Breaking News

Editorial

A Self-Destructive Idea

VC’s proposal of having Chief Minister as pro-chancellor will harm GU The proposal made by Vice Chancellor Varun Sahni to appoint Chief Minister as ‘pro-chancellor’ of Goa University has been severely criticized by educationists and academicians who have said that the idea was odd and impractical. Actually many were bemused when Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed the state Assembly in …

Read More »

Congestion On Roads

Drives against abandoned vehicles should not be limited to Panaji alone The North Goa district and Panaji city authorities are expected to remove the vehicles that have been abandoned on various roads in Panaji by their owners in the near future. The traffic police have identified 281 parked or abandoned vehicles that have been rotting along the roads of the …

Read More »

Protecting Consumers

FDA, legal metrology must carry out relentless raids to enforce standards The officials of the department of legal metrology have confiscated goods worth over Rs 10 lakh in several raids conducted in various parts of the state. The commodities were seized as they did not have the mandatory declarations or details required under the Legal Metrology Act and the Goa …

Read More »

Unite For Peace In J&K

Accommodative approach needed for real integration of Kashmir A delegation of opposition leaders which had flown to Kashmir on Saturday to take stock of situation prevalent in the valley in wake of abrogation of Article 370 was stopped at Srinagar airport and sent back. The visit was in wake of conflicting reports about ground level situation in Kashmir valley. Authorities …

Read More »

Unabated Water Crisis

Replace old pipelines to ensure uninterrupted water supply EVEN though public works department has resumed pumping of water from Opa to main water tank at Altinho in Panaji and subsequently releasing it through network of pipelines, problems of people of Panaji and surrounding areas are far from over. People have been supplied muddy water, which is unfit for human consumption …

Read More »

Khazan Land Muddle

Plan needed for revival of khazan land cultivation THE agriculture department has decided to carry out a survey of khazan lands in the state. The survey is set to be first of its kind and has been planned to begin in about two months from now. Khazan lands have been neglected for a long time and many of them have …

Read More »

Ensuring Employability

Fee reduction and upgraded courses could help attract more students  WITH the last round for admissions to degree courses in engineering ending a week ago, it has come to light that 548 seats in five engineering colleges had no takers. According to officials of directorate of technical education, almost 35 per cent of engineering seats have been left vacant, which …

Read More »

Uprightness Punished

By punishing Iva, government is violating provisions of FSSA A complaint has been lodged with the chief executive officer of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) against health department’s order of divesting Iva Fernandes as South Goa designated officer of state Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). Iva was in limelight after she led a team of state FDA …

Read More »

Dying For Water

Government abjectly failed to prevent and manage water disaster in Tiswadi and Ponda For a week, tens of thousands of families in Tiswadi and Ponda talukas have been running about madly for water. Tankers were not available to ordinary families, though they went to high officers’ homes readily; private tankers indulged in black marketing; mineral water cans were sold in …

Read More »

Farm Growth Story

Goa needs to prepare an innovative agricultural roadmap for growth Heavy rainfall witnessed in the state last fortnight not only threw normal life out of gear but also caused widespread damage to standing crops, particularly paddy. The resultant loss to agriculture due to heavy rainfall has been pegged at Rs 10 crore. Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar has said that …

Read More »