Thursday , 17 January 2019
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GMCH Must Be Equipped For All Organ Transplants

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has ordered an inquiry into the lapses that led to the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) missing out on receiving the kidneys from the cadaveric organ retrieval procedure from a brain dead person. The inquiry is aimed at knowing the gaps the health department needs to bridge to ensure that organs harvested in the state ... Read More »

EDMs Cause Loss To Public Exchequer

Months after letting yet another organizer of EDM (electronic, dance and music) festival scoot without paying taxes the state government has begun making efforts to recover the dues from Sudarshan Entertainment Private Ltd, the company that organised the ‘Timeout 72’ EDM festival at Vagator last year. Please like & share: Read More »

Ambedkar Bhakti Not Enough To Retain Dalits

There are growing signs of discontentment brewing among Dalit lawmakers of the Bharatiya Janata Party. At least four Dalit MPs have spoken out against government attitude to crucial issues relating to the Scheduled Castes. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria Inhuman Dozens of Syrians reportedly choked to death after a suspected chemical attack struck the rebel-held suburb east of Damascus. Please like & share: Read More »

Undiminishing Terror Threat Off West Coast

Goa was put on alert after a fishing trawler from India, which was seized by Pakistan, was released and there was intelligence input on Friday that on its way back, it could be carrying terrorists. The threat was not Goa-specific but covered the entire west coast that included locations in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No Rules For Traffic Personnel; Go Digital and Halt Malpractices The authorities are issuing challans for violation of traffic rules, towing two wheeler’s etc and collecting fine amount on spot. Please like & share: Read More »

Make Every Commercial Establishment Fire Safe

A good, positive and healthy trend is noticed among owners of small hotels, restaurants, bars and stores in Goa: they are becoming conscious of the risks from fire they run without any safety measures. Perhaps the warning from the administration is also doing its bit. Whatever it is, an increasing number of them are now approaching the state fire department ... Read More »

Salman Khan, Blackbucks And Untroubled Fans

THE sentencing of (in)famous Bollywood actor Salman Khan to five years of imprisonment by the Chief Judicial Magistrate (Rural) of Jodhpur, Rajasthan for killing two blackbuck antelopes near the Kankani village of Rajasthan has once again helped the Indian judiciary win great confidence of the people of this country. The usual scene is that the rich and famous never get ... Read More »

Sustainable Development Of Villages Under PDAs

AFTER the announcement by Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai of exclusion of villages from St Cruz and St Andre constituencies from the Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority (GPPDA), a demand has been raised for exclusion of Taleigao and Kadamba Plateau too. The groups that have made the demand have decided to take out a march to the ... Read More »

What Dalits Expect From Modi Govt

THE Supreme Court’s refusal to freeze its March 20 order – by which a private person accused under the Scheduled Castes /Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act could not be arrested without any police verification and a public servant could not be prosecuted without the approval of the appointing authority – borders on the excessive and immoderate, for heavens would ... Read More »