ILLEGAL VENDORS NEAR VASCO MARKET WARNED BY MMC
VASCO After receiving a number of complaints of illegal occupation on footpaths near the municipal market, the officers of the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) conducted an inspection of the area on Friday morning. The people had complained that the illegal encroachments on footpaths were hindering the movement of pedestrians as well as the traffic. The inspection team sent by MMC chief officer…READ more..
DRISHTI MARINE TO SET UP “NO SELFIE” ZONES AT UNSAFE POINTS ALONG COASTLINE
PANAJI Amid a series of drownings and accidents along Goa’s coastline, the state-appointed lifeguard agency, Drishti Marine, has identified and set up “no selfie” zones at 24 unsafe selfie points, an official said on Friday. Speaking to reporters, CEO of Drishti Marine, Ravi Shankar said that the aim of setting up “no selfie” zones is to reduce the number of accidents, caused by…READ more..
REMOTE GOAN VILLAGES TO GET HANDHELD BLOOD TESTING DEVICES: VISHWAJIT RANE
Panaji Health minister Vishwajit Rane today announced that the government will be providing ‘i-stat machines’, a handheld blood analysing device, to the state’s remotest villages to enable testing of blood on the spot. “The i-stat machine will allow blood to be tested immediately on 28 parameters in the remotest villages of Goa. People will not have to go the Primary Health Centres…READ more..
IT IS TIME FOR PARRIKAR TO STEP DOWN AS CM AND LOOK AFTER HIS HEALTH: CONGRESS
PANAJI The Congress today spoke out on the health of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and criticised the BJP for “forcing” a person with an ailment to continue working and suffer “stress”. Addressing a press conference, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar asked Parrikar to step down as CM and take care of his health. “We are all aware of…READ more..
HIGH COURT DIRECTS FORMER TOURISM MINISTER DILIP PARULEKAR TO FACE TRIAL IN SERULA COMUNIDADE LAND GRAB CASE
PANAJI Former Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has been directed by the High Court of Bombay at Goa, today, to face trial for offences under sections 119, 120, 420 read with 120-B of the Indian Penal Code in connection with Serula Comunidade cheating and land grab case filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues. Parulekar and the other two accused Peter Martins, then attorney of Comunidade…READ more..
BRAZIL DEVELOPS GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES TO COMBAT ZIKA, DENGUE, CHIKUNGUNYA
AGENCIES RIO DE JANEIRO In its fight against mosquito-borne diseases, Brazil has developed a new type of genetically modified mosquitoes, with defective spermatozoa that results in sterile eggs, local media reported on Thursday. The altered mosquitoes would be produced for initial trials in September thanks to the research carried out by the University of Sao Paulo’s (USP) Biomedical Sciences Institute, Agencia Brasil…READ more..
NORTH GOA COLLECTOR SEEKS EXPLANATION FROM PWD OVER ROAD DIGGING WORK
Panaji The North Goa Collector, Nila Mohanan, on Thursday wrote to the Public Works Department (PWD) seeking an explanation, after a couple on two-wheeler fell into a pit at St Cruz that was reportedly dug up by the PWD. The said work which was carried out by PWD was in violation of an order passed by the government which prohibits digging…READ more..
CHANDOR VILLAGERS DEMAND DENOTIFICATION OF HIGHWAY RUNNING THROUGH THEIR VILLAGE; MEET EX-MLA FOR HELP
CHANDOR The villagers of Chandor have demanded to de-notify the state highway running through their village and have also said that the government should not force the villagers in this matter. They said that they have also approached ex-MLA Joaquim Alemao for help. “We have approached ex-MLA Joaquim Alemao and we are ready to approach anybody who can help us in…READ more..
SHUTTLERS CLUB SUB JUNIOR RANKING– DOUBLE CROWNS FOR TANUSHREE, SHOURYA, SIYA
PANAJI Tanushree Shadani and Shourya Joshi starred in the Sub Junior Badminton Ranking Tournament, organised by Shuttlers Club in collaboration with Goa Badminton Association and the Sports Authority of Goa, winning double crowns each. In the championship finals held at Indoor stadium, Campal, Panaji, Tanushree won both the Girls singles titles while Shourya emerged victorious…READ more..
INDIGO TO OPERATE DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM LUCKNOW TO GOA, PUNE
PANAJI Budget carrier IndiGo today announced the launch of direct flights from Lucknow to Goa and Pune from July onwards. The airline will operate a daily flight between Lucknow and Goa and between the Uttar Pradesh capital and Pune. With the introduction of flight services on these two sectors, IndiGo’s average daily departures will now be 25 flights out of Lucknow to…READ more..