THE Agriculture Minister and NCP chief, Mr Sharad Pawar is not known to act on impulses. His request to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh to relieve him of some ministerial responsibilities–consumer affairs and food and public distribution–points to his uneasy relations with the Congress.Read More »
Bandh Compensation Fund
BANDHS can be justified only if they are voluntary and non-violent. The recent bandh was neither. If the people were assured of safe and sure transport, very few would have remained indoors. Hence the bandh cannot be considered voluntary.
BY P RAMAN
THE debate over the UPA government’s decision last week to give a free hand to the oil companies to fix the petroleum prices was largely confined to the ongoing opposition protests and the need to cut the exchequer’s subsidy burden.
A COUPLE of years back the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) had set a challenging task before the Goa government: revive the confidence of the investors for economic growth and sustainable employment through accelerated industrial development. The state has lost charm for investors in the past few years.Read More »
THE good news is that the world economy will grow faster than expected this year and the global economic growth would be around 5 per cent. What is most significant is that Asia has emerged as the driver of this growth factor.Read More »
Use Existing Land for Kabrastan
THE Muslim community in Goa is constantly requesting the government for land for kabrastan. However, the Muslim community must also listen to the grievances of others. The other communities are reluctant to give the Muslims land since the Muslims don’t exhume the mortal remains of their dead.
BY PRAMOD TIWARI
GREAT controversy is brewing as to whose responsibility it is to tackle the Maoist menace in the country.Read More »
IF the conditions laid down under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission are not applicable to cities of Goa as they are small and do not have the minimum required population a way should be found.Read More »
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has decided to use Army as a "deterrent" in Kashmir on the plea that security forces would ensure strict enforcement of curfew.Read More »
Police Bill 2008
WITH the next Assembly session upon us this month, it is imperative that the Draft Police Bill 2008 be kept off the agenda. Such an alarmingly repressive Bill that seeks to give the government and police almost unfettered powers to suppress the democratic rights of the people, demands close and careful public scrutiny.Read More »