Thursday , 15 November 2018


Beware Of China’s One Belt, One Road

India’s opposition to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative has received further boost with the US expressing reservations about it. India has been primarily opposed to the initiative because it includes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Please like & share: Read More »

A Not-So-Clean Project Of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

DESPITE the appointment of a ‘governance expert’ over a year ago to guide it, the Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) failed to achieve the desired results under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The GSUDA spent almost Rs 10 lakh on the expert’s salary and expenses for creating ‘smart wards-smart colonies’ without having much to show. The so-called ‘governance expert’ Sumit ... Read More »

Making Goa Dairy The Market Leader

The Goa Dairy has been given a grant of Rs 16.41 crore by the central government under the National Programme for Dairy Development to improve its performance. The Goa Dairy suffered a loss of Rs 4.5 crore last year. It is the first time the Goa Dairy has received assistance from the Centre. The state’s oldest dairy has already received ... Read More »

Absence Of Fire Threat Perception In Government

Safety from fire should be a primary concern for government offices, as for private commercial and residential buildings, but most of them carry on without caring to address this concern. Please like & share: Read More »

Establishing A Good Road Safety System

THE state government proposes to set up an automated vehicle inspection and certification centre. The government hopes that with automated inspection system, interceptors and road safety equipment it can prevent accidents. Please like & share: Read More »

Eliminating Room For Damage To Environment

A DIVISION bench of the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday struck down the notification issued by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests relocating the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) jurisdiction for Goa-related cases from Pune to New Delhi. The bench said that it was the duty of the judiciary and government to ensure that the cases relating ... Read More »

A GPCC President With Credentials Of Honesty

AS has been the practice in the Pradesh Congress, the newly elected members of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) have passed a resolution to authorise the All India Congress Committee (AICC) president to nominate GPCC president, Please like & share: Read More »

Cruelties Against Children In Schools

TWO cases of corporal punishment to schoolchildren featured in this newspaper on Tuesday. In one case the education department has asked the school for an action taken report and in another a complaint has been filed with the police. These are but rare cases in which the crime of corporal punishment is sought to be punished. Usually, it is suppressed, ... Read More »

Making Elderly Feel Loved And Respected

INCREASE in the number of crimes against senior citizens in South Goa has prompted them to seek revival of the special cells formed at various police stations to deal with their safety. The senior (60 plus) citizens, whose number is in excess of 75,000 in the state, are vulnerable to crimes like abuse, purse snatching, housebreak-ins, assaults and cheating. According ... Read More »

National Objectives Behind Nationalisation Of Rivers

The state government has finalised the draft tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) on nationalisation of six Goan rivers, the Mandovi, Zuari, Chapora, Mapusa and Cumbharjua, between the National Inland Waterways Authority of India(NIWAI), the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and the Captain of Ports. Please like & share: Read More »