Wednesday , 19 December 2018


Making Goa an Educational Hub

GOA’S status as an educational hub gets a boost with the Union human resource development ministry deciding to set up an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), followed by an IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology) in the state. The state already has a National Institute of Technology (NIT). The state government has promised to give 13 lakh square metres of ... Read More »

Alternatives for Para Teachers

WITH Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar ruling out regularization of the services of the agitating para teachers doors have been shut for 134 teachers hired for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Please like & share: Read More »

Goa’s Lawless and Lethal Water Sports

A young tourist from West Bengal on a parasailing joyride at Colva drowned in the sea on Tuesday when the fastening rope snapped barely 50-100 metres after the takeoff. The life jacket of the victim came off as he fell. This is a case of criminal negligence of the parasailing operator. The rope was presumably worn out from use and ... Read More »

Beginning of End of Taliban

THE Taliban, which ruled Afghanistan for more than six years from the mid-1990s to 2001 savagely enforcing an Islamic code of their own, suffered its first debilitating setback when it was ousted from power by the US forces in 2001. Its other two debilitating setbacks came with the killing of Osama bin Laden by the US forces and the death ... Read More »

Land Acquisition Policy Made More Attractive

THE state has finally come out with a land acquisition policy which will help the government to acquire land for public purposes at market rates. Procurement will be subject to voluntary consent of land owners and payment of entitlements. The policy would be valid only for public projects undertaken by the government and not for any private projects, including those ... Read More »

Water Harvesting At All Buildings

Goa framed water harvesting policy in 2008 aiming at conservation and efficient utilization of the limited water endowment. As part of the policy all the new building projects with area of 1,500 square metres were required to have water harvesting plants constructed within the project sites. Builders have generally ignored it, despite 50 per cent subsidy ranging from Rs 50,000 ... Read More »

A Politburo Without Lenin

After lying dormant for long the Goa Congress showed signs of waking up this week. It appeared to be an exercise to convey to people the party was alive. Many believe the activation resulted from an awareness of the growing attention the Aam Aadmi Party was receiving in the state. There were a series of press conferences by senior Congress ... Read More »

A Lesson for Congress From Assam Results

The election results from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry suggest two things: one, regional parties have grown strong roots and two, the BJP is on the rise and the Congress on the downslide. Assam has proved a real cracker for the BJP. The results are unexpected even for the party. Of course, a strong reason working behind ... Read More »

Behave, GEC Students, You Are on CCTV

The Goa College of Engineering (GEC) has plans to install around 100 close circuit television (CCTV) and night vision cameras in major parts of its campus at Farmagudi to keep a vigil on the activities of students. Please like & share: Read More »

Prevent Misuse Of Health Insurance Scheme

The Dayanand Universal Health Insurance Scheme, in the making for four years, is going to start by month-end. The scheme is aimed at helping people to get free treatment for ailments using insurance cards, the eligibility being residence in the state for over five years. The scheme will cover more than 447 ailments that include most of the common diseases ... Read More »