There are two things that Goa and Kerala have in common – beautiful beaches and a history of migration. Although Goa had a 400-year-old association with Portuguese, it was at Kappad beach in Calicut, now Kozhikode, that the Vasco da Gama first dropped anchor.Read More »
The revelation that malaria deaths in the country are 13 times higher than reported is frightening, to say the least. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, malaria kills 5,000 children and 10,000 adults every year, but a new paper published in ‘The Lancet’ said the WHO method is flawed because it depends only on patients who have been diagnosed by a doctor and leaves out many deaths which occur outside the primary health sector.Read More »
A Word of Praise
I RECENTLY had the opportunity to visit the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim to see a young girl who had been subjected to a vicious knife attack. She sustained injuries to several abdominal organs and underwent surgery at the hospital. Her post-operative course was predictably stormy.
BY KULDIP NAYAR
TIMING is an important factor for politicians. They should know when to speak. If they do not know what should be said and when, they can land themselves in trouble.
The three-week deadline set by the Supreme Court for constituting a tribunal to adjudicate on the water dispute between Goa and Karnataka is a clear sign that the legal process to resolve the issue is now on track.Read More »
The admission by the German Chancellor, Dr Angela Merkel, that attempts to create a multi-cultural society had failed will have ominous consequences for the nation which has a huge number of immigrants.Read More »
Change Bank Lending Rules
THE other day I happened to take an enterprising vegetable vendor to one of the leading nationalised banks in Panaji. The vendor wanted to take out loans for two vehicles–one a delivery van for local delivery to hotels in North Goa which form the majority of his clientele and another bigger vehicle to directly bring vegetables in bulk from Belgaum and/or Hubli/Dharwad.
BY ARUN SINHA
ONE of the reasons why ultraliberals want the Ayodhya verdict to go into the Supreme Court is that the another five-ten years it might take to resolve can help to bring down further the religious fever that has already shown alleviation in the nation’s response to the High Court order.
For Mr Suresh Kalmadi, the Chairman of the Organising Committee (OC) of the Commonwealth Games 2010, the nightmare has just begun. The first indication that his head was on the block came when the PMO did not invite him to the function held to felicitate India’s medal winners.Read More »
The admission of the state director of civil supplies and consumer affairs, Mr Gurudas Pilernkar that about 80,000 ration cards are lying unclaimed with the 11 mamlatdars comes as a shock.Read More »