Friday 27 November 2020

News Analysed, Opinions Expressed

Can the AAP bounce back?

 

With a budget of just Rs30,000 per year per resident, the Delhi AAP government provides free electricity and water, state-of-the-art schools and the best hospitals. Why can’t the Goa government give its citizens even a fraction of these benefits when it can afford to spend more than four times as much per person?READ

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Diwali Bonus only for Casinos?

 

If the Goa government is truly short of money, its decision to write-off Rs277 crore of dues owed by the casino industry is completely unacceptable, especially when small businesses are struggling with zero support from the governmentREAD

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Arnab Goswami ki Ajeeb Dastaan

 

Arnab Goswami should not have been arrested. His arrest today is obviously ‘political vendetta’. But the fact that he got away in 2018 was clearly ‘political protection’READ

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Are our Bureaucrats “Nalayak, Nikamme aur Bhrasht”?

 

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant says that outsiders get their work done easily in Goa, but Goans have to ‘toil’ for their work. He is absolutely right. It is a source of great frustration and anger among locals READ

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Who set Vilas Mehtar on Fire?

 

Vilas Mehtar’s murder by fire had all the hallmarks of a cold-blooded professional contract killing. However, despite many leads, the police are still “clueless”READ

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What’s Goa’s rank on the ‘Ease of Doing Corruption Index’?

 

Builders’ association CREDAI and the Indian Institute of Architects (Goa) say that bribes account for 5 to 8 per cent of the cost of real estate projects in the stateREAD

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‘Ashanti’ over Sushant will End: But What About WhatsApp?

 

The fact is that no drugs have been seized from any actress. All these ‘drug’ cases are being made on the sole basis of WhatsApp chatsREAD

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Profiteering from the Pandemic

 

The government can keep in mind what is ‘affordable’ for private hospitals, but not what is affordable for ordinary patients…? READ

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The Youth of Mollem have Spoken

 

CM Pramod Sawant’s statement that opposition to projects is more from abroad than from locals is wrong. Basically it is young people – from Mollem, Collem, and all over the state – who are raising their voices against projects in the wildlife sanctuaryREAD

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Bhiupachi Goroz Asa

 

August had the highest number of 150 Covid deaths in 31 days, an average of five deaths per day. But the first four days of September have already overtaken August, with an average of six deaths a day. In the GMC, patients are sleeping on the floor or on stretchers, waiting to get bedsREAD

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Ashwin Tombat

Ashwin Tombat has been the Editor of Gomantak Times and Herald. Worked as an Associate Editor of national magazine Gentleman in Mumbai, before shifting to Goa. Loves sailing, also participates in Marathons. Has worked as an activist in students's union and trade unions in Maharashtra. Also an artist of Street Theatre during student days.

 

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