Tuesday , 18 September 2018


Paying For Drinking In Public Places

The government has set yet another date for crackdown on drinking in public places. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced that from August 1 drinking in public places will attract heavy fines. Littering and dumping plastic waste would invite penalty of Rs 2,500. The amount of fine or other penalty for drinking in public places and causing nuisance has not ... Read More »

Steps Needed to End Human-Animal Conflict

The death of two women in quick succession attributed to a ferocious bison has compelled the residents of Shel, Dhada, Paikul and Melavli wards of the Guleli panchayat in the Sattari taluka to demand that the forest department deal with the wild bison within eight days. The area comes under the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary and is in close proximity of ... Read More »

Giving Home Buyers A Quick Justice

Since the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) rules were implemented in the state, as many as 16 complaints were registered with the Authority by early July. The complaints are about builders failing to fulfill the terms of agreement, delayed projects or against builders who have not refunded the full amount to the buyers opting out of a project. Please like ... Read More »

Ban Import Of Fish Preserved With Formalin

THE Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced a highly questionable and anti-consumer result: the fish samples imported from other states had formalin within “permissible limits”! Please like & share: Read More »

Goa Dressing Up To Woo IT Investors

THE state government has given its approval to the Goa Information Technology (IT) Policy 2018 and the schemes framed under. The new policy is aimed at promoting Goa as a “vibrant destination” for the IT sector and creating employment opportunities for Goan youth. The new policy would be unveiled at a two-day event in Panaji over the weekend to promote ... Read More »

Always Take Fresh Fish With A Pinch Of Salt

ARE Goans consuming fish from Tamil Nadu that contains formalin, which has carcinogenic effects on the body? In the past Goans were used to fish shortage during monsoons and would consume dried fish and small fish that were caught in shallow waters. The situation has changed over the years with wholesalers importing fish from other states, including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, ... Read More »

Protect Dignity Of Villagers Of Surla

AFTER suffering for long, the residents of Surla, a village in the Sattari taluka bordering Karnataka, have demanded closure of all the 13 bars or liquor vends operating around their village owing to the nuisance caused by the clients of the bars, mostly tourists. A resolution seeking closing down of bars was taken at a largely attended meeting of the ... Read More »

Investigate Charges Of Corruption In PWD

HARDLY had the harsh words and sarcasm between Michael Lobo, the Deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly, and Francis D’Souza, the Urban Development Minister, ended following the intervention of  Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has a venomous war of words erupted between Govind Gaude, the Art and Culture Minister and defenders of Ramkrishna Dhavlikar, the Public Works Department Minister. In ... Read More »

Finding A Balance Between English And Mother Tongues

There is a justified demand for re-enumeration of census data on mother tongue. The Census 2011 data released by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner has revealed that 22.56 lakh people in the country have recorded Konkani to be their first language or mother tongue. The figures indicate a drop by 2.32 lakh as compared to Census 2001. The sharp ... Read More »