Sunday , 24 March 2019


Little Hope for New Initiative on Kashmir

THE central government is making a new bid to defuse the hostile situation in Kashmir. Young persons have been pelting stones at police and paramilitary forces in Srinagar, and around 70 people have died and over 11,000 been injured in violent clashes between protesters and security forces in the past few months. Many of them were injured in the eye ... Read More »

Make a ‘No Helmet, No Petrol’ Rule  

  Kerala and Maharashtra have made a rule: ‘No helmet, no petrol.’ Petrol is refused to the two-wheeler riders who turn up at the petrol stations without helmets. Kerala has also announced rewards for obeying the rule, which bring in certain litres of petrol. Goa needs to come out with such innovative ideas. In last three years, nearly 200 people ... Read More »

Government’s Image In Beach Mirrors

The state-level monitoring committee for beach cleaning works on Thursday decided to cancel the beach cleaning contract awarded to M/s Bhumika Clean Tech Services Pvt Ltd and M/s Ram Cleansers and Developers Pvt Ltd  for North Goa and South Goa, respectively. Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar announced the works would be retendered and the government would employ professional agencies for beach ... Read More »

Absence of Security In Protective Home

The escape of nine women from the protective home of the women and child development (WCD) department at Merces early this week is not the first escape and is not going to be the last escape of inmates from there. The vigilance and security at the home has been miserably inadequate. Please like & share: Read More »

Guarantee Sarpanchas A Five-Year Term

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has called upon political scientists to undertake research on the trends of gram sabhas being “hijacked’ by a few people and no sarpanch completing a full five-year term. There is no denying that the grassroots-level institutions have become a playground of budding and established politicians whose main concern is grabbing of power. Hence, the loyalties often ... Read More »

Reading the Message From Arvind Kejriwal

FROM the frequent trips Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been taking to Goa his intention seems to be clear: The AAP must establish itself firmly in the state’s political landscape.  Please like & share: Read More »

BJP Sounds Bugle For Goa Battle 2017

Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah’s address to party cadres last week at a conclave in Panaji suggested the beginning of the BJP campaign for the forthcoming Assembly elections. Shah’s reference that the party regarded Goa as a lucky mascot, because its national executive committee’s meet in Panaji had laid the foundation for the victory of 2014, was partly ... Read More »

Newer Attractions Must To Boost Goa Tourism

The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has set in motion the process for setting up the state’s first nature-based theme park at the Mayem lake with a 20-room, 3-star or higher category hotel. The theme park is proposed to be set up in a huge area of 1.76 lakh square metres on design-build-finance-operate-transfer basis. The proposed hotel cum theme park ... Read More »

Goans, Know How to Handle Solid Waste

THE functioning of the newly set-up state-of-the-art Solid Waste Treatment Facility at Saligao has been hampered by the failure of panchayats to collect and segregate all the waste they generate. Though the facility has got environmental clearance to handle 100 tonnes a day it has been treating only 70 tonnes as a result. The plant handles waste from 25 panchayats ... Read More »

BJP’s Faux Pas On Status of Marathi

CHIEF Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s statement that language was not on his priority list should hedge off worries among Konkani protagonists triggered by the passing of the Naresh Sawal resolution seeking official language status for Marathi in the Assembly. Please like & share: Read More »