Tuesday , 24 April 2018
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Providing Safe Quarters To GMC Staff

STATING that 32 residential buildings in the Goa Medical College and Hospital complex were in dilapidated condition and pose danger to human life and safety, the authorities have issued eviction notices to the occupants of these buildings. The occupants residing in 268 quarters have been directed to also take up accommodation elsewhere, in their own interests. The director (administration) of ... Read More »

The Lingering Consequences Of Partition

KULDIP NAYAR THERE is a grain of truth in Kashmir leader Farooq Abdullah’s statement that Mohammad Ali Jinnah was not responsible for the Partition. But Farooq is wrong to blame Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel for it. I am witness to that era and this is how I understood the events. Jinnah was an ‘ambassador’ of Hindu-Muslim unity, as Sarojini ... Read More »

Potable Water Not Yet Available To All Goans

GOA receives abundant rainfall which, if stored, treated and supplied through a network of pipelines, can ensure 24 x 7 potable water supply to every house in the state. Please like & share: Read More »

No Running Away From Auction Of Mining Leases

With the central government ruling out the possibility of providing immediate relief to Goa’s mining industry, its operations seem destined to be stopped from March 15 in accordance with the Supreme Court order. Please like & share: Read More »

BJP’s Massive Triumph In Tripura And Beyond

A statue of Lenin at a public square in Belonia town in Tripura was upended on Tuesday. A news video shows people wearing saffron shirts and shouting “Bharat mata ki jai” upending it with a bulldozer. The act of open defiance of law which the upending of the Lenin statue involves is an act of violence against democratic authority and ... Read More »

Trust Gap Between Villages And PDAs

PEOPLE of more and more villages are voicing opposition to inclusion of their villages in PDAs (planning and development authorities). The opposition is borne out of the experience of villages that got included: they lost their control and character. As though the opposition from the villages surrounding Panaji to the Greater Panaji PDA was not enough, the village of Parra ... Read More »

Public Should Support Blue Flag Certification

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has included the Palolem beach in Canacona taluka in a list of 10 beaches for clean-up and development as a Blue Flag beach in a pilot project. Please like & share: Read More »

Karnataka’s Case At Mhadei Tribunal Is Weak

Goa’s case before the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal appears to be on a much stronger footing in view of the Supreme Court order on a petition filed by the Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan. The MBA had approached the topmost court of the country in 2009 with a prayer to protect forest cover around the Mhadei basin under the Forest Conservation Act, ... Read More »