Wednesday , 24 April 2019


A New Ray Of Hope For Road Safety

With over 300 deaths in road accidents in the state annually, prevention of accidents has to become the top priority of the state government. Most of the safety measures – making use of helmets mandatory, action against over speeding and so on – are implemented without zeal, commitment and resources and hence it is no surprise to anybody that they ... Read More »

Create Special Venue For Music Festivals

AT a time when the state’s tourism industry is getting set for the new tourist season, a war of words has broken out between ministers and MLAs of the ruling camp over the issue of holding electronic dance and music festivals (EDMs). Please like & share: Read More »

Getting Lucky Seven Off Miramar Beach

WORLDWIDE Resorts and Entertainment Private Limited, the owner of the casino vessel MV Lucky Seven, have requisitioned the services of a Dubai-based salvaging firm to remove the vessel that has been lying grounded off Miramar beach for one and half months. Please like & share: Read More »

Goa’s Half-Hearted Mission To Eliminate Narcotic Drugs

THE Goa police have seized drugs worth over Rs 41.5 crore and arrested 84 persons for their involvement in drug trafficking in the past eight months. The police drive got a push following the death of two young domestic tourists from suspected drug overdose. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s direction to the police to act strongly to curb drug sale also ... Read More »

Sewing Up A Grand Alliance Against BJP

THE ‘maha rally’ of opposition parties in Patna on August 27 hosted by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) does not by itself pose any serious challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is going to seek a renewal of the people’s mandate in 2019. It was just a rally, after all. True, it was planned well before the Janata Dal ... Read More »

BJP Muddies Its Hands In Tamil Nadu

IT is eight months since J Jayalalithaa died but her party the AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) has not come out of the crisis her departure triggered in Tamil Nadu politics. She had run the party for years as an organization devoted to her. She was a cult figure. She could swing votes single-handedly. In such a party, ... Read More »

Lessons For Congress From Bypoll Results

THE victory of the BJP in bypolls in both the constituencies of Goa, Panaji and Valpoi, was more or less on expected lines – the difference being only in the speculated margins. The results should hopefully teach the Congress some lessons. One, that it should start working hard to rebuild support in Panaji and Valpoi. The party has virtually forsaken ... Read More »

BJP’s Vote Bank Politics In Haryana

The conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the guru of a sect called Dera Sacha Sauda, on charges of rape led to violent reaction from his followers in various parts of Haryana on Friday. The violence could have been prevented had the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana prohibited the gathering of an estimated 1.5 lakh followers of his before ... Read More »

A Laxman Rekha Beyond Which State Can’t Intrude

In a landmark judgement a nine-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar unanimously decided that right to privacy is a fundamental right intrinsic to right to life.  The order is going to have far-reaching implications for the life of citizens, as “privacy” covers a world of areas and issues, ranging from sharing of personal ... Read More »

Ethical Standards In Housing Sector

After a few months’ delay the Goa government has finally uploaded draft Real Estate (Regulation and Development) rules and invited suggestions from the public over the next ten days. Once the final rules are notified they are expected to establish a system by which builders, real estate agents and brokers would be bound by their commitments, such as on apartment ... Read More »