Friday , 16 November 2018


Combating Manmade Menace Of Dengue

Nandkumar M Kamat   My student, a doctorate from biotechnology department of Goa University,  Dr Janneth Rodrigues, 45, from Candolim, a research team leader at GlaxoSmithKline, Tres Cantos Medicines Development Campus for investigating Diseases of the Developing World, Madrid, Spain, can’t believe that her home state Goa would be gripped by Dengue because she is working on molecular biology of mosquitoes aimed ... Read More »

Wake-Up Call For India On Women Safety

Binayak Datta “THE best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women. There is little chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved…….There is no hope for improvements for that family or for that country where there is no respect for women, where women live in sadness.” – That ... Read More »


Growing Menace Of Haphazard Parking THE parking problem in the state has reached gargantuan proportions and there seems to be no solution in sight. With a number of new vehicles hitting the road every single day, the crisis will reach unimaginable proportions in the years to come. Motorists exacerbate the problem by undisciplined parking. Probably a considerable amount of the ... Read More »

Lifting Of Saudi Women Driving Ban An Eyewash

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES SAUDI Arabia is the largest producer and exporter of oil in the world and is one of the richest countries. It is also one of the most conservative countries and it was the only country under the sun where women were prohibited from driving a vehicle. On Sunday June 24, 2018 the Saudi women had something to ... Read More »

No Democracy In The Dynastic Politics

SUDHANSHU RANJAN Rahul Gandhi is the sixth person of the Nehru-Gandhi family to take over as the president of the Congress Party. His election did not make big news as it was a foregone conclusion. He was elected uncontested though even his mother was challenged by Jitendra Prasad and before it, Sita Ram Kesri was challenged by Sharad Pawar. Family ... Read More »

Denying Workers Their Basic Human Rights

Sujit De, Kolkata The United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is annually observed on June 26 to remind us that human torture is not only unacceptable – it is also a crime.  Farooq Ahmed Dar reportedly came to cast his vote in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency braving the boycott call by separatist organisations. Investigation found ... Read More »

The Spectre Of One-Man Rule

KULDIP NAYAR I feel honoured that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken notice of my criticism. Indeed, he praised me and said: “I respect veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar ji, he fought for freedom during the Emergency, he maybe a harsh critic of us but I salute him for this.” The Prime Minister and I are on the same page when ... Read More »


Crossing Swords On Development DEPUTY Speaker Michael Lobo and Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza have been at loggerheads over the issues plaguing each other’s constituencies.  Lobo has castigated D’Souza for poor development indices of Mapusa, while the Urban Development Minister has spited the Calangute MLA by highlighting the moral depravity seen in the Deputy Speaker’s constituency. It is appreciable that ... Read More »

Ameliorating The Plight Of Widows

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES NO matter how progressive we think we are, there are some deep-rooted taboos and other age-old regressive practices which negate our best achievements and downgrade our global recognition. The misery and hardships of the widows have remained unattended in our country for ages. In this regard the Loomba Foundation, an NGO recognised by the UN, has been ... Read More »

Time For Upgradation In Education Policy

Eduardo Faleiro The fundamental right to education of all children up to the age of 14 years is enshrined in our Constitution. The State Government must provide the required facilities to the students so that they can exercise this Fundamental Right. Free Education means not merely free from tuition fees but also adequate classrooms and teachers, free uniforms, text books ... Read More »