Friday , 22 March 2019


Top Cops Must Curb Petty Corruption

Recently a top police official on transfer from Goa expressed happiness that there were no ‘major’ cases of corruption reported in the department. However, that did not mean corruption had been eliminated from the police department. He provided evidence of it himself when he admitted presence of some officials of dubious integrity who had been shunted to non-significant posts. Besides, ... Read More »

Mines Auction: Govt Must Protect Locals

The mining industry will see a total change in scenario with the state government deciding to implement the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act (MMDR), 2015 for auction of mines. The mine leases renewed through the Goa Grant of Mining Lease Policy 2014 just before the central amendment came into force would be auctioned from 2027 when the ... Read More »

Casinos Are Here To Stay

With the state government extending the deadline for their relocation, the four floating casino vessels will remain on the River Mandovi for yet another year, marking the non-fulfilment of the BJP poll promise. Before the last Assembly election, the BJP had aggressively joined the voices and banners that were raised for the removal of the floating casino vessels from River ... Read More »

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 »