Thursday , 17 January 2019


BJP’s Double Talk On Mhadei In Karnataka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed the former Congress president Sonia Gandhi for having said at an election meeting in Margao in 2007 that Goa would not share the waters of the Mhadei river (known as Mahadayi in Karnataka, and as Mandovi) with Karnataka. Please like & share: Read More »

Ways To End Job-Skill Mismatch In Goa

THE state government’s plan to open a skill development centre in North Goa and another in South Goa is a positive step toward mitigating, if not solving, the problem of job-skill mismatch. The government provides training in various skills to students in its ten industrial training institutes (ITIs). However, the ITIs do not produce enough number of skilled persons for ... Read More »

Hope Modi Got Some Good Deals From Xi

INDIA and China have a historically hostile relationship, so too much should not be expected from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘informal’ summit with President Xi Jinping at Wuhan last week. Please like & share: Read More »

How To Own Heritage Sites Under Guise Of Adoption

THE central government’s decision to lease heritage monuments to corporate houses seems to have been taken without much thought about how the leases are going to work on the ground. The government did not first throw up the idea open to the public for comments and feedback before taking the decision. Although the central government is taking the defence that ... Read More »

Karnataka Is Crucial To Narendra Modi

KARNATAKA goes to polls ten days from now, and winning the state is extremely important both for the BJP and the Congress. It is a state election which is going to influence the course of national politics. The BJP won elections in state after state since Narendra Modi captured the mood of the nation to give his party a majority ... Read More »

Save The Girl Child From Predators Around Her

THE latest victim of the ceaseless horror of minor girls’ rape is a poor six-year-old in Canacona. Daughter of a migrant construction worker, she was allegedly raped for three months by three men working at the same construction site, two as security guards, the third as worker. The brutality with the girl would have continued had she not decided to ... Read More »

Challenges Before New GPCC Chief

The Congress high command has appointed Girish Chodankar as the president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC). Chodankar’s appointment suggests that the high command has followed its commitment to give responsible positions to younger party men. However, a lot will depend on the composition of his team that would be appointed in the near future. With this appointment, the ... Read More »

Attacking Goan Moral Malady At Its Roots

A group of non-government organisations has threatened to release a list of politicians from different parties for flouting the norms of the Regional Plan 2021 and converting huge tracts of land. They allege that huge tracts of farm lands, forest lands and communidade lands were illegally converted. The list is to be released by them at a public meeting scheduled ... Read More »

Hurdles In Making Panaji A Truly Smart City

Taking cognizance of the growing number of illegal handcarts (gaddas) selling eatables in the city, Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza has directed the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) authorities to clamp down on them. The CCP, the lone city corporation in the state, should have led other civic bodies by example, but it had failed to act on ... Read More »

Expand And Diversify Skilling Of Goan Youth

The industries operating in the state have given thumbs down to the government proposal to make obtaining no-objection certificate from the labour and employment department mandatory before seeking recruits from outside the state. The government proposal came in the wake of a number of firms recently participating in a job fair in Sawantwadi. The private sector’s view is that the ... Read More »