Wednesday , 17 October 2018


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 »

Shutting Eyes To A Noble Cause

While the state government has ruled out the possibility of approaching the Supreme Court to review its verdict on liquor outlets falling within 500 metres of national and state highways it would get ‘non-operational’ highway stretches denotified to save as many outlets as possible. Please like & share: Read More »

How To Save Lives Of Two-Wheeler Riders

MORE than 6 out of 10 persons who die in road accidents in Goa are riders or pillion riders of scooters and motorcycles, according to the data compiled by the transport research wing of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. These figures relate to the years 2014 and 2015. These are very disturbing figures. Although the data does ... Read More »

Renew No Vehicle Licence Without Speed Governors

THE directorate of mines and geology has suspended permits of eight mining truck operators engaged in iron ore transportation for the remainder of the current season which ends on May 31 for tampering with the global positioning system (GPS) devices in the trucks. The GPS devices have been installed in trucks as a safety mechanism to check over-speeding and prevent ... Read More »

Goans Must Rise To Save Mandovi 

The next hearing of the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal is slated for March 11, and it is still not clear who will represent Goa after the permission granted by the Union law ministry to Atmaram Nadkarni, Additional Solicitor General of India to represent the state was withdrawn. Please like & share: Read More »

No Development Without Addressing People’s Concerns

OPPOSITION to polluting industries is just, for unsustainable development will destroy ecological balance and reduce availability of natural resources, leaving nothing for the future generations. Development cannot mean desolation. At the same time, Goans must learn to discriminate between good and bad projects. They opposed the setting up of Goa University, Konkan Railway, Mopa and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). ... Read More »

Trumps Shooting Immigrants in Bars

FIVE days after Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old Indian engineer working with the GPS-maker Garmin, was killed in a shooting at a bar in a suburb of Kansas City and another Indian engineer, Alok Madasani and an American Ian Grillot shot by US Navy veteran Adam Purinton, the Trump administration is refusing to call it a “hate crime.” Trump and his ... Read More »

Rethinking Development as Mopa Gets Ready

THOUGH the construction work on the Mopa international airport has been put on hold owing to the election code of conduct, the authorities have assured it would be operational as scheduled by May 2020. GMR, the company assigned the project, also says it will be on schedule. Please like & share: Read More »

No Reprieve From Mining Trucks

The dedicated mining transport corridor project has hit roadblocks. The corridor was aimed at facilitating smooth movement of mining trucks and preventing accidents causing human deaths and reducing ore dust pollution in the villages of South Goa’s hinterland. Please like & share: Read More »