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GOA is going from bad to worse and into a state of utter lawlessness. For this, I do not blame the police, but the current set of ruling politicians instead. How can we expect law and order from such a criminal government?Read More »
BY INDER MALHOTRA
LUCKILY there hasn’t been much hand-wringing, leave alone tear-shedding, in this country after it became clear that the usual meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama of the United States on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session later this week would not be possible.Read More »
FOR a guru who teaches a brand of spiritualism that enhances the human values of love, compassion and enthusiasm, the inclusion of corruption in the package might seem out of place.Read More »
THAT the government is seriously contemplating severing the short film centre (SFC) from the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will hurt young film makers by denying them an international audience.Read More »
Poor Condition of Roads
THE fury of the monsoons has reduced most of our roads to dilapidated state. In quite some roads, the top layer has almost been washed out. On many roads potholes have erupted making the drive very uncomfortable, time-consuming and costly too, due to excessive fuel consumption.Read More »
BY RAJDEEP SARDESAI
IN the age of made for TV fasts and noisy spectacles, is there space for quiet efficiency? In an era of hype and aggressive marketing, is there room for the solid performer?
ON Thursday, protesters ended their 12-day fast against construction of a nuclear plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu. The end came after Chief Minister, Ms J Jayalalithaa gave an assurance that the Assembly would pass a resolution requesting the Centre to halt construction until fears over safety are properly addressed.Read More »
THE stamp of approval granted by the Town and Country Planning Board to the regional plans of the four coastal talukas of Bardez, Tiswadi, Salcete and Mormugao, brings to a close a five-year exercise to create a regional plan that, for the first time in the country, included people at the grassroot level in the planning process.Read More »
Delay in Payment to Pensioners
THIS is in reference to a news item appearing in a local daily regarding payment of fitment weightage of 40 per cent to government pensioners who have resigned/retired/expired or cease to be in service.