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Monday - Oct 5, 2015
There will be fingers crossed on these distant shores on Sunday, October 4, when elections are held for all 230 seats in the Portuguese parliament, the Assembleia da Republica. Pedro Passos Coelho's ruling centre-right coalition faces a powerful challenge that has been brewing for years from Antonio Costa, the popular and charismatic three-term mayor of Lisbon, of the Socialist Party. In the balance
If I Were To Be The CM Of Goa by Floriano Lobo
Monday - Oct 5, 2015
“Floriano? Chief Minister of Goa?” Is he kidding? “…. would be the chorus which could make any normal person with normal hearing, deaf. “Why? Just because he believes that the Party he has helped form some decade and a half ago [which party is not even known to 5 per cent of Goans that it exists] is the only
Louis Berger Probe: A Political Witch Hunt At Tax Payer’s Expense by Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Oct 4, 2015
After a bare reading of the so called voluminous charge sheet filed by the Crime Branch in the much hyped Louis Berger case, there cannot be any doubt that any sensible Judge will quash the charge sheet for the asking. The charge sheet which has been filed is no charge sheet at all within the parameters of the Criminal Procedure Code and does not reveal the ingredients of the offences alleged
Sunday - Oct 4, 2015
Prakash Javadekar’s action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030 to 33-35 percent of the 2005 levels which is India’s frame work as required by the Paris Climate Change summit being the intended nationally determined contribution is to be lauded but it seems that it is merely a well-calculated exercise to enable India with a very large population to fit in with the already
Sunday - Oct 4, 2015
With the long weekend of three days drawing to a close Goa is agog and abuzz with speculation as to who is going to be the sacrificial lamb to get divested of their portfolio in the cabinet reshuffle scheme of things, of the BJP think thank! Any move to divest the lone woman representative in the BJP cabinet, Mrs Alina Saldanha, Minister for forest and environment, the widow of late Matanhy Saldanha
The Great Powwow Of Pao by Joao Barros-Pereira
Saturday - Oct 3, 2015
Is the price of pao controlled in Goa by the government? Whenever I'm in Goa I always make sure to get my share of pao. The only problem is the great variety of other breads with its improving quality available in the clean and more sophisticated stores in the towns. I don't see pao sold in the modern stores. Why not? It is sold only on the streets and in small shops
BJP’s Jungle Raj Needs To Be Clamped by Aires Rodrigues
Saturday - Oct 3, 2015
The law is that all the footpaths have to be left unobstructed at all times for the pedestrians to use. Infact the thrust today is to even make the footpaths accessible by wheel chair for the disabled. Contrary to the law and common sense, the BJP by a sheer act of arrogance and abuse of power erected over
The New Joker Of The South Called Caitu Silva (O Cozinheiro) by Martha Rodrigues
Saturday - Oct 3, 2015
Of recent years people have been witnessing one after the other some illiterates popping up on the political scene. We had one from Varca and an ex-Tailor from Betalbatim running the show in most prudish manners. To join to their list we have another now a cozinheiro from Benaulim, as an MLA of the Benaulim constituency
Time For A Revolution In Goa by Nixon Fernandes
Friday - Oct 2, 2015
This past week there were some hectic developments in the political circle of Goa. First and foremost Speaker Rajendra Arlekar will be elevated as a cabinet minister, his deputy will now be a speaker and the toothless tiger (Wagh) might be Dy.speaker. So also Digambar Kamat the only lucky guy to evade arrest in Goa
Friday - Oct 2, 2015
The recent sudden recusal by a Judge of the Bombay High Court at Goa from further hearing a high profile matter has rightly raised many an eyebrows. More so because he was hearing it for over a month with so much precious judicial time consumed and had even passed an interim order while hearing the same matter
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