Tuesday , 19 February 2019


A Strong Message To Gau Rakshaks

We will have to wait to see the impact of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strong denunciation of a majority of “gau rakshaks” (cow protectors) being “anti-social elements.” His annoyance was palpable: “I get so angry at those who have made gau raksha a business. They commit crime by night and wear the gau rakshak mask by the day.” This is ... Read More »

The Great Goan Milk Cake

THE Goa government approved and facilitated the entry of Surat District Co-operative Milk Producers Union (SUMUL) into the state milk sector early this year, and it continues to give it strong backing, as was clear from the responses of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and Minister for Co-operation Mahadev Naik in the Assembly on Thursday to a lack of compliance to ... Read More »

How You Are Going To Benefit from GST

THE passing of the goods and services tax (GST) bill in the Rajya Sabha is one of the biggest economic reforms since the country launched itself on the road to liberalization in 1991. It had been stuck up for years, partly because of various reservations among states and partly because of differences on some aspects between political parties. Please like ... Read More »

Gujarat Awaits Modi’s New Gameplan

There remains a little bit of unresolved mystery about why Anandiben Patel, handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his successor in Gujarat, resigned. Usually when a Chief Minister takes a decision to quit it is usually known, if not days ahead, at least hours ahead, by the officers on her staff, Please like & share: Read More »

Diseases That Come With Prosperity

Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer are rising in an alarming fashion among the Goan population. Ironically, these diseases were predominantly prevalent only in high-income western countries. Please like & share: Read More »

Loving Both Stray Animals and Humans

STRAY animals on roads have caused and continue to cause accidents leading to a large number of human and animal casualties. A concerned state government started a scheme called Cattle Management Scheme in 2013 to provide incentives to local bodies and non-government organisations to set up animal pounds and look after stray animals. However, there have been no applicants, except ... Read More »

Let Karnataka Think out of Box

Several cities of North Karnataka observed a bandh on Saturday in continuation of protests over the interim order of the Mhadei River Water Dispute Tribunal rejecting Karnataka’s claim for diversion of 7.56 tmcft of water from the river for drinking and irrigation needs of the region. While the reaction of the people of North Karnataka to the tribunal order might ... Read More »

Lack of Safety In Goa’s Jails

The fact that Ashpaq Bengre was a gangster does not in any way absolve the responsibility of prison authorities in allowing his gruesome murder in the Colvale central jail. He was murdered in the presence of inmates and jail guards with one or more sharp weapons. Please like & share: Read More »

Goa University Must Become Competitive

S R Shetye, the outgoing Vice Chancellor of Goa University, has pointed to major issues the university faces on three different fronts – faculty, infrastructure and resources. Two years ago, the Goa University was upgraded from B to A grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Please like & share: Read More »

Drugs in Goa Now at Doorstep

Expressing deep concerns over rising consumption of narcotic drugs by locals, Leader of Opposition Pratapsing Rane has suggested awarding death penalty to drug peddlers. He said psychotropic drugs were now available even in hinterlands, finding addicts among school students too. The situation is going to turn worse if effective steps are not taken to prevent drug peddling and addiction in ... Read More »