Thursday 06 May 2021

News Analysed, Opinions Expressed

Zilla Polls: Whither Congress?

 

After debacles in Bihar and Goa, the Congress simply cannot afford to continue burying its head in the sand like an ostrich and pretending – ‘Three Idiots’-style – that “aaall is well”READ

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Bioluminescence – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

 

Bioluminescence is beautiful, but it’s not good for fish. The planktons consume oxygen dissolved in the water, which is bad for fish. Besides, they do not allow zooplankton, which is common fish food, to developREAD

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Why we must support the protesting farmers

 

Basically, the farmers want a law that no agri-business company can buy at a price lower than the MSP. But the central government is refusing. This exposes its real intentionsREAD

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Govt Can't Reduce Goa’s Coal Imports

 

Coal imports will increase, not decrease. They are slated to nearly quadruple from 12.75 million tonnes to a staggering 51.6 million tonnes each year by 2035, as per the Shipping Ministry’s 2016 Sagarmala project reportREAD

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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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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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