Tuesday , 22 January 2019
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Government Versus Chief Justice Of India

Samir Khan, Mapusa The dissent of the four Supreme Court judges – justices and their act of bringing out their anguish in public domain against the methodology of the functioning of the chief justice of India Dipak Misra speaks volume of the deteriorating justice delivery system in the highest echelon of judiciary.  The four judges of top repute have criticised ... Read More »

Protecting Independence of Judiciary

HARESH JAGTIANI   Should we draw comfort from the fact that in the past too, serious assaults have been attempted and made on the Supreme Court by the executive, Indira Gandhi’s government to be precise, and the institution has survived, perhaps even revitalised itself to become more independent than before. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Drug Abuse And Driving The Goa government has approved the purchase of alcometers worth Rs 36 lakh for the police department. The government also plans to make bar owners responsible and to inform police if any person, in a highly drunken state, leaves their premises. Please like & share: Read More »

Seeking Transparency in SC Functioning

 JAGDISH RATTANANI   It is wrong to regard a country’s constitution as an inert document, the renowned constitutional expert S C Kashyap once wrote. A constitution is a living organism of functioning institutions. Every constitution gets meaning and content only from the manner in which and the people by whom it is operated, the effects it acquires from how it ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dr Jack de Sequeira: True Son Of The Soil Thanks to all those who voted in favour of retaining Goa for Goans. January 16, 1967, was the day when people of all walks of life came out and voted for the Goa that we, as the new generation have inherited from our elders. Please like & share: Read More »

How Goa ‘Won’ and ‘Lost’ Opinion Poll

 Nandkumar M Kamat   A peculiar hybrid of history, defined by communidades and common civil code, Goa always knew in heart that it deserved autonomous status in Indian Union after ‘Operation Vijay’. But their leaders had already sold and sealed their future on 16 January 1967. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Doubting The Very Sanctity In Judiciary – II This is the era of protests! However going public to impress on others the ills that plague one’s profession is by no means a comfortable exercise. Please like & share: Read More »

The Misplaced Magnanimity On Mhadei

BINAYAK DATTA IN one of his best masques, ‘Arcades’, John Milton wrote in reference to the countess: “…such sweet compulsion doth in music lie, To lull the daughters of Necessity, And keep unsteady Nature to her law, and the low world in measured motion draw…” Milton accepts the compulsive forces that act on mankind when confronted with necessities. Last fortnight, ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mending Ties With Maldives THE Abdul Gayoom government of Maldives did well to send its Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim to New Delhi to clear the air over India-Maldives ties.  Cracks between the two geographically close nations appeared after the new regime of Gayoom put former president Mohammed Nasheed, who is perceived to be ‘India’s friend’, behind the bars on terror ... Read More »

Chew Over Concerns Of Goa’s Beef Eaters

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES EATING food of our choice is the essence of life. Unfortunately of late in India there seems to be more stress on what we should eat, not that the powers that be are so concerned of our health through what we ingest but more inclined in protecting the cow and its progeny. What was witnessed this year ... Read More »