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Lives v/s Livelihood or Lives v/s Lives? (Cleofato Almeida Coutinho)


Mere lockdown cannot be the only road map to deal with the virus. Whether a good balance between health and economy (lives versus livelihood) has been struck would be known from the corona graph and how the economy behaves in the near future...READ

Will there be a consensus over continuance of the lockdown? (Cleofato Almeida Coutinho)


For the central government it is a tough call. Economy is in doldrums. Unemployment at an all-time high. Industry cannot survive without migration of labour. Even when the restrictions are eased, will the thousands who left the city come back? Continuance of lock down may bring in more misery to the downtrodden. Economists tell us it is question of lives versus lives. READ

Stop food politics, it may lead to riots (By Cleofato Almeida Coutinho)


The food chain has been completely hijacked. Looks like campaigning for 2022 Assembly elections has already begun. Some face difficulties as the state administration is hostile. READ

Loss of shine as Dalit card being overplayed


The Presidency of the country is battered for political expediency with an eye on 2019 election. The ceremonial post is losing its shine with the question being raised: Do we need a President at all?, asks ADV CLEOFATO ALMEIDA COUTINHO.READ

Promises, Reality & Slogans to drumbeat 2019


Even if the government’s methodology in calculating the GDP and the index of industrial production is not questioned, the three years of ‘achche din time’ 2014-2017 is almost equivalent to the bad days of UPA -II (2012-2014), says ADV CLEOFATO ALMEIDA COUTINHO. READ

France halts the anti-progressive march


Could it be said that Donald Trump’s victory and Britain’s Brexit decision initiated the rejection of globalization and liberal values across the western world with Russia as an ally?, asks ADV CLEOFATO ALMEIDA COUNTINHO.READ

Manage  the Voter, seize the Power


They believe that the electorate can be managed by some small favours like arranging a job for someone or grant of a contract out of turn or may be help someone get out of police clutches, says ADV CLEOFATO ALMEIDA COUNTINHO.READ

Goa:  A setback for Progressive Forces


It cannot be that everything you believe is sacrificed at the altar of practical politics and power politics. There ought to be some honesty and integrity in the manoeuvring party’s interests, says CLEOFATO ALMEIDA COUTINHO.READ

Should Guv invite BJP if it reduces to single largest?


The principle of Sir Ivor Jennings that the ruling party loosing majority in an election even if it emerges as single largest party should not be invited to form the government once it loses majority in the House is worth considering.READ

Dissent, Nationalism and Dakshinayan


The problem here is, any stupid and erratic action is justified with impunity under the guise of ‘nationalism’. The fringe elements’ belief that their brand of nationalism gives them a right to take law in their own hands. True Nationalism is subverted to justify any attack on freedom of speech and right to dissent. READ

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Cleofato Almeida Coutinho is a senior lawyer and one of the constitutional expert in Goa. A member of Law Commission of Goa, he also teaches at Kare College of Law in Madgao.


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