Monday , 20 May 2019


Curbing Clandestine Bribery Of Voters

EVEN though electioneering is yet to pick up in the state the law enforcement authorities are out to curb illegalities associated with elections. Read More »

Goa Must Have More App-Based Taxi Services

THE All Goa Tourist Taxi Association is back to its old ways of intimidating the government to succeed in its narrow objective of driving away any competition and thwarting efforts to bring transparency to the business. Read More »

BJP Morality Drops To Deeper Depths

The political scene in Goa has become murkier with BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar accusing former deputy chief minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar of plotting to leave the ruling alliance and join the Congress and Dhavalikar accusing BJP leadership of unleashing enforcement agencies to maul him. There is no end to mutual recriminations since the BJP poached Manohar Azgaonkar and Deepak Prabhu ... Read More »

Use Out-Of-Box Ideas To Deter Wild Drivers

There has been almost 15 per cent decline in deaths due to road accidents in the first two months of 2019 in the state. According to official data, 54 persons died in road accidents between January and February last year, while this year the deaths have come down to 46 during the same period. As has been the case over ... Read More »

Making World A Safer Place

Following the recent massacre of 50 worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand the country’s government acted swiftly to ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern needs appreciation for the decision for stricter gun control in order to make her country a safer place. The massacre should turn out to be a transformational ... Read More »

Water Flows Past The Rock’s Surface

All political parties lauded Right to Information as a major administrative reform. And it truly is a major reform: It is supposed to make the government accountable and transparent. It is supposed to keep a check on corruption, because the public servants will be afraid to do wrong things, as it could be revealed in information provided to a citizen ... Read More »

Social Media, A Totally Irresponsible Media

The social media platforms and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) have for the first time worked out an election code,  ‘Voluntary Code of Ethics for the General Election 2019,’ to help the Election Commission of India keep a check on the compliance with the rules by the candidates. The Election Commission had noted in the past elections ... Read More »

Pakistan Must Heed America’s Warning

THE big question is: Will Pakistan heed America’s warning to take “sustained, verifiable and irreversible” action against terror groups?  The United States has gone to the extent of being very specific about its proxy war against India, Read More »

Setting Alarms In Banks To Catch Nirav Modis

AT last Nirav Modi the fugitive diamond merchant, who is accused of defrauding India’s commercial banks of more than Rs 11,000 crore in collusions with bank officials, has been arrested in London. Indian law enforcement officials should be thankful to the teller at Metro Bank in London who called the police when Modi approached him to open an account. Obviously, Read More »

Biotechnology Could Be Driver Of Economy

AMIT KAPOOR   OVER the last two-to-three decades, the major success story of the Indian economy has been the stellar growth of its IT industry. But as the dividends from the sector reach the eventual inflection point, India needs to build similar competencies in other industries to ensure sustained growth and prosperity. Read More »