Thursday , 15 November 2018
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Preventing Hazardous Gas Leaks

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA Hazardous gas leaks are not new to India. Iron and steel factory fire is known to cause major damage to lives and properties. A leading foreign steel mill rolling company in Tadipathri mandal of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh caught fire on July 12 claiming six lives and leaving more than five injured. The plant is said ... Read More »

Risks In Diluting Green Laws

MAYANK AGGARWAL It is the final leg of the current government’s tenure, which began in 2014. As the general elections loom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has gone into hyperactive mode over the past year, proposing a major overhaul of the country’s environmental laws that govern its forests, fragile coasts, precious wildlife and manage the toxic levels of air pollution. ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Quota in Wholesale Fish Market This is with reference to the news item ‘Churchill seeks quota for Goans at proposed fish market’ (NT July 17). It is shocking to learn that the upgraded wholesale fish market at Fatorda on the lines of Dubai, has no provisions for protecting the interests of Goans and that the business at the market is ... Read More »

Football World Cup 2018: Lessons To Be Learnt

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA World Cup football champion France rewrote the famous song ‘Ebony and Ivory’ in their own way – Ebony and Ivory live together in harmony side by side not only on my piano but also on a football ground. Indeed, France has shown that fraternité is the most essential thing for the success of a country. Antoine Griezmann, ... Read More »

Trump’s Trade War To Nowhere

JAGDISH RATTANANI & R K PATTNAIK We are on the edge of a full-fledged trade war. The US has raised tariffs, China is hitting back and businesses are watching anxiously as tensions rise and uncertainty grips the market. Amid this muscle-flexing comes a story from a place in Missouri, USA, called Butler County, where Trump won almost 80 per cent ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Repair Streetlights At Adpai Jetty Since July 11, streetlights along the Adpai jetty in Ponda taluka have been non-functional and pedestrians and travellers using this important jetty are being inconvenienced. Many people proceed for work at Verna, Vasco and the neighbouring areas via the Adpai ferry. Due to darkness during late evenings and night time, women in particular remain the ... Read More »

Unfortunate Trend Of Ministers Taking Ill

PACHU MENON, MARGAO With Goa placed in a precarious situation with many of its ministers unwell and compelled to be hospitalised for long periods in medical institutions outside the state, it becomes difficult to understand how a government can function in the absence of these important ‘functionaries.’ The unfortunate trend wherein one minister after the other has been taking ill ... Read More »

Remembering Revered Sage Dada Vaswani

Nandkumar M Kamat There is this particular verse (44) in “Nuri Granth’ volume IV,  “Nothing endures, and everything turns to dust, none survives in this land ruled by death: O Nuri! Only the Lord’s praises do sing, Only the Name Divine survives so repeat the Name Divine!” which sums up the philosophy of Sadhu Vaswani mission. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Automated Parking Meters Like other metropolitan cities in the country the state of Goa too is facing the problem of non-availability of parking space. With the number of vehicles increasing by leaps and bounds, the problem will only aggravate in the coming years if no solution is found. Please like & share: Read More »

The Scourge Of Social Media

BINAYAK DATTA DID you ever wonder  why in a courtroom  it is only the witness who is required to swear in the name of God, that he “shall speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”,  whereas the bar and the bench would have no such requirements. Please like & share: Read More »