Friday , 24 February 2017


A Please-All Budget In Times of Crunch

CHIEF Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has tried hard to present a please-all budget in the election year. Monthly assistance under Griha Aadhar Scheme is enhanced from Rs 1200 to Rs 1500. Pension scheme for motorcycle pilots is to be extended to rickshaw drivers. Please like & share: Read More »

Coming Clean On Beach Cleaning

THE issue of beach cleaning contract was once again raised by the opposition benches on the floor of the state legislative Assembly on the opening day of the budget session, and the resultant ruckus led to two interruptions. A thorough probe is needed to pinpoint anything wrong in the contract awarded to two private firms for beach cleaning. The opposition ... Read More »

Exterminate Rats To Protect Goans

IN the last three years the state has recorded over 150 cases of leptospirosis, a disease spread by rats and other animals. This figure excludes the unreported cases. Rats are a common sight in grocery and vegetable markets and near garbage dumps where they find food and shelter in stores, drains and crevices. A pair of rats can produce 900 ... Read More »

Dealing With Wilful Defaulters

VIJAY Mallya has given enough hints that he is not coming back to India, at least for now, because the atmosphere is charged with emotions and he is being looked upon as a “criminal”. Mallya, who owes the banks over Rs 9,000 crore, has even put the blame on the banks that lent his company Kingfisher Airlines money. Please like ... Read More »

New Front With Eye On Elections

On Saturday, six MLAs belonging to different groups in the opposition in the state announced a joint strategy to mount attack on the BJP-led government in the Assembly. The three Independent MLAs, Vijay Sardessai, Rohan Khaunte and Naresh Sawal, Please like & share: Read More »

No One To Catch The Flying Kingfish

Few might take the flamboyant and defaulter businessman Vijay Mallya at his word when he says, after quietly slipping out of the country, that “I fully respect and will comply with the law of the land.” Mallya has to prove it by returning to the country and facing prosecution for recovery of dues of over Rs 9,000 crore. Several banks ... Read More »

Making Panaji Smart And Self-Sustaining

A clear majority has also given responsibility to the panel led by Atanasio Monserrate, MLA to fulfill the promises made to Panaji voters. The nomenclature of the winning panel, the Panaji City Corporation Development Front, must justify its worth. Please like & share: Read More »

How to Make Safe Use of LPG

Over 225 incidents of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) leaks were reported in the state in the past five years, 74 of which resulted in fire and over a dozen in blasts and human casualties. Fire service officials attribute most leaks to negligent handling of LPG by consumers. The number of leaks is under-reported as some consumers try to handle it ... Read More »

Laughing at All And Yourselves

A Supreme Court bench is currently hearing a very engaging public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a lawyer Harvinder Chowdhury seeking a ban on jokes on Sikhs and Sardars, claiming such jokes are a violation of their right to equality with fellow citizens and an attack on the dignity of the community. Please like & share: Read More »

Politicians’ Inability To Govern Cricket

When the Justice Lodha committee’s highly transformative recommendations came out, it seemed very obvious that the forces and cliques that have controlled the offices of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and state cricket associations would do everything under the sun to stonewall them. Please like & share: Read More »

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