Thursday , 18 October 2018
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Facilities and Services of Mall de Goa With the brilliant concept of shopping for a wide range of products under one roof attracting people, the country is seeing a proliferation of malls and shopping arcades across the country. Some of the big names have become a brand by themselves drawing teeming crowds, some of them thronging the place purely for ... Read More »

KYC: Police Should Probe Bank Officials

Despite a number of facilities available to verify the addresses of customers, public and private banks do not carry out the KYC (Know Your Customer) process rigorously. The failure helps criminals to get away. Please like & share: Read More »

A Clear Case Of Predatory Centrism

The setting aside of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand by a two-member bench of the Uttarakhand High Court is yet another reminder to political parties not to misuse Article 356 when they are in power at the Centre to dismiss state ministries composed by parties in the opposition. Please like & share: Read More »

How Best To Administer GMC

The government decision to appoint an IAS officer as GMC administrator comes in the wake of widespread criticism of the functioning of the GMC. The administrator is expected to establish better coordination between GMC and health ministry. Please like & share: Read More »

Making Quality Greens Available, And Cheap

The Goa State Horticulture Development Corporation (GSHDC) plans to set up air-conditioned supermarkets to sell vegetables, fruits and other farm produce at Panaji, Mapusa, Margao, Vasco, Ponda and Curchorem. These will be the first of their kind in the state. The first supermarket is to come up at Altinho in Panaji in about three months’ time. The supermarkets will sell ... Read More »

A State Waiting For A Lokayukta

Are we really going to have a Lokayukta in Goa at last? Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar promised on Sunday the state would have one by the end of April. He said he was in discussion with Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court D H Waghela and Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane regarding the appointment. He won’t disclose the name ... Read More »

A Rescue System for Ferryboat Commuters

Commuters on a ferryboat plying between Chorao and Pomburpa had a harrowing experience for nearly three hours last Thursday as its engine failed after it got entangled in a stray rope, causing the vessel to drift. No rescue team came for three hours. Please like & share: Read More »

Traffic Signals Top Priority for Goa

Taking note of 25 per cent increase in road accidents in the year 2015 as compared to the year before, Transport Minister Ramkrishna Dhavlikar says the solution lies in widening of roads – national highways, state highways and other roads (including major district roads). Please like & share: Read More »

Developing Goa With A Good RP 2021

DEPUTY Chief Minister Francis D’Souza, who is also Town and Country Planning Minister, has announced that the government would try to finalise the Regional Plan 2021 by December 2016. Hopefully, he keeps his promise as finalisation of the Regional Plan is essential for planned development and curbing abuse and overuse of land. The RP 2021 rolled out by the previous ... Read More »

Planned Development Around Mopa Airport

THE Town and Country Planning Board has decided to set up a special authority called Mopa Airport Planning Area Authority to take care of the specific requirements in terms of floor area ratio (FAR), height restrictions for buildings, and so on in the area earmarked for the Mopa International Greenfield Airport project as well as its surrounding region. Please like ... Read More »