Thursday , 15 November 2018
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At Last, An App-Based Taxi Service In Goa

THE state government has finally launched Goa’s first mobile app-based taxi service ‘GOAMILES’, which initially has a fleet of around 3,000 taxis. It will go a long way in providing better service to lakhs of people, both locals and tourists, at reasonable rates. It will end the age of unfair fare of taxi operators. Taxi operators held the commuters and ... Read More »

Goans Who Turned Poor And Disabled For Doles

THE 2016-17 report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has revealed that there were major flaws in identification of beneficiaries under the state government’s social welfare schemes – Dayanand Social Security Scheme (DSSS), Griha Aadhar Scheme (GAS) and Ladli Laxmi Scheme. The government provides doles of Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,200 per month under the DSSS and ... Read More »

Clearing Backlog Of Land Rights Cases

THE backlog of tenancy and mundkarial cases must be speedily cleared. There are 2,717 mundkarial cases pending in the courts of 43 mamlatdars and joint mamlatdars and 509 cases in the courts of deputy collectors or sub-division magistrates. Please like & share: Read More »

Plastic Eggs, Magic Cures, Fake News And You

Cheating, fraudulence, deception: these have been as old as the times. However, with the growth of social media like Google, Whatsapp and Facebook they have become smoother, sharper and more pervasive and assumed thousands of different garbs. Today a cheat, deceiver and fraud can reach millions or even tens of millions through the social media. The omnibus term for cheating, ... Read More »

Enforce Law To Make Fish Importers Ethical

Fish from other states started coming to Goa’s wholesale and retail markets today, with the government swearing to people they would not let in any truck without a proper check for any toxic substance. Teams of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) would be posted at the Patradevi and Polem checkposts to examine samples of fish from every truck. The FDA ... Read More »

Citizens Missing From Assam’s National Register

Even the second draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam contains a number of absurd omissions. The second draft was expected to be more precise; however, it is as sloppy and full of discrepancies as was the first draft. The NRC has caused agony to people instead of making them feel relieved. Over 40 lakh people do ... Read More »

Skilling Goan Youth For Private Sector

In the Assembly on Tuesday,  Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar listed the various reasons that hamper Goan youth’s employability in the private sector. One of them is lack of the skills the private employers require. There are other reasons too, which are concerned with the work culture. For instance, the private employers complain, Goan recruits seek frequent leave, affecting the schedule ... Read More »

World Is Watching How Imran Captains Pakistan

The world is going to closely watch where Imran Khan wants to take Pakistan. As of now, it is a dysfunctional economy, deep in debt, overly dependent on China. The country’s eligibility for liberal aid from the US and European nations has been inhibited by their condition that terrorist organizations and activities be controlled. Foreign investors have shied away from ... Read More »

Fighting The Forces Of Violent Irrationalism

The forces that killed Narendra Dabholkar, the founder of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (Committee for Eradication of Superstition) in 2013, the atheist and Kannada writer M M Kalburgi and CPI leader Govind Pansare in 2015 and rationalist and journalist Gauri Lankesh in 2017 have put Damodar Mauzo, well-known liberal Konkani writer, also in the list of their targets. Mauzo ... Read More »