sixty-six illegal structures in Khariwada, Mormugao have been demolished and the fate of the remaining 297 hangs by a very thin thread. It would have been difficult to argue in favour of illegal structures if the rules were applied evenly to all. Unfortunately, this is not the case.Read More »
I QUITE agree with the views of Mr Densil Vas who in the letter, ‘Medium of Instruction’ (NT, March 31) has stated that the English spoken by those who had their primary school education in the vernacular is a literal translation of the vernacular "with no proper grammar, diction or accent".Read More »
BY SHWETA PATWARDHAN
CHIEF Minister, Mr Prithviraj Chavan is no exception to his Congress predecessors in that there is no sense of political stability in the state.
NOTHING can be more embarrassing for the Civil Supplies Minister, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza than the expose of inefficiency in his department by the Mapusa MLA, Mr Francis D’Souza who pointed out that, if one were to go by the records kept by the department, then the population of Goa would be in the range of 16 lakh.Read More »
In the end the long arm of the law catches up. A fast track court on Wednesday convicted actor Shiney Ahuja of raping his maid in 2009 and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment. For some one like Shiney, this is a long time and it will ruin his acting career beyond repair.Read More »
Goa Hamara Hai
THE goondagiri of Mumbai seems to have raised its ugly head in Goa. The incident occurred on Monday when MNS chief, Mr Raj Thackeray’s personal security guard assaulted a Goan truck driver and threatened him at gun point at Borim Bridge in south Goa.
BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
WIKILEAKS cables disclosures have hit India. The Hindu newspaper has accessed and summarised classified cables from the US Embassy in New Delhi to Washington–and produced a political furore.Read More »
THIS is a true story: A 35,000-square metre plot worth `2.5 crore at the Verna industrial estate was allotted to a person who put up only `1.5 lakh upfront. The apparent aim of this mysterious entrepreneur was to construct a warehouse costing `3.5 crore.Read More »
The investigation into the 2G scam is inching towards the first family of Tamil Nadu with Chief Minister, Mr M Karunanidhi’s daughter, Ms M Kanimozhi now in the crosshairs.Read More »
Medium of Instruction
I WAS quite horrified to read about the so called communal divide which Fr Jaime Couto and Fr Mousinho de Ataide speak about.Read More »