Tuesday , 21 May 2019


What EC Can Learn From Goa Poll 2017

In the run-up to the Assembly elections, the law enforcing officials seized cash, liquor, bikes and white goods worth over Rs 4 crore, suspected to be meant for bribing voters. Shrewd politicians might have devised newer ways to beat the law to distribute cash and goods which probably escaped seizure. Word of mouth reports suggest some candidates did easily manage ... Read More »

How to Be Worthy Of People’s Trust

Over 8.98 lakh voters from among 11.10 lakh voters registered in the state turned out on Saturday to cast their vote to elect their 40 representatives in the Assembly, raising the voting percentage to 82.23, just 0.5 per cent above that in 2012. Read More »

Powering Solar Power With Big Incentives

Solar power generation is growing in India but not as fast as the country needs. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget of 2017-18 promised addition of 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity this year. Jaitley also announced feeding 7,000 railway stations with solar power, which promises to give a major impetus to shift to clean energy. Over the ... Read More »

Tasks Waiting For New Government

IT would take more than a month to know which party or combination of parties would rule the state, but some of the main issues that would need full and sincere attention of the next government are known. These include raising financial resources for development and welfare, employment generation, fighting corruption, regional plan and investment promotion. It should be the ... Read More »

Chance For Goans To Elect The Best

Goans will elect their new 40 representatives in the Assembly today from among 251 contestants. Of the candidates, 28 have educational qualification below standard eight, including one who is illiterate; 56 have passed standard ten and 43 standard twelve. Though Goa has about 90% literacy rate, voters not always in the past have gone by educational qualification to elect a ... Read More »

Cast Your Vote, Shape Your Future

IN an attempt to attract people to polling booths to exercise their franchise for the Assembly vote, the Election Commission has used various means. One of them was empanelment of a number of eminent Goans to play the role as state and district youth icons. Read More »

Good Implementation Key to Budget Hopes

The Union budget for 2017-18 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley focuses on infrastructure, digital economy, curbing black money and boosting consumption. One of the good features of the budget is that it has set deadlines for completion of some programmes such as complete rural electrification by 2019, removal of unmanned railway crossings by 2019 and elimination of TB by ... Read More »

Missed Opportunities Of Pushing Goa’s Economy

THE Bharatiya Janata Party has promised to not only generate employment but also eradicate unemployment from the state. The BJP is not the only party to assure employment generation. It promises vocational training to youth to make them eligible for recruitment in public sector and in the Mopa airport project. The party had promised to create 50,000 jobs by facilitating ... Read More »

Mystery Of MGP Silence On MoI

THOUGH the glue that stuck the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Suraksha Manch and Shiv Sena was the medium of instruction (MoI) issue, the MGP has chosen to remain silent on the subject on the excuse that under the Supreme Court directive language could not be used as an election issue.  Read More »

Speeding Up River Water Dispute Cases

While the Karnataka government is fighting for its right to divert Mhadei water at the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal, the farmers in Navalgund town in the northern Karnataka bordering Goa, are building pressure by resorting to strike. Read More »