Neither the state government’s tourism establishment nor the captains of the industry have seriously engaged themselves to the challenge of getting upmarket tourists. Innovative ideas and projects only build on selling sun and sand which have been our old song.Read More »
A day after his statement that denial of benefits of development programmes is a key reason fuelling Maoism, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday suggested a prescription: empower the rural poor and marginalized sections through Panchayati Raj institutions.Read More »
Use of Old GMC Building
ON the issue of the use of the old GMC Building, the government should make public the report of the committee headed by Mr Vishnu Wagh so that Goa knows what was proposed.
By INDER MALHOTRA
SO Mr Sashi Tharoor has gone at last, or rather he has been forced to go. During the earlier eight days when the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh was busy overseas, the young, eloquent and brash Minister of State for External Affairs was brazenly defending his highly questionable actions.
THE IPL scam has placed a question to the UPA: how far they can let ‘laissez faire’ go? Entities of the IPL have been minting tens of millions without paying any taxes and without reporting to anybody for the past three years.Read More »
THE government has accepted the recommendations of the five-member committee headed by the former education department official, Mr Dnyaneshwar Pednekar about the new uniform fee structure and also plans to notify this later this month for implementation from the academic year 2010-11.Read More »
Special Status for Goa
I FULLY agree with the recent statement made by Remo Fernandes that our corrupt politicians are the main obstacle to Goa obtaining special status.
BY P RAMAN
POLITICAL stargazing is always a risky job in India. But one can safely make a few predictions about the government’s economic initiatives in the next few weeks. Let the budget session end, and there will be a high-pitch build-up in favour of total deregulation and liberalisation of the financial sector to allow foreign participation and for removal of FDI cap in infrastructure.
The Bharatiya Janata Party president, Mr Nitin Gadkari on Thursday apologised to the people of Delhi for the inconvenience caused to them due to traffic disruptions during the party’s rally against price rise a day ago.Read More »
IT is a matter of shame that despite having the police headquarters of Goa police which is not tired of boasting of its professional approach and attitude, Panaji city has turned into heaven for thieves.Read More »