Saturday , 16 December 2017


Bringing Back Farmers To Fields

IN times when farming households are giving up agriculture as they find it un-remunerative, the Calangute panchayat has started a scheme to encourage farmers to go back to their roots. Calangute has witnessed rapid and haphazard development along the coast over the past four decades. Seeing better gains in converting land to settlement, many farmers in the area gave away ... Read More »

Battle For Mhadei Is Not Yet Over

THE Supreme Court has rejected Karnataka’s special leave petition seeking its intervention on the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal order disallowing the state to divert 7.56 thousand million cubic feet of water from the Mhadei basin to the Malaprabha reservoir. Karnataka would have to go back to the tribunal to seek relief. Though Karnataka brought to the notice of the Supreme ... Read More »

How Candidates Make Themselves Winnable

THE Supreme Court judgement holding the practice of seeking votes in the name of religion, caste, creed or language as ‘corrupt’ came just before elections in five states, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Manipur were announced. Though India swears by equality and secularism, electoral battles have been fought mainly exploiting sentiments of caste, religion and language. In Goa too ... Read More »

To Move Or Not To Move Casinos

WITH the state government deciding to wind up the committee headed by the Captain of Ports formed to suggest alternative sites for relocation of offshore casinos, the five casinos would continue to be on the river Mandovi for an indefinite period. Please like & share: Read More »

A Helping Hand To Manage Solid Waste

AFTER decades of living with problems relating to management of solid waste, we now have a single agency, Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) to deal with them. The corporation is going to handle dumping sites too. Please like & share: Read More »

A Patriot’s Letter To King of Crusaders

On the evening when the year was turning, the nation was glued to the television to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-awaited address, and though his announcements were many about welfare schemes, his speech fell short of people’s expectations about easing the pains of demonetization. Please like & share: Read More »

Akhilesh Yadav Will Come Out Stronger

THE split in the Samajwadi Party, which was expected, has taken place. Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav from the party for six years, saying he would name his successor. The conflict between the father and son had been open in the past few months and was accentuated in the last few days. ... Read More »

Dhavlikar’s Dream And MGP’s Reality

The upcoming Assembly elections will witness the two partners, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, long considered as soul mates, in direct conflict. Please like & share: Read More »

Coping With Lower Tourist Arrivals

The Christmas and the New Year seasons are here but tourists are not here in as big a number as in the previous years. The cash crunch has kept away a large number of domestic and foreign tourists. There is around 25 per cent decrease in arrivals of domestic tourists. Air tickets and hotel rooms are available without seasonal surge. ... Read More »

Demonetisation: Decision Made Without Preparations

Rakshita Swamy   One would assume that an economic decision as important as demonetisation was based on, and driven by, evidence and strong data. It is, however, clear by now that this decision has been taken without any robust assessment of the proportion of black money held in cash, the quantum of notes with the public, and the number of ... Read More »

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