Sunday , 23 September 2018


Margao Residents Harrowed By Power Outages

JOSE MARIA MIRANDA, MARGAO SOME areas of the Margao constituency have been experiencing frequent power outages in the last few weeks, for reasons unknown to people.  One wonders whether the concerned subdivision is working at all. On May 30 – incidentally the Goa Statehood Day –    in a span of just three hours – between 10.30 am to 1.30 pm ... Read More »

Time Is Ripe For A Dream Home

VINOD BEHL THE four years of the Modi government, marked by landmark reforms, have begun the process to transform the unorganised and opaque real estate sector into a regulated, transparent, affordable and consumer-friendly asset class. Notwithstanding the global slowdown, Indian real estate’s troubles have been self-created. The sector has been bogged down largely due to lack of regulation and transparency ... Read More »


Privatise Nationalised Banks IT has become a regular practice for unions of the nationalised banks to call for a nationwide strike at the drop of a hat every year to press for their unending demands, despite enjoying all the benefits, comforts and job security provided by their banks. The inconvenience and losses caused to their clients and the nation is ... Read More »

Bring Our Beaches Under Surveillance

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES GOA is bestowed with pristine beaches. Tourists come to Goa to have a pleasant experience of the coast extending endlessly. It is a norm everywhere to welcome the tourists with affection knowing very well that the economy of touristic places is heavily dependent on visitors. Likewise we expect the tourists to behave with decency, respecting the norms ... Read More »

Revisiting Goa’s Struggle For Statehood

EDUARDO FALEIRO ON May 30 we celebrate the Goa Statehood Day. Goa was liberated from the colonial rule in December 1961. After Liberation a major controversy arose as to whether it should remain a separate territory or should merge into a neighbouring state, Maharashtra or Mysore. In 1967, an Opinion Poll was held, the only such referendum in independent India. ... Read More »


Bring Changes In PM Relief Fund THE Prime Minister National Relief Fund was constituted by first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1948 when the Congress was the most dominating political party in the country. As such, the PMNRF had Congress president as a permanent member of the six-member committee. But with subsequent changes in political scenario, several non-Congress governments ... Read More »

Revitalisation Yatra Of Congress

PACHU MENON, MARGAO THE ‘Jana Gana Mana, Noman Tuka Goenkara’ tour of the Congress leaders through all the 40  constituencies to highlight the BJP-led government’s failures in the state is giving an opportunity for the Congress to reestablish contacts with the ‘aam aadmi’ and understand their problems. In the haste to set developmental milestones, the Congress is well aware that ... Read More »

Economy In No Mood For A Cheer

JAGDISH RATTANANI & R K PATTNAIK IT was less than a year ago that the government put out some sure-shot views that in sum said: “Oil prices are broadly capped.” The words came in the Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume 2 of August 2017, which reported with rather uncanny surety, “Shale technology will ensure that prices cannot remain above (the $50 ... Read More »


Waste Segregation Is The Key THE dry waste that is brought to the treatment plant of the Mormugao municipal council at Headland Sada is sent to Karnataka for co-incineration in a cement kiln. The biodegradable and non-recyclable waste is used to generate energy required for the cement factory. This is an effective way of disposing of the dry waste that ... Read More »

The Myth Of Absolute Equality

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA THIS is with reference to the letter ‘Not quota but merit-based appointments’ by Kajal Chatterjee (NT, May 26, 2018). To defend the notion of absolute equality, Chatterjee has put forward an example that in a road, cycles enjoy equal space and absolute equality with cars. We know that since absolute equality means no equality, footpaths have to ... Read More »