Sunday , 24 March 2019


Women Trafficking Belies Poverty Reduction Claims

THE chairperson of the National Commission for Women Rekha Sharma wants the government to create job opportunities for women from the northeastern states to check women trafficking. Please like & share: Read More »

The Image Of Goa And Taxi Owners

Although the state government has assured the Bombay High Court at Goa that it would come out with a policy for fixing digital fare meters in taxis by month-end, it is unlikely that the taxis would be fitted with the devices any time soon. Please like & share: Read More »

Goa Is Ideal For Educational Hubs

It is bizarre that Goa, which is among states with highest literacy, should witness opposition to setting up of educational hubs in the state. Opposition to polluting industries can be understandable, but it is surprising that Goans are also opposed to educational institutions which are stepping stones for their children to excel in life. Educational institutions are neither polluting nor ... Read More »

A City Republic Within The City Republic

Panaji has witnessed of late a ‘galaxy’ of beautification projects under way. The projects, funded by various programmes of state and central governments, are being implemented by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) to develop the capital city under the Smart City Mission’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme to make it look aesthetic. Among the ... Read More »

Sparing A Thought For Kashmir Autonomy

Farooq Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, feels that autonomy for Kashmir including both parts without changing borders is the only possible solution to the Kashmir problem. Abdullah’s perception is that Azaadi (independence) to the landlocked state was neither possible nor workable. While he feels that this (granting more autonomy) could be the best possible option to ... Read More »

Recruit Government Servants On Merit

After dilly-dallying over the issue, the state government has finally decided on a major administrative reform to streamline the process of recruitment in government departments. The government will set up a collegiate system that will make recruitments. The introduction of the collegiate system will do away with the system of seeking cabinet approval for creation, revival and abolition of posts. ... Read More »

Royal Outlaws Of Saudi Arabia

More than 200 from among Saudi Arabia’s most powerful individuals have been arrested in a sweeping action ordered by King Salman. Please like & share: Read More »

End Hypocrisy On Swachch Bharat

THE continued failure of the Merces panchayat to remove the garbage dumped along the Panaji-Old Goa bypass road has compelled the High Court of Bombay at Goa to direct the panchayat not to issue any further construction licences or permissions till they satisfactorily manage construction debris and other garbage. Please like & share: Read More »

Harsher Penalties For Illegal Fishing

THE government has decided to hold back subsidy to the fishing boat owners who indulge in illegalities. According to Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar, 54 fishing vessels were recently found involved in fishing within five kilometres from the coast which is illegal. Of them 31 boats were found within the prohibited zone off Sinquerim, 23 off Cacra. Besides, 46 fishing boats ... Read More »