Wednesday , 21 November 2018
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Be Realistic About Security, Mr Parrikar

Not taking anything to chances following receipt of a letter purportedly written by the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), the Goa police top brass has advised Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to accept Z plus security cover during his stay in the state. The letter threatened to harm Parrikar as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Parrikar, by ... Read More »

Save Goa’s Own Dairy

The government decision to allow Gujarat-based Surat District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd (SUMUL) to enter Goa has set off a cry that Goa Dairy, the lone dairy built over four decades in the co-operative sector in the state, could face a crisis of survival. Please like & share: Read More »

Save the Sea From Plastics

The findings of the National Institute of Oceanography about considerable presence of micro plastics in water along Goa’s beaches, including those less frequented by tourists, should send out alarming signals to environment-conscious citizens and put environmental activists of the state into some real ground action. Please like & share: Read More »

Unspeakable Horrors of Islamic State

INDIAN intelligence agencies have gathered inputs that suggest the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have prepared some boys aged 12-15 for a fidayeen attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The inputs have to be taken seriously. There is nothing the Islamic State cannot do. They are inspired by a savage medieval kind of ideology in which anyone not ... Read More »

Kill The Disease, Not The Monkeys

Five patients afflicted by Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), commonly known as monkey fever and prevalent in parts of Sattari taluka since last year, have lost their lives, the latest victim being a 60-year-old woman from Mauxi village. The disease affected over two dozen people of the taluka. The health authorities were found groping in the dark until a team of ... Read More »

Prevent Massacre Of Coconut Trees

IN an attempt to mollify critics over the passage of the amendments to the Goa, Daman and Diu Preservation of Trees Act reclassifying coconut tree as palm, the Goa government is going to make it mandatory for anyone wanting to cut a coconut palm to obtain a no objection certificate from the agriculture department. Please like & share: Read More »

Goa Should Have A Reserve of Lifeguards

AROUND 600 lifeguards employed by Drishti Lifesaving Services went on a 15-day-long strike during the peak season to demand better pay, service conditions, more perquisites and regularization in service of their employers, putting the lives of the people, a large number of them tourists who flock the state during the Christmas-New Year eve, at risk. It was providence that no ... Read More »

Customer Is Not King on Airlines

INDIA is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets, with around 70 million domestic tickets sold annually. Passenger numbers are rising 20 per cent a year. The annual ticket sales are expected to soar from 70 million to 300 million, or by about 450 per cent by 2022. This goes to show that air travel is no longer a luxury. ... Read More »

Environmental Costs Of Eating Meat

The West is increasingly becoming aware of the “environmental risks” of eating meat. So far meat formed the subject of research and party conversations largely from the point of view of the dangers it posed to the health of individuals. We have had homilies and warnings on how consumption of meat is associated with obesity and an increased risk of ... Read More »

Drive Electric Vehicle To Reduce Pollution

The Union transport ministry’s donation of an electric bus to Parliament symbolizes the growing interest in the government quarters to promote electric and hybrid automobiles in the country. The number of electric and hybrid cars has been consistently increasing in the US and Europe. Please like & share: Read More »