Monday , 22 April 2019


Enlightenment Eludes Banaras Hindu University

THE prestigious Banaras Hindu University (BHU) witnessed violent protests recently. Though the students have been protesting since September 21 over alleged molestation of a female student on her way to her hostel by two motorcycle-borne men, the protest turned violent as the BHU authorities failed to take action against the culprits. The students complain that that the university officials have ... Read More »

Save Goa From Turning Into Another Punjab

Of late, ministers and legislators have been raising the issue of drugs in the state.  Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar fears threat to his life after he raised the issue and has sought extra security cover. Please like & share: Read More »

Allow Organ Transplant Strictly On Merit

After nearly a year of the kidney transplant unit in the Goa Medical College and Hospital remaining ‘inoperative’, the state government has decided to reactivate it. Please like & share: Read More »

Time to Put Public Transport In Order

The flash blockade of the KTC (Kadamba Transport Corporation) Margao bus stand by private bus operators disrupted public transport in the state’s commercial capital, putting common people to much inconvenience on September 13. As a result of the blockade KTC buses could neither enter the bus stand nor move out of it. Hundreds of passengers were stranded, with many of ... Read More »

Poor Harvest Of Agricultural Schemes

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) has termed the current performance of the nation’s agriculture sector as ‘most alarming’. Though the agricultural sector is the largest employer in the country its contribution to the national economy has been continuously declining since Independence. The NSSO has found that the contribution of agriculture to the economy is falling, while the percentage of ... Read More »

Preventive Measures To Reduce Drowning Deaths 

THE drowning of two students from Ahmedabad at Candolim beach recently was tragic. Six from among 47 students on study tour went for a swim at 3.30 am when there was no one to help. They disregarded the advisory not to enter the sea after sunset. It is common knowledge that the sea condition is turbulent during monsoon. Their swim in rough ... Read More »

Disciplining Unruly Fliers

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA THE much awaited government’s decision regarding the national ‘no-fly’ list for domestic passengers has finally been announced.  The civil aviation ministry’s efforts in striking a fine balance between passenger conduct and airlines safety is laudable.  No sweeping  changes have been put in place  in the sense the affected passenger gets three months for airing  his/her grievances effectively ... Read More »

Primacy Of Safety Of School Students

THE murder of a seven-year-old student of Ryan International School and rape of a five-year-old girl of Tagore Public School, both in the national capital region, sent shock waves through the hearts of students and parents across the country. The two incidents raised the questions of safety of students at schools. While the Ryan school student was allegedly murdered by ... Read More »