Friday 27 November 2020

News Analysed, Opinions Expressed

Arnab a vendetta victim, but no tears for him

 

The abatement to suicide is a joke. The Maharashtra police used arrest as a part of vendetta politics but the country's liberal voices went silent shedding no tears for the cheer leader of ruling party's vendetta politics READ

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Tongue cut, Spine broken: that’s our democracy

 

What is frightening in this case is the section of society looking at the tragedy through a political prism and their sensibilities being shaped by majoritarian narrative. The answer is what about rapes in Rajasthan?. The bogey of anarchists working against the country finds resonance allover in that majoritarian narrative. The counter narrative of an international conspiracy is laughable but there are many takers for that view.READ

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Is this a medical college or a Mint?

 

A departure in public health policy of such momentous nature cannot be permitted to be taken behind closed doors. The local MLAs have publicly opposed such a move. The silence of other South Goa MLAs is deafening. The CM has said nothing in the matter. The health minister’s announcement must be scrutinized. A thorough debate whether letting corporate entity run hospital would be beneficial to Goa or fatal to the health system is required.READ

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Do you really deserve 'mincemeat' of your verdict?

 

Current assembly term saw four rounds of pilgrimage to the party in power but the state with high literacy rate does not see that as an aberration diminishing the very status as a progressive state. To grab power has become the end all of our politicos. It’s no more service,but tool of self-aggrandizement and collection for the next generations.READ

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Protecting Health Sector from Privatization (Cleofato Almeida Coutinho)

 

The South District hospital is not fully operational except for medicine ward and OPDs. For unknown reasons, the two floors of the building are not put to use. The lockdown period was deliberately frittered away for reasons best known to the health minister.READ

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Pandemic facilitates environment misery(Cleofato Almeida Coutinho)

 

Ricardo Salles the Brazilian environment minister was recorded in April as saying Government should take advantage of Coronavirus pandemic to relax environmental regulations......hE was honest by our standards...READ

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South Goa District Hospital:Pvt interests intersecting Public interests

 

When such a fine infrastructure was available for covid treatment at one place, the indecent hurry of shifting a part of Hospicio Hospital to the new District Hospital has raised eye brows. Shifting of the OPDs scuttled the district hospital becoming a covid hospital and care centre. The Hospicio hospital is currently functioning as operation theatres could not be shifted and it is expected that shifting of the entire hospital would take some time. Corona virus phase would pass with time and the Hospicio hospital could be shifted thereafterREAD

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George Floyd issue: the tyranny of the majority

 

Riots and protests bring to the fore past divisions in society. They help consolidation of divisive past. Progressive thought bring in the elements of reconciliation. The participation of large white populace in the recent protests in U.S shows a new trendREAD

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Covid-19 Lockdown: asking some questions?(Cleofato Almeida Coutinho)

 

There is so much opacity with the decision making process that the country believes it is the Prime minister that takes all decisions. There is a belief that other than Home Minister, others hardly have a say. They must have even stopped thinking! Imagine we decided to lockdown those with no shelter over their heads when the infection rate was nearly 600 cases and we decided to arrange trains when the infected cases cross a lakh.READ

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Tinkering with 8 hours work schedule & labour laws in pandemic times (By Cleofato Almeida Coutinho)

 

It is believed  that 12 hours work schedule and changes in labour laws shall attract companies leaving China. Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand  are seen being ahead of India India due to their regimes  not having though labour regulation. Our  hope of self reliance is sought to be baked on the backs of the working class, whose freedom and dignity is being batteredREAD

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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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