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Satisfying Common Man: Government’s Task

Binayak Datta IT’S finally back to business once more with the new Government at Goa now in place, I think its first task would be to make out a laundry list of expectations of citizens. Given that it’s been 11 days already, a Common Minimum Programme of sorts should be in place somewhere. Let me examine a few issues from ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No Politician Is Above Law MANY of us might have watched on some of the national TV channels how Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad misbehaved with the AI staffer, a senior person, hitting him with slipper 25 times and attempting to push him out of the aircraft from the step ladder. The argument of the MP was that he had ... Read More »

Ensuring Safety To Doctors At Workplace

ROSARIO Menezes, VASCO OVER the years, violence against doctors in the workplace has been progressively increasing, perhaps because of the failure of the authorities to provide better security to the doctors, and failure to come down with an iron hand on the violent offenders. The most recent incident was of a doctor who was reportedly attacked by the relatives of ... Read More »

Need To Restore The Credibility Of Governors

 SUDHANSHU RANJAN   The Congress has questioned the formation of BJP governments in Goa and Manipur and cast aspersions on the impartiality of Governors of these States. The office of the Governor is a hallowed one. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Renaming Cities And Roads For Vote Banks In the course of the last few decades, political dispensations in the country, especially the regional ones, appear to be smitten by the ‘rechristening’ fad. With parochial interests getting the better of the leaders, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Cochin and a host of other cities and towns have had their names changed. Please like ... Read More »

Negotiations Cannot Settle Babri Dispute

Kuldip Nayar   We are back to square one. The Supreme Court has advised the two parties, those who want the Babri Masjid to be reconstructed and those who claim that the site is that of Lord Rama’s. In its judgment, the court has advised the different parties to sit together and sort out the problems through negotiations. Please like ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Government Needs To Tackle Stray Dog Menace This is in reference to a news item that appeared in a section of the press stating the Goa government working towards elimination of canine rabies from India.  That the goal will be attained by only vaccinating dogs, Please like & share: Read More »

Maximising Farmer’s Gains From Market

Ajit Ranade   Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government’s goal of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022. Simple math tells us that this would require the farmer’s income to rise by around 12 per cent per year on average, over the next five years. This is in nominal terms, that is not adjusted for inflation. Please like ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Keep Away Religion From Politics Try as much as it may, India as a nation cannot keep away religion from politics. At a time when communal strife has been playing havoc with the lives of people, we have politicians readily endorsing it to further their cause. Please like & share: Read More »

Admirers Let Irom Sharmila Down

MAYUR BORA When Irom Sharmila decided to plunge into active politics by contesting against the sitting chief minister and Congress heavyweight Okram Ibobi Singh on his own turf instead of her home constituency of Khurai, nobody thought that her job would be easy. Please like & share: Read More »

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