ALTHOUGH the proposal of the Kadamba Transport Corporation to install ticket vending machines at bus stands seems to be a step in the right direction, hasty implementation could endanger it.Read More »
The Lisbon Connection
WEDNESDAY’S news of a Portuguese delegation signing an MoU to develop Panaji, following the city mayor’s visit to the Portuguese Capital is to be read circumspectly.
BY INDRANIL BANERJEE
STUNG by criticism that he has been doing a poor job as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Omar Abdullah has hit back as viciously as possible at the Centre to the utter joy of separatists led by Hurriyat hawk, Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
THE decisive defeat of the CPM-led Left Democratic Front ( LDF) in the local bodies’ elections in Kerala is a direct consequence of the rot seeping in the party’s state organisation and of the apparent complacency, if not patronage, shown by the national Marxist leadership.Read More »
OCTOBER 29 will be ‘no fish day’ because the fishing community is going on a strike in protest against the draft coastal regulation zone notification 2010 which, if implemented, will open the 7,500 km coastline of the country to tourism projects, industries, large housing complexes, atomic power plants and more. Consequently, the 10 million fishermen will get squeezed out.Read More »
Port Town in Shambles
WHAT happened in Vasco recently was highly unethical. The local MLA along with his supporters have put the people of Vasco to utter shame and humiliation. Grievances can and must be solved, but not at the risk of public life.
BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
WHEN the Cabinet Committee on Security announced ‘a new political initiative’ on Jammu and Kashmir on September 25, it was expected that high-level interlocutors would soon begin a dialogue with the state’s parties and civil society.
On Tuesday a delegation led by the Portuguese Ambassador Mr Luis Filipe Castro Mendes and comprising the Consul General in Goa, Mr Antonio Sabido Costa and the Director of International Relations, Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Ms Manuela Judice met with the Panaji mayor Ms Carolina Po and other officer of the Corporation of the City of Panaji to explore avenues for cooperation.Read More »
The decision of the Central government not to file criminal charges against writer Arundhati Roy for speaking in favour of ‘azadi’ for Jammu and Kashmir is a sign of a maturity. At a seminar Ms Roy has said that Kashmir has never been an integral part of India.Read More »
Safeguarding Interests of Goans
MR Arwin Mesquita has rightly stated that Goa’s freedom fighters should address current issues destroying Goa and threatening the identity of Goans, rather than being pre-occupied with matters relating to re-naming of municipal gardens and roads bearing Portuguese names (NT, October 26).