Wednesday , 24 April 2019



#MeToo And Empty Slogan IT is apparent that ‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’, like ‘Sab Ke Saath, Sab Ka Vikas’, is just an attractive slogan. The challenging of the Supreme Court verdict on the Sabarimala temple and the refusal to remove Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar fly in the face of the ‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’ slogan. ... Read More »

Tourism Playing Havoc With Goa

PACHU MENON, MARGAO APPARENTLY in today’s Goa, tourism is not restricted to any one particular season. It is a round-the-year industry that has visitors streaming in and out of the state with a regularity. From the weekend trips by holidaymakers from neighbouring states to the eagerly awaited season of charter flights that bring in international tourists in droves to the ... Read More »

The Quality Of Life Matters

AJIT RANADE INDIA’S economic growth this year will once again be among the fastest in the world, even ahead of China. The real GDP growth rate, i.e. adjusted for inflation will be more than 7 per cent this fiscal year, whereas China may fall below 6.5 per cent. Economic growth is an input to improve the quality of life of ... Read More »


Let GMC Doctors Practise Privately IT is an undisputed fact that the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim,  has some of the best doctors, who are employed full-time as government  servants on a monthly salary. Unfortunately, these specialist doctors are not allowed private practice, which is why we see throngs of patients in the out patients departments of the GMC. ... Read More »

Akbar’s Fall From Grace

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES M J Akbar is a name in India that needs no specific mention. He was a journalist par excellence for decades and was associated in high positions with leading newspapers and magazines. He is also the author of some ten well-known books. His contribution to Indian politics is equally remarkable. He was a Congress MP and also ... Read More »


Urgent Need For Quick Justice Delivery System This is in response to the letter, “Exemplary punishment for lynchers” by Kajal Chatterjee (NT, October 12, 2018). It is true that there are enough provisions in the Indian Penal Code like Section 302 (Punishment for murder), Please like & share: Read More »

No Government Within Five Kms Of Panaji

Nandkumar M Kamat Don’t lecture us, late architect Charles Correia had admonished me at the residence of ex CM Digamber Kamat, in front of the members of newly constituted task force committee on Regional Plan. I had absolutely no idea that a notification had been issued when I received a call that a vehicle is being sent to take me ... Read More »

Goa’s Health Administration In Shambles

BINAYAK DATTA   I kept myself away from writing on Januz last week. I did not want to rekindle the unthinkable grief the family must have passed through and the sorrow and concern which in my view every single citizen must have felt within himself or herself. I know, because I did. Losing a bright 24-year-old son as a bolt ... Read More »


Construct Crematorium In Every Taluka Goa has 12 talukas but there is not a single general public crematorium. As a result, a lot of inconvenience is caused to the relatives of the deceased due to financial constraints and various permissions required when foreign and Indian tourists and others die in the state, including drowning deaths and other police cases, and ... Read More »

How To Stay Safe In A Gymnasium

OSCAR REBELLO, PANAJI It is with profound sadness that we heard the tragic news of a well-known Panaji citizen, in the prime of health, who suddenly collapsed while doing his regular gym workout at a prominent Panaji-based gymnasium. The gym culture is one of the rare wise things Goans are indulging in nowadays. There is no question it has improved ... Read More »