Tuesday , 11 December 2018
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Editorial

BJP’s Double Standards On Women’s Equality

THE battle over the Supreme Court verdict allowing women’s entry into the Sabarimala temple has now become entirely political. The Bharatiya Janata Party has scaled up its opposition to the implementation of the verdict and the CPM-led Kerala government has decided to fight the BJP escalation with more and more arrests. The BJP has condemned the arrests and decided to ... Read More »

Making Tax Compliance A Habit In Goa

GOANS are generally perceived as honest and law abiding, but this image appears to have taken a beating with income tax authorities pointing out that many Goans in the income brackets requiring assessment do not file returns and evade taxes. Some idea of evasion was available to the IT officials when they detected undisclosed income of over Rs 158 crore ... Read More »

Prevent Fraudulent Transfer of Properties

THE state government has notified new rules for transfer of properties by a widow, living inside or outside the state, making it mandatory for her to produce a certificate issued by deputy collector after affirming that she was transferring her property rights at her free will. The widows living abroad would have to get the certificate from the Indian embassy ... Read More »

Government Inaction Over Project Delays

The government appears to have woken up from deep slumber after the Bombay High Court at Goa took cognizance of the delay in the completion of the western bypass project. Following a report in this newspaper about the project hanging fire for 14 long years, the High Court had directed the government to explain the delay. Advocate general Dattaprasad Lawande ... Read More »

CBI Faces A Serious Crisis Of Confidence

The central government has removed both director Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana of the Central Bureau of Investigation whose feud was threatening to sink the topmost anti-corruption agency’s credibility to the lowest depths. This is for the first time in the CBI’s 55-year history that the central government had taken such an action. The government action has, however, ... Read More »

Stopping Sexual Abuse in Religious Institutions

The number of cases of men of religion allegedly involved in cases of sex abuse continues to mount. The latest case of alleged sexual harassment has been levelled against two members of the Catholic Church in Shillong by Khasi art and communications consultant Mary Therese Kurkalang. The church body in Meghalaya, Congregation of Christian Brothers, has started a probe into ... Read More »

Set Up World Class Food Testing Lab At Earliest

Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced a proposal for setting up of a world class laboratory to test food quality in Goa by the Export Inspection Agency (EIA) and the Quality Council of India (QCI), both agencies of the government of India. Goans have been concerned over toxic chemicals in fish for several months. There are revelations of toxic ... Read More »

Corruption Virus Grips CBI High Command

The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) faces a kind of internal crisis it has never done before. It has booked its second-in-command, special director Rakesh Asthana, on allegations of receiving bribe from meat exporter Moin Qureshi who is being probed by him. Bewilderingly, the same charge was levelled by Asthana against his boss, CBI director Alok Verma, in his complaint ... Read More »

A Long Battle For Women’s Entry To Sabarimala

Groups of aggressive devotees of Lord Ayappa, encouraged by the support of some political parties and the temple priests, have succeeded in denying entry of women of menstrual age to Sabarimala in defiance of the Supreme Court order. Please like & share: Read More »