Wednesday, July 31, 2014
HCN Ticker
  • Goa's demand for special status rejected by centre. Shantaram Naik was told in Rajya Sabha that demand is not justifiable.   |  
  • Goa government to create a detention centre to house illegal foreigners and deport them. Will withdraw minor cases to allow for immediate deportation.   |  
  • Speaker announces formation of legislative forum for deliberating and creating awareness on HIV   |  
  • CM says Fatima school was responsible for leaking the students' information on HIV   |  
  • Chief Minister warns of criminal action against landlords who rent out premises without verification   |  
  • No Special Status for Goa. Goa's demand for special status is unjustifiable: Central govt tells in Rajya Sabha when Shantaram Naik raised the question.   |  
  • Govt will not tolerate moral policing. Govt's policy has not changed: Parrikar told House on Bikini issue   |  
  • Supreme Court grants bail to Miccky Pacheco. The Supreme Court also granted him exemption from surrendering. He was charged of slapping a junior engineer. The High Court had upheld Mickky's sentence for 3 months.   |  

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Editorial

Goa is ‘Special’, its politicians are not

It took one “reply” from the Rajya Sabha to deal a telling blow- and hopefully not a final one - to Goa’s aspirations of seeking a unique place for itself, for nothing else but to preserve its identity, culture and language, within the parameters of the Indian union. Rajya Sabha member Shantaram Naik was told that the demand is not ‘justifiable’