Wednesday , 19 September 2018
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Building Ties With China With Caution

BINAYAK DATTA Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘informal’ summit with President Xi Jinping last fortnight was by all accounts one of those special international events of great interest laced with generous doses of the mysterious and the unknown – set in the best of historic and idyllic locales in Wuhan, China, with international media tumbling upon each other closely prying on ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Repair Mapusa Road The road from the Mapusa court junction leading to the Xelpem area in the town is in a pretty bad condition and full of craters, and it needs urgent repairs. A lot of people reside in the Xelpem area and the two-wheeler riders and motorists from the area are compelled to go through painful rides everyday when ... Read More »

Making Officials In Electricity Dept Accountable

JOHN ERIC GOMES, PORVORIM Army is generally successful in case of any emergency because right from recruiting the personnel with requisite physical and mental qualifications, they are trained for the job, with those in command answerable for any failure. This unfortunately is not the case in our government civilian services. Take for example the case wherein many parts of Goa witnessed a storm ... Read More »

Need To Strengthen Plurality

KULDIP NAYAR   The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is not just a place of learning. It was in the forefront of a movement for the demand of Pakistan and still leans towards what is considered beneficial to the ‘millat.’ Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Limit Heritage Scheme To CSR Only The heritage assistance to Old Goa sites under the central government scheme should be restricted only to help under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by the corporate partner. The scheme should be only supportive in nature and restricted to reinforcement. Please like & share: Read More »

2019: Little Scope For Opposition Unity

AMULYA GANGULI Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is among the more active opposition leaders at the national level who are trying to form an alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Sharad Pawar are the others. But they appear to work in fits and starts and not in a sustained manner. Sonia Gandhi, for ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Much Ado About Confirmation Most of the senior citizens of today have received their first holy communion at the age of seven years and the sacrament of Confirmation without much ado a week later. The question, therefore is, in what way are we different from the present-day children, who are eligible to receive Confirmation only after reaching the IX or ... Read More »

Root Cause of Polarisation Is Right Wing Activism

SANDEEP HEBLE, PANAJI The country is presently witnessing a lot of right wing activism which is the root cause of polarisation. Take the case of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), which was stormed recently by a group and a former vice president ridiculed without any provocation. This has led to an immediate polarisation and ironically, there is now a lot ... Read More »

Finances: Maintaining Centre-State Balance

AJIT RANADE The Constitution of India laid out clearly in its seventh schedule which legislative and policy areas would be with the Centre and which would be with the states. There are three lists in the seventh schedule, called the Union list, the states list and the concurrent list. This demarcates not only the responsibilities but also their “powers.” Two ... Read More »

ECONOMIC SCAN

Encourage Senior Tiatrists The other day I watched the Hindi movie ‘102 Not Out’ starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, both in their seventies. The very next day, I happened to watch the Konkani tiatr ‘Tukai Tench Asa’ directed by Sharon Mazarello. The tiatr has several senior tiatrists acting in it, many of them in their seventies and even in ... Read More »