Attempt to kill, outraging modesty in Calangute PS jurisdiction
Calangute, Goa: After a series of crackdown on prostitution dens, drug peddlers and IPL betting in the last over one week, Calangute police have booked an attempted murder and another case or molestation in less than 24 hours. In the first case, the police are on a look out for a Mapusa resident who stabbed a car driver and escaped…READ more..
Crime Branch wants Digambar’s custodial interrogation
The Crime Branch-formed Special Investigation Team (SIT) are leaving no stone unturned to ensure Goa’s ex-chief minister Digambar Kamat’s custody. The sleuths are set to oppose his anticipatory bail scheduled for hearing on May 2. The Congress loyalist is currently on ex-parte ad-interim anticipatory bail into the infamous illegal mining case. “We will oppose his anticipatory…READ more..
Congress finally Acts; Removes Digvijay Singh as Goa desk in-charge
Goa:In a major development, the Congress high command on Saturday late evening replaced its senior leader Digvijay Singh as party in-charge in the States of Goa and Karnataka. The unexpected political moves comes in the wake of assembly elections held in goa in February, when the Congress party led by him failed to form the government despite winning the largest…READ more..
Pollution Board suspends mining activities at Sonshi village
In a major victory of the Sonshi villagers, protesting against dust pollution resulting due to iron ore transportation, the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has put an end to the mining operations in the village, atleast for now. In a crucial board meeting held on Friday evening, the Board refused to grant consent to operate to 12 of the…READ more..
New Hospicio hospital to be ready by next year: minister
State health minister Vishwajit Rane has said that the new building of hospicio hospital will be commissioned by early next year providing better facilities for the people of South Goa. Rane accompanied by Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai today inspected the construction of new building to house Hospicio hospital. The minister was told by Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation officials that the…READ more..
State to document its tradable bio-resources
Goa:In a first of its kind attempt, the Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) has begun an extensive exercise to documents State’s tradable bio-resources from the ecosystem such as forest, agriculture and wetland, in a bid to conserve the biodiversity resources which are under threat. The GBB through the UNEP-GEF-MoEF-ABS is working on “Strengthening the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act,…READ more..
Goa to continue with five-and-half hours of schooling
Goa: The schedule of the new academic year 2017-18 by and large remains unchanged as the education department has decided to continue with five and half hours of schooling on a daily basis and 200 instructional days all through the year. The discretionary holidays have been increased from eight in 2016-17 to 10 in the coming academic year, while the…READ more..
No parking fees from May 1: CCP
Panaji, Goa: The Corporation of the City of Panaji has urged people not to pay parking fees to the contractor in the city limits from May 1 as the contract of collecting parking fees which was awarded to Straight Deal Services company, will be expiring on May 30, that is on Sunday. It is said that the…READ more..
7 canoes seized for illegal sand extraction
Goa: In a joint raid conducted by The Captain of Ports and Mines Department on Friday morning, seven canoes have been seized which were involved in illegal extraction of sand from the Tiracol river at Porascadem. Around 20 labourers have been detained who were found extracting sand at the site. The officials said that four out of seven canoes had…READ more..
One arrested for attempting to break open ATM at Porvorim
Porvorim, Goa: Porvorim police have arrested a Maharashtra-based teenager for allegedly trying to break open ATM machine in the area after he was caught red handed on CCTV camera. The accused has been identified as one Arjun Yadav, a 19-year-old native of Maharashtra, who has been in the state for some time now. Yadav made an unsuccessful attempt to break open…READ more..