Thursday , 23 March 2017


Dearth of Qualified University Teachers

THE lament of Prof V P Kamat, who just relinquished the post of the registrar of the Goa University, that the university has been facing difficulty in getting the right candidates for various faculties deserves attention of all stakeholders in higher education. The absence of qualified teachers could have a bearing on the quality of students passing out from the ... Read More »

Problems That Plague GMC

The perennial water shortage has come to haunt the Goa Medical College and Hospital yet again with wards facing acute shortage and operations being postponed for want of it. The problem gets worse with frequent power outages, causing hospital laundry not to function to its capacity leading to shortage of washed and sterilised linen forcing the authorities to put off ... Read More »

Rethinking Taxi Scene in Goa

THE 15,000-odd tourist taxis went off roads on Monday demanding a ban on rent-a-car, private taxis and related businesses and their strike has been extended by two more days. Tourist taxi operators allege that the government was allowing private taxi operators a “backdoor entry” which would kill their business. Please like & share: Read More »

A Step Forward In Vocational Education

The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has decided to grant equivalence of secondary and higher secondary school certificate to two-year courses of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) for eighth and tenth standard students conducted by the department of craftsmen training. Please like & share: Read More »

Nursing GMC Back To Good Health

The state government has decided to appoint a single member fact-finding committee to inquire into the functioning of the Goa Medical College, which has some of the top-notch facilities but faces allegations of indifference, impropriety and irregularity in administrative decision making. Please like & share: Read More »

Top Cops Must Curb Petty Corruption

Recently a top police official on transfer from Goa expressed happiness that there were no ‘major’ cases of corruption reported in the department. However, that did not mean corruption had been eliminated from the police department. He provided evidence of it himself when he admitted presence of some officials of dubious integrity who had been shunted to non-significant posts. Besides, ... Read More »

Mines Auction: Govt Must Protect Locals

The mining industry will see a total change in scenario with the state government deciding to implement the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act (MMDR), 2015 for auction of mines. The mine leases renewed through the Goa Grant of Mining Lease Policy 2014 just before the central amendment came into force would be auctioned from 2027 when the ... Read More »

Casinos Are Here To Stay

With the state government extending the deadline for their relocation, the four floating casino vessels will remain on the River Mandovi for yet another year, marking the non-fulfilment of the BJP poll promise. Before the last Assembly election, the BJP had aggressively joined the voices and banners that were raised for the removal of the floating casino vessels from River ... Read More »

Save Young Goans From Drug Trade

According to the statistics released by the state police department for the period from 2013 to 2015, 52 of the 191 people arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act or around 27 per cent were Goans. This should send alarm bells ringing to the state authorities. Please like & share: Read More »

Reaching Benefits To Accident Victims

ON an average annually in Goa 300 people die and hundred others are injured, with quite a few among them maimed for life, but there have been virtually no takers for the ‘Modified Goa State Interim Compensation to Road Accident Victims Scheme’ which has been in existence since 2010. The scheme was launched by the transport department to help families ... Read More »

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