Saturday , 15 December 2018


Goa Cannot Do Without Mining

In a judgement which dealt a stunning blow to the mining industry in the state, the Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed renewals granted to 88 mining leases, saying the government violated norms in granting the renewals. The court has directed the state of Goa to take steps to grant fresh mining leases in accordance with the provisions of the Mines ... Read More »

Violation Is The Norm In Driving On Goa Roads

GOA’S traffic policemen must strictly follow the advice of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar:  Talk politely to the politician who calls you to let a traffic violator go free but do your duty and do not let the violator go without paying the penalty. Politicians often come to the rescue to law breakers, and who would know better about it than ... Read More »

Paradox Of High Literacy And Domestic Violence

THE crisis intervention cell for women at the North Goa district hospital at Mapusa has screened over 225 cases of abuse of women in the district ever since it was formed in 2015. The cell is one of the initiatives of the directorate of health services and the Mumbai-based NGO Cehat (Centre for enquiry into health and allied themes) and ... Read More »

An Amazing Wretched Site Called Dona Paula

GOD knows when our government will exploit the iconic Dona Paula jetty to its full potential! The place has been underexploited, even though for decades it has been one of Goa’s topmost tourist attractions. The view from the top of its rocky headland of the infinite spread of the Arabian Sea and the two great rivers of Goa, the Zuari ... Read More »

Kashmir Cannot Be Won By Repression

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has to be lauded for her initiative of withdrawal of cases against stone pelters. The stone pelters were nearly all students and youth swayed by public anger against alleged repression by the army, paramilitary forces and the police. Please like & share: Read More »

When The Mentor Turns Tormentor

Two cases of school authorities meting out corporal punishment to minor students were reported in the state recently. Please like & share: Read More »

Jaitley’s Farmer Friendly Budget

Although ups and downs in the stock market do not exactly reflect the currents and undercurrents of the national economy, these trends cannot be ignored in understanding how the business and middle classes in the country look at the Union Finance Minister’s budget. Arun Jaitley’s 2018-19 budget, which has a lot to offer to farmers (and by implication to the ... Read More »

Safeguards For Subsidized Coconut Scheme

The proposal of Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai to distribute coconuts at subsidised rates has not received the desired response from the kiosks that supply vegetables and fruits with support from the Goa State Horticulture Corporation. Though the proposal is to be implemented from today, the government has not come out with a detailed scheme as to how it would be implemented. ... Read More »

Goans Must Unite To Fight For Mhadei

Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant has urged Goans to launch an agitation to save the Mhadei from dying an unnatural death. The call came after he led a group of MLAs, former MLAs and environmentalists to the Kalsa-Banduri canal project site at Kankumbi in Karnataka on Sunday. The team found that more than 70 per cent of the work on ... Read More »