Tuesday , 23 April 2019


This Initiative Could Turn Into Scam

FRANCISCO COLAÇO,  MARGAO PUBLIC policy all over the world surrounding newborn screening is in flux. New technology allows screening for more diseases at a huge cost. Such programmes should be carefully evaluated before large-scale testing is introduced. After all the money spent analysing 10,000 newborns you may come across that odd expensive-to-treat or untreatable disease! Our Health Minister Vishwajit Rane ... Read More »

Let Social Justice Be Govt Mantra

EDUARDO FALEIRO ON August 15, we celebrate the Independence Day. On that day, in 1947, India became a free and democratic country. The British ruled India for around 200 years. Though they came to India for trading purposes they became the rulers due to our own internal discords which offered them an opportunity to establish their hegemony. The Indian National ... Read More »


Scheming To Avail Schemes THE Comptroller and Auditor General in its report has come down heavily on the implementation of social welfare schemes of the state government. Former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar has also rued about the looting of the public exchequer by fake and crafty beneficiaries of the welfare schemes – Dayanand   Social Security Scheme, Griha Adhar and Ladli ... Read More »

India Must Stand Up To China

PACHU MENON, MARGAO INDIA has every reason to view the growing Chinese influence across the world with a fair amount of trepidation. Yet there has not been any discernable change in India’s mannerisms at countering the Chinese threat. In the vain hope of invigorating the highly-hyped ‘Hindi Chini bhai bhai’ relationship which was nothing more than a convenient political pretentiousness ... Read More »

Taming The Inflation Beast

R K PATTNAIK & JAGDISH RATTANANI THE monetary policy committee has hiked the policy repo rate by 25 basis points, taking it to 6.5 per cent. This is the first time we have a situation where the MPC since its inception has increased rates at two consecutive meetings. Thus, the policy repo rate, which (over time) drives the rate at ... Read More »

Dens Of Sexual Slavery

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES TO say that molestation, assault, sexual exploitation and rape of women have sadly become the daily routine in our country is no more an exaggeration. A study conducted by Reuters has placed India as the most dangerous place for women because of its high incidence of sexual violence, child marriage, female foeticide, human trafficking, forced marriage and ... Read More »


Political Deadwood Must Leave Arena THIS  is with reference to the news report  ‘Vijay wants retirement  age fixed for politicians’ (NT, August 6, 2018).  Town and Country Planning Minister   Vijay Sardesai has suggested that the retirement age of politicians should be fixed  to pave the way for the new generation to come in.  Sardesai,  who is also the president of ... Read More »


Bandipur Ecology In The Line Of Fire  AMONG the 166 National Parks in India, the Bandipur National Park in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka stands out for its tiger population. Please like & share: Read More »

Too Many Deficits To Bridge

AJIT RANADE IT is received wisdom that prior to the era of liberalisation, the Indian economy was a story of chronic shortages. Please like & share: Read More »

Damage Control After MWDT Verdict-I

Nandkumar M Kamat Since people in Goa are busy with many other issues it has escaped the notice of the civil society in general and media in particular that a “bombshell” is going to be dropped within 15 days for which we need to prepare them through a series of articles. The “bombshell” would be in the form of the ... Read More »