Saturday , 17 November 2018


Freeing Vasco Air Of Coal Dust

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has requisitioned the services of IIT-Bombay to conduct a detailed study of air quality in Vasco. Particles of dust from ore and coal transport are believed to be key pollutants to the air in the port town. The study would quantify emissions from various sources – traffic zones, industry, houses and port operations. ... Read More »

Traffic Cops Must Civilise Drivers

A dozen of people have lost their lives in accidents along the Panaji-Ribandar causeway since 2013. Preventive measures taken by the state authorities to prevent road accidents along the causeway have been found to be inadequate. The measures were put in place in 2015 after six people lost their lives in 15 different accidents along the causeway that year. This ... Read More »

A Morale Booster For Congress Party

Despite winning one seat while the BJP won two in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat on Tuesday, the Congress is more upbeat and jubilant. The reason is simple: the BJP had done everything possible to win all the three, but it failed to. The lone winner of the Congress was Ahmed Patel, political adviser to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. ... Read More »

Making Men With Good Character

The alleged stalking of a 29-year-old female DJ Varnika Kundu, daughter of a senior IAS officer, in Chandigarh by Vikas Barala, the 23-year-old son of the Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala, and his friend is a most shameful incident. Now CCTV footage of the route has shown a white SUV (allegedly driven by Vikas Barala) in active pursuit of the ... Read More »

Knowing Who Finances Separatism in Kashmir

Inquiries by various central agencies, including the Enforcement Directorate, into the sources of funds and assets of the leaders of the Kashmiri separatist groups have revealed that many of them hold a number of properties, such as land, apartments, houses and hotels. The ED on Sunday arrested Mohammad Aslam Wani, a hawala dealer in connection with a money laundering case ... Read More »

Keeping Mobile Tower Radiation Under Control

Random tests of base transceiver station (BTS) sites conducted by the vigilance and monitoring wing of the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) have revealed that radiation levels from mobile towers in the state were well within the safe limits. Random tests were conducted over three-year period in the first-ever exercise in the country. The Telecom Enforcement and Resource Monitoring (TERM) cell ... Read More »

KTC Waits For Officers Who Can Turn It Round

THE state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation continues to make losses. After showing signs of recovery in 2015-16 with a nominal profit of Rs 5 lakh it has again slipped in red. It appears to be headed for yet another bad year, having already incurred a loss of over Rs two crore in the current financial year. Wasn’t the profit in the ... Read More »

Outsmarting The New Technology Of Prostitution

PROSTITUTION is now part of the e-commerce boom. Men seeking sexual service can get it at their doorstep, at home, hotel or any other location. The number of sex-selling websites is increasing. Most websites were created in the last three years, according to a study by an NGO, Please like & share: Read More »

The Battered Behemoth Moves At Slow Place

AFTER scouting for a suitable candidate for long, the Congress party has chosen Girish Chodankar, All India Congress Committee secretary and former Goa Pradesh Youth Congress president, to take on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the by-election to the Panaji Assembly constituency. The Congress was forced to go on a wild goose hunt after Atanasio Monserrate, who was expected to ... Read More »

Ensure Accountability In Smart City Works

Panaji was selected for development under the Smart City Mission by the Union Urban Development Ministry more than a year ago and allocated Rs 108 crore. Please like & share: Read More »