Wednesday , 24 April 2019


Tejas Express  And Common Passengers

TEJAS Express,  a luxurious 20-coach train which boasts of several facilities on board like LED TV,  tea/coffee vending machine, GPS-based passenger information display system and bio-vacuum toilets  started running today between Mumbai, Please like & share: Read More »

Save Goans From Old Buildings and Bridges

The Sanvordem tragedy has triggered a familiar response from the government: “We will carry out inspections to check structural stability of all the old bridges in the state.” Please like & share: Read More »

Fuel Buyers, Beware Of Manipulations

The state government has constituted two inspection teams – one for North Goa, another for South Goa – to conduct surprise checks at petrol pumps to detect any stealing of fuel in every litre dispensed to customers. The inspection teams were formed following the directions of the Union Petroleum Ministry after it was found that the fuel dispensing pumps in ... Read More »

Quality, Not Language Is Key In Education

The number of students in Marathi- and Konkani-medium primary schools in 2016-17 has something to cheer for the champions of primary education in mother tongues. Please like & share: Read More »

Mining Companies Must Proceed With Caution

Sonshi is turning out to be a grimmer story: While the data provided by the ten mining companies operating around it claims the air quality was much better as the pollution level stood at within 20-30 microgram per cubic metre (mpcm), the independent data of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has revealed that ambient air quality, the respirable ... Read More »

Making Road Safety A Common Mission

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has committed himself to reduce fatality in road accidents substantially within a short time. However, the government machinery is refusing to match his urgency. The Supreme Court directed every state to set up a lead agency for implementing all road safety measures by December 31, 2016, but till now the transport department, the nodal department, has ... Read More »

No End To Problem Of Water Shortage

Several parts of Goa are facing water shortage despite above normal rains last year. Among the places where people are facing water shortage are several wards of Cotigao village panchayat in Canacona taluka, with people in Baddem and Yedda facing acute water problems; Anandwadi in Shiroda constituency; Mandrem village in Pernem taluka and the Gaondongrem village panchayat. Water shortage in ... Read More »

Threat To Congress From  Congressmen In A Hurry

THOUGH the Congress put itself to public shame for its failure to form a government in the state despite emerging as the single largest party owing to factionalism, the party seems to have learnt nothing from that bizarre experience. Dissension, division, backstabbing and open defiance of the state president continue to plague the party. When the party should have been ... Read More »

No More Welcome To Encroachers

ENCROACHMENTS on the properties of the state government, local bodies and comunidades have been going on in the state for a long time. A classic example has come to light in the Margao municipal area where 50 per cent of 23 open spaces ‘gifted’ to the municipal council by builders way back in the mid-1980s for creation of recreational facilities ... Read More »