Violation of Child Rights

The news item that the Goa State Commission for protection of Child Rights has suo-moto reacted to the news item dated 12th Jan 2016 titled “CANINE FEAR GRIPS PANAJI/SUBURBS” and has taken up the issue with the government, brings a faint light at the end of a long dark tunnel that has gone on for far too long It is …

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Municipal Elections And the Role of a Citizen

Municipal elections to the 11 municipalities in Goa are scheduled to be held on 25th October 2015. By the time, this article is published, the Government would have  probably officially declared  the total  number of wards , the  wards reserved for  women and also the wards reserved for OBC category. Importance – Municipal elections play a very important role in …

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Three’s a Company @ Roland Garros by Nitin Bandekar

When one hears about Roland Garros – there’s just one name that shouts out – Rafael Nadal. The King of Clay. Things are looking quite ominous this year for Nadal ever since he has returned back after missing out on a lot of tennis last season due to injury, something that he himself says ” I take every match as …

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Vascoites go Mountaineering!

– By Mrs.Lakshmi Iyer Nine mountaineering enthusiasts from Vasco were part of a 32 member team who joined Eco Treks, Goa  on a trek to Mani Mahesh lake. Mani Mahesh lake is at a height of about 13400 ft. and located close to  Mani Mahesh Kailash peak in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas in Chamba District of Himachal …

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Andy Murray – by Nitin Bandekar

IPL just got over and the football mania is on. But there is a die hard tennis fan in our midst. Read on!

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Our Planet in 3014

The essay that won the First prize at the Association of Friends of Astronomy Essay Competition.

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Across the net: The new Rivals -by Nitin Bandekar

We know of former great players who have exhilarated us in his / her respective field of sport. What is sport anyway without great performances and rivalries!! Be it football , basket ball , atlectics , cricket, swimming or tennis, we have read about the great players who have competed against each other at the top levels on several ocassions and …

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Traffic Police Required at Dabolim-Bogmalo Junction

by Citizen Journalist – Ganesh Lamani The Dabolim-Bogmalo junction is one of the busiest junctions. The vehicles plying to and fro from Birla, Bogmalo, Jairam Nagar, M.E.S colony, Shipyard colony in Chicolna, Upasnagar, NSD, Rangavi Estate and Hollant operate from this junction without any traffic police being appointed. Being a National highway, most of the vehicles also travel at a …

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Roger Federer – Out Ranked and Out Flavoured – Nitin Bandekar

I had read in the Fortune magazine two months back that Roger Federer is the new brand ambassador for Moët and Chandon. I was very excited to read this article and truly believe that RF is one of the greatest sports person around at the moment having a huge mass appeal both to the young and the old. Now shifting …

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Conserve our wilds from the garbage and picnickers menace

Dear all, It scares me. The apathy towards our forests by picnickers and the likes. The sheer carelessness towards habitats for personal gains. every forest and waterfall is now being trashed with garbage, broken bottles and litter. And it is flowing down into our rivers, contaminating ground water choking streams and a zillion creatures. This has to stop. Enforcement and …

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Diabetes Care

Ms Saritha Rajiv Consultant Dietician and Nutritionist Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by an increase in blood glucose levels due to insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas or the inability of the cells to use insulin efficiently. Experts say that in a few years time, India will hold the dubious distinction of being the diabetes capital of the …

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