Friday , 21 September 2018


Exterminate Rats To Protect Goans

IN the last three years the state has recorded over 150 cases of leptospirosis, a disease spread by rats and other animals. This figure excludes the unreported cases. Rats are a common sight in grocery and vegetable markets and near garbage dumps where they find food and shelter in stores, drains and crevices. A pair of rats can produce 900 ... Read More »

Dealing With Wilful Defaulters

VIJAY Mallya has given enough hints that he is not coming back to India, at least for now, because the atmosphere is charged with emotions and he is being looked upon as a “criminal”. Mallya, who owes the banks over Rs 9,000 crore, has even put the blame on the banks that lent his company Kingfisher Airlines money. Please like ... Read More »

New Front With Eye On Elections

On Saturday, six MLAs belonging to different groups in the opposition in the state announced a joint strategy to mount attack on the BJP-led government in the Assembly. The three Independent MLAs, Vijay Sardessai, Rohan Khaunte and Naresh Sawal, Please like & share: Read More »

No One To Catch The Flying Kingfish

Few might take the flamboyant and defaulter businessman Vijay Mallya at his word when he says, after quietly slipping out of the country, that “I fully respect and will comply with the law of the land.” Mallya has to prove it by returning to the country and facing prosecution for recovery of dues of over Rs 9,000 crore. Several banks ... Read More »

Making Panaji Smart And Self-Sustaining

A clear majority has also given responsibility to the panel led by Atanasio Monserrate, MLA to fulfill the promises made to Panaji voters. The nomenclature of the winning panel, the Panaji City Corporation Development Front, must justify its worth. Please like & share: Read More »

How to Make Safe Use of LPG

Over 225 incidents of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) leaks were reported in the state in the past five years, 74 of which resulted in fire and over a dozen in blasts and human casualties. Fire service officials attribute most leaks to negligent handling of LPG by consumers. The number of leaks is under-reported as some consumers try to handle it ... Read More »

Laughing at All And Yourselves

A Supreme Court bench is currently hearing a very engaging public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a lawyer Harvinder Chowdhury seeking a ban on jokes on Sikhs and Sardars, claiming such jokes are a violation of their right to equality with fellow citizens and an attack on the dignity of the community. Please like & share: Read More »

Politicians’ Inability To Govern Cricket

When the Justice Lodha committee’s highly transformative recommendations came out, it seemed very obvious that the forces and cliques that have controlled the offices of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and state cricket associations would do everything under the sun to stonewall them. Please like & share: Read More »

Self-Managing Biomedical Waste

While the quantity of waste generated in patient care in hospitals and nursing homes, known as ‘biomedical waste’, is growing with the growth in healthcare facilities, Goa still does not have its own biomedical waste treatment and disposal facilities, Please like & share: Read More »

Cooking Midday Meal In Centralised Kitchen

SELF Help Groups (SHGs) have declined to cook midday meals in “centralized kitchens” for schoolchildren in the state on the ground that it would not be practical for them. One of the reasons why they do not find it practical is that the persons they engage in cooking might not be willing to travel longer distances for cooking in a ... Read More »