Sunday , 24 February 2019


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 »

Trumps Shooting Immigrants in Bars

FIVE days after Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old Indian engineer working with the GPS-maker Garmin, was killed in a shooting at a bar in a suburb of Kansas City and another Indian engineer, Alok Madasani and an American Ian Grillot shot by US Navy veteran Adam Purinton, the Trump administration is refusing to call it a “hate crime.” Trump and his ... Read More »

Rethinking Development as Mopa Gets Ready

THOUGH the construction work on the Mopa international airport has been put on hold owing to the election code of conduct, the authorities have assured it would be operational as scheduled by May 2020. GMR, the company assigned the project, also says it will be on schedule. Please like & share: Read More »

No Reprieve From Mining Trucks

The dedicated mining transport corridor project has hit roadblocks. The corridor was aimed at facilitating smooth movement of mining trucks and preventing accidents causing human deaths and reducing ore dust pollution in the villages of South Goa’s hinterland. Please like & share: Read More »

Poor Plight Of Workers On Construction Sites

Ground-level reports reveal that implementation of laws for protection of construction workers has been unsatisfactory. Officials supposed to guarantee them basic facilities have been lax in discharging their duties. Please like & share: Read More »

Dealing With The Drunk In Public Places

More than six months ago the Goa Assembly passed an amendment to the Goa Excise Duty Act to declare ‘no alcohol consumption zones’ to contain the nuisance of alcohol drinking in public places. The amendment empowered the government to impose a fine from Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000 on anyone found guilty of drinking in a ‘no alcohol consumption zone.’ ... Read More »

Prevalence of Corporal Punishment in Schools

The sentencing of a Panaji schoolteacher for physically abusing a two-and-a-half-year-old pupil to one year of simple imprisonment and fine of Rs 1 lakh by the Children’s Court of Goa has once again brought into focus the abominable persistence of corporal punishment in the schools in the state. The state education department has recorded only two incidents of corporal punishment ... Read More »

Naming Political Leaders As Destroyers of Public Property

The central government is now having second thoughts over the provisions of the bill that seeks to make destruction of public property a non-bailable offence. These provisions do not exclude leaders of political parties, and that is what the government has come under pressure to change. Please like & share: Read More »

Making Goa’s Beaches Orderly And Decent

The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has finally approved the beach-carrying capacity report and sand dune mapping by the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) for implementation. The much- awaited report would serve as guidelines for policy making about beaches. The NCSCM has recommended that only 33 per cent of the beach area can be made available for ... Read More »

Best Course in TN Is a Floor Test

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Khazgham (AIADMK) has plunged into a leadership crisis, with Chief Minister O Panneerselvam deciding to oppose K V Sasikala, a long-time friend of the late Jayalalithaa, who has staked claim to the state’s highest executive office. Please like & share: Read More »