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A Calamity Created By PWD Minister

PWD Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar’s plan to stop movement of vehicles on the 3.5-km stretch between the Cortalim circle and the Sharayu Toyota showroom at Verna and divert it via the Chicalim junction has aroused fears in the minds of people who travel daily or often between Panaji and Margao.

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Wheels Within Wheels Of GoaMiles

ALTHOUGH the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) insists that its agreement with Frotamiles Private Limited for running GoaMiles, an app-based taxi service, is “in the interest of Goa tourism and not for any commercial interests,”

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Punishment As Reward To An Honest Officer

HAVING failed to set up a strong monitoring apparatus for checking the quality of imported fish, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has decided to kill two birds in one stone. He has decided to give the responsibility for checking imported fish samples to Iva Fernandes, the designated officer of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) in South Goa whose confirmation of …

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Nobody To See Or Hear Goa’s Mining Dependants

WITH the state government having failed to keep its promise of getting mining restarted, the mining dependants have organized protests at New Delhi to draw the attention of the central government. Ever since mining was shut following the orders of the Supreme Court the state government has been assuring the mining dependants that the resolution to the issue would come …

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Lok Sabha 2019 Likely To Be A Close Fight

THE voters’ verdict in the five states that recently went to polls is out. They have voted for change. In the three major states of the Hindi heartland – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh – it has meant a revival of the Congress, which had been losing ground.

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Why Job-Seeking Goans Get Conned By Cheats

The state police have booked over a hundred cases of cheating in the current year and solved most of them. Most of the cases pertain to providing jobs overseas or in government departments. Despite knowing the fact that there have been scores of cases of cheating, gullible people fall prey to the schemes of cheats promising the moon. The cheats …

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The Farce Of Political Process In Kashmir

Lieutenant General V K Bhatt, General Officer Commanding, 15 Corps, who leads the army forces in the Kashmir valley, has said that militancy is under control and the army may scale down its operations for the ‘political process’ to begin. With regard to Lt Gen Bhatt’s comments, three questions arise.

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