Saturday , 21 January 2017


Turn To E-challan To Arrest Traffic Rule Violations

ADELMO FERNANDES, VASCO IT is observed that at present drivers in Goa committing traffic offences get away by paying the minimum penalty even when they may have committed the same offence earlier or even multiple times in the past. This is so because there is no system to instantly find their history of offences. As a result of this an ... Read More »

Restore Glory Of Beleaguered RBI

BINAYAK DATTA THE last week saw dissents, grievances, reprisals and threats of retributions! It was confoundedly unpleasant! There were grievances aired in public by the operational levels in the BSF, followed close on heels by a CRPF jawan and finally by an Indian Army soldier. But what topped the charts were employees of the Reserve Bank of India (said to ... Read More »


It’s Not An Efficacious Move PRIME Minister Narendra Modi turned a Nelson’s eye to the summons of the public account committee and RBi Governor Urjit Patel taking the flak, could not reply to questions like how much currency was deposited in the 50 days and when normalcy in bank operations would return. The Modi government has not been able to ... Read More »

Modi: A Unifying Force For Opposition

RAJDEEP SARDESAI   THE BJP and the Shiv Sena were once seen as ‘natural allies’ but life for the original saffron alliance is not quite the same in the age of Narendra Modi. Last week, when the picture of Modi replacing Mahatma Gandhi on the Khadi and Village Industries Commission’s calendar stirred a controversy, Please like & share: Read More »


Testing Time For Voters Too OVER the years political pundits have emphasised the importance of not only being corruption free but also the appearance of being corruption free. In politics we are told how perception is not something but everything. Please like & share: Read More »

Mahatma Ridiculed, India Disrespected

KULDIP NAYAR IT is hard to believe that the government financed Khadi Board-printed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture in the familiar pose of Mahatma Gandhi sitting behind the charkha, spinning the yarn, without PMO’s permission. Probably somebody at the lower level allowed the board to go ahead. The furore in the public was so strong that the contradiction was inevitable. ... Read More »


Relegating A Mahatma THE controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi replacing Mahatma Gandhi on the KVIC diary and calendar for 2017 needs to be understood in the right prospective. Some of the toadyish officials in the central government seek to please Modi. The KVIC head may have taken the decision to replace the photograph of Mahatma Gandhi without following any ... Read More »

Insecure Politicians Make Mockery Of Elections

MADHU AGRAWAL, DELHI OUR politicians have made mockery of elections and democracy: they contest from more than one seat knowing well that they can represent only one constituency. Now, Congress leader Captain Amrinder Singh is going to contest from two constituencies for the Punjab assembly elections. In case of his winning from both seats, he will have to resign from ... Read More »

Trump: Uncle Sam’s Radical Gladiator

SAEED NAQVI PARDON my naiveté, but I cannot for the life of me comprehend why the entire US establishment, with the intelligence community in the vanguard, is in convulsions about the alleged Russian efforts to hack into the US elections which brought Donald Trump to power. The CIA must be lazy if it doesn’t hack into Moscow, Beijing, everywhere. The ... Read More »


A Land Of Turncoats THE problem with politicians in Goa is that all of them want tickets to contest the elections. If anyone is denied a ticket to contest or feels that he will be denied a ticket, he promptly leaves the party and joins another party or floats his own party or contests as an Independent. More than any ... Read More »

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