Friday , 26 April 2019


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 »

Keep A Visitors Book At Panaji Civic Market

DISREGARDING the demand of the shopkeepers at the Panaji municipal market to shift the waste treatment plant located there, the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) has extended the contract of the party maintaining the plant till July. The contract expired on December 31, 2017 and it is mysterious why it was renewed for another seven months long after the ... Read More »

Making Panchayats More Integrated And Effective

FOR the past two years many members of gram panchayats and zilla panchayats in Goa have been forced to function without a copy of the Panchayati Raj Act, the rule book for the self-government institutions, because the government has failed to print copies of Act and make them available to them. These grassroot representatives, who are to participate in law ... Read More »

India Continues To Be Unsafe For Girl Child

THE police have arrested a 65-year-old woman from Baina-Vasco for allegedly kidnapping, torturing and assaulting eight school girls aged between 11 and 12 years. The cruel irony is that all the victims were adopted by the assailant. They were students of a reputed school. The acts of violence could have gone undetected had it not been for the alertness of ... Read More »