Saturday , 17 November 2018


Why Dogs Bark At Goa Medical College

The Goa Medical College and Hospital, which till recently offered top class healthcare facilities to patients from Goa and neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka, is in need of serious attention itself, thanks to government indifference and poor administrative management. Vishwajit Rane, who returned as Health Minister, glimpsed the sad state in a surprise visit last week. While half of ... Read More »

Raising Standards At Goa University

IN his address at the convocation ceremony of the Goa University earlier this week President of India Pranab Mukherjee expressed the view that educational institutions should adopt global best management practices to raise the standard of education in the country and make our graduates employable anywhere across the world. Please like & share: Read More »

Ridding Cyberage Scheme Of Ills

Goa’s Cyberage Scheme, meant to promote computer literacy among students, appears to have hit rough weather. The Bharatiya Janata Party had in the 2012 elections promised to modify the scheme to ensure so students in Class XI and above are able to procure laptops directly from dealers of their choice. Forget getting the laptops from the dealers of their choice, ... Read More »

Farmers Versus Wild Animals In Goa

Distressed by frequent damage to crops by wild animals, some farmers of the Sattari taluka have decided to move the Bombay High Court to seek relief. The move implies their dissatisfaction with the state government measures to help them in the matter. Please like & share: Read More »

Restoring Faith In 108 Emergency Service

THE 108 emergency response service of the Goa government had earned laurels for delivering prompt services since inception but over the last five years it has been slipping in delivery. Please like & share: Read More »

How To End VIP Culture In India

The Union government on Wednesday decided to do away with red beacons atop cars of all the high dignitaries in the country, including the President, the Prime Minister, chief justices of Supreme Court and high courts with effect from May 1. Please like & share: Read More »

Constant Vigil, Not Drives Needed To Save Lives

Even as the state traffic police launched a ‘special’ drive to crack down on traffic violations several ministers have called upon politicians to desist from protecting traffic violators. Indeed, it was a common complaint of policemen that they could not act harshly against traffic violators because they immediately telephone their local MLA or someone in authority who calls a senior ... Read More »

VHP, The Bull In Goa Shop

Alliance partners in the government have rallied behind meat traders in the state and favoured providing police protection to them to overcome any threat from right wing groups. The Vishva Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini have threatened to impose a total ban on cow slaughter and sale and consumption of beef. The VHP threat came a few days ... Read More »