Friday , 15 December 2017


Agricultural Prosperity In Gujarat A Mirage

Itishree Pattnaik   Much has been debated on the miracle growth of Gujarat’s agriculture, particularly after 2003-04. Before that, agriculture in the state was low-performing and high fluctuating. The high growth performance was explained by factors like the boom in bt-cotton cultivation, power sector reform (‘Jyotigram Yojana’, Please like & share: Read More »


Apprehensions Of Losing Bank Deposits Some foreign banks have already  collapsed, broke and gone burst and depositors have lost their life savings. The intended  financial regulations bill proposed in India is raising doubts about safety of deposits. Please like & share: Read More »

Apathy After Liberation In Bangladesh

Kuldip Nayar   Even after 46 years, the liberation of Bangladesh is very vivid in my memory. I was the first Indian journalist who landed at Dhaka after liberation. My first visit was to the press club where I heard anti-India remarks. When I ordered smoked Hilsa, a delicacy, one of the scribes remarked: Hilsa is now available at Kolkata, ... Read More »


Generic Medicines Put Patients At Disadvantage It refers to central government reportedly planning to allow pharmacists to subsite allegedly-cheaper generic medicines against the branded one prescribed by the doctor in case of the patient accepting such a change. Please like & share: Read More »

Gujarat Model: Growth Without Jobs

Indira Hirway PROVIDING productive jobs with decent earnings to all has to be a major goal of any development model. Productive employment not only enables households to access necessary goods and services, but it also gives them dignity and self-esteem. Unfortunately, Gujarat has done poorly in the field, despite the high rate of growth of its economy. Please like & ... Read More »


Hate Crimes A Wake-up Call THE way shameless goons are taking law into their hands in the country is a wake-up call.  Law and “disorder” appears to be ruling the roost considering how citizens are hacked to death for trivial reasons, and in full public glare. Please like & share: Read More »

Hope For Taxpayer-Friendly Regime

INDIA’S modern tax reform agenda was defined by the reports of two celebrated task forces, both chaired by Vijay Kelkar. This was during the previous NDA regime of prime minister Vajpayee. Those two reports, on direct and indirect taxes, are still refreshingly relevant. The main thrust of the reforms was to have low tax rates, simplification of the code, very ... Read More »


Stop Wastage of Power Supply POWER supply should be utilised in the best efficient manner, but often we come across instances wherein streetlight are functional even during daylight. Wastage of power needs to be stopped. The timings pertaining to streetlights are seldom followed seriously. On many occasions, we come across streetlights at Varkhandem in Ponda functioning even at 1.15 pm ... Read More »

FRDI Bill Is Anti-People

ELVIDIO MIRANDA, PANAJI THE Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill is against the interests of the retail investors who depend upon investing their savings into Fixed Deposits (FDs) in order to protect their principal amount. It is a retrograde Bill which is heavily in favour of the big corporate companies who being the major loan takers, even in the ... Read More »

Che Guevara of Goa- Prabhakar Sinari

Nandkumar M Kamat Famous for his fierce gaze with the signature mustache and  life full of adventures, with four bullet marks on his legs- Prabhakar Sinari can be aptly called Che Guevara of Goa. Please like & share: Read More »

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