Friday , 22 February 2019


Parrikar Has Driver’s Seat, Congress Red Flags

THE BJP in Goa turned its defeat in the Assembly elections on Saturday into victory on Sunday by mobilizing the support of two smaller parties and independents to cobble a majority. Please like & share: Read More »

It Is The Voters Who Have Won

Of the five states whose election results were announced on Saturday, the BJP lost three, yet the party’s noisy celebrations punched holes in the sky because it had won UP. And they couldn’t be blamed for overdoing it: Uttar Pradesh is the heart of Indian politics – and they had captured the heart! The voters of the state poured into ... Read More »

Goans Beware Of Monkey Epidemic

Incidence of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) continues to cause concern in some parts of the state, although there have been no human casualties in the recent past. A couple of KFD-afflicted monkeys were found dead in the Pernem taluka last week. KFD, which was first detected in the state in 2015, has claimed the lives of at least a dozen ... Read More »

The Curious Case Of Postal Ballots

The controversy over postal ballot is far from resolved. Over 17,500 government employees deployed on election duty in the state were eligible for casting their vote through postal ballot, and nearly 3,000 of them are yet to do it. Please like & share: Read More »

Velingkar’s Homecoming, BJP and the MoI Cause

Curtains have been drawn over the rebellion within the state RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) led by Subhash Velingkar over the BJP going back on the promise of withdrawing grant to the church-run English-medium schools. Please like & share: Read More »

Shutting Eyes To A Noble Cause

While the state government has ruled out the possibility of approaching the Supreme Court to review its verdict on liquor outlets falling within 500 metres of national and state highways it would get ‘non-operational’ highway stretches denotified to save as many outlets as possible. Please like & share: Read More »

How To Save Lives Of Two-Wheeler Riders

MORE than 6 out of 10 persons who die in road accidents in Goa are riders or pillion riders of scooters and motorcycles, according to the data compiled by the transport research wing of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. These figures relate to the years 2014 and 2015. These are very disturbing figures. Although the data does ... Read More »

Renew No Vehicle Licence Without Speed Governors

THE directorate of mines and geology has suspended permits of eight mining truck operators engaged in iron ore transportation for the remainder of the current season which ends on May 31 for tampering with the global positioning system (GPS) devices in the trucks. The GPS devices have been installed in trucks as a safety mechanism to check over-speeding and prevent ... Read More »

Goans Must Rise To Save Mandovi 

The next hearing of the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal is slated for March 11, and it is still not clear who will represent Goa after the permission granted by the Union law ministry to Atmaram Nadkarni, Additional Solicitor General of India to represent the state was withdrawn. Please like & share: Read More »

No Development Without Addressing People’s Concerns

OPPOSITION to polluting industries is just, for unsustainable development will destroy ecological balance and reduce availability of natural resources, leaving nothing for the future generations. Development cannot mean desolation. At the same time, Goans must learn to discriminate between good and bad projects. They opposed the setting up of Goa University, Konkan Railway, Mopa and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). ... Read More »