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How To End VIP Culture In India

The Union government on Wednesday decided to do away with red beacons atop cars of all the high dignitaries in the country, including the President, the Prime Minister, chief justices of Supreme Court and high courts with effect from May 1. Please like & share: Read More »

Constant Vigil, Not Drives Needed To Save Lives

Even as the state traffic police launched a ‘special’ drive to crack down on traffic violations several ministers have called upon politicians to desist from protecting traffic violators. Indeed, it was a common complaint of policemen that they could not act harshly against traffic violators because they immediately telephone their local MLA or someone in authority who calls a senior ... Read More »

VHP, The Bull In Goa Shop

Alliance partners in the government have rallied behind meat traders in the state and favoured providing police protection to them to overcome any threat from right wing groups. The Vishva Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini have threatened to impose a total ban on cow slaughter and sale and consumption of beef. The VHP threat came a few days ... Read More »

Instill Fear Of Law In Vehicle Drivers

Eight people lost their lives in three road accidents in the state on Monday.  While two youth died in a head-on collision between two motorcycles at Neura, Please like & share: Read More »

Rise Of A Nationalist Despot In Turkey

The world is going to watch with great interest what happens to Turkey now. This country, which is on the geographical borderline of Europe and Asia, has voted in a referendum to give more powers to President Erdogan. Please like & share: Read More »

Increasing Yield Of Goan Farms

The water resource department (WRD) proposes to sink wells in paddy fields to make water available for intensive cultivation and higher farm production. Is the government really serious? In the past too, scores of open wells and bore wells were dug but most were abandoned as the wells collapsed or did not yield enough water. The government must implement the ... Read More »

Welfare Schemes Fail To Save Girl Child

GOA’S child sex ratio at birth has dropped from 953 girls per 1,000 boys in 2014 to 916 girls to per 1,000 boys by September 2016. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), biologically normal child sex ratio ranges from 102-106 male per 100 females. Please like & share: Read More »

Modify Laws to Ensure Every House Has Toilet

THE state may not see end of open defecation by 2019. As against a target of over 83,000 toilets – 75,000 in rural areas and 8,020 in urban areas – under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the state has managed to construct merely 4,178 toilets or five per cent. Please like & share: Read More »

Protecting Humans From Overspeeding Ore Trucks

THE Goa government has taken a very deterrent step to prevent loss or injury to human lives in accidents involving mining trucks. A dozen persons were killed in accidents involving ore transporting vehicles since mining resumed. The government has warned leaseholders that in case of accidental death involving a mining vehicle, whether filled with ore or empty, their yearly quota ... Read More »

Seek Public Help In Drive Against Plastic

THE state government has set yet another deadline for ‘complete’ ban on plastic bags below 40 microns – July 2017. Heavy fine would be imposed for violation on sellers and users. The state has been trying to ban plastics since 2000, when it outlawed plastics below 20 microns, a thickness which was raised to 40 microns subsequently. The ban is ... Read More »

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