Monday , 24 September 2018


Onions Out of Reach

ONION prices have hit the roof after a surge in wholesale onion prices at Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, one of the biggest markets in Asia where prices hit an all-time high on August 13. Around 45% of the produce comes from Maharashtra and Karnataka. Please like & share: Read More »

Brahma Stays Above Discord in Bangkok

The Thai authorities claimed on Wednesday to have zeroed in on the man who planted the powerful bomb inside the Erawan shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 people on Monday; they have his sketch now from the CCTV. The sketch shows a young man with Mongoloid features, which leaves his identity open to be a Thai or a foreigner from ... Read More »

What Pak Can Learn From Shuja’s Death

In killing Pakistani Punjab’s home minister Shuja Khanzada in a suicide attack the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) had a message to convey to the country’s political leadership, and that message was that terrorism is too embedded in Pakistan’s strategic politics to be eliminated easily. Khanzada was the front man of Punjab’s fight against terrorism. The suicide attack took place ... Read More »

Disabled-Unfriendly Salcete Panchayats

Panchayats in Goa have not yet made special efforts to make their office premises more accessible to physically challenged persons and senior citizens. A random survey carried out by this newspaper found that about 90 per cent village panchayats in the Salcete taluka have no facility for the disabled. Only Ambelim and Orlim panchayats have a ramp. The government has ... Read More »

Eternal Vigilance For Food Safety

Will the Bombay High Court’s order lifting the ban on the sale of Maggi products in India set at rest the fears among consumers that were aroused by the ban? Maggi noodles manufactured in India were banned in several states following reports that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had found a high level of lead taste ... Read More »

Doctors and Patients: Rebuilding Trust

Cases of attack on doctors by angry relatives and friends of patients in government as well as private hospitals have been rising across the country. There have been instances where doctors have been attacked with acid bulbs. Repeated appeals to the government by associations of doctors to step up security for them have failed to evoke any response. Please like ... Read More »

Just A Dream

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has promised to take measures to check brain drain of Goan IT graduates to other states. A complete reversal of brain drain might not be possible for various reasons, but we can surely try and hold back IT graduates if we provide them local opportunities to grow. Please like & share: Read More »

Constantly Innovating Indians Reach the Top

Sundar Pichai, a Chennai boy, rising to become the chief executive officer of Google is an extraordinary story, and the kind that adds a lot to the collective pride of Indians. Of course, Pichai is not the first Indian to reach the top of a global company. There have been several before. Please like & share: Read More »

Bust Matka Dens

BJP MLA Vishnu Wagh wants matka to be legal. It is but a voice of desperation. As the police have been unable to check matka business in the state, he sees making it legal a better option. Matka or satta is a form of lottery which in its current form began in Mumbai in the sixties. Please like & share: Read More »

Cruelty to Sharks

Despite a ban on finning of sharks they are being finned in sea waters by fishermen. Shark fins are being smuggled from Goa to China and other countries. There is a ban even on catching shark species such as white tip shark, hammerhead shark, great hammerhead shark and smooth hammerhead shark. Please like & share: Read More »