Monday , 16 July 2018



Surprises Galore at FIFA World Cup The FIFA World Cup 2018 has thus far thrown some unexpected results. Four former World Cup winners namely Germany, Argentina, Portugal and Spain have made an early exit and have failed to reach even the quarter-final stage. Less fancied countries have made a mark in this World Cup by putting it across the more ... Read More »

Increase Number Of Judges

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA The other day, in Bhopal, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Dipak Misra said to ensure access to justice, the number of judges needs to be increased manifold.  No one can dispute the CJI because former CJI T S Thakur had broken down in full public view on the inordinate delay in trials which led to cases ... Read More »


Parliament Unproductivity The Monsoon session of Parliament will be held from July 18 to August 10. The last Budget session could work for only 21 per cent of the allotted time in the Lok sabha and 31 per cent in the Rajya Sabha, and that apart the second half of this session was a near washout. Please like & share: Read More »

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 »