Monday , 16 July 2018


Modi’s Balancing Act Between US And China

AJIT RANADE Just over a month ago Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Wuhan for an informal bilateral two-day meeting with President Xi Jinping. This was supposedly at the invitation of the Chinese President. In fact, Xi said to Modi that in his five years he had moved out of the capital to meet a foreign leader only twice, and ... Read More »


No End To VIP Culture Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that one of the achievements of the government was abolishing the red beacons thus putting an end to the VIP culture. However, from privileges at airports and in planes to police escort/protection and priority in services, common citizens suffer because of the special treatment provided ... Read More »

Don’t Belittle Scientific Achievements

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES At a function in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that the birth of Sita in Ramayana signifies that it was a test tube baby and that the technology prevailed in ancient India. Sharma holds the education portfolio, and it is an indication of what our children are to grasp from our esteemed ... Read More »

Urbanised Goa To Witness Massive Flooding

 Nandkumar M Kamat   CITIZENS in Panaji, Mapusa, Bicholim, Sankhali, Ponda and Margao need to be on alert as this year’s monsoon would cause unprecedented flooding. It’s a complete failure of urban planning. Please like & share: Read More »


Making Beaches In State Safer IN the backdrop of the Betalbatim gangrape case, it is understood that the local panchayat has decided to prevent visitors from entering the beaches after 7.30 pm. Please like & share: Read More »

Unkept Promises Of Modi Govt

BINAYAK DATTA THE Union government last week celebrated its four years in office. I had thought that we would be told as where we stand on the BJP manifesto points rather than dishing out a few figures bereft of benchmarks that were published in full-page advertisements in national dailies. Instead of the manifesto, the ‘progress report’ displays 10 heads under ... Read More »


Giving Relief In Paise YIPPEE! Finally ‘achche din’ are here. Freak out. Paint the town red. Believe it or not,  petrol price has been reduced – first by one whole paisa and then by six paise! Is this a joke or just another installment  in the ‘jhumla series’  which kicked off with the ‘Rs 15 lakh in every bank account’ ... Read More »

Bank Employees Hold Nation To Ransom

KAJAL CHATTERJEE, KOLKATA If a poor rickshaw puller asks for Rs 5-10 extra in a cold dawn or scorching noon or while confronting flooded streets, they are called all sorts of malicious names. But when highly paid bank employees ruthlessly call two-day national strike (including closure of ATMs) to protest ‘only’ 2 per cent  salary hike, hardly does the  society ... Read More »

It Isn’t A Happy Anniversary For Modi Govt

AMULYA GANGULI IF Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected Karnataka to be the icing on the cake on the eve of the completion of his four years in office, he must be disappointed. Yet, the setback in the southern state is only one of the several reverses which the Bharatiya Janata Party has suffered in the recent past. These include a ... Read More »


Go Back To Ballot Papers THE holding of bypolls to four Lok Sabha and nine assembly seats on Monday showed the ugly side of poll process. Whatever might be the outcome of the bypolls, I must say that this time around the undisputed winners are the EVMs and VVPATs. In the two prestigious   Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, 21 ... Read More »