Wednesday , 20 September 2017


Muslims Must Accept Triple Talaq Verdict

FRANK ISLAM On August 22, the Supreme Court ruled that triple talaq – the practice which allows a man to divorce his wife instantly by saying the word talaq thrice – is unconstitutional. Please like & share: Read More »

Stopping Slowdown in Indian Economy

AJIT RANADE The official data on the health of the economy is released by the government every quarter. There is a gap of exactly two months between the end of the quarter and the data release. Thus we got data on the quarter ending June on the last day of August. Such a time gap is possibly on par with ... Read More »


Ministers Must Make Prudent Statements The remark of Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Culture and Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam justifying the rise in fuel prices is too cheap and childish to attribute it to a Union minister. He should have been more prudent because he has just taken over the ministership after the latest cabinet reshuffle. Taxing the four-wheelers and two-wheelers ... Read More »

Feasibility of 24 x  7 Water Supply for Goa

ELVIDIO MIRANDA, PANAJI Successive governments in Goa have promised 24×7 water supply to the entire state in their manifestos. But, how feasible is such a proposal, which can be kept without exhausting the total quantum of potable water from the rivers and reservoirs in the state? Now that the monsoon is about to end, it is essential that an inventory ... Read More »

Grateful Tributes To ACM Arjan Singh

Nandkumar M Kamat   In death of Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Arjan Singh, DFC, Goa lost a link to “Operation Vijay” which liberated Goa. He was behind the modernisation of Indian Air Force which participated in the historic 40 hours military operation. Please like & share: Read More »


Mismatch In Policy And Ground Reality IN the last few days the government has gone to town, tom-toming about the drive to   promote medical tourism and increase general tourism to 1.2 crore footfalls per year.  Please like & share: Read More »

Getting Economy On The Right Track

BINAYAK DATTA IN one of the short stories in her Last Tales, celebrated Danish-English author  Karen Blixen, remarks: “Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.” I don’t know why,  but I have been remembering these prophetic lines repeatedly of late, ever after last ... Read More »


We Need Trustworthy Govt ARE our governments  and their functionaries trustworthy? It has been reported that the then BJP government headed by Laxmikant Parsekar had requested the Union government to provide a circuit bench of the NGT in Goa so petitioners may not have to travel to Pune. The next BJP government that came to power in March 2017 under ... Read More »

Highhandedness Of Private Bus Operators

PACHU MENON, MARGAO THE manner in which the private bus operators took on the ‘challan-wielding’ RTO officials and laid a siege to the Margao bus stand on Wednesday morning is an example of the ‘unhappiness’ expressed by them against the issue of official notice of various traffic offences by the transport authorities. But the flash strike resorted to by the ... Read More »

Gauri Killing Exposes Schism In Media

RAJDEEP SARDESAI 1993 was Mumbai’s annus horribilis: the bloody post-Babri demolition riots were followed by the ghastly terror blasts. What is perhaps less known is that very year, a few journalists were attacked and their offices vandalised by the Shiv Sena. Rather than stay mute spectators, Mumbai’s journalists showed great courage in uniting to protest outside the Shiv Sena headquarters. ... Read More »

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