Sunday , 23 September 2018


Why Farmers Of India Are Unhappy

THE violent agitation by farmers in Madhya Pradesh shows their desperation. Farmers in several states have been agitating for better prices for their produce and loan waiver. In 2008 the UPA government waived off farmers’ Rs 72,000-crore debt. In April 2017, the UP government waived off farm loan worth Rs 36,359 crore. Farmers in other states too are now agitating ... Read More »

Risks To Indians In Gulf Dispute

THE Arabian Gulf countries are witnessing one of the worst crises in decades over the issue of Qatar allegedly supporting militant groups like al-Qaida and Islamic State. Please like & share: Read More »

Let Not Cow Vigilantes Misinterpret The Law

THE shortage anxiety that gripped beef consumers in the state over the past weekend has passed off with the resumption of bull supplies to the Goa Meat Complex on Monday. However, the government must have a clear-cut policy and directions to prevent a recurrence of it.  The confusion caused by the central government notification on ban on cattle for slaughter ... Read More »

Self-Destructive Intrigues Within Goa Congress

GOA Pradesh Congress Committee President Luizinho Faleiro has urged the party high command to accept his resignation tendered by him almost a year ago. Faleiro’s insistence on quitting comes at a time when the party should have been strategising to contest the two vacancies in the state Assembly as well the seats in the panchayat elections. Faleiro was selected to ... Read More »

All Speech And No Action On Road Safety

A fatal accident on Sunday morning at Naibag in Pernem taluka claimed two lives on National Highway 17. Two other people had died in the vicinity on March 25 this year. More than a dozen people have died in various accidents on the NH17 stretch in Pernem over the last three years. Accidents on the stretch of the NH 17 ... Read More »

Bringing Back Farmers To Goa’s Fallow Farms

THE state agriculture department has enrolled 25,000 farmers under the Soil Health Card Scheme and issued cards to 23,000 of them. Though the scheme was flagged off by the Prime Minister in February 2015, the state did not enroll any member till a year after the launch. The scheme is aimed at promoting soil test based and balanced use of ... Read More »

Goa’s Long Wait For Traffic Lights

While the state government has been speaking of adopting various measures to check the rising numbers of fatalities in road accidents, it has failed to install traffic signals, which could prevent rampant traffic violations that often cause accidents. The state has a few traffic signals to keep traffic under restraint. Every year on an average, 300 persons die in road ... Read More »

End Govt Interference In Local Bodies Polls

There is uncertainty over elections to at least ten panchayats over the issue of reservations and delimitations as a result of three court orders, two from the Bombay High Court and one from the Supreme Court. Please like & share: Read More »

Dangerous Sparks From A Wheel Of Goa Chariot

The representatives of the mining industry in Goa are planning to approach the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad to develop a framework for monitoring air quality in mining areas in view of the striking disparities in the readings of air quality of the iron ore leaseholders ... Read More »

Protect Sand Dunes To Protect Beaches

The Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) is going to establish India’s first sand dune parks on selected beaches in the state. The GSBB is also working out plans to restore sand dunes where they have deteriorated. In October last year, the GSBB had sent a proposal to the government to designate the turtle nesting sites at Mandrem, Morjim, Agonda and ... Read More »