Wednesday , 16 January 2019
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John Vaz- Goa Loses A Gentleman Baker

Nandkumar M Kamat   Who does not know Vaz family in Mormugao? In loss of Goa’s famous baker, ex-MLA and ex-urban development minister John Manuel Vaz, Goa lost a soft spoken, pro people, no nonsense, down to earth charismatic politician. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dangers Of False Narratives  EVERY marginalised person in our country, like a safai karmachari (scavenger) who dies every third day in gutter on an average, is in danger. They do not belong to any particular religion. Indeed, the false narrative that Hindus are in danger is actually putting the law of the land in danger.  And when the law of ... Read More »

Goa Tourism Plan: Focus On Priorities

BINAYAK DATTA Back in August 2014, the then state minister for Tourism had announced in the Vidhan Sabha a ‘Master Tourism Plan’ would be in place in “38 weeks” which approximately would have been May of 2015. This much-awaited draft plan being designed by European consultants is now ready (albeit 3½ years behind schedule). The report comprises of six modules ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Assure Better Public Transport Service The state government has approved bus fare hike, which is likely to be implemented from this month. Accordingly, the minimum bus charge would be hiked from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and for every 6 km, Rs 5 would be charged. The last bus fare hike was effected in 2013. On different occasions, the state ... Read More »

Goa: Tourist’s Paradise Or Den of Vices

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES It is a bygone conclusion that Goa, reckoned the world over as a paradise on earth especially for tourists is steadily turning out to be a safe refuge for all sorts of illicit activities, particularly along the coastal belt, with all and sundry turning a blind eye to the clandestine affairs. Since the last few days there ... Read More »

How To Judge Our Leaders

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA The discourse on some television channels on the ‘gotra’ and the size of chest of our political leaders makes me wonder whether these are issues for the voters before an election or for the negotiating families before a marriage. It has come to such a pass that some television channels even start focusing on whether Rahul Gandhi ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Plight Of Mining Dependants Heartfelt sympathies and support go out to the hapless and beleaguered mining dependants of Goa who, left with no choice, are forced to stage a ‘dharna’ in the national capital to press for the early resumption of mining in Goa. The plight of these people is no more different from that of the lakhs of ... Read More »

Real Estate Innovation, Next Phase of Growth

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE As the Indian economy evolves, value-creation opportunities in real estate will exist as much in capturing the consumption-growth upside as in pursuing strategies of specialisation. The last decade has seen significant investments in real estate and real estate-related infrastructure, as investors braced for growth and development. The next phase of growth will be driven as much by value-added ... Read More »

Respecting Values Of Andaman Tribes

M A Kalam If the American national, John Allen Chau, has been killed in the North Sentinel island, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, as alleged, then it is indeed tragic. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Scammers Cause Loss To Govt At last after on a day Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj held discussions with her UAE counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi, Please like & share: Read More »