Breaking News

Commentary

No Sign Of Achche Din

PACHU MENON, MARGAO IT is time the government realised that the slew of gigantic projects being carried out in the name of development does not impress the common man any more struggling that he is to come to terms with an economy that shows no signs of recovery despite the tall claims by the leaders to the contrary. The country …

Read More »

China’s BRI Game Plan In Myanmar

MAJOR GENERAL (RETD) S B ASTHANA CHINESE President Xi Jinping visited Myanmar on January 18 at a time when it was struggling with global criticism over its treatment of the Rohingyas. It is learned that the two countries signed 33 agreements, 13 of which were related to infrastructure, including special economic zone, industrial park and a strategically important Kyaukpyu port …

Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Politics On Carnival Float Route  MARGAO citizens have appreciated the decision taken by Opposition councillors of the Margao municipal council, who have vowed to restore the traditional route for parades of the Carnival and the Shigmo.  Last year, the route for the Carnival parade  was changed from  the Old Market Circle via Bishop Francisco Rebello Road, as the road had …

Read More »

Political Upheavals Affecting Economy

The numbers in their aggregate are only indicators of many smaller drivers going wrong.  This gives the picture of a government that appears to have wasted its huge mandate JAGDISH RATTANANI CONSIDER a road well paved, a vehicle driving down at a speed that is the lowest it has had in recent times. The occupants enter into a discussion on …

Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

VIP Culture Is A Drag THERE can be no room for any VIP culture in our country, which is the world’s biggest democracy. With those red beacons now long gone, it is high time the government stopped wasting crores of rupees on providing police security to ministers, politicians besides their kin.  Politicians are supposed to serve the people. Those who …

Read More »

Free Cash Flow Should Be New Mantra

Creating such platforms will also allow investors to have a higher level of control on the debt structure of the business TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE RECENTLY, market commentator Saurabh Mukherjea pointed out the formalisation in various sectors of the Indian economy leading to the emergence of one or two giants in each industry, thereby creating a market structure where a larger share …

Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Anti-CAA Meet THIS is with reference to the news report ‘Church-backed anti-CAA meet on Jan 24 likely to witness huge crowd’ (NT, Jan 21). The contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which was initially made out to be an innocuous piece of legislation by Parliament has caught the BJP government at the Centre on the wrong foot. Its efforts to …

Read More »

Kashmiri Pandits Still Await Justice

The community became the first and the foremost victim when terrorism emerged in the Valley in the late eighties DEEPIKA BHAN FOR three decades a community of over five lakh people has been waiting for justice to get the perpetrators of their forced exodus identified and booked. The Kashmiri Pandits, a minority community from Kashmir, regard their exodus as a …

Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Railways Rides Roughshod Over Sentiments Of Goans MANAGER of South Western Railway Mana Ajay Kumar Singh’s outburst against Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha, as reported by newspapers wherein he called her “Portuguese”, made for interesting reading indeed. Since Singh was at the annual inspection of the SWR in his official capacity, one can only presume that he was voicing the views …

Read More »

Railways Food Is Unsafe

GANAPATHI  BHAT, AKOLA THE pathetic quality of food  served on  trains has become part of folklore.  The topic has become so common that it has turned stale like the food dished out on trains.  But the Indian Railways  regularly comes out with ‘remedial action taken’ explanation which is nothing more than a desperate attempt to win the commuters’ confidence back. …

Read More »