IF there is one quality that separates a dictatorship from a democracy it is the capacity to absorb and assimilate dissenting views. To not only accommodate opposition in every sphere, but also give it enough space to grow.Read More »
IT is difficult to flaw the decision of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education to dispatch a team to conduct an inspection of examinations conducted by schools, even though the method to be adopted has not been revealed.Read More »
Burglaries at Religious Places - I
FOR quite some time now, temples and churches have proved to be soft targets for robbers. The latest robbery at a temple in Quitla-Fatorpa wherein burglars decamped with gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 30 lakh, as estimated by the committee members, apart from cash of Rs 25,000, is another stark reminder.
By Indu Prakash Singh
Wikileaks revelations have not done well for American democracy and at the same time the first few cables on India do not present the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a particularly flattering light.
A GOVERNMENT job has always been like a prized possession. The pay is good, the perks even better and the work not back breaking. Over and above, the retirement benefits are a steal. Hence, the urge to squeeze oneself into a government department is quite universal in Goa, while the ability of the government to accommodate all aspirations limited.Read More »
“IN its race with the car, Beijing is losing.” This headline could easily be used to describe the traffic chaos caused by the growing number of cars in any capital in the world.Read More »
Exorbitant Prices of Garlic
ONION has been in the news for several days because its price has been spiralling out of control. But then it must be said that the price of garlic has also increased manifold but has gone almost unnoticed.
By Nandkumar Kamat
ONION and garlic are bulbous crops originally from Afghanistan which became popular in India only after 10th century. The world produces 60 million metric tonnes of onions. India’s share ranges from six to ten million tonnes depending on weather and yield.Read More »
THE failure of the new GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) on December 25 was a setback for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The GSLV-FO6 rocket, which was carrying the 2,130 kg GSAT-5P communications satellite to be launched in a geosynchronous orbit above the earth’s equator, was destroyed after it developed a snag.Read More »
A day after the state government announced that it would sell onions as` 35 kg, the Bharatiya Janata Party upped the ante by floating a rival scheme to sell it at ` 30 per kg.Read More »