I WAS FIGHTING WITHIN THE PARTY: TROJANO D’MELLO
Q. Just before the elections you distanced yourself from the Congress Party. What were the reasons?
It is not true, in fact I was fighting within the party to make corrections to enable the party to form the government. The reason was that the Party President’s selected weak candidates to help the BJP and the results proved so. In 2012, an anti-Congress wave, four Congress candidates lost their deposits whereas in an anti-BJP wave twelve Congress candidates lost their deposits and another five lost by 5000 votes.
Q. There have been allegations against you of anti-party works. Party says you worked…READ more..
Not being able to form govt was not a Congress failure: Chandrakant Kavlekar
Q. If I am not wrong, you’re the youngest CLP leader or Leader of opposition, the Congress party has seen. Is it going to be easier for you, considering that party has got four ex-CM legislators working under you?
First, I would like to thank all my 16 MLAs for showing faith in me and electing me as their leader. Our party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has always been speaking about promoting young leaders to lead the party and my selection as CLP leader is one such step, I would say.
Having four such senior leaders, who have headed the State…
Few loyal tax-payers have to pay for everybody’s waste : Savio Coutinho
The Margao Municipal Council is entirely responsible for this fiasco. They are displaying a total lack of will to resolve this issue, and the more it is delayed, the more complicated it will be. We are indeed shocked to learn thorough RTI information that the alliance of Goa Forward and BJP is not post assembly elections but it dates back to 3rd March 2016, the day when BJP Councilor seconded the resolution of sanitation fee rates, which was proposed by Goa Forward Chairperson.
Q. What is the entire agitation about, against Margao Municipal Council?
The Margao Municipal Council has resolved to…
I am going to continue my journey in politics: Dr. Ketan Bhatikar
Goa: He is one of the best physiotherapists in Goa today. A 32 year-old medical practitioner who also tried his hand at the recent assembly elections through the Panaji constituency, and someone who has received accolades at the national and international level for his work in the field of physiotherapy.
Dr. Ketan Bhatikar shares some insights about his journey with Tanvi Bambolkar.
Q. Was becoming a physiotherapist your childhood dream?
– Not a childhood dream as such but after the 10th standard I had decided that I would take up this career. But somehow after 12th I was inclined towards…
NDERSTAND PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS AND THEN ENTER POLITICS
Goa: In conversation with Anil Pednekar, Sarpanch of Succour Panchayat
Q. What are the works carried out by you in your Panchayat ?
– We have made sure that all the basic facilities are provided without any delay. Internal roads, drainage, pavers, even changing of street lights is made on priority basis.
Q. Will you be standing for elections again? How was the support u gained from your fellow panch and people at large?
– Yes I will be contesting the forthcoming Panchayat elecrtions. The fellow panch members have been very co-operative and I have gained good support from the people as well,…
Doctors are not magicians, we too are human beings: Dr Medha Salkar
Goa: After the shocking incident of a private doctor being assaulted by a woman, the Indian Medical Association has taken up the issue before the authorities. TNV spoke to IMA Goa branch chief Dr. Medha Salkar.
Q. The recent assault on a senior doctor in Carmona has sent shock waves through the medical fraternity in Goa. What impact will this have on the doctor-patient relation?
– Assaults on doctors has given a sense of defensiveness to the doctors. If we have to treat a patient there are certain risks that we have to take for the well-being of the patient. I…
Cong can’t form the govt till Faleiro is heading it: D’Mello
What is your immediate reaction to expulsion from Congress?
My immediate reaction is that very fact that drama unfolded under the cover of darkness is an indication that guilty conscience were disturbed. And they were not in a position to answer tough questions, I have posed. It was for this valid reason that they could not face the light which is the press who enlighten the people of happening. I will speak out in full after I am officially communicated.
What is right on your part to criticize Luizinho Faleiro in public?
Prior to the election, I had come out with pubic…READ more..
WE HAVE DITCHED OURSELVES: TIMBLE
Q. Is it true that you were kept completely in the dark regarding Goa Forward Party (GFP)’s decision to align with BJP?
– To align with BJP was an option put forth along with other alternatives like sitting in the opposition, which was also scouted as an option. But both these were never considered as the options to be realized. GFP core strategy was to keep the BJP out of power in 2017 and later to work for strengthening the regional political alternative for Goa and Goans in the future. The mandate of Goemkars was also against the BJP as…READ more..
Assault on doctors has given sense of defensiveness: Medha Salkar
After the shocking incident of private doctor being assaulted by a woman, Indian Medical Association has taken up the issue before the authorities. TNV spoke to IMA Goa branch chief Dr Medha Salkar.
Q. The recent assault on a senior doctor in Carmona have sent shock waves through the medical fraternity in Goa, what impact will this have on the doctor-patient relation?
Assaults on doctors has given a sense of defensiveness in the doctors, if we have to treat a patient there are certain risks that we have to take for the well being of the patient. I have to really…READ more..
The Tea n Tonic to boost your business
- When did Tea and Tonic begin? Please tell us of your journey.
I started my career in PR and Marketing in 1997 when I passed out of Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, where I studied as an interior and textile designer. It was the first job I could get, so I grabbed it, and soon realized that I had a flair for PR and maybe this was the right path for me. I moved to Goa in 2001 as I felt that London life had somewhat stagnated for me. I soon got persuaded into consulting for…READ more..