Wednesday , 24 April 2019


A Politburo Without Lenin

After lying dormant for long the Goa Congress showed signs of waking up this week. It appeared to be an exercise to convey to people the party was alive. Many believe the activation resulted from an awareness of the growing attention the Aam Aadmi Party was receiving in the state. There were a series of press conferences by senior Congress ... Read More »

A Lesson for Congress From Assam Results

The election results from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry suggest two things: one, regional parties have grown strong roots and two, the BJP is on the rise and the Congress on the downslide. Assam has proved a real cracker for the BJP. The results are unexpected even for the party. Of course, a strong reason working behind ... Read More »

Behave, GEC Students, You Are on CCTV

The Goa College of Engineering (GEC) has plans to install around 100 close circuit television (CCTV) and night vision cameras in major parts of its campus at Farmagudi to keep a vigil on the activities of students. Please like & share: Read More »

Prevent Misuse Of Health Insurance Scheme

The Dayanand Universal Health Insurance Scheme, in the making for four years, is going to start by month-end. The scheme is aimed at helping people to get free treatment for ailments using insurance cards, the eligibility being residence in the state for over five years. The scheme will cover more than 447 ailments that include most of the common diseases ... Read More »

Penalise People Who Waste Water

The commissioning of a 100-million litres per day (MLD) water treatment plant at Selaulim and the transmission mains from Sirvoi to Verna would now help South Goa residents receive water round the clock. Please like & share: Read More »

Amber Light For 108 Ambulances

With close to 50 per cent of the 108 Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) ambulances not in operational condition and a 25 per cent shortage of para-medics, the emergency services run by the state government with GVK in public-private partnership (PPP) mode has been severely affected. Please like & share: Read More »

Fish May Go Off Goan Plate

THE fishermen led by Goencho Ramponkarancho Ekvott, who blocked inland navigation on the rivers Mandovi and Sal by causing a blockade with trawlers and canoes for two days to force the state government to ban LED-assisted fishing, might have called off their agitation, but they might revive it if the government does not take action on its order. Please like ... Read More »

Hoping for a Centre Wedded To Democracy

ON Thursday Harish Rawat held the first meeting of his cabinet after being reinstated as Uttarakhand Chief Minister following the revocation of President’s rule in the wake of his 33-28 victory in the trust vote. Please like & share: Read More »

Mothers Can Reduce Children’s Anaemia

GOA has registered more than 10 per cent increase in anaemia cases among children in the age group of 6-59 months in the past decade. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2005-06 had recorded 38.2 per cent of the children in the 6-59 months age group as anaemic, whereas NFHS 2015-16 put that figure at 48.3 per cent. Anaemia mainly ... Read More »

Nawaz Sharif Proposes, Pakistan Army Disposes

General Shuja Pasha, former chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s national intelligence agency, had admitted shortly after the Mumbai terror attack in 2008 that the attack was planned by “our people” (meaning officers of the ISI). Please like & share: Read More »