Thursday , 25 April 2019


Strengthen Banks’ Internal Control Mechanism

The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), a representative body of bank managements, has lamented the “spate of chargesheets and arrests” of bankers by investigative agencies, accusing them of “high-handedness” in alleged bank fraud cases. “To slap a criminal case against bankers for sanctioning loans is silly,” said V G Kannan, IBA CEO. Kannan should know better than anyone that investigative agencies ... Read More »

Restricting Purchase And Movement Of Cars

A lot of projects are in the pipeline to make Panaji a Smart City. However, Panaji can never be a Smart City without a smart road transport. The number of automobiles registered in the state is almost equal to the human population, an alarming fact that must be truer of the capital city than any other part of the state, ... Read More »

A Dairy That Produces Packets Of Scams

A chain of scams has unfolded in the Goa Dairy bringing more disrepute to the state’s largest milk producer. A probe conducted by the Registrar of Cooperative Societies has discovered evidence of shameless violations of laws, bylaws, government circulars and norms. Please like & share: Read More »

Where North And South Poles Could Not Meet

The breakup of the BJP-PDP alliance that was running the government in Jammu and Kashmir was expected. The alliance was not working. Especially during the past one year, divergent and contrarian voices from the two parties were engaged in slanging matches in public. The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party had sharp differences on almost ... Read More »

Keep Surroundings Clean To Keep Viruses Away

Goa has been able to contain malaria to a large extent, but the rising number of dengue cases is causing concern among people. The state has recorded around 100 cases of dengue since January this year and the number is likely to go up. Please like & share: Read More »

UK Must Rethink Student Visa Rules

THE UK government has made changes, applicable from July 6, to its student visa rules which are discriminatory to students from India applying for admissions in UK universities. Student visas have been granted by the UK government so far under what it calls ‘Tier 4 Visa’ category. Please like & share: Read More »

Fast Tracking Making Of A Tiger Reserve

INDIA is conducting the world’s largest wildlife census in terms of coverage, intensity of sampling and quantum to estimate wildlife population. The state forest department appears to have adopted a lethargic approach to contributing to the national effort in the final stage. It has not yet submitted the memory cards holding photo evidence of the presence of wild animals including ... Read More »

Ways To Check Vehicle Population Explosion

GOA’S vehicle population is now almost equal to its human population. Soon there would be one vehicle per person. The state has witnessed a vehicle population explosion in the past three decades. According to the transport department, on an average 200 new vehicles are registered every day in the state, of which around 160 are two-wheelers. The number rises by ... Read More »

High Drug Tolerance Of Goa Police

IN what was the biggest seizure of drugs in the state, the officials of the government of India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) found over 50 kg of Ketamine, known as date rape drug, in a raid conducted on a factory at the Pissurlem Industrial Estate in Sattari. Three foreigners have been detained for their alleged involvement. There is no ... Read More »

Sacrificing Public Interest To Satisfy Private Interest

DISAPPOINTED by the slow pace of National Highways (NH) projects in the state, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said the projects facing unwarranted opposition should be cancelled rather than altered to suit the interests of opponents. Goa has a history of opposition to every major project of the government. The strong words from Gadkari are ... Read More »