Tuesday , 22 January 2019


Options for Goans Registered in Lisbon

With Portuguese Consul General in Goa Rui Carvalho Baceira clarifying that anyone whose name is registered in the Central Registry of Lisbon is a Portuguese under his country’s laws the dreams of thousands of Goans who registered their birth with the Portuguese authorities while retaining Indian citizenship must have been shattered. These Goans were hoping to take advantage of the ... Read More »

Fostering a Vegetable Revolution in Goa

Vegetable prices have gone up 25 per cent in the state since April. Though vegetable prices increase in summer months routinely, the increase this year is more owing to short supply from Belgavi. The reason is traders from Delhi, Maharashtra and other parts of Karnataka are procuring vegetables from Belgavi, lifting the best vegetable produce paying higher prices, while traders ... Read More »

Making Konkan Railway Smoother and Faster

The Konkan Railway Corporation (KRC) and the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) are going to set up and operate a Rs 30-crore container depot at Balli to get a share of the growing freight pie. The KRC, which currently transports 50 to 60 containers per day, is going to run at least one container train between Goa and Jawaharlal Nehru ... Read More »

Making Medical Teaching More Attractive

Goa became the first state in the country to increase the retirement age of government medical teachers to 65 years. The decision, which came into force on June 1, will help government retain many senior faculty members at the Goa Medical College and Hospital and continue to utilize their knowledge and experience. This also meets to an extent the need ... Read More »

Instill Fear Among Reckless Drivers  

The state police has decided to seize driving licences of motorists involved in over-speeding, drunken driving, overloading goods carriages, carrying people in goods carriages and using mobile phone while driving. This should hopefully instill some fear in the minds of drivers an increasing number of whom are now indulging in those offences. These offences are also causes of accidents which ... Read More »

A Just And Fair Dual Citizenship

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has announced that central government would set up an authority to deal with dual citizenship and other issues relating to registration of births by many Goans with the Portuguese government. The authority should help solve a long-pending issue. A large number of Goans have registered their births with the Portuguese government ... Read More »

Making The Bread Safe

The state Food and Drugs Administration will on Monday release the report of its findings on whether the Goan bread was free from cancer-causing potassium bromate and thyroid-causing potassium iodate. The state FDA sprung into action following a study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) which found potassium bromate in 38 samples of popular bread brands in Delhi. ... Read More »

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 »