatives in 186 village panchayats. The voter turnout of 80.33 per cent was as good as the previous one in 2012 (80.31 per cent). The high voter turnout, despite rains and agricultural season, shows villagers’ stake in electing panchas of their choice. In contrast, the election officials ... Read More »

Stop Polluting Rivers To Prevent Health Hazards

A recent study by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has revealed that almost all the rivers, lakes and ponds in the state are polluted. The pollution, if unchecked, might soon make the waters in different types of water bodies unfit for human use. Please like & share: Read More »

Why Farmers Of India Are Unhappy

THE violent agitation by farmers in Madhya Pradesh shows their desperation. Farmers in several states have been agitating for better prices for their produce and loan waiver. In 2008 the UPA government waived off farmers’ Rs 72,000-crore debt. In April 2017, the UP government waived off farm loan worth Rs 36,359 crore. Farmers in other states too are now agitating ... Read More »

Risks To Indians In Gulf Dispute

THE Arabian Gulf countries are witnessing one of the worst crises in decades over the issue of Qatar allegedly supporting militant groups like al-Qaida and Islamic State. Please like & share: Read More »

Let Not Cow Vigilantes Misinterpret The Law

THE shortage anxiety that gripped beef consumers in the state over the past weekend has passed off with the resumption of bull supplies to the Goa Meat Complex on Monday. However, the government must have a clear-cut policy and directions to prevent a recurrence of it.  The confusion caused by the central government notification on ban on cattle for slaughter ... Read More »

Self-Destructive Intrigues Within Goa Congress

GOA Pradesh Congress Committee President Luizinho Faleiro has urged the party high command to accept his resignation tendered by him almost a year ago. Faleiro’s insistence on quitting comes at a time when the party should have been strategising to contest the two vacancies in the state Assembly as well the seats in the panchayat elections. Faleiro was selected to ... Read More »

All Speech And No Action On Road Safety

A fatal accident on Sunday morning at Naibag in Pernem taluka claimed two lives on National Highway 17. Two other people had died in the vicinity on March 25 this year. More than a dozen people have died in various accidents on the NH17 stretch in Pernem over the last three years. Accidents on the stretch of the NH 17 ... Read More »

Bringing Back Farmers To Goa’s Fallow Farms

THE state agriculture department has enrolled 25,000 farmers under the Soil Health Card Scheme and issued cards to 23,000 of them. Though the scheme was flagged off by the Prime Minister in February 2015, the state did not enroll any member till a year after the launch. The scheme is aimed at promoting soil test based and balanced use of ... Read More »

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