Wednesday, August 16, 2017
WILL THE RTI ACT HAUNT GOA RTI FORUM CHIEF? by Adv. Aires Rodrigues
Tuesday - Aug 20, 2013
Mrs. Nandini Sahai, the President of Goa RTI forum has declined to furnish information under Right to Information Act sought from International Centre Goa (ICG) at Dona Paula of which she is the Director. The Goa District Registrar North by a letter dated 1st July had directed the International Centre to furnish information sought by Mr. Ivor Ferreira of St Estevam through his two applications made under the Right to Information Act.
WORLD CLASS ATHLETES FROM JAMAICA AT MOSCOW MEET by A. Veronica Fernandes, Kuwait
Monday - Aug 19, 2013
World Athletics Championship this year held successfully at Moscow in Russia has just been concluded. Kudos to Russia for organising this Championship so successfully. The hero of this Championship came out again the sprinter Usain Bolt from Jamaica and again the black skin power came out dominant, in Track and Field events, the Black Power out beat White Power thereby again proving its excellence in sports
M.V.HORSESHOE WILL ONLY FURTHER SINK GOA by Adv. Aires Rodrigues
Monday - Aug 19, 2013
With the massive casino M.V. Horseshoe having commenced functioning with the blessings of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, the awful side effects and the irreversible after effects will soon be there for all to see. The Casinos are known to provide other services besides gambling to its rich and mighty
INDIA CANNOT BE CONCEIVED AS MOTHERLAND OF GOA by Gabriel De Figueiredo
Sunday - Aug 18, 2013
I cannot conceive India as being the “motherland” of Goa, as the Indian Union came into existence in 1947, and as Republic of India in 1950. Goa came into existence as India Portuguesa since 1510 (older than the Taj Mahal) and as Estado da India Portuguese, an overseas province of Portugal (in the same
GOA NEEDS TO PROTECT THE INTERSTS OF GOANS by Adv. Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Aug 18, 2013
Leena Mehendale who Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is trying to appoint as Goa’s State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) had been rejected by the Maharashtra Government for the same post there. In its wisdom the Maharashtra Government on 6th June 2012 for reasons best known had discarded the name of Leena Mehendale. So why is Manohar Parrikar so keen
WHY WOMEN’S RESERVATION BILL IS NOT TENABLE by Adv. Aires Rodrigues
Friday - Aug 9, 2013
The Constitution of India provides for the Fundamental Right to Equality, without discrimination on the grounds of sex, caste, creed or religion. If 33% reservation for women is added to the existing 22.5 % for scheduled castes and tribes, more than 55 per cent of seats in Parliament and State legislatures
GOAN SOCIETY AT THE CROSSROADS? by Joao Barros-Pereira
Wednesday - Aug 7, 2013
With 21 of the 30 Salcete sarpanchas attending the meeting to discuss issues and necessary amendments related to the future of the Panchayat Raj Act the people of Salcete have awakened from a great slumber! They no longer are satisfied with assurances but want their legal rights in writing.
RANK CONFLICT OF INTEREST by Adv. Aires Rodrigues
Tuesday - Aug 6, 2013
The saga of the post graduates students at Goa Medical College (GMC) seems to be revealing and mind boggling with very disturbing facts. The seven committee of GMC doctors which on 24th June finalized the selected list of students comprised amongst others of Dr. Mahesh Sardesai, the father-in-law of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s elder son Utpal. In the list released amongst the students
Tuesday - Aug 6, 2013
Goa does not have an IAS officer like Durga Shakti Nagpal, the feisty sub-divisional officer whose action against illegal sand mining mafia in UP may have led to her suspension, but has earned her a nation’s regard. But it has illegal sand mining. In fact, lots of it for an ecologically fragile state.
Tuesday - Aug 6, 2013
Ideally, when the Panchayat office receives applications from different applicants with regards to a particular issue on which resolution has to be taken in the Gram Sabha, all the respective applicants with respect to that issue should be present in the Gram Sabha. However, the Panchayats today are failing to follow this procedure. There are cases in which fraudulent applications
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