Wednesday , 22 May 2019


Building A Mini Las Vegas In Goa

The state government has tried to mitigate the negativity of extension of six months granted to offshore casinos by raising the fees for them 2.5 to 4.5 times. Though the total contribution from the casino industry following the increase has not been quantified, the new fee structure is expected to bring in substantial amount to the government’s coffers. It is ... Read More »

Polygamy Among Indian Muslims Must End

Having banned the practice of ‘triple talaq’ nearly seven months ago, the Supreme Court is now going to examine the constitutional validity of two other practices among Indian Muslims – polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ – on the plea of a Muslim woman. The woman has petitioned that though these practices come within the domain of personal law, they are not ... Read More »

New Cong Chief Should Unite Leaders

The Congress high command is expected to announce the name of the new president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee later this week. Unlike in the past when the state unit used to pass a one line resolution requesting the party high command to decide on the name of the president of the GPCC, this time around the AICC desk ... Read More »

State To Miss ODF Deadline 

THE government has decided to give responsibility of toilet construction under Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission to the Goa Waste Management Corporation and divest Goa State Urban Development Agency and department of panchayat from it. Read More »

Ensuring Planned Development In State

A SUB-COMMITTEE of the Town and Country Planning Board has agreed to exclude the villages of Azzossim-Mandur and Gauxim-Batim from the jurisdiction of Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority. Having decided in favour of the villagers, the committee will submit its report to the board. The final decision to remove the villages would, however, vest with the T&CP Board, which ... Read More »

Mining Corporation Is Not A Good Idea

THE government proposes to explore the possibility of starting mining operations on the leases other than the 88 that have been cancelled by the Supreme Court in order to mitigate the problem of unemployment among workers engaged in mines and ore transportation. However, it has to be first legally determined whether the other leases can be made operational according to ... Read More »

Give No Public Money To Mining Dependents

UNION Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has ruled out the possibility of adopting any short cuts, including promulgating an ordinance to bypass the Supreme Court order  to restart mining in the state.  Read More »

Let No Road Blockade Happen Again

THE mining dependents, protesting the government’s failure to protect their livelihood following closure of mining operations, laid siege of the two bridges across the River Mandovi on Monday putting thousands of people to great inconvenience. It was quite puzzling to see that the government machinery preferred to play the role of mute spectators for four long hours even as the ... Read More »

Why Allies Are Getting Off BJP-Driven Train

LESS than two weeks after it withdrew its ministers from the Modi cabinet, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance, alleging that the Modi government had failed to  keep its promise to grant a special status to Andhra Pradesh to compensate it for the division of the state to create Telangana. Read More »