Thursday , 17 January 2019


Relocate Highway Liquor Vendors Facing Closure

WITH the prospect of closure of their liquor selling businesses from April 1 looming large, members of the newly formed Goa Highway Affected Liquor Vendor Association have sought changes to liquor licence titles and denotification of national and state highways to overcome the crisis arising out of the Supreme Court order. Please like & share: Read More »

Your Wisdom Is Your Best Security

THE government has been asking people to switch over to digital payment mode. Fraudsters see an opportunity to cheat people there and are out with skimmers which look like point of sale machines but record the data of debit or credit card. Using the card data, the fraudsters draw money from the cardholder’s account. A new method adopted by tricksters ... Read More »

Move Roadside Vendors To Small Marketplaces

Sale of vegetables and fruits on the roadside is not unusual in Goa; but the number of sellers has been increasing. Many of them sell vegetables grown in their fields braving heat and dust and risk of harm from speeding vehicles. Please like & share: Read More »

Questions On Quality Of Taxi Service At Dabolim

THOUGH the new Dabolim airport is becoming busier, travelling to and from it is still beset with problems, one of which is absence of parking facilities, coupled with high taxi charges. Passengers are sometimes charged thousands of rupees, more than the airfare some of them might have paid to travel to Goa, as taxi fare. Despite the fact that fuel ... Read More »

As Goa Braces For Highway Liquor Ban

Concerned over the adverse impact of the Supreme Court order to close down liquor shops, bars and restaurants within 500 metres of the national and state highways from April 1 on employment, tourism and state revenue, the state government is contemplating filing an appeal to seek relaxation. Please like & share: Read More »

Solid Waste Dump Affects Your Health

For more than two decades Goa has been struggling to find a solution to the problem of solid waste management. With rising population and rising number of industrial and commercial establishments the problem has become complex. Please like & share: Read More »

What EC Can Learn From Goa Poll 2017

In the run-up to the Assembly elections, the law enforcing officials seized cash, liquor, bikes and white goods worth over Rs 4 crore, suspected to be meant for bribing voters. Shrewd politicians might have devised newer ways to beat the law to distribute cash and goods which probably escaped seizure. Word of mouth reports suggest some candidates did easily manage ... Read More »

How to Be Worthy Of People’s Trust

Over 8.98 lakh voters from among 11.10 lakh voters registered in the state turned out on Saturday to cast their vote to elect their 40 representatives in the Assembly, raising the voting percentage to 82.23, just 0.5 per cent above that in 2012. Please like & share: Read More »

Powering Solar Power With Big Incentives

Solar power generation is growing in India but not as fast as the country needs. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget of 2017-18 promised addition of 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity this year. Jaitley also announced feeding 7,000 railway stations with solar power, which promises to give a major impetus to shift to clean energy. Over the ... Read More »

Tasks Waiting For New Government

IT would take more than a month to know which party or combination of parties would rule the state, but some of the main issues that would need full and sincere attention of the next government are known. These include raising financial resources for development and welfare, employment generation, fighting corruption, regional plan and investment promotion. It should be the ... Read More »