Sunday , 21 October 2018


Roadblocks to Full Resumption of Mining

Despite clearances, mining in the state has not picked up momentum. One reason is the cap of 20 million tonnes. Secondly, there is lower demand for low-grade iron ore in the international market, forcing mining firms to go slow on production. Besides, there are hosts of local issues like differences between mining companies and truck operators on ore transportation rates, ... Read More »

In Desperate Search Of New Currency

WHILE there is nothing wrong with the Modi government’s stated objectives of demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupee currency notes, the transition to new currency notes has proved to be painful to the average man. The problem does not lie with the “suddenness” of the decision. A decision to leave people with black money and counterfeit currency no time to ... Read More »

Things to Do As Mopa Takes Off

WITH the signing of the concession agreement between the Goa government and GMR Airport Ltd, the construction of the state’s first International Greenfield Airport at Mopa is going to be on way. On Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the airport where the first flight is expected to take off in 2019-20. Unlike Dabolim which ... Read More »

Trump Can’t Practise What He Preached

DONALD Trump has defied opinion polls, most of whom gave Hillary Clinton a lead. He has defied the firm belief of the American liberals that with his White American Lunatic Mind and Tongue this “wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full-time sociopath” (in the words of famous documentary film maker Michael Moore) was never going to be the next US ... Read More »

Rising Rape In An Enlightened State

The prison data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has revealed that of 152 convicts in two Goa jails, 71 (close to 47 per cent) are serving sentence for rape. The figures are alarming for a state that prides itself on ‘social permissiveness’, gender equality and gender justice. There are cases of rape going on in courts or ... Read More »

Mickey Pacheco Back to Old Avatar

The central executive committee of the Goa Vikas Party (GVP) has rejected the proposal of Francisco Xavier Pacheco, MLA from Nuvem and the party’s tallest leader, to merge GVP with the UGDP (United Goans Democratic Party). Pacheco has assessed that the GVP’s five-year-old association with the Bharatiya Janata Party could harm his party’s prospects in the upcoming Assembly elections. He ... Read More »

Making Street Food Safe Across Goa

Goa’s FDA (Food and Drug Authority) has launched “Project Serve Safe Food@ Street Food,” a central government initiative, for making street food safe in the state. Under the project, the first lot of street vendors is being trained in handling food in hygienic condition and observing proper sanitation for the International Film Festival of India. The vendors would wear a ... Read More »

Bringing Wanarmares Into Goan Mainstream

The recent attack on Wanarmares (so called for formerly being monkey hunters) by locals in the Bethoda-Nirankal area of Ponda taluka has once again raised alarm on growing intolerance in the state. Please like & share: Read More »

Averting Tragedies In Goa’s Unsafe Schools

While the government claims to have a “focused stance” on improvement of education infrastructure, its approach in reality appears to be lopsided. The primary and middle school in Mapusa (which also houses the North Education Zone) and the primary school in Mangor, Please like & share: Read More »

Truth on Trial In Louis Berger Case

More than a year after the first chargesheet was filed in the Louis Berger bribery case, the crime branch filed a supplementary chargesheet naming former chief minister Digambar Kamat as the prime conspirator. Please like & share: Read More »