Wednesday , 22 May 2019
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Set Up Detention Centre For Foreigners in Goa

EVEN as Goa grapples unsuccessfully with the drug problem, facts reveal that 333 of the 583 foreign nationals arrested over the last five years, many under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, have gone missing. They appear to have taken advantage of the loopholes or delay in the criminal justice system and failure of the government to set ... Read More »

Why Congress Wants No Alliance in Goa

GRASSROOTS-level Congress workers have shot down the proposal of a few party leaders for a grand alliance for the Goa Assembly elections due in early 2017: as many as 37 of the 40 Congress block committees said no. Read More »

Covering All Goans For Medical Insurance

THE state government has begun handing over medical insurance cards under the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY) which is targeted to provide medical treatment to 3 lakh families residing in Goa for at least five years in government and private hospitals. The scheme is linked to Aadhar card. The government claims that 99 per cent of the Goan population ... Read More »

BCCI Old Guard Shown the Door

THE Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cannot now escape the tryst of reform. The Supreme Court has rejected the BCCI’s objections to the recommendations of the three-member panel headed by former chief justice of India R M Lodha. The bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice F M I Kalifulla has set a deadline of ... Read More »

BCCI Old Guard Shown the Door

THE Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cannot now escape the tryst of reform. The Supreme Court has rejected the BCCI’s objections to the recommendations of the three-member panel headed by former chief justice of India R M Lodha. The bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice F M I Kalifulla has set a deadline of ... Read More »

Fortifying Goa’s Case On Mhadei Dispute

WITH a view to fortifying its case before the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal, the state cabinet on Friday passed a resolution seeking declaration of eco-sensitive areas around wildlife sanctuaries. The term of the tribunal, which was set up in 2010 to judge the dispute between Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra over sharing of Mhadei waters, is ending in August this year. ... Read More »

Questions about Worth of Jyotirmay LED Bulbs

THERE are complaints from people that the free LED (light emitting diode) bulbs distributed to them by the government give poor light and are only good for bathrooms or passages. Goa’s electrical goods suppliers and retailers have questioned the quality of the LED bulbs distributed by the government, saying they emit light at low wattage. Read More »

Unravelling the Tangle Of Medium of Instruction

Serious doubts have been raised about the relevance of the 17-member committee headed by director of higher education Bhaskar Naik set up by the state government to examine the issues relating to financial grant to 135 English medium primary schools. In the first place, it has made neither the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) nor the Forum for Rights of ... Read More »

Let Congress Debate Rane’s Alliance Idea

Even as the elections to the state Assembly draw near, the main opposition party, the Congress appears a divided house. While a small group favours an alliance with other parties, the party state president argues that alliance can be explored only after studying the situation in constituencies. Read More »

Raise Mid-day Meal Quality with Rate

The All Goa Mid Day Meal Suppliers have threatened to stop supplying mid-day meals to schools if the directorate of education fails to increase the meal rates by July 15. Given the fact that pao now costs more the directorate should increase the rates as pao is a key component of the meal, unless the government decides to replace it ... Read More »