Friday , 21 September 2018


Making Goa Even More Attractive To Tourists

Tourism has witnessed phenomenal growth over the last four decades and emerged as a key sector of the Goan economy. From 7.77 lakh tourists, including 92,000-odd foreigners in 1985, the number of tourists coming to the state rose to 63.3 lakh in 2016, including 6.8 lakh foreigners – a rise of nearly eight times. Please like & share: Read More »

Minimum Wage Must For A Decent Living

One of the Modi government’s important reforms is labour reforms. Some steps have been taken for improving ease of doing business and protect workers’ interests and rights, but a lot needs to be done. A major thorny issue has been fixing of minimum wages for various sectors and sub-sectors. Argument is being made that if minimum wages are fixed the ... Read More »

India’s Important Role In Stabilizing Afghanistan

About two weeks have passed since US President Donald Trump announced his new Afghanistan policy, with a call to Pakistan to close off the sanctuaries for the terror groups. Trump’s hint obviously was at the Taliban that operates from Pakistan territory to attack US and Afghan government targets in Afghanistan.  Pakistan is certainly not pleased by the highly negative reference. ... Read More »

Branding Of Goan Agricultural Produce

The state government has decided to redraft its agricultural policy to give a boost to the farm sector. The thrust areas of the policy would be floriculture and organic and bio-organic farming. The government also has plans to give local farm produce a distinct identity by branding them as ‘Born in Goa’ to derive a marketing edge. Agricultural production in ... Read More »

A New Ray Of Hope For Road Safety

With over 300 deaths in road accidents in the state annually, prevention of accidents has to become the top priority of the state government. Most of the safety measures – making use of helmets mandatory, action against over speeding and so on – are implemented without zeal, commitment and resources and hence it is no surprise to anybody that they ... Read More »

Create Special Venue For Music Festivals

AT a time when the state’s tourism industry is getting set for the new tourist season, a war of words has broken out between ministers and MLAs of the ruling camp over the issue of holding electronic dance and music festivals (EDMs). Please like & share: Read More »

Getting Lucky Seven Off Miramar Beach

WORLDWIDE Resorts and Entertainment Private Limited, the owner of the casino vessel MV Lucky Seven, have requisitioned the services of a Dubai-based salvaging firm to remove the vessel that has been lying grounded off Miramar beach for one and half months. Please like & share: Read More »

Goa’s Half-Hearted Mission To Eliminate Narcotic Drugs

THE Goa police have seized drugs worth over Rs 41.5 crore and arrested 84 persons for their involvement in drug trafficking in the past eight months. The police drive got a push following the death of two young domestic tourists from suspected drug overdose. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s direction to the police to act strongly to curb drug sale also ... Read More »

Sewing Up A Grand Alliance Against BJP

THE ‘maha rally’ of opposition parties in Patna on August 27 hosted by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) does not by itself pose any serious challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is going to seek a renewal of the people’s mandate in 2019. It was just a rally, after all. True, it was planned well before the Janata Dal ... Read More »

BJP Muddies Its Hands In Tamil Nadu

IT is eight months since J Jayalalithaa died but her party the AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) has not come out of the crisis her departure triggered in Tamil Nadu politics. She had run the party for years as an organization devoted to her. She was a cult figure. She could swing votes single-handedly. In such a party, ... Read More »