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‘Desecration incidents have stopped since Francis’ arrest’

 

PANAJI

Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Tuesday said that the incidents of desecration of various holy crosses and other religious structures in Goa, especially in south Goa, have completely stopped...

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I think we did some mistakes hence BJP MLAs were reduced to 13 Lobo

 

PANAJI

Deputy Speaker of state Legislative Assembly Michael Lobo stated that the common people including mining dependents, taxi operators, fishermen and private shack owners should not be made to suffer and they should be given...

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Educationist Bhikoo Pai Angle passes away

Educationist Bhikoo Pai Angle passes away

20 Feb 2018 No comment 0 hits

 

MARGAO

Educationist Bhikoo Hari Pai Angle passed away on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday following a cardiac arrest.

He was 94.  He is survived by sons Hemant Pai Angle and Hari  Pai...

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It’s high time govt declared wild boars as vermin Rane

 

PANAJI

Senior Congress MLA Pratapsingh Rane on Tuesday demanded that the government should declare wild boars as vermin as they were routinely destroying agricultural cultivation.

Participating in a discussion on the motion of thanks to...

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Jose Mourinho can succeed at Manchester United but must change his approach says former Chelsea manager Avram Grant

Panaji: Former Chelsea FC manager Avram Grant is still adjusting to life in India where he doesn’t know when and where his team will train the next day.
“I am trying to adjust to what’s happening here with...

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ISL Now in enemy camp Romeo keeps Goa love affair on hold

Panaji: Perhaps respecting the media officer who is also on this conference call, Romeo Fernandes prefers to do the interview in English rather than his mother tongue, Konkani.
He handles the questions confidently. There is no...

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ISL FC Goa hopes hanging by a thread

ISL FC Goa hopes hanging by a thread

20 Feb 2018 No comment 0 hits
Panaji: To get a sense of just how far behind FC Goa have fallen, a look at the Indian Super League (ISL) table after the fifth round should help.
Widely circulated on social media by FC Goa’s disheartened fans, the table shows...

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Fate of Dona Paula jetty to be decided by revenue department

PANAJI: The issue over the closure of the dilapidated Dona Paula jetty has been referred to the department of revenue for a final decision. Involvement of multiple government agencies and lack of clarity over the action plan after the...

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CM Manohar Parrikar fine-tunes Goa budget from hospital

PANAJI: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar is “giving final touches to his budget”, which is scheduled for Thursday, from Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, assembly speaker Pramod Sawant told REPORTERS on Monday.
Parrikar, who is...

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St Andre MLA points locals to govt officials for clarity on PDA

Panaji: St Andre MLA Francis Silveira assured residents of Azossim-Mandur that government officials would throw more light on the proposed inclusion of the twin villages in the Kadamba planning area.
A gram sabha of the panchayat has...

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I fixed wall say Gaude Dhavalikar

I fixed wall say Gaude Dhavalikar

19 Feb 2018 No comment 6 hits
Ponda: PWD minister Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar and art and culture minister Govind Gaude were engaged in a war of words on Monday, with both claiming credit for the repair of the collapsed wall of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj...

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Plan to hike service fees dropped

Plan to hike service fees dropped

19 Feb 2018 No comment 5 hits
MMC chief officer Johnson Fernandes’ proposal to raise the Rs 500 fee towards the issue of NOCs for new electricity and water connections to Rs 1,500, was dropped after councillors opposed it. Another proposal that saw a heated...

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MMC tables budget costs estimated at Rs 68 crore

Margao: Margao Municipal Council (MMC) chief officer Johnson Fernandes on Monday placed before the council its annual budget proposals for the financial year 2018-19. While receipts have been pegged at Rs 74.9 crore, the expenditure is...

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Many primary teacher slots but no sign of eligibility test

Panaji: Although there are close to 100 primary school teacher vacancies in state-run institutions itself, the government is yet to finalise dates for its first teacher eligibility test (TET). As per the state’s Right to Education (RTE)...

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CM’s medical reports sent to US Lobo

CM’s medical reports sent to US Lobo

19 Feb 2018 No comment 10 hits
Panaji: Deputy speaker Michael Lobo said here on Monday that Manohar Parrikar’s medical reports have been sent to the US for taking a second opinion. He also said that if necessary, Parrikar would be shifted to the US for medical...

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Cops file FIR against rumour-mongers

Cops file FIR against rumour-mongers

19 Feb 2018 No comment 4 hits
Panaji: Ponda police on Monday booked unidentified persons for spreading rumours about the health of chief minister Manohar Parrikar on WhatsApp. They also questioned a local journalist running a news portal.
The FIR has been filed...

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Guv Lists State’s Initiatives In Key Civic Issues

Porvorim: Goa governor Mridula Sinha, in her address to the state legislative assembly on the opening day of the budget session on Monday, listed the various initiatives undertaken by the government to make the state litter-free.
She...

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Lobo for more FAR in Arpora Nagoa Parra

Lobo for more FAR in Arpora Nagoa Parra

19 Feb 2018 No comment 3 hits
Porvorim: North Goa Planning and Development Authority chairman Michael Lobo, has said the floor area ratio (FAR) for Arpora, Nagoa and Parra will be increased in the outline development plan (ODP) from 60% to 80%. The move is aimed at...

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Crocodile rescued from Poriem hillock

Crocodile rescued from Poriem hillock

19 Feb 2018 No comment 6 hits
Keri: A crocodile was rescued from the Goa Institute of Management College campus, Poriem, by volunteers of Vivekananda Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri.
Volunteers, Vitthal Shelke and Ramdas Shetkar, caught the reptile and handed it over to...

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Nadkarni Tribunal can take up all issues on Mhadei water

Panaji: Senior counsel and additional solicitor general of India Atmaram Nadkarni, who represents Goa in Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal, submitted in his rejoinder that the role of the adjudicating body is not just limited to investigating a...

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20 illegal houses in Sirvoi to be demolished today

Quepem: The office of the administrator of comunidade, South Goa zone, is gearing up to demolish 20 illegal houses located on comunidade land at Peddamoll in Sirvoi, on Tuesday. The demolition will be carried under under heavy police protection...

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Duo held for bid to smuggle alcohol

Duo held for bid to smuggle alcohol

19 Feb 2018 No comment 4 hits
Vasco: The Vasco excise department on Monday nabbed two Odisha natives for attempting to smuggle 84 bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) to Odisha.
The estimated value of the bottles was Rs 9,960.

Officials said Balaram Das and Rakesh...

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