LOVE him or hate him, one has to admit the former Pakistani president, Mr Pervez Musharraf’s actions are as interesting as they are disturbing. He was at the helm of affairs from 1999, when he ousted Mr Nawaz Sharif, until 2008, arguably the most difficult phase in the history of Pakistan.Read More »
THE nod given by the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat to grant numbers to illegal houses in Margao will have repercussions. In the short term, those who erected these constructions will benefit, but in the long run it could embolden others to follow the same route.Read More »
Emulating ‘Goencho Saib’
A PUBLIC holiday is declared every year by the Goa government on December 3 to commemorate the death anniversary of Goa’s most revered patron saint, popularly known as ‘Goencho Saib’.Read More »
BY RAJDEEP SARDESAI
THERE was a time when editors were not seen or heard, only read. One of the best illustrations of the original ‘ivory tower’ approach was NJ Nanporia, a venerable editor at The Times of India in the 1960s.
ON Wednesday the Solicitor General, Mr Gopal Subramanium told judges of the Supreme Court that the decision of the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), Mr P J Thomas to recuse himself from the 2G spectrum probe was “in accordance with the highest traditions of the Indian civil service”.Read More »
ALL might not be lost, but for the twenty-four students who lodged a complaint against an aviation academy in Margao the fear of losing large sums of money remains quite genuine.Read More »
Justice to Aviation Academy Students
FOR two days now, we have been reading reports that a private institution, the Achievers Aviation Academy has been cheating its students. Besides collecting fees to the tune of Rs 1 crore from 125 students registered at the institute, students have also alleged that despite undergoing the training, no certificates were issued to them; those that were issued had neither the seal nor the signature of the authority.
BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
AS the telecom scam over the 2G spectrum reverberates, two magazines (Outlook and Open) have reproduced partial transcripts of certain telephone conversations between Ms Nira Radia, a corporate lobbyist for the Tata and Mukesh Ambani groups, and several top journalists and politicians. These show journalists illegitimately acting as political lobbyists.
NEWS that five panchayats in the Bardez taluka–Candolim, Calangute, Odxel, Pilerne-Marra and Assagao, have identified land for setting up garbage treatment plants should make the people of these villages heave a sigh of relief.Read More »
THE Saudi King describing Pakistani President Zardari as the greatest obstacle to the country’s progress; US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referring to India as a self-appointed front runner for the UN seat; Israeli President describing Pakistan as his ‘private nightmare’; how India was kept out of the Turkey talks on Afghanistan…Read More »