C’MON GUYS, IT’S MONSOONS; DON’T CREATE HAVOC FOR IT

The pre-monsoon showers arrived this time, as usual, unexpected; providing respite from the scorching sun and prickling heat that had made our lives hell. It rained. More so, it poured, and everyone was caught unaware. The string of people stranded on the road with their two-wheelers, as they forgot to carry their rain gear; people running for shelter, and vehicles…

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SLOWLY AND STEADILY THE IRON ORE ACTIVITIES ARE PICKING UP PACE

The iron ore mining industry in Goa may have something to cheer for when the new season commences in October this year, as the Supreme Court is considering increasing the annual production cap for the State, which is currently fixed at 20 million tons. With south-west monsoon season hitting the coast of Goa, the four-month long temporary ban on iron…

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The Power Play At Panchayat Elections And Game Of Reservations

It is time for the Panchayat bodies to go for the polls. This once in five-year event actually is the grass root level exercise with elections being held for each ward. The panch member is elected who eventually decides the Sarpanch and decides how Panchayat bodies should work. The role of Panchayat bodies has attained utmost importance. It is these…

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WHAT PARRIKAR SAID BEFORE ELECTION HAS TURNED TRUE

Senior leader Sudin Dhavalikar has got what he aspired for – PWD and Transport. And he will be only able to explain why he wants these two portfolios. Can’t he develop Goa if he is given other ministries? Is PWD and Transport, key for the development of the state? Everyone knows the answer for these questions but that is…

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Keep your red beacons but give us what we rightfully deserve

It came as a surprise for everyone when Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked red beacons on the cars to be removed. The move came unprecedented as the red beacon always symbolised very important persons (VIPs). The Prime Minister claimed his decision will be a blow to VIP culture and every Indian is VIP. It felt so nice to listen…

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Tears in eyes and dust in lungs, for people living in the mining belt

Goa: The issue of pollution caused by the trucks that carry iron ore from the mining leases to the jetties is as old as the mining industry itself. The rising demand from China in the run up to the Olympics fuelled the state’s iron ore demand. That is why the people living in the mining belt have borne the…

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‘BABA RE BABA’, WHAT VISHWAJIT DID WAS UNPREDICTABLE TILL MARCH 11

As more than a thousand people from Valpoi flooded the streets of Panaji earlier this month, there was something unusual happening. The news of Vishwajit Rane joining the BJP was already an old story, but to see it happen so quickly, was something unbelievable. But that’s what Goa’s politics has come to right now. Vishwajit’s introduction to politics was through…

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