Friday , 24 May 2019


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 »

Creating a Level Playing Field for All Candidates

It had been a practice among candidates in earlier elections to place bulk orders of fast moving consumer goods, electrical and electronic items, mobile phones and two-wheelers for bribing voters. Read More »

Odds Congress Faces In Regaining Public Trust

With an eye to gain support of the youth, the Congress in its manifesto has promised 100 per cent employment, with a dole of Rs 5,000 to the jobless whose family income is under Rs 1 lakh per annum. There are over 1.20 lakh persons on the live register of labour and employment department. With the income cut-off all might ... Read More »

A Hybrid Flower’s War With Lotus in UP

After days of uncertainty and hard bargaining, the Samajwadi Party and Congress managed to seal a pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh, which could give them a big advantage by preventing division of votes between them. Read More »

A Vision Without A Visionary

The Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM), which seemed to be relying only on language issue to win power, has broadened its outlook to vow to not only withdraw grants to the church-run English-medium schools but also to ban gambling, electronic dance and music (EDM) festivals, rave parties and casinos if it came to power. Read More »

Don’t Miss Exercising Your Basic Right

Even though the state logged nearly 82 per cent voting in the 2012 Assembly elections, a very high percentage compared to other states, the election authorities have set their eye to improve upon the record. Apart from their general endeavour, they are going to focus on constituencies such as Velim, Benaulim, Curtorim and Dabolim that recorded around 75 per cent ... Read More »

Taming Bulls After Driving Them Mad

TAMIL Nadu is witnessing turnout of large numbers of people in favour of resumption of the bull taming sport called jallikattu, which has been a part of the Pongal celebrations for centuries. The state government has come under tremendous pressure and wants an ordinance to be promulgated to override the Supreme Court stay on jallikattu on grounds that it subjected ... Read More »

Factional Fissures May Harm Congress

THE Congress had to delay announcement of its candidates for Goa elections till the last day of the nominations, which suggests that everything is not right within the party. The party had promised to declare its party nominees by November last to give them over two months to “reach out to people and seek their support.” Read More »