Tuesday , 21 May 2019


Growing Impatience Of Mining Dependants

THE failure of the state government to get a firm assurance from the central government on resolving the mining imbroglio is driving the mining dependants into a protest mode once again. Read More »

Need For BJP To Rethink Strategy

THE opposition parties won 11 of the 14 Assembly/Lok Sabha seats in the recent by-elections, which should make the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership rethink their electoral strategy. One of the biggest setbacks to the BJP came in the Kairana Lok Sabha constituency, which was won by the party in 2014. Four years after the election, the Modi charm seems to ... Read More »

How To Promote Exports From Goa

PROMISING to help Goan agricultural and industrial producers export their products, the state government is in the process of drawing up an export strategy. The government has given the task of devising the strategy to the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). However, the FIEO might not find the task easy as government departments do not have any databases on ... Read More »

Growing Backlog Of Vacancies In Govt

On the one hand, the Goa government promises to create jobs for youth, and on the other, thousands of vacancies continue to remain unfilled in various state departments. There are no indications when the vacant posts would be filled up. Heads of government departments lament that vacancy backlog has been growing. There are more than 100 departments and government-run corporations. ... Read More »

No End In Sight To Power Interruptions

DESPITE adequate power supply, some or the other parts of Goa keep facing interruptions for one reason or another. Goans were used to seasonal interruptions, especially during the monsoon, when high winds would uproot trees whose branches would fall on the overhead distribution cables disrupting the supply. However, the outages can be for several other factors, factors that have not ... Read More »

Making Beaches Safe For Women

THE gang rape of a woman at the Betalbatim beach on Thursday night has made every woman in particular and Goans in general shudder with the thought that even a public place like a beach was not safe for women. Beaches are where tourists visit till late evenings, believing them to be totally safe. Goan families go for outings to ... Read More »

Finally Parking Slots For Cars In Panaji

Panaji has been crying for parking spaces for the astronomically growing number of vehicles. The city eagerly looks forward to the promise of the management of Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd (IPSCDL) to create 4,000 parking slots between Old Goa and Dona Paula. These ultramodern parking facilities, to be managed by Goa Intelligent City Management System under the Smart ... Read More »

Govt Responsible For Attack On Health Director

The attack on health director Sanjeev Dalvi in his official chamber on Thursday by R Venkatesh, a doctor who was hired by the government to provide dialysis services at the South Goa district hospital at Margao and the Community Health Centre at Canacona was shocking. Read More »

How Azgaonkar Family Sells God’s Own Abode

Members of Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar’s family accompanying him on his official tour of US cities to promote Goa as a tourist destination is a scandal that calls for a probe. Read More »

Growing More And More Of Goan Vegetables 

The agriculture department’s scheme to encourage Goan farmers to grow more vegetables has paid good dividends. Following public concerns over rising vegetable prices, Read More »