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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Shocking News On Murders In Goa – by Stephen Dias, Dona Paula
Sunday - Oct 9, 2016
Today by chance I happened to see Gomantak Times daily and the headlines reports that two women found murdered one in Sangolda and another at Cacora. Murders cases, has become an habit for us to read the news every day in local papers because the law and order is deteriorated in Goa
The Goa Of Today – by Nixon Fernandes
Sunday - Oct 9, 2016
Elections are round the corner and some of the parties have already started to feel the heat, so now in order to score brownie points over one another each party is playing with the sentiments of Goans at large be it in the form of Special Status, making Goa Slum free, making Marathi the official language of Goa or removing casinos from river Mandovi a promise which
The Ugly Side Of Brics 2016 – by Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Oct 9, 2016
On receipt of information last night that very inhuman treatment was being meted out to policemen posted at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium at Bambolim for duties related to the 2016 BRICS summit, I visited the site this morning to ascertain the facts. It was very disturbing
Goans Should Boycott The Now Dubious FC Goa – by Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Oct 9, 2016
Goa and Goans should boycott the football outfit FC Goa which is now owned by Casino Tycoon Jaydev Modi whose treacherous Casinos have already done irreparable damage to our once beautiful State and reduced it now to a gambling, prostitution, drugs and crime hub. Jaydev Modi should not be allowed to misuse the name of Goa in his devious new adventure but should
Goans Unhappy With Present Administration – by Jose Maria Miranda
Sunday - Oct 9, 2016
As Goa goes to the polls in less than five months to elect a new Govt. the talk in our “balcoes”, market places, roads and offices is obviously about elections and the prospects of various political parties and candidates. While, in the last elections, Goans had very little choice, this time around, both in terms of parties as well as candidates, we are a bit better placed, though the choice still appears difficult. However, what seems clear is that just like people, in a strong anti-incumbency wave, decimated the powerful Congress, leaving it with a few seats, mostly won on personal popularity of the candidates, the electorate, this time, they are in similar mood towards the BJP. How far this attempt will be successful is to be seen.

Election time needs also to be introspection time. The political parties and the MLAs need to introspect into their lapses, failings and particularly their deliberate wrong doings, which are sometimes prompted by
Wednesday - Oct 5, 2016
It is clear that BRICS has no role to play in the local economy let alone give tourism a boost in Goa. At most it will test Goa’s ability to hold an important Global conference in terms of venue, availability of hotels and connectivity. The Chief Minister of the State has made a statement that the BRICS summit to be held in Goa later this month will help tourism in the State. Most likely he made
Will Fight Back Till The Very End – by Aires Rodrigues
Wednesday - Oct 5, 2016
A senior police officer has today cautioned me that a well-planned attack on my life could happen anytime. I have been advised to take extra precautions in my movements. This I shall not do! I have always led the life of a common man. I have been attacked many a time. But my time was never up!
With A Deputy Chief Minister And Manohar Parrikar – Yet Mapusa Is Defenceless – by Aires Rodrigues
Tuesday - Oct 4, 2016
Today while Goa’s Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza celebrates his birthday sorrowing lies the state of his Mapusa constituency. For over three years the roads in Mapusa have been languishing in an extremely despicable state and very accident prone. To add to the woes of the much neglected
The Shocking Truth About The Theft Of Goa’s Mineral Wealth – by Sarah Dynah McGinnis
Monday - Oct 3, 2016
What would you say if you were told that each and every member of your family had been unceremoniously and consistently robbed over an eight- year period to the tune of Rs 3.7 Lakhs? A theft of inherited wealth, passed down through the generations, now almost beyond recovery and the perpetrators yet to be brought to justice
Nobody Killed Scarlett? – by Julius Carvalho
Monday - Oct 3, 2016
The acquittal of accused persons by Goa children court in the British national Scarlett Keeling death case proves once again the poor state of affair particularly that of Goa Police and CBI. In any criminal case the FIR and the panchanama report of crime site is very crucial for its conviction
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