Sunday , 19 November 2017


Helping Farmers Manage Risks

HOW often is deep lamentation heard about farmers of our country depending on the vagaries of the monsoon! For the past two successive years we have had a bad monsoon, but this has been, more or less, a continuing story, with crops suffering owing to deficient rains or floods. Farmers lose crops in other natural calamities. They live from year ... Read More »

Changing Mindset About Sewage Treatment Plants

The phenomenal rise in residential and commercial constructions has led to a corresponding growth in solid waste and sewage generation. The state has failed to set up a robust solid waste management system. Absence of sewage lines has prompted many hoteliers and building owners to release the waste in the nearby water bodies or fields. Opposition by local people has ... Read More »

Promise Of Better Days

UNION Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget provides for allocations for a number of continuing and new schemes for boosting the rural economy which has been under stress owing to bad monsoon for two successive years. These measures will bear fruit if the monsoon is good this year. Please like & share: Read More »

Saving Goans From Dogs

The number of dog bites is very high in Goa: the state health department records an average of 50 persons bitten by dogs every day. In the first 24 days of the year 2016, more than 1,240 persons were bitten by dogs, 672 in North Goa and 569 in South Goa. In  2014,  as many as  18,347 were bitten and ... Read More »

Heightened Sense Of Hygiene and Pride

The idea of ranking the cities of India for cleanliness is to generate a competitive spirit among the state governments and the urban councils to work harder and more sincerely for achieving the standards by which the ranking is done. Please like & share: Read More »

Contain Spread Of Monkey Fever

The National Institute of Virology, Pune has confirmed that the samples lifted from three dead monkeys from the Sattari taluka have tested positive to the Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) virus, which is alarming. Please like & share: Read More »

Need for Dialogue On Defence Expo

With Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar taking a determined stand on hosting the Defence Expo at Naqueri-Betul, the stage has been set for a confrontation between the government and the residents of Betul and the Congress and other political groups opposing the event at the site. Parsekar, who has threatened to put opponents in jail, sees no merit in the opposition ... Read More »

Continuing Concerns Over Coconut’s Fate

A battle is raging over the issue of government decision to reclassify coconut as a palm earlier categorized as a tree. The government decision to amend the law was a technical one as the earlier amendment carried out by the previous government to the Goa, Please like & share: Read More »

Placating Jats In Haryana

The BJP is ruling in Haryana and at the Centre, and quite naturally the Jat agitation in the state for reservation in education and employment threatens to hurt it the most politically. As the violence by Jat mobs mounted, the central and state governments agreed to give them reservations and assure them that a bill will be brought in the ... Read More »

Going All Out After Drug Pushers

The outgoing Director General of Police T N Mohan has claimed that the state police have been able to marginalize the Nigerian drug pushers and the supply of drugs has been curtailed to a significant extent; and operations of drug pushers have been made difficult. If that indeed is the case, the state police deserve praise for containing the drug-pushing ... Read More »

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