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    Think money not ecology!

    The Environment Minister Alina Saldanha, has been repeatedly humiliated by the Sangh Parivar. The issue is not whether the Chief Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar, asked his colleague Alina to shut-up over the clearances given to set up a Marina in the Sancoale Bay. The larger issue is the Parsekar government’s indifference to the impact on Goa’s fragile economy of the Meglo-maniacal mega tourism projects promoted by the Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar like Marinas at the cost of the ramponkars and sea planes and bridges over the Terekhol river for the benefit of a private party.

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    Latest Articles

    Frustrating HSSC Results!

    There are not enough seats to accommodate all the 13,838 students who passed the HSSC exam in even the ordinary degree colleges. Goans have brains. What they lack is opportunities. laments, Saba Sayed

    Anti-Burglary Squad Faced Charges of Extortion!

    And a few more stray thoughts and a few more observations for yet another Saturday. For a Saturday following the week when the Bombay High Court suspended the sentence of super star, Salman Khan and the Karnataka bench acquitted Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. For a Saturday following the week when the Supreme Court rejected the appeal made on behalf of the absconding Mickky Pacheco for even 48 hours to surrender before the JMFC who had issued the arrest warrant. For a Saturday following the week when the poor standards of both teaching and evaluation of students who passed the higher secondary exam stood exposed by the GCET results which were released the next day. For a Saturday following the week when the anti burglary unit of the Goa police was accused of extortion. For a Saturday following the week when it was revealed that fishing trawlers in Goa found it more profitable to smuggle liquor than catch fish.

    Judiciary paradise only for the rich?

    The suspension of the punishment awarded to superstar Salman Khan and the acquittal of former Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha in the disproportionate assets case has undermined the faith of the middle class in particular in the fairness of the judiciary. The court and the legal system is seen as the exclusive preserve of the bold and the beautiful and the rich and the powerful.


    Where are you on the election map?

    After the delimitation process was completed, you may find that your region falls under a different constituency. Take a close look at the maps to determine where you figure on the Election Map.

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    Delhi HC verdict on gay sex

    Stray Thoughts

    Anti-Burglary Squad Faced Charges of Extortion!

    And a few more stray thoughts and a few more observations for yet another Saturday. For a Saturday following the week when the Bombay High Court suspended the sentence of super star, Salman Khan and the Karnataka bench acquitted Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. For a Saturday following the week when the Supreme Court rejected the appeal made on behalf of the absconding Mickky Pacheco for even 48 hours to surrender before the JMFC who had issued the arrest warrant. For a Saturday following the week when the poor standards of both teaching and evaluation of students who passed the higher secondary exam stood exposed by the GCET results which were released the next day. For a Saturday following the week when the anti burglary unit of the Goa police was accused of extortion. For a Saturday following the week when it was revealed that fishing trawlers in Goa found it more profitable to smuggle liquor than catch fish.

    Life and Living

    wef concludes on Kiran Bedi and Vidya Balan notes…

    WOMEN need not be one another’s enemies, as is the common perceptions, my dears, because they can do better if they’re one another’s best friends! That’s my take home message after attending in bits and pieces the week-long high profile Women Economic Forum which took place at the Goa Marriott from May 7 to 11, 2015. The forum is organized annually by the All Ladies League and from the sound of it they’re going to make Goa their home to holiday and catch up with one another from now onwards!

    In News

    Frustrating HSSC Results!

    There are not enough seats to accommodate all the 13,838 students who passed the HSSC exam in even the ordinary degree colleges. Goans have brains. What they lack is opportunities. laments, Saba Sayed

    Short Story

    The Three Beatinhas of Belem

    Marcelina, Carmelina and Natalina tormented successive chaplains in Belem. How could they be stopped?