Sunday, August 20, 2017
PRIME MINISTER MODI'S VISIT TO JAPAN by Joao Barros-Pereira
Thursday - Sep 11, 2014
Prime Minister Modi presenting a copy of the Gita to the Japanese emperor, as reported in the media, does not appear to be a smart move. Didn't his advisors in Tokyo warn him? They should have at least asked him to make a comment or two on the great beauty of the book. As there is a big bank of insightful
AN ILLEGAL TINKERING WITH THE CrPc by Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Sep 7, 2014
The recent session of the Goa Legislative Assembly passed a bill amending the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973. The bill was hurriedly bull-dozed through without even a discussion. The Criminal Procedure Code (Cr PC) is a Central Legislation and a State Legislature has no competence to amend a Central Law. Under Article 254(2)of the Constitution, it is provided that “Where a law made
ON BEAUTIFICATION OF CAMPAL MIRAMAR AREAS by Stephen Dias, Dona Paula
Friday - Sep 5, 2014
On Beautification of Campal-Miramar areas awaits NOC from CCP Commissioner Sanjit Rodrigues is well taken by the Panjimites and felt that the Mayor should be given executive powers to deal with this project in absence of the Commissioner. Most of the times the present Commissioner is unavailable for discussion at the CCP office resulting delay of the projects
GOA CM MANOHAR PARRIKAR LANDS IN EUROPE by Aires Rodrigues
Tuesday - Sep 2, 2014
Sources have confirmed that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar accompanied by his flamboyant Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni have today arrived in Europe on a ten day holiday. They had left Goa last evening via Mumbai accompanied also by State BJP treasurer Sanjeev Desai
WHERE IS SANJIT RODRIGUES? by Aires Rodrigues
Tuesday - Sep 2, 2014
Over the last week several parts of Panaji have been submerged under knee deep water. But Sanjit Rodrigues the Commissioner of the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) who should have been piloting the relief and rescue work is nowhere to be seen. He is also the Managing Director of the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC)
BIKINI BEACH by Joao Barros-Pereira
Tuesday - Sep 2, 2014
My dear MLA, could you please tell me where Bikini Beach is to be located? I want to go there! Ever since I read the news, it has been on my mind, which has been churning and churning with a hundred and one questions! Will NRI's be allowed to visit this beach? As we are influenced by impure foreign culture, I guess it is okay for us to visit Bikini Beach, right?
SAFEGUARDING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY by Aires Rodrigues
Monday - Sep 1, 2014
To ensure the highest standards of judicial independence and to ward off even the faintest trace of governmental influence on the judiciary, there needs to be at least a two year “cooling off period" for retiring judges before they accept any post retirement posting.
LEST WE FORGET GOA’S TWO IMMORTAL HEROES by Aires Rodrigues
Monday - Sep 1, 2014
It was appropriate that on August 12th this year the government unveiled a statue of Goa’s first Chief Minister late Dayanand Bandodkar on his death anniversary at the Secretariat Complex in Porvorim. It would be equally befitting if on 17th October which is Dr Jack Sequeira’s death
BAN ALL EXTENSIONS IN SERVICE by Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Aug 31, 2014
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar while as the Leader of the Opposition use to raise a ruckus over extensions in service and contract appointments being given to retiring government officers by the then government. Now, over the last two and a half years, he has been selectively doling out extensions to his preferred officials. As nobody is indispensable there needs to be a total
DO WE REALLY NEED A GOVERNMENT? by Jose Maria Miranda
Sunday - Aug 31, 2014
This question may sound strange to many. But with murders, rapes, assaults, robberies, thefts, illegalities, etc. etc. going on unabated, with no steps at prevention, control, or detection, leave alone remedy and conviction and not a word from Goa’s CEO, I often really feel that we could do without a Government. In fact, it appears to me that with its helplessness in controlling unlawful
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