Thursday, May 6, 2021



Pandemic Brings India To Its Knees

LT. GEN. (RETD) BHOPINDER SINGH AS the nation gasps for oxygen and the medical infrastructure creaks from sheer overburden,...

Importance Of Being Well Informed

D C PATHAK We live in the Age of Knowledge that set in with the success of the information technology (IT) revolution at the beginning...

Lockdown Is Devastating

SAMIR KHAN, MAPUSA THE state government has announced   four-day lockdown in view of the rising COVID cases in Goa....

‘Czar’ Putin’s Game Plan For India

Putin is intent on economically strangling Ukraine and daring Biden to do something BHARAT KARNAD THE...


Fulfilling a Pipe Dream

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.

A Lawless Builder

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.

BRICS and India’s Strategic Autonomy

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.

Rahul and the Beehive

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.

Bringing Transparency in Legal System

“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.

Right Treatment

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.


A farewell to retired teachers

NT BUZZ The management, staff and PTA of Guardian Angel Pre-Primary and Primary School, Curchorem bid farewell to senior...

Let’s get physical

‘Get Fit, Stay Fit Goa’, a two-week free bodyweight programme aims to inspire a fitness revolution in Goa. NT BUZZ talks to...

Food warriors

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Pinky Goyal Like most people scanning the horrifying news coming in...

Born to run

NT BUZZ The second edition of the Mulgao Fitness Run 2021 was held. The run was sponsored by Anil...