SEVEN-DAY MOURNING IN GOA OVER VAJPAYEE’S DEMISE
PANAJI The Goa government on Thursday announced a seven-day state mourning over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise. All government offices, public sector undertakings, local autonomous bodies and educational institutions will also remain closed on Friday. An order to the effect was issued by the General Administration Department. Vajpayee, 93, died after a prolonged illness at the All India Institute of Medical…READ more..
PARRIKAR WILL RETURN HOME NEXT WEEK: CMO
PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will return home from the USA on August 22, a CMO official said. Parrikar had left for the US on August 10 for a follow-up check-up of his pancreatic ailment. “The Chief Minister will reach Goa from the USA on August 22,” a senior official from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) told reporters. Before leaving for the…READ more..
KERALA FLOODS: HELPLINE NUMBERS, EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP WITH DONATIONS, SUPPLIES, MEDICINES
AGENCIES|THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Kerala has been ravaged by unprecedented floods following torrential rains that also triggered landslides, claiming 97 lives since 8 August besides disrupting air, rail and road traffic in several places. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had on 12 August undertook an aerial survey of the floot-hit regions and announced an immediate central assistance of Rs 100 crore to the…READ more..
NAME UPCOMING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT IN GOA AFTER VAJPAYEE: LOBO
PANAJI Goa assembly Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo demanded today that one of the upcoming infrastructure projects in the state be named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Naming a project after Vajpayee will be a tribute to the visionary leader, who died today, he said. “I appeal to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to consider naming any one of the upcoming infrastructure…READ more..
FORMER PRIME MINISTER ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE PASSES AWAY AT 93
AGENCIES|NEW DELHI Former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed at away 5.05 pm today. AIIMS in its latest medical bulletin said, ” it is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 5.05 pm on 16.8.2016. Vajpayee was admitted in AIIMS on 11.06.2018 and was stable in the last…READ more..
POLICE DETAIN CHODANKAR, COUTINHO AND OTHER CONGRESS WORKERS TRYING TO PROTEST AT CORTALIM
VERNA Congress workers including Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar and Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee president Pratima Coutinho were detained by police during their protest at Cortalim against traffic jams at Cortalim- Zuari bridge area. The police team headed by Superintendent of Police (South) Arvind Gawas detained the Congress protesters and took them to Verna Police Station.READ more..
MAHADAYI TRIBUNAL VERDICT UNFORTUNATE, GOA GOVT HAS FAILED TO SAVE RIVER: GSM
AGENCIES|PANAJI Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) on Wednesday said that verdict given by Mahadayi Tribunal was unfortunate and alleged that Goa Government had failed to save the river. In a statement, Goa Suraksha Manch president Atmaram Gaonkar said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had said that he would not allow to divert a single drop of Mahadayi to Karnataka. ”The same Parrikar has now put the…READ more..
HIGH COURT DIRECTS GOVT TO SET UP SPECIAL TEAM TO CURB ILLEGAL SAND EXTRACTION
PANAJI High Court has directed Govt to curb illegal sand extraction in Goa. HC has directed Mines dept to set up a flying squad and a committee to monitor illegal sand extraction. The HC in its directions also said that during monsoons, when there is a ban on sand extraction, the committee will have to study possible ways to regenerate…READ more..
DON ARUN GAWLI TOPS EXAM ON GANDHIAN THOUGHT
AGENCIES|MUMBAI Gangster Arun Gawli, serving life sentence for murder, has topped an exam based on Gandhian thoughts. An inmate of the Nagpur central prison, Gawli scored 74 out of 80 marks in the examination, based on the concept of the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Around 160 prisoners appeared for the examination, conducted by NGOs Sahyog Trust, Sarvoday Ashram and Mumbai Sarvoday Mandal in October last year. The…READ more..
GOA ELECTION COMMISSION KICK-STARTS PREPARATION FOR 2019 LS ELECTIONS
PANAJI Goa Election Commission has kick-started its preparation for 2019 Lok Sabha elections. A meeting was held by Chief Electoral Officer Kunal, IAS, at his office on August 10, 2018, at Altinho in the city, a government statement said here on Monday. The meeting was held to create awareness among the voters, to educate the importance of elections, participation in voting…READ more..