IT is still not known if the two-day security drill named ‘Sagar Kavach’ to test the operational preparedness of the police force, Coast Guard and Navy in Goa was successful or not. Top police officers who briefed media persons were not really forthcoming on the issue except to say that ‘it was neither a success not a failure’.Read More »
Sachin Shines Again
MASTER-Blaster, Mr Sachin Tendulkar’s devastating form has left many critics dumb struck. At the age of 37 years and after an illustrious career of 21 years, he is as good as ever.Read More »
BY INDER MLHOTRA
ONE of numerous American analysts that are upset over Islamabad’s ‘double-dealing’ in the Afghanistan War has compared his country’s relationship with Pakistan to ‘making love to a cactus’.
JUST when everything seemed calm and dreary news from Australia was reduced to a trickle and India was beginning to repose its trust in law enforcing agencies Down Under, a Goan student in Noble Park, Melbourne was brutally attacked by two Australians.Read More »
ALTHOUGH the proposal of the Kadamba Transport Corporation to install ticket vending machines at bus stands seems to be a step in the right direction, hasty implementation could endanger it.Read More »
The Lisbon Connection
WEDNESDAY’S news of a Portuguese delegation signing an MoU to develop Panaji, following the city mayor’s visit to the Portuguese Capital is to be read circumspectly.
BY INDRANIL BANERJEE
STUNG by criticism that he has been doing a poor job as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Omar Abdullah has hit back as viciously as possible at the Centre to the utter joy of separatists led by Hurriyat hawk, Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
THE decisive defeat of the CPM-led Left Democratic Front ( LDF) in the local bodies’ elections in Kerala is a direct consequence of the rot seeping in the party’s state organisation and of the apparent complacency, if not patronage, shown by the national Marxist leadership.Read More »
OCTOBER 29 will be ‘no fish day’ because the fishing community is going on a strike in protest against the draft coastal regulation zone notification 2010 which, if implemented, will open the 7,500 km coastline of the country to tourism projects, industries, large housing complexes, atomic power plants and more. Consequently, the 10 million fishermen will get squeezed out.Read More »
Port Town in Shambles
WHAT happened in Vasco recently was highly unethical. The local MLA along with his supporters have put the people of Vasco to utter shame and humiliation. Grievances can and must be solved, but not at the risk of public life.