Breaking News

Commentary

End of Recession

The unemployment rate in the US has fallen to the lowest since 2009 when the country was in the depth of recession. The rate dropped to 8.6 per cent last month.

Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Make Use of Waterways

WITH the ever-increasing number of vehicles on our roads, there is already heavy traffic congestion in the state. If remedial steps are not taken at this stage, Goa will face problems of gargantuan proportions five years from now.

Read More »

BJP’s Somersault on Retail FDI

BY RAJDEEP SARDESAI
“MANY said that Kentucky (KFC) will drive the dhabas out of the market. The dhabas have driven out Kentucky. The Indian sherbet is still there despite Coca Cola and Pepsi. Don’t underestimate India.”  That was former NDA finance minister, Mr Jaswant Singh in 2004 when supporting FDI in retail.

Read More »

Fighting a Taboo

AS in many parts of the world, the number of HIV positive cases has been falling over the past four years due to rising awareness and improved drug effectiveness and coverage. The number of HIV positive cases in 2008, 2009 and 2010 was 1,019, 959 and 821, respectively.

Read More »

Covertly Hostile

THE busting by the Delhi police of a terrorist cell that is believed to be responsible for a string of nationwide attacks last year has once again triggered apprehensions of terror groups preparing for an escalation of operations in India.

Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Primary Education in Turmoil
NO one seems to be aware of the state of primary education in the state. From the accomplished norm of providing primary education in the mother tongue or regional language, which had been in force at least since the early 1990s, there was an unexpected and unprecedented uproar from vested interests to provide grants to English-medium primary schools as well.

Read More »

Hasina Losing Ground in Bangladesh

BY KULDIP NAYAR
POPULARITY is a rare quality which begins to elude the rulers when they need it the most. The Bangladesh Prime Minister, Ms Sheikh Hasina is in a similar situation. Her stock has shrunk at a time when she requires it badly. 

Read More »

Nothing to Do with Age

Mr Rahul Gandhi sometimes comes up with amazing ideas. Now he says the biggest corruption is in the politics of the country and the only way to eradicate it is to induct more and more youth into politics.

Read More »

Fear Is the Key

It is astounding to know that the Goa traffic police have registered more than 1.80 lakh cases of violations of motor vehicle rules this year from January to October.

Read More »