Not everybody connected with tourism is laughing all the way to the bank. The government might want to highlight that the ongoing season saw around 820 charter flights which brought in 1.6 lakh tourists as against 626 last year. The numbers always look rosy, but all those linked to the industry depend on the cash spent by tourists on various services. And not everyone is counting money.Read More »
Top Infosys official, Mr T V Mohandas Pai has taken a pot shot at the Karnataka government prompting a sharp reply from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Mr Pai alleged that his company was asked to pay a bribe by government officials to clear projects, but it refused and the files went missing.Read More »
Rise in Crime
THE one time beautiful state of Goa, known for love, peace and truth can no longer be called a peaceful state.Read More »
BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT
THE 17-days-long 13th session, the budget session of the fifth Legislative Assembly of Goa after statehood was concluded on April 8. It witnessed 1034 starred and 1028 unstarred legislative assembly questions, eight calling attention motions, eight zero hour mentions, 15 private members’ resolutions, four congratulatory and three condolence motions and passing of 84 demands.
The long and torturous fight against corruption has just reached a new milestone. The peace deal brokered between the central government and Mr Anna Hazare favours India. Politicians, who are now synonymous with corruption and sleaze, have been beaten and the frontiers of a clean and respectable administration have been pushed a few inches further.Read More »
On the last day of the Assembly session, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat promised to speak to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and the Union Shipping Minister, Mr G K Vasan about curtailing the jurisdiction of the Mormugao Port Trust.Read More »
After gloating over the supremacy of the government vis-a-vis the vox populi for some time, the central government has finally come its senses that the will of the people will prevail when there is visible malfunctioning of democracy.
BY INDER MALHOTRA
THOUGH inevitably overshadowed by the excitement and elation over the World Cup, the release of the preliminary census data also touched off a mild wave of joy and approbation for two good reasons.
MR Babush Monserrate is back in the news, but for the wrong reasons. He was detained at the Mumbai airport by the Air Intelligence unit for carrying foreign exchange in travellers cheques and currency beyond the permissible limit–over ` 21 lakh to be precise.Read More »
THE return of Mr Gopal Das who was held in a Pakistani jail for 27 years on charges of spying is, without doubt, a moment of happiness for him and his family members.Read More »