Friday , 22 February 2019
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Race For Prime Minister’s office

RAJDEEP SARDESAI As the temperatures sharply dip in the national capital, the political heat is rising. The BJP’s defeat in three Hindi heartland states means that we enter a big general election year with a marked shift in momentum. A galvanized opposition, restive allies and murmurs of dissent within, suddenly the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duopoly no longer seems quite so ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Time For Goa Police To  Introduce Beach Sentinels It is understood that Goa Police penalised 311 revellers on New Year’s Eve for drunken driving and that not a single fatal accident was reported in South Goa. But then the state witnessed a much bigger problem, that of drinking on the beaches by low-budget tourists and in the process leaving behind ... Read More »

Overcoming Hurdles In Completion Of Projects

PACHU MENON, MARGAO A visible sign of insensitiveness towards public woes characterises governance in Goa today. In trying to keep pace with the rapid speed of development works being carried out, the government lies exposed to the absurdities that exemplifies its unpreparedness for the major undertakings simultaneously underway in the state. It is more than apparent that in the haste ... Read More »

Keep Politics Out Of Triple Talaq Debate

AMULYA GANGULI The day before India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waxed eloquent on the Triple talaq Bill in Parliament, saffron bullies confronted a group of Muslims offering prayers at a park in Noida, Uttar Pradesh (UP). The storm troopers were mocking and threatening. ‘Today, you are offering namaaz (prayer), tomorrow you will build a mosque here,’ they said jeeringly. ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Clear Encroached Footpaths In Chinchinim Market The Zilla Panchayat thought it wise to construct footpaths at the Chinchinim market. However, the footpaths are being occupied by vendors, thus inconveniencing the people visiting the market. The elected members are turning a Nelson’s eye to this issue. In the meantime, it seems that the panchayat is ‘legitimising’ the vendors by collecting rent ... Read More »

On Bumrah’s Brilliance Down Under

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA India’s men cricketers are playing unbelievably well to send fans into raptures. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Virat Kohli and his men played exceptional cricket to tame the Australians in their own den to go up by 2-1, and are all set to create history in Sydney. The player, who mesmerised the Australian batsmen into submission ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Shocker From Purvanchal Varsity Vice Chancellor Purvanchal University Vice Chancellor (VC) Raja Ram Yadav has set a new precedent. The ‘distinguished’ academician has asked the students to “beat” their adversaries in case of a fight and, if possible, even “murder” them. He went on to add that the least he wanted was a teary-eyed student coming crying to him. The ... Read More »

Fundamentals Of Knowledge Based Mining

Nandkumar M  Kamat As the year comes to an end some pertinent issues related to mining in Goa have not been answered by any authority of state and central government. The discourse on illegal mining, environmental impacts of mining, resumption of mining, capping of mining has smartly avoided substantive issues which the politicians are pleased to push below the carpet. ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Service Road Along The Fields Will Damage It Fertility One of the option that is being discussed over closure of Verna-Cortalim road, is if of providing a service road of ten-meter width on either side of the highway along the stretch that needs to be shut down by taking on lease the land from the farmers on a temporary basis. ... Read More »