Sunday , 21 April 2019



Breaking The Back Of The Common Man Demonitization did not achieve its stated aims, maybe helped a bit in other areas that are now being tom tommed, but it surely broke the back of the common man, not the least the Dalits, MSMEs and daily wage workers, farmers and also killed the leather industry associated with unproductive cows and cattle! ... Read More »

Verna Electronic City’s Administrative Failure

PACHU MENON, MARGAO As one of the thriving industrial hubs in the state, Verna electronic city is a beehive of activities twenty four hours of the day. With a number of multinational companies and a host of local entrepreneurs having set shop in the sprawling industrial estate, one would have expected the whole area to wear an aesthetic look. Heavy ... Read More »

Many Reasons For Indians To Migrate

Tish Sanghera An estimated 17 million Indians were living abroad in 2017, making India the largest source country for international migrants globally, up from 7 million in 1990 and a 143% increase, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs. Over the same period, India’s per capita income increased by 522% (from $1,134 ... Read More »


Fire Incidents Taking Place Frequently It is pertinent to note that fire incidents have been taking place in the markets in the state at a disturbing frequency. The recent fire that broke out at a garment shop in Margao and the fire that broke in a departmental store in Panaji earlier should serve as a wake-up call to take preventive ... Read More »


Predators Mostly Known To  Victim Of Sexcual Assault This refers to the letter, “Irresponsible Remarks by Haryana CM” (NT, November 20, 2018) by M F U Tandvi. In his recent statement, Haryana Chief Minister, Monohar Lal Khattar tried to downplay the rising incidents of rape and eve-teasing cases in his state by saying that in 80 – 90 per cent ... Read More »

To Be Associated With ‘Brand Ramdev’

PACHU MENON, MARGAO Baba Ramdev continues to be an enigmatic figure! Thanks to him, Yoga as a way of life is enjoying modern resurgence. The yoga-guru has however been an effervescent package of surprises! After mesmerizing the countrymen with his physical regimen to remain fit, he was soon cajoling the nation to fight corruption. The political party he floated to ... Read More »

Give A Second Chance To Vote On Brexit

Amit Kapoor Almost two-and-a-half years after 52 per cent of Britons who voted in favour of a Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has managed to draft a deal that aims to withdraw the country from the EU before the cut-off date of March 29, 2019. Even though the deal has been begrudgingly passed by May’s cabinet, there are virtually no ... Read More »

Ultra-Patriotism Has No Place In Cricket

M A Kalam Do celebrities have proprietary rights over a country and should they use the love of their fans and the popularity of their game to spread messages that ratchet up ultra- patriotism?  Virat Kohli has undoubtedly excelled in his chosen field of cricket – a sporting success that has brought in its wake a wave of commercial success. ... Read More »


Irresponsible Remarks By Haryana CM The recent statement of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar that  in 80-90 per cent of rape and eve-teasing cases the accused and the victim know each other does not sound a responsible CM’s statement. The priority of a responsible Chief Minister should be to protect his state’s daughters from all kinds of molestation and ... Read More »

Politicos Should Unite Against Pak Terrorists

Ganapathi Bhat, Akola The Amritsar terror attack may not have baffled the police and the government because an intelligence  report had reportedly warned the security agencies to be on their toes.   Some Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were suspected to have made inroads into the Ferozepur area of Punjab.   The report had said Zakir Musa was on the run in the State.  Musa, a Kashmiri ... Read More »