Sunday , 24 March 2019


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 »

No Country For Girl Children

The central government has promulgated an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of rape of girls younger than 12 years. Please like & share: Read More »

Why Goans Love To Invite Misery

ONCE again, greed for fast money has brought misery to an unknown number of Goans in the scam masterminded by Sydney Lemos who was recently jailed for proven economic offences in Dubai. Goans in Dubai and in Goa, lured by Lemos to increase their income incredibly within the shortest possible time, became victims of his trap. It is a pity ... Read More »

Retain All Checks For Taxi Drivers

THE state transport department has expressed some legitimate fears over the relaxation of licence norms for commercial vehicle drivers by the Union ministry of road transport and highways. According to an advisory from the ministry, drivers of taxis, three wheelers, e-rickshaws and two-wheelers (food delivery) would not need a commercial licence. The advisory follows the Supreme Court order of July ... Read More »

Power Outages Make Life Worse

RISING frequency of power outages has driven residents of some parts of Goa to protest. Outages disrupt normal life, as so many things depend on power; and they make the day very unpleasant especially when temperature is rising with the onset of summer. Relief from the heat using fans or AC remains elusive. Cooking gets affected. Computers cannot work. Phones ... Read More »