Wednesday , 21 March 2018


The Right To A Dignified Death

SUDHANSHU RANJAN GOING a step further after its historic judgment in Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug versus Union of India (2011), a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court in Common Cause versus Union of India made it legal for a terminally ill patient to decline to prolong his/her life with life support measures and provided for the “living will” which is ... Read More »


State Capital Brought To Its Knees THE complete blockade at the KTC bus stand in Panaji by thousands of agitating people affected by mining closure – they blocked the entry and exit points to Panaji city – was a classic example of how law and order failed hopelessly in the capital city.   Vehicular traffic ground to a halt for four ... Read More »

Towards Talibanisation Of India

SUJIT DE KOLKATA THE distance between Sylhet in Bangladesh and Belonia in Tripura is only 248 km. Recently, those two places were in news for some distressing reasons. While a rationalist was stabbed at Sylhet; Belonia witnessed vandalism on the statue of Lenin triggering a series of the desecration of statues of Ambedkar, Periyar and Syama Prasad Mookerjee. We cannot ... Read More »

Frauds: No Depth In RBI’s Defence

JAGDISH RATTANANI & R K PATTNAIK   THE RBI Governor has finally spoken on banking sector fraud and irregularities, choosing to use the occasion of a speech to offer a formal, and one might think, a considered point of view. After all the lecture delivered on March 14 at the Gujarat National Law University, Please like & share: Read More »


Rahul Proving His Mettle CONGRESS president Rahul Gandhi is not known for his eloquence.  His failure to effectively communicate with the people, and his party workers, were one among the many factors that was attributed to the Congress’ pathetic show in the 2014 general elections.  But make no mistake about it, Gandhi  has gradually cultivated that natural skill of being ... Read More »


Recover Lost Revenue WITH the Supreme Court order, the mining in the hinterland of Goa has been shut down for time being. It has happened within the span of five years. Though many mining dependents, especially labour class, will be affected financially, Please like & share: Read More »

Panaji-175th Anniversary Of Capital City

Nandkumar M Kamat   PANAJI has suffered endlessly in the hands of two opportunistic power hungry political groups in past two decades. Both lack intellectualism and maturity. So naturally no enthusiasm is expected to officially celebrate capital city’s 175th anniversary on March 22. Please like & share: Read More »

Responding To The Cries Of Farmers

Binayak Datta Ravindranath Tagore, in his famed short story, ‘Jibito-O-Mrito’ (the Living and the Dead) buttresses the all-important point of human dignity and through the central character ‘Kadambini,’ a scorned forgotten woman who had to give up her own life rather painfully, only to prove her point – that she was indeed a living human and she needed human dignity! ... Read More »


Maintain Lifts At Ponda  Sub-district Hospital Recently two staffers at the Sub-District Hospital in Ponda got stuck in one of its lifts for nearly two hours. The problem occurred due to a technical snag. It was rather absurd to note that emergency service of the hospital failed to respond when the panicked staffers (a nurse and a cook) tried to ... Read More »

Helping The Differently-Abled Around Us

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA This refers to the letter, ‘World loses brightest star in Hawking’s death’ by Bidyut Chatterjee (NT, March 15). In Stephen Hawking, we have got an assurance that our evolutionary journey is indeed towards humanism. Unfortunately, we are yet to falsify the theory of ‘survival of the fittest.’ It has been, as it were, survival of the fittest ... Read More »

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