The elected council of the Corporation of the City of Panaji is going to hold a meeting on Thursday to consider a proposal whether the ownership transfers of shops in the new municipal market complex over the past years should be legalised.
THIS has reference to the news story ‘CCP may legalise transferred ownership of city market shops’ (NT, December 4, 2012). Most governments first look the other way while all illegalities take place and then after sometime legalise these illegalities.
If two innocuous girls from inconsequential backgrounds can freeze into silence, shudder with fear and invite an illegal arrest and confinement from the legal Hand via the threat from the fanatic gang of the Shivsainiks,
A seminar on conservation held at the Pilar Theological College on Saturday threw up suggestions for better maintenance of heritage structures. One of the suggestions was for the Archdiocese of Goa, Daman and Diu to set up a heritage cell to co-ordinate and guide restoration. Lack of expertise within the church on this subject was admitted by Archbishop, Rev Filipe Neri Ferrao who also said that the church is more focused on the spiritual aspects and hence allots little time and energy for conservation issues.
Tust a few minutes before writing this article, I had to rush out behind my house and join the fire fighters of Goa fire and emergency services to save my garden and residence from incineration, once again, as a five hectare green patch of vegetation in faculty residential colony, Goa University was deliberately put on fire on Sunday afternoon by miscreants.
The Karnataka Niravari Nigam’s decision to restart work on the contentious Khalsa canal at Kankumbi despite an assurance given by the state’s legal counsel, Mr Fali Nariman to the water disputes tribunal hearing the case, is an act of defiance and goes against the spirit of justice and fair play.