GOA POLICE INQUIRES WHETHER TWO-WHEELER DEALERS PROVIDE HELMETS TO BUYERS DURING PURCHASE
PANAJI Goa police have started an inquiry across the state to find out whether 2-wheeler dealers are providing a helmet to its customers at the time of purchase. The Central Motor Vehicles Rules makes it mandatory for 2-wheeler dealers to provide a helmet to the buyer during the time of purchase.READ more..
GMPF TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST GOVT FROM MARCH 3
USGAO Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) has decided to launch its campaign against the government from March 3. The GMPF have called for a bandh on Feb 26 in mining belt. GMPF’s public meeting held at Usgao was attended by Goa Suraksha Manch leader Subhash Velingkar and Canacona former BJP MLA Ramesh Tawadkar. They have stated that Government and MPs are just fooling…READ more..
FORMER DEPUTY CM, BJP MLA FRANCIS D’SOUZA NO MORE
MAPUSA Former Goa deputy Chief Minister and current BJP MLA from Mapusa Francis D’Souza died Thursday evening, Goa BJP said in a statement. D’Souza, 64, was admitted to a private hospital after undergoing surgery for cancer in the USA. “I am deeply saddened by the news…I extend my deepest sympathies to his family. May the departed soul be at peace,” said South…READ more..
SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER OF INS HANSA BOOKED FOR ALLEGEDLY MOLESTING MAID
VASCO Senior naval officer, Commodore Mankadan Nambiar who is second-in-command at the INS Hansa naval base in Dabolim, has been booked for allegedly molesting his maid on Tuesday evening, a Goa Police spokesperson said on Wednesday. The spokesperson said that Commodore Mankadan Nambiar, 46, has been booked under Sections 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code. “The officer was booked on the…READ more..
EX- DEPUTY SPEAKER, ST. ANDRE MLA VISHNU WAGH NO MORE
PANAJI Former deputy speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Vishnu Wagh passed away in South Africa last week, his wife Aruna informed on Wednesday. Wagh was 53 years of age. “Vishnu Wagh passed away on February 8 in South Africa while he was on a tour of Cape Town,” his wife Aruna said in an audio message released here. Wagh had been ailing since…READ more..
POLICE ARREST CRPF CONSTABLE FOR SEXUALLY HARASSING WOMAN AT CALANGUTE BEACH
CALANGUTE A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable was arrested on Tuesday for alleged sexual harassment of a woman on Calangute beach. Speaking to reporters Calangute police station in-charge Jivba Dalvi said that accused constable Rajvir Prabhudayal Singh (43) is a native of Rajasthan and was held after a woman, who was bathing at the beach, accused him of using vulgar…READ more..
‘DON’T DRINK & DRIVE’ SIGNBOARDS NOW COMPULSORY FOR LIQUOR OUTLETS, BARS
PANAJI The state excise department on Tuesday directed all licensed bars and liquor outlets to display ‘Don’t drink and drive’ signboards. In a circular to excise officials, Assistant Commissioner of Excise Sataywan Bhivshet said: “The excise officers should submit compliance of the order by March 1 by ensuring that licensed liquor outlets have put up the mandatory signboards. “All taluka excise inspectors…READ more..
IHCL TAKES OVER MANAGEMENT OF CIDADE DE GOA
PANAJI The Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), a subsidiary of TATA Group on Monday announced the takeover of the management of Goa’s oldest five-star hotel, Cidade de Goa. A statement released by the IHCL said that the hotel, which currently operates 207 rooms, will form a part of the IHCL’s SeleQtions portfolio – a collection of hotels and resorts with a…READ more..
GHUMOT WILL BE DECLARED AS GOA’S HERITAGE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: GOVIND GAUDE
PANAJI Used in folk and traditional Goan music, Ghumot will soon be notified as a “heritage instrument of Goa”, Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude told reporters on Monday. “We will declare Ghumot as Goa’s heritage musical instrument in a few days,” he said. The musical instrument is designed as a clay pot, with the skin of the monitor lizard stretched taut…READ more..
ANURA WINS SILVER IN BADMINTON TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP AT SENIOR NATIONALS
PANAJI Goa’s Anura Prabhu Desai won Silver in Mixed Team championship event at 74th Inter State Inter-Zonal Badminton Team championships 2018-19 held during the Senior Nationals Badminton in Guwahati, Assam. Anura represented Railways in the Team championship event. Though Anura lost her singles match to Aakarshi Kashyap 12-21, 14-21, she came back strongly to win women’s doubles along with her partner…READ more..