Monday , 1 May 2017


Daunting Stint for ‘Mr Fix It’

WITH his proven track record of changing the fortunes of India Tourism Development Corporation and Madhya Pradesh Tourism, ‘Mr Turnaround or Mr Fix It’, Ashwani Lohani will be the new chairman and managing director of state-run Air India Ltd for three years. His LinkedIn profile describes him as “a highly decorated officer who is also known as Mr Turnaround.” Please like ... Read More »

Thorny Hurriyat Issue May Botch Up Talks

Deadlock over Kashmir separatist leaders on Friday cast a cloud of uncertainty over the much-touted NSA-level talks after India and Pakistan engaged in strong exchanges but no side was ready to give up till early Saturday. Pakistan’s announcement late on Friday that separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani would meet its National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz on Monday before his ... Read More »

IT Gift from Goa

IT’s destination Goa, but for a very different reason. The new kids on the IT block, it seems, have come of (cutting) age. The silent revolution of Goa Electronics Limited has paid off and “Prisms”, a jail booking and management systems programme developed by GEL has been lapped up by Maharashtra and Karnataka and the software stands a good chance of being ... Read More »

AYUSH to Grow Medical Tourism

UNION Minister of State for Ayush Shripad Naik has presented Goa with a bouquet of four projects, including one AYUSH hospital each in North Goa and South Goa, a National Institute of Naturopathy and an All India Research Centre for Ayurveda. Please like & share: Read More »

Onions Out of Reach

ONION prices have hit the roof after a surge in wholesale onion prices at Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, one of the biggest markets in Asia where prices hit an all-time high on August 13. Around 45% of the produce comes from Maharashtra and Karnataka. Please like & share: Read More »

Brahma Stays Above Discord in Bangkok

The Thai authorities claimed on Wednesday to have zeroed in on the man who planted the powerful bomb inside the Erawan shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 people on Monday; they have his sketch now from the CCTV. The sketch shows a young man with Mongoloid features, which leaves his identity open to be a Thai or a foreigner from ... Read More »

What Pak Can Learn From Shuja’s Death

In killing Pakistani Punjab’s home minister Shuja Khanzada in a suicide attack the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) had a message to convey to the country’s political leadership, and that message was that terrorism is too embedded in Pakistan’s strategic politics to be eliminated easily. Khanzada was the front man of Punjab’s fight against terrorism. The suicide attack took place ... Read More »

Disabled-Unfriendly Salcete Panchayats

Panchayats in Goa have not yet made special efforts to make their office premises more accessible to physically challenged persons and senior citizens. A random survey carried out by this newspaper found that about 90 per cent village panchayats in the Salcete taluka have no facility for the disabled. Only Ambelim and Orlim panchayats have a ramp. The government has ... Read More »

Eternal Vigilance For Food Safety

Will the Bombay High Court’s order lifting the ban on the sale of Maggi products in India set at rest the fears among consumers that were aroused by the ban? Maggi noodles manufactured in India were banned in several states following reports that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had found a high level of lead taste ... Read More »

Doctors and Patients: Rebuilding Trust

Cases of attack on doctors by angry relatives and friends of patients in government as well as private hospitals have been rising across the country. There have been instances where doctors have been attacked with acid bulbs. Repeated appeals to the government by associations of doctors to step up security for them have failed to evoke any response. Please like ... Read More »

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