GOA: LORD PARSHURAM MUST HAVE BEEN BELONGING TO THE CLAN OF ENGINEERS: PARRIKAR
Panaji (Goa) On the Engineers’ Day, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Lord Parshuram who icreated Goa must have been an engineer who reclaimed the land from the sea.
“This is a day when India recognizes the importance of Engineering talent,” Parrikar said.
He said “it is said that Lord Parshuram created Goa.. I believe that Parshuram must have been belonging to the clan of Engineers who reclaimed the land from the Sea.”
“It is thousand years back that we knew about the instances like Hastinapur or Pandava Palace which showed the use of all kind of technology. Engineering is a very old…READ more..
MINISTER DIRECTS SUSPENSION OF DIRECTOR FISHERIES OVER RFID IRREGULARITES
Panaji (GOA) In a major move, Minister for Fisheries Vinod Palyekar has directed suspension of his director Shamila Monteiro over irregularities in the Radio Frequency Identification Cards (RFID) contract.
Minister Office confirmed that Palyekar has recommended to the Government for suspension of the director, for alleged involvement in the irregularities.
Monteiro was issued notice by the Secretary Fisheries earlier this month, over the entire delay in the issuance of the cards.
Even after 45 days of commencement of the fishing season, the fishermen are not issued RFID cards, failing which they are not able to venture into the sea.
Minister had last month ordered inquiry…READ more..
PENSION OF JOURNALIST HIKED
Panaji (GOA) The State Government today hiked the pension to the retired journalist to Rs 7500 per month.
Government has amended the Goa State Working Journalist Welfare Scheme Rules, 2002. Currently, the journalist are paid Rs 6000 per month as pension.
Government has also notified that 50 percent of the pension of the journalist will go to the family, in case of death.READ more..
TOWING OF LUCKY 7 VESSEL TO RESUME ON SATURDAY
Miramar (Goa): After moving around 60 mtrs in last two days, the salvors of M/s VMS Marine LLC (Egypt) temporarily called off the salvaging of the off-shore casino vessel M V Lucky 7 for two days. The salvors conveyed the decision to the government today after it realized some technical glitches besides adverse water tide.
The Ports Administration has thus scheduled resuming the towing exercise on Saturday or Sunday, as the height of the tide seems perfect. “The water tide has receded since last evening. It did not come to a proper height today because of which we had to postpone…READ more..
GOA’s WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER NIRMAL KULKARNI NOMINATED FOR PADMA SHRI AWARD 2018
Panaji (Goa) Nirmal Kulkarni, known for his wildlife photography and some serious discoveries of snakes, is being nominated for the prestigious Padma Shri award 2018.
“It is indeed a proud movement. Being nominated is a great feeling,” Nirmal reacted.
Nirmal, 40-year old herpetologist, is nominated in category called ‘Others’ for his contribution towards sustainable tourism and conservation.
‘The Goan Jungle Book’, authored by him educates about Goa’s lesser known wildlife
Padma award for the year 2018 will be announced on the eve of the Republic Day next year.
Nirmal has headed and contributed to several research projects like National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, Sahyadri Ecologically Sensitive Area,…READ more..
REPLICATION OF GOOD PRACTICES IN GOVERNANCE IS THE AGENDA OF UNION GOVERNMENT; SAYS VISHWANATH
Panaji (GOA) Union Secretary for department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, C Vishwanath today stated that the Good Governance Index, which will be kept open for stakeholders’ inputs, will help in generating health competition among the States and tracking the progress made by each.
Vishwanath said that the draft Good Governance Index will be open for suggestions from stakeholders including the State government. “The advantage of having a Good Governance Index is that there can be healthy competition generated among states and it helps to track the progress each state is making,” he said.
He was speaking while addressing civil…READ more..
POLITICALLY CONNECTED MINE TRADER IN POLICE NET, REMANDED TO 2 DAYS CUSTODIAL INTERROGATION
Panaji (Goa): The politically influential mine trader Imran Khan has been remanded to two day of custodial interrogation in connection with cheating the state government to the tune of several crores of rupees through illegal ore mining.
Khan, who is said to be a “silent partner” of former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat had allegedly availed Environmental Clearance in his name whereas Goa State Pollution Control Board found it to be fabricated and bogus, resulting in the suspension of mining in TC no 65/51 belonging to Amalia Figeriedo. He had been carrying out the extraction of ore from the land that originally belongs to…READ more..
CCP FINALLY AGREES TO HAND OVER THEIR BAINGUINIM LAND TO GOVT
Panaji (GOA) After initial tussle, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has finally agreed to hand over 1.71 lakh sq meters of land at Bainguinim to the State government for setting up modernized solid waste treatment facility.
The CCP meeting today resolved to hand over the land to Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) on condition that Government submits an undertaking that the land would be exclusively used for setting up waste treatment facility and the time frame for the same.
The ruling panel, backed by Goa Forward leader Atanasio Monserrate, had initially turned down to hand over the land to…READ more..
LIVING STANDARD OF PANAJI CITY BEING ASSESSED
Panaji (GOA) The liveability standard of the Capital City Panaji is being assessed by the Union Ministry for Urban Development, to know how the Smart City ranks in terms of basic amenities, governance and economic growth.
The project started on September 11, that includes total 116 cities across country, will conclude onSeptember 10, 2018.
The liveability index would rate the cities on 79 parameters including how they fare in terms of grievance redressal of citizens, pollution, availability of water and power, solid waste management, crime rate, online citizen services, upkeep of historical buildings, increase in tourist footfalls, crime rate, mobility and…READ more..
GOA: VINOD PALYEKAR FEARS FOR LIFE, IB INITIATES INQUIRY, SECURITY COMMITTEE SEEKS REPORT
Panaji (Goa) State Security Committee has sought report from Goa police’s Intelligence Branch (IB) after State Water Resources Department minister Vinod Palyekar claimed that he has threat from the drug mafia in the State.
Palyekar, a Goa Forward Party legislator from Siolim constituency, had told a local news channel that he has been constantly stalked by someone. He had also said that he has fear for his life due to constant attack on the drug lobby operating in the coastal state.
“State Security Committee has asked the IB to submit the report within a week on the threat perception to Palyekar….READ more..