UP till September 20 this year, 282 vehicles were stolen in the state by gangs or crooks working alone. Of this, 256 were two-wheelers, 11 cars, four jeeps and 11 others tempos or trucks. In 2007, the total number of vehicles stolen was 212 and in 2008, the figure was 229.Read More »
WHOEVER believes an amicable settlement of the Ayodhya dispute is possible is not living the reality we are living in.Read More »
Unreliable Bus Services
ALTHOUGH bus fares have been hiked, private bus operators have not yet laid stress on assuring better service to commuters. Nor are the rules and regulations framed by the transport authorities strictly implemented.Read More »
BY FIROZ BAKHT AHMED
THERE’S a mysterious lull before the declaration of the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid verdict from the Allahabad High Court, now postponed to September 28. However, the voices of sanity and reason implore that it would be best for Indian Muslims gracefully to offer the disputed patch of land in Ayodhya to their Hindu brethren for Ram Mandir, rather than allowing the issue to be misused by politically ambitious elements in both communities.
IN 2005-06 the Centre launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and Panaji was one of the 63 cities chosen for implementation of the scheme.Read More »
A new book titled ‘Obama’s Wars’ by the celebrated journalist Bob Woodward is expected to be released over the weekend. But excerpts published in US press have kicked up a political storm. The excerpts reveal deep differences within the Obama administration over the conduct of the Afghan war.Read More »
CWG Games: National Shame-I
ON September 21, the world woke up to the horrific news of the crisis and the chaos enveloping the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. To add to the misery of inadequately completed games and housing facilities, came the crowning disgrace–news of the collapse of the foot bridge connecting the stadium to the parking lot.
BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
IN a recent media interaction, Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh hinted that he might reshuffle his Cabinet. We don’t know what its shape will be. But it’s near-certain that he’ll replace Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) junior minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh with someone more pliable and pro-industry.
WHEN it comes to garbage disposal, Panaji and Margao have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Conflict among councillors and their inability to build a consensus on such a crucial issue as waste disposal continues to plague the two major cities. Panaji has the saddest story of garbage treatment plant to tell.Read More »
The world discus champion Dani Samuels (Australia) has joined a long list of stars to pull out of the Commonwealth Games. His plea: It’s enough to worry about performing, worrying about where to sleep and walk is another thing.Read More »