WHEN the problems faced by consumers in getting an LPG cylinder refill were discussed in the Assembly last week, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar opined that piped gas would take away all this hardship.
THE death of 74 people in the collapse of a building in Thane on Thursday could have been avoided had the municipal authorities and police taken timely action. It is learnt that the seven-storey construction was coming up in violation of every possible norm.
Alarming Number of Dog-Bite Cases – I
THE news item ‘14,263 cases of dog bites recorded last year’ (NT, April 6), was most disturbing, and should start alarm bells ringing in the state considering that a whopping ` 1.26 crore was spent by the Goa government on anti-rabies vaccines.
By INDER MALHOTRA
WHILE the latest summit of BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – was on at Durban, South Africa last week, there seemed to be nothing unusual about the proceedings. It was business as usual.
THE Congress party vice president, Mr Rahul Gandhi’s 75-minute address at the plenary session of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) on Thursday was a typical Rahul speech: the language of the opposition without any vision of the ruling party.
Politicians Seldom Address Genuine Issues – I
POLITICIANS always try to exploit any issue to their advantage and cricket is no exception. They do not want Pakistani players to play in IPL, they do not want Sri Lankan players in Chennai and now they want the IPL matches shifted out of Mumbai citing drought in the state.
BY RAJDEEP SARDESAI “Justice,” the new rallying cry in street and studio, can be awfully selective at times. The brutal gang-rape of a Delhi girl in December led to an avalanche of protests and demands that the culprits be hanged immediately.
What was only talked about for a number of years will be realized sooner than later and the Health Minister, Mr Laxmikant Parsekar will have a feather in his cap. Speaking in the Assembly, the minister said the cardio-thoracic unit at the Goa Medical College would be inaugurated by June this year.