The murder of Additional Collector of Nashik district, Yeshwant Sonawane by members of the oil mafia comes as a shock. That the oil mafia would dare to set ablaze a senior government official is a very strong comment on the manner in which Maharashtra is administered and the levels to which it has descended.Read More »
Police-Drug Dealer Nexus
AFTER several months of dilly-dallying, the state government has finally bowed to the pressure from various quarters and has cleared the decks for a CBI probe into the police-drug mafia nexus. None can deny that the menace of drugs has been dominating Goan beaches since decades, defiling Goan society and destroying the youth.
BY KULDIP NAYAR
I LOOK back with nostalgia on the days leading to the foundation of the Indian Republic 61 years ago. Although the Constitution was adopted in the end of November 1949, its operation came into being on January 26, 1950, consecrating India’s declaration some twenty years earlier on the bank of Ravi that its goal was full freedom, not the dominion status.
WHEN Rs 15.4 lakh provided to Goa by the Centre for capacity building and creating awareness on the Right to Information Act is returned, questions are bound to be raised. Is the state government serious about the implementation of the RTI Act?Read More »
THE death of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi brings to an end only the physical existence of a great, prodigious Hindustani classical vocalist who mesmerised audiences wherever he performed for almost six decades, not the cultural existence of his creations which are immortal.Read More »
Benefits of Automated Parking
GIVEN the number of vehicles being added to the vehicular population in the state, five years from now, Goa will face problems of gargantuan proportions which will be difficult to handle as far as availability of parking space is concerned, if a concerted effort is not made to find a solution right now.
BY FIROZ BAKHT AHMED
WHEN Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, the newly elected VC of the renowned Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, stated that the minorities are flourishing under Mr Narendra Modi, he had confirmed the truth.
NOW that the story on why the file on recommendation of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the police-drug dealer nexus was being held back is finally out, perhaps it will start moving faster.Read More »
THOUGH the Bharatiya Janata Party has vowed to hoist the tri-colour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar “peacefully and respectfully” on Republic Day, its intent is far from peaceful or respectful. It looks like the BJP is still unwilling to give up its fixation on minorities and is willing to ride on their backs if need be. Kashmir is a politically volatile state.Read More »
Feeling for All
WHILE appreciating that the report dealing with the fatal accident of an SSC student in Assagao has attributed the causes of such fatalities to narrow roads, roadside bushes, parked vehicles, reckless speeding etc (NT, January 22), what is unacceptable is the statement, ‘Though the victim was not a Goan …’