Tuesday , 19 March 2019
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Bleeding To Stop Theft of Public Funds

ROMEL Sutharia, a Right to Information (RTI) activist was allegedly attacked on Wednesday by a group of unidentified persons outside the Collector office in Tapi district of Gujarat for allegedly seeking information and opposing ‘illegal mining’.  Please like & share: Read More »

Far Away From Eyes of Society

PUNJAB Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal says “Goa is the easiest place in India to get drugs but there are hardly any arrests. Punjab is acting tough but gets branded as the drug capital.” More than hurting Goa, Badal’s intention was to defend the “indefensible” – the Punjab government’s gross failure in checking drug addiction among youth and farmers ... Read More »

How To Attract High-End Tourists

THE launch of helicopter services is good value addition to Goa tourism to attract high-end tourists. Helicopter services were earlier operated at the site without inviting any objections. But to this service local panchayat and local residents have raised objections. The government should have taken them into confidence beforehand by creating awareness of the project’s benefits and allaying their fears ... Read More »

Sharif Can’t Mean What He Says

PAKISTAN Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday “vowed” that his government would “go to any lengths” to uncover the alleged use of its soil in the January 2 attack on the air base in Pathankot by suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists. “The investigation into the Pathankot incident is underway and we will make its findings public soon. Whatever facts come out we ... Read More »

Making Goa’s Power Department Smart

THE Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and Union Territories has found that Goa’s power department has a much larger number of employees in proportion to Goa’s population and the number of sub-stations and wants it to be reduced. Please like & share: Read More »

Tough Challenges Before New Party 

As we approach elections to the state Assembly in over a year, a new regional party, Goa Forward, has been formed, adding to over half a dozen regional parties – MGP, UGDP, GVP, GSRP, Shiv Sena and Goa Praja Party. Please like & share: Read More »

No Dancing To The Tune of EDMs

The Goa State Pollution Control Board has found that Supersonic, one of the two electronic dance music (EDM) festivals held last December crossed the noise limits that could make the organizers liable for penalties when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) hears the case based on the inspection reports of the GSPCB. Please like & share: Read More »

Be Realistic About Security, Mr Parrikar

Not taking anything to chances following receipt of a letter purportedly written by the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), the Goa police top brass has advised Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to accept Z plus security cover during his stay in the state. The letter threatened to harm Parrikar as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Parrikar, by ... Read More »

Save Goa’s Own Dairy

The government decision to allow Gujarat-based Surat District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd (SUMUL) to enter Goa has set off a cry that Goa Dairy, the lone dairy built over four decades in the co-operative sector in the state, could face a crisis of survival. Please like & share: Read More »

Save the Sea From Plastics

The findings of the National Institute of Oceanography about considerable presence of micro plastics in water along Goa’s beaches, including those less frequented by tourists, should send out alarming signals to environment-conscious citizens and put environmental activists of the state into some real ground action. Please like & share: Read More »