Sunday , 24 February 2019
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Maoists Must Take Path Of Open Mass Struggle

Notwithstanding the frequent attacks on government forces by them in the areas of their activity, the Maoists face a serious crisis of existence. The repression by the police and paramilitary forces has been slowly yielding results. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently said Maoism would be eliminated in three-four years. Even if we take his prophesy as exaggerated government optimism, ... Read More »

Centre Must Take Goa’s Mining Distress Seriously

Pressure is building up on the Parrikar government and the three members of Parliament from the state for getting the Modi government to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act to restart mining. The Goa Mining People’s Front, a federation of groups representing the interests of the small businesses and workers thrown out of employment owing to mining ... Read More »

Unanswered Questions About Rafale Deal

The controversy over the Rafale deal gets more and more tangled. It has been a daily contest between Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, aided by party spokespersons, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s selected cabinet colleagues, aided by BJP spokespersons. Then there is a petition filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan being heard ... Read More »

Swachhta Is Missing In Goa’s Anganwadis

On one hand, the state government tomtoms about Swachh Bharat-Nitol Goem Mission and on the other, several anganwadis have no basic facilities, such as toilets. Please like & share: Read More »

Tourism Department Shelves Rulebook

Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar appears to have landed himself in yet another controversy by adding two event management agencies – Goldmine Advertising, Please like & share: Read More »

Unknown State Of Children In Goa’s Childcare Homes

Who are the 2,500 children living in the 78 childcare institutions in Goa?  A division bench of the High Court of Bombay comprising Justices N M Jamdar and Prithviraj Chavan has directed the chief secretary to investigate how so many children were allowed to be housed in the childcare institutions without any government certification that they needed care. The picture ... Read More »

Waiting For Ban On Drinking In Public Places

Last September Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had promised to make changes in law to prevent drinking in public places and demarcate special zones where people could consume liquor. The government had proposed to amend the Excise Duty Act and impose penalties on those found drinking in public places, including tourist spots such as beaches, so as to prevent inebriated tourists ... Read More »

Lessons For BJP From Karnataka By-Elections

The by-elections in Karnataka have brought a humiliating defeat for the BJP. Of the five by-elections – three to the Lok Sabha and two to the Vidhan Sabha – the party has won just one. The Assembly seats of Ramnagara and Jamkhandi were held by the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress respectively, and they have retained their seats. In ... Read More »

Fire Department Shrinks To A Firefighting Force

The fire in the terrace godown of Bombay Bazaar on the 18th June Road has once again highlighted the failure of the fire department and the owners of commercial buildings to install fire safety systems. The risks of loss of human lives and destruction of property from fire in commercial buildings remain very high across the state. There have been ... Read More »