Sunday , 21 January 2018
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Dipping Into Purses Of 7,600 Mallyas

So, it is not just one Vijay Mallya. There are over 7,600 Vijay Mallyas. These 7,600 wilful defaulters owe over Rs 66,000 crore to public sector banks as of December 2015. Union Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that the total outstanding amount in top 100 non-performing accounts (NPAs) with public sector banks was ... Read More »

Shortcut To Quota In Govt Promotions

Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment T C Gehlot said in the Lok Sabha on Monday that the government was “committed” to giving reservation in promotions to SCs, STs and OBCs and would bring a bill providing for it if the Congress promised its support to give the proposal statutory backing. Actually, the minister had already had the Congress ... Read More »

Establish Social Audit Unit for MGNREGA

Goa is among seven states that have not established a State Audit Unit for MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act), the government employment scheme that guarantees rural households 100 days of paid work every year doing unskilled manual labour. In the state the implementing agency of the scheme itself was conducting the social audit which was in violation ... Read More »

Save Children From Drugs

Taking serious note of drugs being used by students, the state police have decided to write to managements of educational institutions to maintain constant vigilance. Last week, the police arrested two students of Goa Engineering College at Farmagudi for possessing ganja. A similar raid was conducted two years ago by a joint team of police, Narcotics Control Bureau and Food ... Read More »

Bust Masterminds Of Prostitution

CRIMINALS think before, and the police after: the maxim is being proven right in respect of the masterminds of prostitution rings in Goa who have been changing their modus operandi to remain beyond the reach of the hands of law. Please like & share: Read More »

The MoI Thorn In BJP’s Flesh

THE medium of instruction issue has not gone away despite the government’s efforts to defuse controversy by maintaining status quo. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which had supported the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch, with RSS state chief Subhash Velingkar among its spearheads, in its fight on the issue with the previous Congress-led government, Please like & share: Read More »

Finding Money For Development Projects

A number of state government projects are held up owing to acute financial crunch. Contractors doing several electricity and public works projects have stopped or slowed down work as the departments have failed to pay their bills. Please like & share: Read More »

Internal Bickering In Goa Congress

WHILE Assembly elections are not far away the Congress is enmeshed in internal bickering that could prove costly. On one side are younger Congressmen and on the other older ones. The younger lot wants the veterans to hang their boots, but the latter are refusing to retire. Please like & share: Read More »

Use Technology For Traffic Discipline

THE state transport department started issuing smart card driving licences almost a decade ago but surprisingly it has not been able to provide the traffic cell smart card readers that could read those smart cards to know the holder’s track record: traffic offences and penalties paid, if any.  Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Facilities and Services of Mall de Goa With the brilliant concept of shopping for a wide range of products under one roof attracting people, the country is seeing a proliferation of malls and shopping arcades across the country. Some of the big names have become a brand by themselves drawing teeming crowds, some of them thronging the place purely for ... Read More »

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