Thursday , 15 November 2018


Cracking the Whip For Swachh Goa

Policies, programmes, homilies and speeches on Swachh Bharat notwithstanding solid waste management in Goa continues to be a problem without any solution in sight. Road edges even in the capital city are littered with waste. The failure to take care of the solid waste, particularly plastic, prompted the High Court of Bombay at Goa to issue directives to government to ... Read More »

India’s Shift To Clean Energy

Airing his views coinciding with the global meet on climate change in Paris Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India’s stand: the developed countries, which made astounding economic progress using fossil fuels that are blamed for global warming, should not expect developing countries like India to start cutting down on use of fossil fuels right away at par with them. The ... Read More »

Developing Goa As Knowledge Economy

The state government, which often gets stuck on development projects owing to resistance by one civil society or citizen group or another, has received another setback as the Chimbel gram sabha has rejected all the four projects proposed by it in the village – IT habitat, AYUSH research centre, ESI hospital and biomedical waste plant. Please like & share: Read More »

Finalise RP 2021 Without Delay

After a delay of over three and half years the government is going to put finalising of the Regional Plan 2021 in process. It will keep open RP land use plan for public suggestions and objections from December first week, followed by public hearings at the taluka levels before the plan is finalized after taking into consideration the inputs received ... Read More »

Goa Needs A Power Corporation

POWER outages continue in Goa. A major reason is ageing power conductors, transformers and substations.  Norms require electric lines and transformers to be changed every year and not followed for over 30 years leading to power lines tripping and transformers failing too often. Please like & share: Read More »

Deprive Congress Of Intolerance Ammo

FILM actor Aamir Khan should certainly not have said he or his wife had ever entertained the idea of leaving the country in view of the “growing intolerance.” Even if at some moment the thought occurred – tangentially, not seriously – to him or his wife, it should have been better he had restrained himself from sharing it with the ... Read More »

No Grand Alliance For Goa Poll 2017

All India Congress Committee general secretary in-charge of Goa desk Digvijay Singh has ruled out alliance with any party or independents for the state Assembly elections due in 2017. That sets the stage for multi-cornered contests as 3 of the 5 independent MLAs are going to form a political party by January 2016. Singh only confirmed what state Congress president ... Read More »

Antidote to Islamic State’s Mantra

DEFENCE Minister Manohar Parrikar has expressed concern over the use of the internet by Islamic State militants for recruitment. He noted that it was ironical that Islamic State and such terror groups are the “best users of internet technology for promoting their cause.” Recently Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh too said online recruitment by Islamic State had become a major ... Read More »

India Acts East, ASEAN Acts West

THE 13th ASEAN-India summit on Saturday at Kuala Lumpur could not have taken place in a better backdrop when ASEAN (Association of South-East Nations) declared itself as a community under Malaysia’s chairmanship. The declaration, which was welcomed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the ASEAN-UN summit that also took place in Kuala Lumpur, is consummation of decades of community ... Read More »

Troubling Realities Of Grassroot Democracy

Panchayat Minister Rajendra Arlekar’s proposal for enhancing budgetary allocations and development funds for Zilla Panchayats is welcome. He also plans to place District Rural Development Agencies(DRDAs) under Zilla Panchayats, besides giving Rs 25 lakh to every member of Zilla Panchayats on the lines of MPLAD scheme. Please like & share: Read More »