Thursday 24 September 2020

News Analysed, Opinions Expressed

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed above are the author's own.

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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Govt can’t protect you from Covid. Do it for yourself!

 

Goa isn’t doing too well against Covid-19. It has the fifth-highest rate of transmission and the third-highest positivity rate in the countryREAD

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Match-Fixing in Goan Football?

 

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has flagged six Goa Pro League matches held between 16 October and 19 November 2019 for “suspicious betting patterns indicative of match manipulation”READ

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Antigen Test may allow Covid-positives entry into Goa

 

Why is the Goa government relying on a test for those entering the state that gives false negatives? Why is it endangering the health of the state’s residents?READ

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Environmentalists are the new Terrorists?

 

Is opposing the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020, which has been posted for public response, considered a terrorist act?READ

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A Political Lockdown?

 

Has this farcical weekend lockdown come about because of a rift between Governor Satya Pal Malik and CM Pramod Sawant? Will the mad crowds at markets across Goa on Thursday cause an even sharper spike in Covid-19 cases?READ

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“Why Indian forces are withdrawing from Indian territory?”

 

The agreement provides for disengagement between the Indian and Chinese armies at “friction points”. This means that kilometres of territory that for years was under Indian control has now become ‘no man’s land’READ

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The Great Indian Vaccine Hoax?

 

The ICMR says it will release the vaccine by 15 August – in exactly 48 days – a timeline unheard of anywhere in the world. The numbers simply do not add up. Are we looking at a scam?READ

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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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