Congress opposes dates for Panchayat polls
A day after State government announced to hold panchayat elections on June 25, the Congress party protested against postponement of the polls- which were suppose to be held in mid-May. In a representation submitted to the State Election Commission, Congress state President Luizinho Faleiro has accused BJP-led coalition government of trying to “manipulate the tenets of democracy” by putting…READ more..
Garbage free Goa by the year 2020
With an aim to make Goa ‘Garbage Free’ by 2020, the State Government has in-principle agreed upon imposing fine on littering in public places and banning use of plastic in the State. The Government on Thursday constituted the Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) under chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who held the first meeting this morning. The meeting decided to…READ more..
E-auctioning of iron ore on this Friday
After a gap of almost five months, the Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG) has recommenced the iron ore e-auction process, with total 2.1 million tons of ore quantity being offered for auction on Friday. This is going to be the 19th phase of e-auction, which been done under the supervision of metal scrap trading corporation (MSTC). As per the…READ more..
Parrikar government for status quo on MOI issue
Even as its constituted advisory committee on the Medium of Instruction (MOI) issue is yet to conclude its study on the contentious issues, the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government is expected to maintain a status-quo on the matter in its common minimum programme (CMP) document- which would be released on the Statehood Day-May 30. On March 20, the new…READ more..
Panchayat elections on June 25
Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the elections for all the 186 panchayat bodies would be held on June 25, though the five year tenure of all the bodies would end on May 20. “The elections for the panchayat bodies would be held on June 25. We have also decided to reduce the canvassing period from…READ more..
Vishwajit Rane gets going; first to incubate ‘108’ ambulances
Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has decided to first treat ailing 108 ambulance service in the State which was introduced by him during his earlier tenure. The service which was known for saving hundreds of life is now in shambles which has evoked strong reaction from the minister. He has asked the management officials to be changed along with little more…READ more..
One month long red beacon drive for five ministers
Union government’s decision to do away with the red beacons on the cars of VIPs has forced five out of twelve ministers in Manohar Parrikar led cabinet to enjoy this privilege for just one month. Five ministers including three from Goa Forward Party (GFP) and two independents are the first time ministers, who were sworn in on March 14. They…READ more..
Bike thief caught in Canacona
The traffic cell of Canacona today intercepted one black Pulsor motorcycle near Govt. HSS Mastimol, Canacona, which was without the front and back registration number plates. The bike was intercepted by PSI Gautam Salunke and staff of Canacona traffic cell. Upon thorough interrogation, the rider named Jishnu from Malappuram Kerala, revealed that, he had stolen the said motorcycle from the…READ more..
Traffic police keep eagle’s eye on the roads
The State Traffic police are up in arms against the violators of the road safety rules, particularly in light of five fatal accidents reported in just four days. The collisions have resulted in the death of 10 persons including two elderly pedestrians. With rash and negligent driving, drunken driving and non-wearing of helmets leading the violations list chart, the traffic…READ more..
Government will follow law on beef issue: Parrikar
Panaji: CM Manohar Parrikar today said that the State will follow the existing law as far as the issue of beef ban is concerned in the coastal state. “We will follow what is existing law. We believe in law and will follow it. The governments are there to ensure proper governance and therefore follow law absolutely as it is,” Parrikar…READ more..