Friday , 16 November 2018


Newer Attractions Must To Boost Goa Tourism

The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has set in motion the process for setting up the state’s first nature-based theme park at the Mayem lake with a 20-room, 3-star or higher category hotel. The theme park is proposed to be set up in a huge area of 1.76 lakh square metres on design-build-finance-operate-transfer basis. The proposed hotel cum theme park ... Read More »

Goans, Know How to Handle Solid Waste

THE functioning of the newly set-up state-of-the-art Solid Waste Treatment Facility at Saligao has been hampered by the failure of panchayats to collect and segregate all the waste they generate. Though the facility has got environmental clearance to handle 100 tonnes a day it has been treating only 70 tonnes as a result. The plant handles waste from 25 panchayats ... Read More »

BJP’s Faux Pas On Status of Marathi

CHIEF Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s statement that language was not on his priority list should hedge off worries among Konkani protagonists triggered by the passing of the Naresh Sawal resolution seeking official language status for Marathi in the Assembly. Please like & share: Read More »

No One to Save You From Stray Dogs

Official statistics reveal that around 21,000 people are bitten by stray dogs every year, that is, 60 every day. About 5 persons have died of rabies annually on an average in the past decade, the number shooting to 17 in 2014. The authorities have grossly failed to check stray dog population. According to Mission Rabies, a non-government organisation involved in ... Read More »

Make GMC a Teaching Cum Research Institute

THE government has to put off the implementation of the universal medi-claim scheme, Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY) by another 15 days as adequate numbers of identity cards were not issued to public. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar says 1.38 lakh families have registered their names under the scheme, and cards for 40,000 families are ready, out of which 26,000 ... Read More »

Indifference to Welfare Of Construction Workers

THE Comptroller and Auditor General’s report tabled in the Assembly last week revealed shocking indifference shown by government in utilizing funds collected from builders for welfare of construction workers. Against a fund of Rs 60 crore the labour department used only Rs 47 lakh over the years, that too for administrative purposes! It is also pathetic to note that the ... Read More »

A Question Of Goan Identity

A private member resolution seeking to grant Marathi the status of official language alongside Konkani was passed by the state Assembly last week. The resolution, moved by Naresh Sawal, the independent MLA from Bicholim, who has been highly critical of the government, surprisingly received lavish favour from the treasury benches. Please like & share: Read More »

No Checks on Quality Of GMC Pharmacy Drugs

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report for 2014-15 tabled on the floor of the state Assembly has pointed out that the state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was carrying out testing of drugs and chemicals from the Goa Medical College pharmacy “only occasionally and not regularly,” allowing scope for selling of untested and substandard medicines to the patients. A ... Read More »

How to Combat Drug Trafficking in Goa

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s candid report to the Assembly that the number of drug peddlers in the state is rising has only confirmed the fears growing in the larger society that drug trafficking is going on unchecked. There was a time when everyone dismissed drug as a problem restricted to a small number of foreign tourists. Then it was discovered ... Read More »

Reforming Administrative Machinery of Goa

The state government on Monday tabled the Goa staff selection commission bill in the Assembly to lay down the law for the constitution of a commission for conducting examinations and selecting candidates for subordinate services and posts in government departments and organizations and semi-government bodies. Please like & share: Read More »