The incredible indifference of the people towards the recently held elections to the Zilla Panchayats in the state explicitly underlined that this institution was losing its relevance. Either in South Goa or in North Goa, peoples’ indifference was the matter of concern for the future of the Zilla Panchayats.Read More »
Goa’s Sports Policy
THE state government’s sports policy to award marks to sportspersons who excel at various levels, is very commendable. Sportspersons deserve all the encouragement that we can give them.Read More »
By P Raman
SOCIALISM IS a term that can mean many things to many people. But we never thought the word ‘economic reform’, which has been a key to the great globalisation, will meet with a similar fate.
A sessions court in Patna has sentenced to death 16 members of a landlords’ private army Ranavir Sena for leading a savage assault on Dalit community and carrying out a massacre in which 58 persons on the night of December 1, 1997, in Laxmanpur-Bathe in Bihar.Read More »
The board of directors of Goa Tourism Development Corporation is determined to create world-class infrastructure for promoting hinterland, education, adventure and other tourism products at a cost of Rs 500 crore. For this it also intends to hire a consultant.Read More »
Garbage Menace in Margao
FOR long, the garbage generated in the South Goa Planning and Development Authority market complex is dumped in open spaces in nearby areas particularly in the precincts of District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum.
BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
THE reconstitution of the National Advisory Council under Ms Sonia Gandhi, announced by India’s United Progressive Alliance government, is good news. The original NAC died prematurely because Ms Gandhi quit it in 2006 over the office-of-profit controversy.
THE Afghanistan President, Mr Hamid Karzai has never been chummy with the US President, Mr Barack Obama. But the harsh words used by Mr Karzai against the West, accusing them of orchestrating electoral fraud to undermine his administration and run a ‘puppet’ regime has widened the chasm between the two leaders.Read More »
WHATEVER the political consideration, the Transport Minister, Mr Sudin Dhavalikar’s intiative with a letter to the Chief Minister calling for a thorough vigilance probe in the tender process of the High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) scam, is in public interest.Read More »
Non-Availability of Water
THE summer season is upon us with a vengeance and with the temperatures rising each day, water has become an extremely indispensable commodity.Read More »