Tuesday , 19 February 2019


Jaitley’s Farmer Friendly Budget

Although ups and downs in the stock market do not exactly reflect the currents and undercurrents of the national economy, these trends cannot be ignored in understanding how the business and middle classes in the country look at the Union Finance Minister’s budget. Arun Jaitley’s 2018-19 budget, which has a lot to offer to farmers (and by implication to the ... Read More »

Safeguards For Subsidized Coconut Scheme

The proposal of Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai to distribute coconuts at subsidised rates has not received the desired response from the kiosks that supply vegetables and fruits with support from the Goa State Horticulture Corporation. Though the proposal is to be implemented from today, the government has not come out with a detailed scheme as to how it would be implemented. ... Read More »

Goans Must Unite To Fight For Mhadei

Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant has urged Goans to launch an agitation to save the Mhadei from dying an unnatural death. The call came after he led a group of MLAs, former MLAs and environmentalists to the Kalsa-Banduri canal project site at Kankumbi in Karnataka on Sunday. The team found that more than 70 per cent of the work on ... Read More »

Padmaavat Out Despite Four Kinds Of Censorship

ONE million people watched the film ‘Padmaavat’ on its opening day on Friday across the country, except in four states, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, according to the film’s producers. Millions more are going to watch the film in the coming weeks. That should make the Rajput Karni Sena, which has been opposing exhibition of the film, rethink their ... Read More »

Install App Soonest To Regulate Taxis

THE government has a proposal to fit public transport vehicles in the state with a 5-in-1 hard disk shaped device that will help monitor their movements as well as give meter readings and fare. The device will have an inbuilt digital fare meter with printer, GPS, panic button and debit card swipe slots integrated with overhead display board connected to ... Read More »

What Jack Sequeira Would Love To See

DIFFERENCES appear to have arisen within the ruling state coalition on the issue of erection of a statue of the late Jack de Sequeira within the Assembly complex. The Goa Forward Party wants the state government to recognize the contribution of Sequeira during the Opinion Poll held in 1967 to help Goa retain its separate identity by way of putting ... Read More »

Lowering Tensions On Mhadei Sharing 

THE Karnataka government has denied any violation of the Supreme Court order on maintaining status quo on diversion of water from the Mhadei basin. A letter written by Karnataka chief secretary to her Goa counterpart states that her state was only clearing the debris generated from the earlier work at the Kalsa-Bhanduri canal at Kankumbi. Karnataka, she says, has not ... Read More »

New Means Needed To Deal with Strays

Stray animals continue to squat and walk merrily on the roads, posing a risk to motorists and two-wheeler riders. Stray cattle were the cause of at least 30 accidents across the state between 2014 and 2017. At least seven people died in road accidents between 2013 and 2016 in such accidents. Scores of casualties caused by stray cattle go unreported ... Read More »