ONE would think that Mr Churchill Alemao’s sole political purpose was to further the career of his daughter, Ms Valanka and build bridges across the River Sal. Now he has threatened, once again, to burn his bridge with the Congress. Last Saturday might have passed off as a dull and dreary weekend had the Foundation for Advanced Management of Elections not to debar Ms Valanka Alemao from contesting elections to the post of Youth Congress chief for a year.Read More »
THE death of 93 people in twin attacks by a lone ‘deranged’ man is the worst tragedy faced by Norway since World War II. Words fail to describe the loss felt by families and more so, the gruesome manner in which the victims were done to death.Read More »
Students Dictating Terms
WITH the provisions of Right to Education (RTE) Act being implemented in the state, with a spate of circulars being issued by DoE, the schools will be left with no option than to exonerate the students of all mischief and absolve them of all the wrong doings within the precincts of the complex.Read More »
BY INDER MALHOTRA
COMPARED with Wednesday’s triple blasts in Mumbai, the worst since 26/11 and fifth since 1993, the non-event in Delhi, otherwise called Cabinet reshuffle, seems irrelevant.
The one thought rushing through the Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa’s head at this moment probably is: Couldn’t this have waited till the end of my holiday?Read More »
TWENTY-TWO years to complete a dam and canals is a long time. As a result the cost of the Tillari irrigation project has shot up from ` 45 crore in 1990 to Rs 1,612 crore.Read More »
Embrace the Nuisance Fine
THE recent news that the Corporation of the City of Panaji is enacting bye-laws to check ‘spitting, littering or creating nuisance in the city’ and fine each offender Rs 500 is most welcome. It is the right and long over-due step to bring in some discipline and civic sense among the citizens.
By Dr M R lyer
The Kudankulam nuclear power plant has a chequered history. The pressurised water reactors are of the Russian brand and incorporate many safety features.
SEVEN years is a long time to iron out creases, though not so for the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) and the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG).Read More »
BY design or accident, a national daily had an interesting play of articles on the front page. The lead was devoted to the US Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton who prodded India to be more assertive in the region and added that Washington had watched the country’s progress with great admiration.Read More »