Sunday’s gram sabha at Sao Mathias saw the villagers of Vanxim raising the protest banner against a hotel project that is suspected to have a golf course besides buildings and other amenities.Read More »
DESPITE the fact that the one-day international between India and Australia was called off, the proved capability that a ‘one-day match’ could change the complexion of the town was certainly very encouraging. The very fact that the place was spruced up was invigorating.
BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
THE Government of Goa is not fully geared to face extreme weather phenomena. The Fatorda one-day cricket fiasco was predictable. This is the third one-day cricket match to be abandoned in Goa–which shows the ignorance of the organisers about changing local weather conditions.
REDUCING the number of houses to be demolished from 569 to 168 is apparently not good enough for those protesting against widening of National Highway 4A which runs from Panaji to Belgaum.Read More »
IT is yet to be seen if the recommendation of the National Advisory Council (NAC), to replace the various categories in the PDS system with a ‘priority’ and ‘general’ criteria, will make any difference to the manner in which subsidised grain is distributed to those who need it the most. Under the new recommendations,Read More »
Paying Utility Bills
NOWADAYS, everybody is always in a great hurry and seek ways to save time. The Department of Telecommunications has made this possible. Monthly bills can be paid directly through the bank and the consumer is given a discount of 1 per cent as incentive.
By INDER MALHOTRA
UNDERSTANDABLY in the United States the debate on the war in Afghanistan, also sometimes called the "war on terror", is much more intense than in any other country including those that have directly to bear its fall-out. However, despite acute differences of opinion, there is consensus in Washington on several points.Read More »
Mr Vishwajit Rane’s victory by 8,405 votes in Valpoi in the recently concluded by-election was expected. The only point of discussion was the margin of victory. The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, Mr Santosh Haldankar, who polled 3,237 votes never had a chance.Read More »
Call it revolution or desperation, but Praxedis G Guerrero, a small town in Mexico with a population of 8,500 has just elected a 20-year-old woman as its new police chief.Read More »
First Class Miracles
THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘Special prayers for Fr Agnelo sought’ (NT, October 22). It is the Church’s teaching that every miracle that takes place is through divine intervention and the will of God.Read More »