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Brexit to hit Goans using Portuguese route to UK

Goans who opted for Portuguese citizenship and moved to Britain, or Goans considering the same, will be watching Thursday’s referendum closely as they will be affected whether Britain stays in or leaves the European Union. Using Portugal’s nationality law, which allows anyone born before December 19, 1961 (the date of Goa’s liberation from Portugal) and […]

Cargo @ MOPA Airport

Once again we have the ugly head of the MOPA airport raising itself when the Chief Minister of Goa announced that it was going to be the new cargo airport for the state. This reminds us that we have not yet resolved the issue. And I wonder why after all these years we cannot resolve […]

Smart cities seem to be the rage right now

Smart cities seem to be the rage right now. They appear to be the answer to our urban problems, whose roots lie in a century or more of dumb growth patterns and poor design. Panjim, Margao and Vasco have been listed as cities to be developed under the Smart City programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to a […]

Coastal cities in danger of flooding

With the Chennai flood that shook the city in December one realised that to an extent what happened was not a natural disaster, but man-made. The drainage systems were not in place and drains that were built were clogged or real estate sharks had built over them, blocking water from escaping. And it was just […]

Who Is funding the DefExpo 2016?

Who Is funding the DefExpo 2016? Much has been said against the Defexpo planned to be held at Naqueri Quitol in Quepem Taluka, South Goa, from 28th to 31st March 2016. Pan India ex-military personnel, government functionaries and people of Goa have raised objections to Mr. Parrikar shifting the Defence ex-po (Defexpo) from Pragati Maidan, […]