Friday , 14 December 2018


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 »


Put Up Warning Signs After Landslide A major landslide on national highway at Khandepar caused a sever traffic blockade (NT June 26). It is understood that this is the second landslide along this route. A massive landslide had occurred at Curti a few days back on the National Highway where construction of a four-lane road is in progress.  It must ... Read More »

Encouraging Efforts For Awareness On Drugs

PACHU MENON, MARGAO The South Goa Collector’s decision to go to colleges in her district with police and education officials to create awareness among students on the ill-effects of narcotic drugs is indeed commendable. For a state that is threatened by the scourge of drug addiction among its youth that is assuming endemic proportions, it is necessary that the administration ... Read More »

Fiscal Caution Thrown To The Wind

AJIT RANADE THE list of top ten countries with the highest debt to GDP ratio as compiled by the International Monetary Fund has three European nations (Greece, Italy and Portugal), and the number one slot belongs to Japan, whose ratio is nearly 240 per cent. Contrary to conventional expectations, these highly indebted countries are not among the poorest nations, or ... Read More »


Give Govt Jobs To Right Persons RECENTLY a high-level committee headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar approved to fill up 400 posts   in various government departments. Furthermore, around 5000 posts are expected to be approved by the government in the near future.  In Goa, as in other parts of the country, the selection of the candidates applying for government posts ... Read More »

Selection Of Judges Must Be Transparent

AIRES RODRIGUES, RIBANDAR IT is very crucial that only persons with sound knowledge of law and impeccable integrity be selected as judges even at the entry level in the lower judiciary. The selection of judges through a very transparent laid-down process has to be very meticulous as persons with suspect credentials and those who cannot interpret the law inflict irreversible ... Read More »

Solutions For Santa Inez Creek Ignored

NANDKUMAR M KAMAT THE spilling waters of an artificially choked overflowing ‘estuaries de Santa Ignes (1888)’ or Santa Inez creek teeming with pollutants and pathogens, flooded parts of Bhatulem, Please like & share: Read More »