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 »
Uniting the Religious
THIS is in reference to the letters written by Mr A F Nazareth and Mr Sebastian D’Souza on ‘Pagan practices in the Church’ (NT, April 21). The zatra of Goddess Lairai and the Milagres Feast of Mapusa fall on the same day–as both are supposed to be sisters.
BY KULDIP NAYAR
THERE was a document, called Charter of Democracy, which the presidents of Pakistan People’s Party and the Muslim League signed at London on May 14, 2006. Both of them, the late Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif
LET us hope the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh meant it when he said that the administration should not overlook the fact that many areas in which extremism flourishes are under-developed and many of the people, mainly poor tribals who live in these areas have been denied the benefits of our ambitious developmental programmes.Read More »
THE state directorate of panchayats has submitted a proposal to the government to amend section 3 of the panchayati raj act to facilitate the demarcation of boundaries of the panchayats.Read More »
Saving the Environment-I
I FULLY support the Diocesan Bishop of Vasai, Archbishop Felix Machado, who along with Rev Fr Francis de Britto’s Harit Vasai Andolan has joined the residents of 53 villages to protest against the builder sharks attacking the Vasai-Virar belt in Maharashtra.