Goa has never felt more vulnerable. The transporters based in Karnataka and Maharashtra have decided not to send any public carriers to Goa. Their threat brought the state government to the negotiating table and forced it to defer entry tax for eight days, during which a solution will be hammered.
Two blasts at the finish line of the Boston marathon shook the United States on Monday. The first terror attack in the US since 9/11 left three people dead and several injured. Many who lost limbs will have to contemplate lives as amputees.
No Sound Thinking Behind Entry Tax
Apparently in a bid to fill up the coffers, the Parrikar government has sought to levy entry tax for non-Goan vehicles entering Goa. From the very beginning, the scheme has been missing the confidence either of the proposers or the people.
DOES the resolution passed by the Assembly on Monday recommending the Union government to grant state special status under Article 371 of the Constitution contain a new resolve to protect the unique identity of Goa?
Debar Goans from selling land to “outsider”
It was totally heartening to hear all our 38 good men, one woman and one lady who carries the burden of legacy, so admirably rise in one voice to demand Special Status for Goa in the Assembly today.
By PRABHAKAR TIMBLE The entry tax on vehicles entering the borders of Goa created a mild flutter with the opposition by the Belgaum Chambers of Commerce and the groups from the border areas of Karwar and Sindhudurg districts.
Jobs are an important way of measuring the success or failure of a government and the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar is aware of it. Speaking at a programme organised by the Small Scale Industries Organisation in Margao last Saturday, he highlighted the need to set up employment-generating industries.