Friday , 22 March 2019


Traditional Festivities Lacking ‘Goan Ethos’

PACHU MENON, MARGAO Apart from the economic pangs of a lackluster year experienced, Goa has admittedly gone through a virtual phase of ‘hibernation’ in every aspect of governance. The consequences of a ‘medical’ paralysis of the government which saw some unethical political dramas being enacted in the state further added to the insolence. In keeping with this mood, the 49th ... Read More »


Indian Railways To Learn From Japanese It is understood that the Indian Railways is studying the Japanese efficiency for the country’s bullet train project. Please like & share: Read More »


Beyond Barriers MY good wishes for Swapna Barman that she has clinched gold medal, at the same time the Adidas company does deserve a salute. According to a news report, Please like & share: Read More »

More Wealth In Tourism Than In Mining

NANDKUMAR M KAMAT There is far more wealth and sustainable means to generate sustainable wealth in tourism than in mining. The boom in tourism has begun in Goa and this year Goa is likely to cross magic figure of 10 million total tourists- nine million domestic and one million foreign. Please like & share: Read More »

Ease Of Doing Business: A Lot Still Needs To Be Done

Binayak Datta Last week brought us remarkably good news – we had leap-frogged 23 places up in the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” 2019 rankings.  This greatly supports our reforms program, in my view. We stand 77th now  (out of 190 countries)  whilst the other nine growing economies with most notable improvements in “Doing Business 2019” named, were Afghanistan, Djibouti, China,  ... Read More »


Separate Parking For Rent-A-Bikes Needed It is pertinent to note that the rent-a-bike business is growing by leaps and bounds in the state as local and even foreign tourists prefer to rent a vehicle for the whole day. As the roads in the market place are flooded with vehicles, specially, two-wheeler, it becomes extremely difficult to find a parking place. ... Read More »

The Traffic Nightmare

John Eric Gomes, Porvorim I happened to have to drive to Vasco from Porvorim and the heavy traffic hemmed in by restrictions and diversions, eventually diverted into narrow steep village roads, with no signboards to guide the driver, undisciplined traffic, cattle and two wheelers darting across, everyone in a hurry especially the taxis, such a waste of time and expensive petrol and added ... Read More »

Ray Of Hope As Ozone Layer Recovery On Track

Rajendra Shende Read this: “The world is falling apart. The future of humanity is hanging on a cliff, on the edge of catastrophe. But there still is hope and a window of opportunity to take action.”  That sounds like a stereotypical UN moralising rhetoric on climate change or loss of  biodiversity. Now read this: “We have successfully overcome the challenge on the long-term ... Read More »


Fish Exports Be Also Stopped It is understood that fish markets in the state are heading towards a major crisis due to shortage of fish after the Directorate of Food and Drug Administration stopped import of fish by non-registered fish traders. Eighty to 85 percent of local fish catch is reportedly being exported.  It makes very little sense to export a ... Read More »