Thursday , 15 November 2018


Jinnah Made Life Miserable For Indians

KAJAL CHATTERJEE, KOLKATA KUDOS to Sujit De for his letter titled “Don’t glorify Jinnah (NT, May 15, 2018). Rightly has he commented about Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s communal politics instead of succumbing to the ‘in thing’ (prevalent among many scholars) of painting him in a secular light! Though it would be unfair to say that the Partition of India was the ... Read More »

Politics Of Expediency In Karnataka

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES IN one of the most hotly contested elections in the recent times, the all-pervading BJP stole the limelight in Karnataka winning in 104 constituencies but still falling short of nine seats to reach the coveted figure of 112 in an assembly of 224 seats. It’s not just being the single largest party in the state but its ... Read More »

In Defence Of Regional Plan 2021

PRAVIN GAONKAR IT is very rare that a government is able to bring about a new agenda or take a decision with total unanimity from all sections of the society. It is important to say this because in a small state like Goa, where the total landmass is a mere 3702 sq km and a human population close to 15 ... Read More »


Extend Period Of Fishing Ban THE 61-day fishing ban in the state comes into force from June 1. All fishing activities will come to a halt for the next two months.  The fisheries department imposes the fishing ban from June 1 to July 31, prohibiting fishing in the sea off Goa coast and its territorial waters by fishing vessels. The ... Read More »


Paying BJP Back In Its Own Coin RUSTIC charm, straight ways and simple living have characterised Janata Dal-S supremo H D Deve Gowda.  Former prime minister’s mesmerising hold over certain traditional Vokkaliga pockets of Karnataka is unmatched.  Please like & share: Read More »

Karnataka Verdict: Congress On The Downhill

KULDIP NAYAR   TACTICALLY the Congress has won the day even though the party has been rejected outright by the people of Karnataka which went to polls for the state legislature. In the process, the Congress has still managed to win 78 seats out of a possible 222 for which elections were conducted. The party high command went into a ... Read More »

India, Brazil Enrich Goa Declaration  

EDUARDO FALEIRO   WE celebrate this year seven decades of diplomatic relations with Brazil. Diplomatic relations between India and Brazil were established in 1948. Both the countries share many similarities. They are committed to democratic values and to foster economic growth with social inclusion. Their foreign policy is anchored on dialogue, peaceful resolution of conflicts and South-South cooperation. Please like ... Read More »


Steep Hike In Fees For Forms THE state government has increased the fees for hard copies of forms, documents and certificates. The fee for Form I & XIV has been increased from Rs 15 to Rs 45 and for survey plan from Rs 60 to Rs 180 per holding. Please like & share: Read More »

The Glitz And Grime Of Mumbai

JAGDISH RATTANANI   MUMBAI’S civic buses were a source of pride. The acronym, BEST, for the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and  Transport undertaking, fitted well for a service that stood out among the services of the Mumbai municipality. Even today, seats are rarely if ever torn. Bus conductors return change. Please like & share: Read More »


Seeking Appointment With GMC Doctors ONE of the problems faced by the patients visiting the Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim is getting appointment of  the concerned doctor. Please like & share: Read More »