GOA BIDS FAREWELL TO THEIR BELOVED BHAI
Panaji Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was cremated on Monday with state honours. More than a thousand people from different parts of Goa made their way to Kala Academy where Parrikar’s mortal remains were kept for the public to pay their last respects. Later, CM Parrikar was cremated at Miramar with state honours and in the presence of thousands of his…READ more..
MINING DEPENDENTS STAGE PROTEST MARCH IN PANAJI
PANAJI The mining dependents, under the banner of Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) today staged a protest march near Panaji, and slammed the government for not showing seriousness in resuming mining operations in the state. GMPF chief Puti Gaonkar addressed the people and said that the state government should file an affidavit in the supreme court seeking amendments to the Goa,…READ more..
HIGH COURT DIRECTS CCP TO CLEAR DEBRIS AROUND DIVJA CIRCLE
PANAJI The High Court has directed Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) to clear debris around Divja Circle as soon as possible. Pravin Phaldesai, on behalf of the state, told the HC that the debris could be utilized in the ongoing road construction work at the slope going to Bambolim.READ more..
HAVE FENI, AVOID DRUGS: TOURISM MINISTER
PANAJI Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, on Wednesday, advised tourists against the consumption of drugs and advocated ‘feni’, a popular local liquor made from cashew fruit. The tourism minister made the statement while addressing a press conference. “Enjoy the music, drink cashew feni, but avoid drugs,” Ajgaonkar saidREAD more..
NHAI APPROVES OVERBRIDGE WORTH Rs 100 CRORE AT CHIMBEL JUNCTION
PANAJI The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has given an in-principle approval to the state government for construction of an overbridge worth Rs 100 crore at Chimbel-Ribandar junction. A 200m long overbridge will be constructed on the Chimbel junction across the bypass at Old Goa passing via the Kadamba Plateau.READ more..
CM DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL
BAMBOLIM Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was, on Tuesday, discharged from the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Bambolim, where he was admitted on Saturday. Parrikar was admitted to the GMCH for treatment of his pancreatic ailment. “The CM has been discharged from the GMCH and he has gone to his residence at Dona Paula,” the official from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO)…READ more..
TWO HELD IN DELHI FOR EXTORTING Rs. 5.6 LAKH FROM BUSINESSMAN IN GOA
CALANGUTE Two persons in Delhi have been arrested by Goa police for allegedly extorting Rs 5.60 lakh from a businessman based in Calangute earlier this month by “intoxicating” him, Calangute PI Jivba Dalvi informed. Accused Parveen Dhankar (24) and Iqbaal Singh (26) were arrested by Calangute police with the help of their Delhi counterparts on February 20 at Ramesh Enclave in…READ more..
PRANAB NANDA TO REPLACE GOA DGP MUKTESH CHANDER
PANAJI Senior IPS officer Pranab Nanda has been appointed as new DGP of Goa, Union Ministry of Home Affairs stated in an order. Nanda will replace current Goa DGP Muktesh Chander who will be transferred to Delhi police. Nanda is expected to take charge on February 28. Chander was DGP of Goa since February, 2016.READ more..
CM PARRIKAR’S CONDITION STABLE NOW: CMO
BAMBOLIM Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who was, on Saturday, admitted to Goa Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) is stable now, the CMO said today after a senior doctor from AIIMS in New Delhi conducted his checkup. Two doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, had arrived Goa on Sunday afternoon to conduct health checkup of CM Parrikar. “Dr…READ more..
GMPF’S ‘BANDH’ TOMORROW
PANAJI Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) has appealed support from people for ‘bandh’ on February 26. However, GMPF has clarified that the general public will not be forced to participate in the bandh and schools, pharmacies, private buses and ambulances will not be obstructed. GMPF leader Puti Gaonkar further warned BJP of consequences in the upcoming election.READ more..