Thursday , 15 November 2018


Demonetisation: Decision Made Without Preparations

Rakshita Swamy   One would assume that an economic decision as important as demonetisation was based on, and driven by, evidence and strong data. It is, however, clear by now that this decision has been taken without any robust assessment of the proportion of black money held in cash, the quantum of notes with the public, and the number of ... Read More »

Elvis Gomes Plays Albus Dumbledore

Elvis Gomes, the chief ministerial candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant to state politics, has promised to pay a dole of Rs 5,000 to the unemployed. This is a promise that is in the realm of fantasy both for the jobless youth as well as the state government. Please like & share: Read More »

Go Cashless As There’s No Cash

Though the 50-day period asked for by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to end black money is coming to a close, people are still struggling to get their own money from banks. Most ATMs still do not function and some that do dispense mostly Rs 2,000 notes which have few takers. The restrictions on the withdrawal of money are likely to ... Read More »

Moving With Caution On Coastal Highway

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that the central government was contemplating to develop a Goa-Mumbai coastal highway like the Los Angeles-San Francisco highway along the Pacific Coast in the US. Please like & share: Read More »

Making Private Shacks Conform To Guidelines

THE National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has prepared an integrated draft report on beach carrying capacity in which it has laid down that only 33 per cent of the private land could be used by a private operator to set up a shack. The NCSCM final report would set out a clear-cut and uniform policy for operation of ... Read More »

Secret Accounts Of Political Parties

ALONG with society, political parties too should be cleansed of black money. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while pleading for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, said that would be one way to curb “black money ka karobar”, which takes place on a large scale when elections are held in different times. Modi’s observation is an admission on ... Read More »

Escape Route for Drinkers In Supreme Court Order

THE Supreme Court order to shut down all liquor shops on state and national highways by March 31, 2017 could have a major adverse impact on the liquor business and state economy. Two national highways pass through the state – NH 17 (changed to NH 66) and NH 4A (changed to NH 748) covering a distance of 224 kilometres. There ... Read More »

A Missionary Policy To Promote Goan Culture

CHIEF Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s statement that his government granted permission to 94 new primary schools in Marathi and Konkani medium and to not a single primary school in English medium during its five-year term might not satisfy the section that accuses the BJP of going back on its 2012 election promise of discontinuing grants to the existing English-medium schools. The ... Read More »

How Goa Can Make Up Loss Of Revenue

OWING to demonetisation Goa is staring at a loss of about Rs 800 crore in government revenue.  Revenue collection in the current financial year had been witnessing a positive growth till November 8. Please like & share: Read More »

Why Goan Pao Is Losing Taste

For centuries ‘pao’ has been an essential food item on the dining table of Goans. Goans are virtually addicted to it and cannot do without it, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. But in recent years the taste and texture of pao have changed, thanks to the new class of bakers giving up the traditional method of baking and using ... Read More »