Friday , 21 September 2018
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Making Goa’s Tourist Destinations Attractive

The arrival of a charter flight from Russia marked the beginning of the new tourist season in the state. The flight carried 519 passengers, just three less than its capacity. The arrival of a record number of tourists in the first flight is seen as a promising beginning for the new tourism season. Please like & share: Read More »

Making Goa Number One In Swachchata

Goa, with the rest of India, is observing the third anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission today. The idea behind is to send a message about the success so far of the continuing mission. Please like & share: Read More »

Relocating Offshore Casinos And EDMs

THE Parrikar government has given a six-month extension to the offshore casinos to anchor and operate in the River Mandovi. The government has justified the extension with a plea that it needed time to decide on the issues relating to the relocation of the casinos away from the Mandovi. The latest extension is one of the many such extensions given ... Read More »

No Running Away From Speed Governors

THE government has finally put its foot down on the issue of installation of speed governors for commercial vehicles, saying it was not negotiable. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has refused to give in to the coercive tactics of the transport lobby. There is no running away from speed governors as that is the law, Parrikar has said. The transport department ... Read More »

Cases Of Violence On Goa’s Campuses

GOA witnessed three cases of attack on students in three different educational institutions in the last five days. The motive in all cases seems to be personal grudge or enmity; however, the alarming fact is they occurred on the educational campus. Two cousins dealt fist blows at a student of a higher secondary school in Baina. Another student was stabbed ... Read More »

Forest Rights Elude Forest Dwellers

TRIBAL Welfare Minister Govind Gaude has directed officials to dispose of forest rights claims filed by about 10,000 applicants under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 by the end of the year. This would require quick solutions to inter-departmental issues relating to the subject. The process for settling forest rights claims began ... Read More »

Enlightenment Eludes Banaras Hindu University

THE prestigious Banaras Hindu University (BHU) witnessed violent protests recently. Though the students have been protesting since September 21 over alleged molestation of a female student on her way to her hostel by two motorcycle-borne men, the protest turned violent as the BHU authorities failed to take action against the culprits. The students complain that that the university officials have ... Read More »

Save Goa From Turning Into Another Punjab

Of late, ministers and legislators have been raising the issue of drugs in the state.  Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar fears threat to his life after he raised the issue and has sought extra security cover. Please like & share: Read More »

Allow Organ Transplant Strictly On Merit

After nearly a year of the kidney transplant unit in the Goa Medical College and Hospital remaining ‘inoperative’, the state government has decided to reactivate it. Please like & share: Read More »