Friday , 21 September 2018


Making Tourists Feel Safe In Goa

The rape and murder of the 28-year-old Irish woman Danielle McLaughlin highlights once again the issue of lack of safety of tourists across Goa. Please like & share: Read More »

Getting Coconuts Healthy And Cheap

COCONUT is integral to Goan food but coconut is getting out of reach for Goans. Coconut production is usually higher in the months of February and March; however, this year it is going to be lower due to higher concentration of coconut mite. Owing to shortfall, the price of nuts has increased. The agriculture department says farmers must take steps ... Read More »

Challenges Parrikar Faces In Third Term

THE trust vote won by Manohar Parrikar on the floor of the Goa Legislative Assembly on Thursday came as a clinching proof that the BJP had the majority despite having lesser number of MLAs than the Congress party. Post facto, it absolves Governor Mridula Sinha of the “sin of murdering democracy,” as her judgement that Manohar Parrikar had the majority ... Read More »

Iron Lady Joins And Retires From Politics

WHAT went wrong? The 44-year-old Irom Sharmila, who observed a fast unto death for withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Manipur and was force fed juices through a tube attached to her nose for 16 years fought election against the former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh in February and got just 90 votes. She fought election to ... Read More »

Creating A Hospitable Environment For Birds

As many as 461 recorded species of birds are found in Goa. Besides, there are a number of migratory birds coming to the state. The number of species of migratory birds coming to Goa has been increasing: a few years ago scientists and bird watchers put the number between 40 and 180. At least 12 species are endemic to the ... Read More »

Parrikar Has Driver’s Seat, Congress Red Flags

THE BJP in Goa turned its defeat in the Assembly elections on Saturday into victory on Sunday by mobilizing the support of two smaller parties and independents to cobble a majority. Please like & share: Read More »

It Is The Voters Who Have Won

Of the five states whose election results were announced on Saturday, the BJP lost three, yet the party’s noisy celebrations punched holes in the sky because it had won UP. And they couldn’t be blamed for overdoing it: Uttar Pradesh is the heart of Indian politics – and they had captured the heart! The voters of the state poured into ... Read More »

Goans Beware Of Monkey Epidemic

Incidence of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) continues to cause concern in some parts of the state, although there have been no human casualties in the recent past. A couple of KFD-afflicted monkeys were found dead in the Pernem taluka last week. KFD, which was first detected in the state in 2015, has claimed the lives of at least a dozen ... Read More »

The Curious Case Of Postal Ballots

The controversy over postal ballot is far from resolved. Over 17,500 government employees deployed on election duty in the state were eligible for casting their vote through postal ballot, and nearly 3,000 of them are yet to do it. Please like & share: Read More »

Velingkar’s Homecoming, BJP and the MoI Cause

Curtains have been drawn over the rebellion within the state RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) led by Subhash Velingkar over the BJP going back on the promise of withdrawing grant to the church-run English-medium schools. Please like & share: Read More »