Wednesday , 14 November 2018
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Tackling Root Causes Of Ferment At The Grassroots

Reiterating the importance of diverse views in a democracy, the Supreme Court has ordered that the five rights activists arrested by the Pune police for suspected links with Maoists be not taken in police custody or to jail but be kept under house arrest till September 6. The court observed, “Dissent is the safety valve of democracy… if it is ... Read More »

Form Producer Companies To Promote Farming

Goa is a land of small farmers and they have not got the kind of incentives the small farmers in states like Maharashtra have been given by their government. Please like & share: Read More »

Mastering The Art Of Creating Good Citizens

Finding that teachers were not enthusiastic about imparting the newly-introduced subjects of yoga education, value education and civic sense, the state education department has decided to conduct a week-long drive to raise teachers’ awareness about them, especially teachers of primary schools. These subjects were introduced in schools with an aim to change the outlook of the future generation and bring ... Read More »

Paradox Of Sufficiency And Scarcity Of Water

Public Works Department Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar has promised to replace all the old cast-iron water pipelines in the state with ductile iron pipes for improving water supply. Please like & share: Read More »

Message To Goan Youth: Be Competent To Compete

The report in this newspaper about not even one among 8,000 candidates who appeared for a written test for 80 accountant posts in the directorate of accounts getting qualifying marks has sparked off a debate on a series of subjects: Please like & share: Read More »

Simultaneous Polls Are An Impractical Idea

CHIEF Election Commissioner O P Rawat has emphatically ruled out the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the state assemblies along with the Lok Sabha anytime soon, which puts to rest all speculations going on about it for six months from now. There were BJP politicians talking how assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram, due in a ... Read More »

Banks’ Desperate Search For Borrowers In Goa

ACCORDING to RBI Goa General Manager S T Kannan, the credit deposit ratio in the state is the lowest among states at 28-30 per cent. Goa obviously would have to work hard to attract investments to improve the CD ratio. Please like & share: Read More »

Giving Smart Panaji A Classless Bus Transport

IMAGINE Panaji Smart City Development Private Limited (IPSCDL), the special purpose vehicle engaged in implementing the Smart City Mission for Goa’s capital, aims to solve the city’s traffic congestion not by building more car parks but by developing public transport. Please like & share: Read More »

A Food Zone Full Of Health Hazards

ARE the city fathers and the fathers of the Smart City mission not being step-fatherly in creating a food hawkers’ zone next to a public toilet outside the side wall of the Don Bosco High School? There cannot be more uncivil, unhygienic, hazardous and anti-citizen decision. Their idea was to shift the food vendors doing business at different locations in ... Read More »

Hitting Sidhu For A Six Not In National Interest

THOSE who are finding fault with Punjab Tourism Minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Bajwa at the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as the new Pakistan Prime Minister should heave it out: has Sidhu committed treason?  What was worse, his critics say, that he sat next to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir president Masood Khan ... Read More »