Tuesday , 18 December 2018


Hopes Fading For A Mahagathbandhan

AMULYA GANGULI The advent of the festive season has brought good luck for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). After Mayawati’s imperious scuttling of any chance of an alliance with the Congress in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the BJP can rest easy with the thought that the projected ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) of the national opposition may be now dead and ... Read More »


On Revised Pension For Govt Pensioners The Goa MLAs increased their own salary and perks recently. Since the cost of living has increased, people did not grudge the increase. However, they seem to have forgotten the Goa government pensioners, who retired prior to 2016 and who are waiting for their dues of revised pension. According to the central government order ... Read More »

Beating Breast Cancer

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA October is observed as the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 22 is the International Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Contrary to the general perception, breast cancer is a disease which is completely curable if the diagnosis is made at the right time. The situation is quite tricky in small places, especially in villages where women do ... Read More »

Keeping A Close Watch On Inflation

R K PATTNAIK & JAGDISH RATTANANI   After two rounds of a hike in the policy repo rate, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has announced a pause. Please like & share: Read More »


Disproportionate Prices Of Petrol The relatively high prices of petrol at present do not seem to be logically right. Consider that the price of crude oil during the UPA regime had reached a high of $140/barrel. Please like & share: Read More »

Why Pitrupaksha Haunts Goan Politicians

Nandkumar M Kamat Suddenly over past few weeks the media in Goa is discussing the political dimension of Hindu ritual of period of ancestor worship called ‘Pitrupaksha’ adding a shocking, unconstitutional, illegal, irrational, prehistoric, superstitious, anti social, anti reformist and anti progress dimension to the chaotic political discourse. This highly urbanised, fully literate and affluent state should be ashamed of ... Read More »


Needed Stringent Law Against Lynching The danger of going soft against cow vigilantism is that the mob after tasting blood and power out on the streets dares go wild and tries to run a parallel government. The first casualty in that case will be the law of the land. The lynching of an ASI Dev Chand Nagle in MP’s Chhindwara ... Read More »

Bureaucracy And Loopholes

ARMIN ESER, SANGOLDA This is with ‘Man sets motorcycle on fire hours after getting possession from the court’ NT Oct 6, 2018 incident. The video on “You Tube” does not show a man “in a fit of rage”. (Search “Mapusa court motorcycle fire”.)  He was cool, he made sure not to damage nearby motorcycles. Has anybody ever heard of somebody ... Read More »

SC: A ‘Reformer’ Of Indian Society

BINAYAK DATTA IN just over a week’s time, the Supreme Court of India once again proved that we are one of the greatest examples of a ‘structural’ democracy in the world. Whilst there have been a few hiccups here a few flutters there,  this 68-year-old institution has matured finally into the roles of a justice provider beyond the realms of ... Read More »


Root Out Drunk Driving THE Goa police have decided to deploy traffic police at night to penalise drivers and two-wheeler riders found violating traffic rules (NT October 5, 2018). Besides tackling violations of traffic rules like over-speeding and jumping signals what is also very important is to keep a check on drunken driving at night which at present goes on ... Read More »