Monday 28 September 2020

News Analysed, Opinions Expressed

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503 fresh cases today, only 73 traced at 8 centres, where else is Covid spreading?

There are 503 fresh Covid19 positive cas

Covid death rate of Sept equals to last two months, 61% being treated at home

The month of September is being proved d

CM & Opposition Leader’s areas are the Covid hotspots

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant’s Sank

Goa loses two veterans: Datta S Naik & Simon D’Souza

Goa today lost two veteran leaders, Datt

Covid surpasses Aug death toll; Max affected is 61-80 age group

The Covid pandemic has crossed last mont

 

Society

503 fresh cases today, only 73 traced at 8 centres, where else is Covid spreading?

There are 503 fresh Covid19 positive cases found today. But the government’s media bulletin continues misguiding the people of Goa about where exactly these cases are found. ... READ

Covid death rate of Sept equals to last two months, 61% being treated at home

The month of September is being proved deadly. Goa has lost people equal to what we lost in the last two months of July and August. But in the last two days, Covid deaths seem to be declining.... READ

CM & Opposition Leader’s areas are the Covid hotspots

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant’s Sankhli, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat’s Madgao, two more cities and a township of Porvorim continue to be the Covid hotspots throughout this month. The spread of Covid cases, however, is seen reducing at least at 12 centres, predominantly the rural Goa. ... READ

Issues

Will anti-CAA rally of Church change political equations in Goa?

The ruling BJP of Goa was least shaken up with anti-CAA & NRC rallies also being held in Goa under different banners, but not until the Goa Church entered the nationwide movement. Completing the circle, the huge rally held in Madgao today brought together the Christians, Muslims and the liberal Hindus on one platform. ... READ

Will bring BJP CMs on board to resolve Mhadei row: Yeddyurappa

State president of BJP B S Yeddyurappa has taken the responsibility of bringing BJP chief Ministers of Goa and Maharashtra together to resolve the decades-old Mahadayi row. ... READ

Properties of Digambar and Churchill attached in Louis Berger scam

The central government’s Enforcement Directorate has moved into action, attaching properties of former Congress CM Digambar Kamat and former minister Churchill Alemao in the Louis Berger bribery case. ... READ

Infrastructure

Frustrated Goan’s petition to bring Ola, Uber into Goa goes viral

A rather fervid online petition by a Goan citizen on Change.org has gained stupendous traction since it was uploaded two days ago.... READ

Travel Goa to Mumbai in 6 hours, by 2018

Goa to Mumbai by road would be hardly six hours, by 2018. ... READ

GMR to build Mopa airport, first phase by 2020, 4.4 M traffic

Bengaluru-based GMR Airports Ltd has been selected to construct Goas new Mopa airport in four phases at the total cost of Rs 4500 crore. ... READ

Video EdiThought

WHY BLAME ROY & RITESH?

रॉय आनी रितेशाचो कितें दोश?... READ

ARE WE HYPOCRITES?

आमी ढोंगी वागतात? ... READ

ILLEGAL TOURISM EXPOSED

बेकायदेशीर पर्यटनाचो पर्दाफाश... READ

Politics

Will disqualification petition in SC affect BJP; benefit Congress? (By Sandesh Prabhudesai)

Will the Supreme Court admitting disqualification petition against 10 MLAs, who quit the Congress and joined the BJP, have any impact on the existing all-powerful BJP government of Goa? And will these MLAs, including three ministers, lose their status?... READ

Goa Forward embraces Shivsena for Earthquake, forming Front to topple BJP Govt in Goa

In a dramatic development, Goa Forward has joined hands with Shivsena to topple the BJP government of Goa, on the lines of Maharashtra, by extending the Maha Vikas Aghadi to the tourist state. ... READ

Full Goa Assembly had crossed over in 1980!

Hell broke on social media when 10 more Congress MLAs formed a separate group of two third and crossed over to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. It reduced original 17-member Congress to mere 5 in the current Assembly elected in 2017. ... READ

Economy

SC again stops Goa mining from 16 March, orders fresh ECs & recover dues

Within six years, the mining industry of Goa has received a second blow of closure. The Supreme Court has cancelled all the 88 mining leases of Goa.... READ

NGT orders 25 miners to appear before MoEF, face closure threat

The National Green Tribunal had directed 25 mining leaseholders of Goa to appear before the Ministry of Environment and Forests on 7th September, in connection with the alleged invalid environment clearance they are holding. ... READ

Shifting all casinos on-shore in 3 years; Goans to be debarred: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has finally spelt out his proposed policy on casinos, a classic U turn, from vehemently opposing any kind of casinos to now shifting the ‘offshore’ gambling on-the-shore. ... READ

Culture

राष्ट्रीय पावंड्यार पर्जळिल्लें गोंयचें नखेत्र आशालताताई गेली

राश्ट्रीय पावंड्या नामना जोडिल्ली गोंयची भोवभाशीक कलाकार आनी गायक आशालाताई वाबगावकार कोव्हिडाच्या दुंयेंसाक बळी पडून आज फांतोडेर संवसाराक अंतरली. ... READ

साहित्य अकादेमी पुरस्कार मेळ्ळेलें ‘ध वर्डस्’ कोंकणी अकादेमी कित्याक विकतें घेना?

विष्णू सुर्या वाघाच्या ‘सुदीरसुक्त’ कवितासंग्रहा फाटोफाट निलबा खांडेकाराचो ‘ध वर्डस्’ हो कवितासंग्रहय वादग्रस्त जाला. दोगांयचेरूय आक्षेप घेवपाकडेन संबंदीत आसलेली संस्था, गोवा कोंकणी अकादेमी. हे संस्थेन ‘सुदीरसुक्ता’क पुरस्कार दिलोना. आनी ‘ध वर्डस्’ हें पुस्तक तर विकतें पासून घेवपाक न्हयकार दिलो. अचूक त्याच पुस्तकाक राष्ट्रीय पावंड्यावेलो प्रतिश्ठेचो पुरस्कार दिवन साहित्य अकादेमीन ह्या पुस्तकाचो आनी कवी निलबा खांडेकाराचो भोवमान केला. कालूच निकाल जाहीर जाला. ... READ

#IFFI50: Free time during @IFFIGoa? Here’s what to do in #Panaji

The 50th Film Festival of India has kicked off on the 21st of November and despite the hectic schedule, there is ample free time in between films. The question on most people’s minds is what to do with this free time. Well, that’s what this article is for. Read ahead to find out what all you can do in your free time. ... READ