Wednesday , 24 April 2019
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Respecting Values Of Andaman Tribes

M A Kalam If the American national, John Allen Chau, has been killed in the North Sentinel island, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, as alleged, then it is indeed tragic. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Scammers Cause Loss To Govt At last after on a day Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj held discussions with her UAE counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi, Please like & share: Read More »

Repercussions of ‘Tweaked’ GDP Estimates

AMULYA GANGULI The British magazine, The Economist, once wrote about the Chinese growth figures being stir-fried. Is India emulating China in keeping with the ‘Wuhan spirit’? To those wary of the ‘dismal science’, as economics was called by the Victorian historian, Thomas Carlyle, the downgrading of the growth rates when the Congress-led government was in office and the upgrading of ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Need To Emulate St Francis Xavier This is with reference to the article ‘SFX-Altruist saint for hedonist society’ by Nandkumar M Kamat (NT December 3). For a hedonistic society like that prevailing in Goa where public morality has plummeted to an all-time low and people have drifted totally from the values practised by their patron, Saint Francis Xavier (SFX), the ... Read More »

Mopa Airport Is Being Thrust Upon Locals

ELVIDIO MIRANDA, PANAJI The Mopa airport is becoming a huge scam. About 50 per cent of the affected families have refused the meagre compensation that is being given to them. For comparison sake, a square metre of land in Panaji is valued at between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh. Why should the locals, who are being displaced, accept ... Read More »

Don’t Measure Growth Using GDP Alone

 JAGDISH RATTANANI   In his own strident way, never giving an inch and always straining to milk dry the argument for his side, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has summed up the frivolousness of the debate on GDP growth rates. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GPS To Track Movements Of Employees In first of its kind, Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) has reportedly decided to make use of Global Positioning System (GPS) to track the movement of its employees including the labourers (NT December 1). A GPS based tracking system in the form of an ID card or a wristband with a sensor chip embedded in ... Read More »

SFX- Altruist Saint For Hedonist Society

Nandkumar M Kamat When the feast of Saint Francis Xavier (SFX) approaches, I wonder whether the radically transformed, urbanised Goa and Goans of today deserve him, his presence and blessings. In a nutshell what SFX expected from his Asian neo-converts was a simple, god fearing lifestyle anchored in true spirituality in service of the whole mankind. Goa is part of ... Read More »

Avoid Wastage Of Power Supply

PRAVIN SARDESSAI, PONDA In Ponda streetlight fixtures working during broad daylight has become a common phenomenon. The same are not being switched off at the prescribed timing and hence it leads to wastage of the much precious energy from time-to-time. To cite some instances as on November 26, streetlights were found functional in the vicinity of Mahalaxmi temple at Talaulim ... Read More »

Attempts To Tame Financial Watchdog

BINAYAK DATTA I HAD thought the typhoon had finally blown over! I meant, the RBI versus the Union finance ministry standoff. Not quite! It is showing signs of a comeback as on this Tuesday RBI Governor Urjit Patel told a parliamentary standing committee that the current levels of reserves are necessary, viewed from international volatility and from maintaining sound credit ... Read More »