Sunday , 19 May 2019


No-one Fighting Anymore To Preserve Goan Identity 

The state observes today as ‘Asmitai Dis’.  It was on January 16, 1967 that Goans were asked to vote in an opinion poll to decide whether they wanted Goa to continue as a Union Territory combined with Daman and Diu or merge with the state of Maharashtra. Read More »

Tribunal Alone Can Settle Mhadei Dispute

Despite directives from the Mhadei Inter-State River Disputes Tribunal and the Supreme Court, the Karnataka government has restarted the work on the Kalsa-Bhanduri canal to divert water from the Mhadei river. Read More »

Instill Fear Of Transfer Among Municipal Staff

THERE has to be a common cadre for the staff of the municipal councils in the state for their effective, efficient and corruption-free functioning. But the cadre has been eluding the councils, thanks to absence of consensus on the rules. Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza says some legislators, ward councillors and staff representatives have been raising objections to it. The ... Read More »

Traffic Signals In Goa, At Last

THE State Road Safety Council has decided to recommend to the government installation of traffic signals at important junctions on a priority basis in order to reduce the number of accidents. More than three hundred people have been dying annually over the last several years on an average. Installation of signals and other traffic safety measures could go a long ... Read More »

Why Congress In Goa Only Miaows

DESPITE having the largest number of MLAs the Congress in Goa has failed to be a robust and combative opposition. The public perception is that the senior Congress MLAs against whom   Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has set up anti-corruption inquiries prefer not to rub his regime harshly in the hope he would reciprocate with softpedalling. Read More »

Install CCTVs To Catch Every Traffic Violator

An increasing number of Goans are turning out to help the state police to penalize traffic rules violators. They are sending clippings of violations to the police through email, Facebook and WhatsApp. Read More »

Stopping GSIDC From Committing Irregularities

The state cabinet has condoned and regularized violations of pre-approval norms by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) in tendering and awarding the work for construction of district and subordinate courts complex at Merces. The GSIDC awarded several jobs including plumbing, electrification, firefighting, HVAC, lift and others, to M Venkata Rao Infra Projects Pvt Ltd at an estimated cost ... Read More »

Making Panaji Smart At A Slothful Pace

The management of Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed to implement the Smart City Mission, has spent just Rs 295 crore or 4.8 per cent of the total allocation so far. Read More »