Friday , 22 March 2019


Dealing With Fallout Of Mining Shutdown

Mining operations in the state have been stopped indefinitely on the orders of the Supreme Court which annulled renewal of mining leases by the state government. For the second time in five and half years mining has been shut down in the state. The closure of mines has cast a gloom on those depending on them. The mining industry has ... Read More »

A Hole In BJP’s Impregnable Wall

The loss of three Lok Sabha seats – Gorakhpur and Phulpur in UP and Araria in Bihar – in byelections has come as rude shock to the Bharatiya Janata Party. The two seats in UP were vacated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. Please like & share: Read More »

Plenty Of Rain And No Water

The state water resources department’s scheme to make rainwater harvesting (RWH) compulsory for buildings having 20 or more apartments as well as residential and commercial complexes has not evoked a favourable response from builders. Ten years since the scheme was rolled out only a handful of buildings have come forward to avail the subsidy. A few buildings have set up ... Read More »

Cheap Theatrics Of Tourism Minister

Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar’s attempt last week to stop the work on the first phase of the Mopa Greenfield Airport project was sheer theatrics to impress people from his Pernem constituency. No one would approve of a minister marching with his supporters and stopping work on a project that has been approved by his government.  Azgaonkar alleges people from Pernem ... Read More »

Cabinet Advisory Committee Is Groping In The Dark

Unwarranted statements by a few ministers and MLAs belonging to the ruling coalition have a tendency to create an impression among the public that all is not well with the governance during the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Please like & share: Read More »

Providing Safe Quarters To GMC Staff

STATING that 32 residential buildings in the Goa Medical College and Hospital complex were in dilapidated condition and pose danger to human life and safety, the authorities have issued eviction notices to the occupants of these buildings. The occupants residing in 268 quarters have been directed to also take up accommodation elsewhere, in their own interests. The director (administration) of ... Read More »

The Lingering Consequences Of Partition

KULDIP NAYAR THERE is a grain of truth in Kashmir leader Farooq Abdullah’s statement that Mohammad Ali Jinnah was not responsible for the Partition. But Farooq is wrong to blame Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel for it. I am witness to that era and this is how I understood the events. Jinnah was an ‘ambassador’ of Hindu-Muslim unity, as Sarojini ... Read More »

Potable Water Not Yet Available To All Goans

GOA receives abundant rainfall which, if stored, treated and supplied through a network of pipelines, can ensure 24 x 7 potable water supply to every house in the state. Please like & share: Read More »

No Running Away From Auction Of Mining Leases

With the central government ruling out the possibility of providing immediate relief to Goa’s mining industry, its operations seem destined to be stopped from March 15 in accordance with the Supreme Court order. Please like & share: Read More »