Tuesday , 24 April 2018


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.  Please like & share: 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. Please like & share: Read More »

Dealing With Fallout Of Mining Shutdown

Mining operations in the state have been stopped indefinitely on the orders of the Supreme Court which annulled renewal of mining leases by the state government. For the second time in five and half years mining has been shut down in the state. The closure of mines has cast a gloom on those depending on them. The mining industry has ... Read More »

A Hole In BJP’s Impregnable Wall

The loss of three Lok Sabha seats – Gorakhpur and Phulpur in UP and Araria in Bihar – in byelections has come as rude shock to the Bharatiya Janata Party. The two seats in UP were vacated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. Please like & share: Read More »

Plenty Of Rain And No Water

The state water resources department’s scheme to make rainwater harvesting (RWH) compulsory for buildings having 20 or more apartments as well as residential and commercial complexes has not evoked a favourable response from builders. Ten years since the scheme was rolled out only a handful of buildings have come forward to avail the subsidy. A few buildings have set up ... Read More »

Cheap Theatrics Of Tourism Minister

Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar’s attempt last week to stop the work on the first phase of the Mopa Greenfield Airport project was sheer theatrics to impress people from his Pernem constituency. No one would approve of a minister marching with his supporters and stopping work on a project that has been approved by his government.  Azgaonkar alleges people from Pernem ... Read More »

Cabinet Advisory Committee Is Groping In The Dark

Unwarranted statements by a few ministers and MLAs belonging to the ruling coalition have a tendency to create an impression among the public that all is not well with the governance during the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Please like & share: Read More »