Friday , 22 February 2019


Save Young Goans From Drug Trade

According to the statistics released by the state police department for the period from 2013 to 2015, 52 of the 191 people arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act or around 27 per cent were Goans. This should send alarm bells ringing to the state authorities. Please like & share: Read More »

Reaching Benefits To Accident Victims

ON an average annually in Goa 300 people die and hundred others are injured, with quite a few among them maimed for life, but there have been virtually no takers for the ‘Modified Goa State Interim Compensation to Road Accident Victims Scheme’ which has been in existence since 2010. The scheme was launched by the transport department to help families ... Read More »

Fewer Spouses Walk That Extra Mile

THE number of divorces in Goa or India is not very high. Traditional values still continue to reign in the marital world of Indians, ensuring continuity of man-wife partnership. However, divorce is becoming a more and more common phenomenon. Please like & share: Read More »

Setting Panchayat Records Straight

MANY gram panchayats in the state, whose accounts were found by auditors to have anomalies, have been unable to resolve them for decades. According to the Panchayati Raj Act, the shortcomings noted by auditors have to be rectified by panchayats under the guidance of the chief executive officers of the two zilla panchayats in consultation with the auditors, but under ... Read More »

Self-Esteem Of The Young Old

ACCORDING to a UN study, the aged population in India is currently the second largest in the world. And their number is rising. Of course, the proportion of India’s over-60 population is still small relative to developed countries. In the developed countries, nearly 20 per cent of population is over 60 years; in India the figure is still about 8 ... Read More »

Moral Education Of The Young

Goa Education Development Corporation chairman Shripad Patnekar has announced the GEDC would introduce yoga training and value education in at least 20 primary schools from the 2016-17 academic year. The yoga syllabus would follow Patanjali Yogpeeth’s. The idea of moral and value education is not new in the country as several education commissions recommended it. Several educational institutions teach value ... Read More »

Maximizing Benefits For Goans from DefExpo

The twin events, the four-day Defence Expo and Aero India that begin at Naqueri-Quitol in Quepem taluka on Monday are seen as addition to prestige of the state as an international destination, as it is hosting for the first time a major event in which over 1,000 companies from 48 countries, including India, would take part. Please like & share: Read More »

Making the Corrupt Even More Bolder

Corruption is rampant in India but the political parties, which often accuse each other for protecting the corrupt belonging to their organizations, have deliberately not allowed strong anti-corruption mechanisms to be set up. The whistleblower protection programme is the strongest in the USA. Please like & share: Read More »

Give Youth Jobs Not Assurances

Even as the number of unemployed youth in the state has crossed 1.25 lakh, with the government unable to find them avenues for employment, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s statement that the government cannot dictate terms to private companies to recruit only Goans makes the situation even more despairing for the unemployed. Every government has talked of providing 80 per cent ... Read More »

A Self-Aborted Political Alignment

The political realignment announced on the eve of the budget session of the Assembly appears to have fallen apart within a week of its formation. Rather than attacking the government the group was engaged in scoring self-goals. Independent legislator from Fatorda, Vijay Sardessai accused some of the Congress legislators of hobnobbing with the BJP-led government and not doing enough to ... Read More »