Tuesday , 18 December 2018
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Unprecedented Wildfires To Hit Goa

Nandkumar M Kamat In public interest I  present a simple challenge to the entire Goa state administration, from  governor to ministers, secretaries and collectors to prove that something called good governance indeed exists. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mumbai Still Largest Contributing City Towards Income Tax Mumbai loses tax-growth to Delhi but still remaining highest contributor for Income Tax. It refers to data about Delhi having an all-time 45-percent high growth in collection of Income Tax leaving far behind Mumbai having growth-rate of just 4.6 percent but Mumbai still being the largest contributing city in India towards Income ... Read More »

Goa Loses New-Age Mining Opportunities

BINAYAK DATTA I am reasonably sure that of the many things that Goa is in dire need of, is the need for management of change. In my view, we seem to be lagging far, far behind. It’s simple, it’s so very clear – we can neither install meters nor speed-governors in our taxis, we cannot deploy app-based cabs for our ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fatal Accident At Priol In a tragic accident a woman and her nephew died in a road mishap at Priol after they reportedly came under the wheels of a speeding crane at around 3 pm in the afternoon. It is observed that due the construction work of widening of roads, building flyovers and the work of the two major bridges ... Read More »

Deteriorating Face Of Capital City

SHIVRAM SALGAONKAR, PANAJI During October month, it was pleasing to note that all the civic bodies in Goa commenced good work, be it in recovery of revenue, elimination of evils such as encroachments, illegalities in markets and elsewhere in their jurisdiction, improving civic amenities such as repairs to their roads, maintenance and improving of public parks and open spaces  including  ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Wild And Stray Animals Threat To Humans The killing of man-eater tigress ‘Avni’ by officials of the wildlife section of the forest department of Maharashtra, which was responsible for the death of several people in Maharashtra,  has been welcomed by the ‘All Goa Farmers Sangh’ with an invitation to the department  to tackle the menace of wild animals in Goa ... Read More »

Protect Tigers And Rhinos From Extinction

Ganapathi Bhat, Akola Countries should take steps to conserve animals under threat,  and not vice-versa.   Recently, China revoked the ban on the use of  “medicinal parts” of rhinoceros and tigers.  The horns of rhinoceros are of medicinal use, and India has a type of rhinoceros termed one horned rhinos.    Both India and Nepal combined, there are about  3,500 rhinos.  Many ... Read More »

How China Contained Air Pollution

While New Delhi and other Indian cities choke amid worsening air conditions and half-hearted government measures, neighbouring China — the world’s largest polluter — is slowly winning its war against pollution. Over a dozen Indian cities today are where their Chinese counterparts used to be some five years ago. Until 2009, 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities were ... Read More »

RBI Could Adopt Flexible Inflation Targeting

The battle between the Indian government and its central bank is neither new nor unique. Though the ongoing spat between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government can boast of multiple drivers, the most recent, and by all appearances a perennial bone of contention, is the former’s adoption of Flexible Inflation Targeting (or FIT) as its monetary policy ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Diwali Celebration In Panaji With Loud Music “It was amusing to read from (NT Nov 8, 2018)  that Goa State Pollution Control Board found silent Diwali celebration in Panaji. GSPCB teams are required to monitor air as well as noise levels in the city. Loud music much beyond the prescribed levels was played from evening throughout the night as well ... Read More »