GOA SESSION: STATE TO GET RS 15,000 CR POWER BOOST
Porvorim (Goa) Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar told the House that Goa has drafted comprehensive scheme costing Rs 15,000 crore to upgrade existing infrastructure.
“We have worked out Rs 15,000 crore worth comprehensive plan which will ensure undisrupted power supply to the state. The plan will cover entire Goa fixing all the problems so that there will be uninterrupted power supply,” Madkaikar said addressing the House during his address on demands for grants of his department.
Madkaikar said the state government will implement the scheme in phase wise. “We will implement the plan in phase wise. First of all we…READ more..
GOA SESSION: ASSEMBLY REMEMBERS MISSILE MAN APJ ABDUL KALAM
Porvorim (Goa): The Legislative Assembly today paid homage to former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam on his second death anniversary.
During the ongoing monsoon session, Speaker of legislative assembly Pramod Sawant read out the motion remembering the missile man of India for his contribution in the field of aerospace research.
The motion was unanimously passed on the floor of the House.READ more..
GOA: BJP IN ELECTION MODE, CONGRESS IN THINKING MODE
Panaji (Goa) Congress party is yet to decide their candidates to contest upcoming by election in Panaji and Valpoi constituencies while BJP has said that it is just the formality that is remaining to make public names of their contestants here.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) today announced that the by-polls in Panaji and Valpoi constituencies would be held on August 23.
“We were expecting the dates of by-election to be little earlier as State will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi on August 25. But nonetheless we are well prepared to face the polls,” BJP Goa unit president Vinay…READ more..
GOA: BJP CONGRATULATES MODI, SHAH OVER BIHAR DEVELOPMENT
Panaji (Goa) Bharatiya Janata party’s local unit today congratulated the Prime Minister and Party President over Bihar developments.
“We congratulate the Prime Minister – Narendra Modiji and party president Amit Shahji for reviving the NDA combination in Bihar and supporting Nitish Kumar for his principled stand and decision to leave alliance with corrupt RJD and form eighteenth NDA government in Bihar in cooperation with BJP,” party’s Goa spokesman Premanand Mhambrey has said in a statement released here.
“We are confident that with this development the Prime Minister’s determination to speed up fight against corruption at all level and to…READ more..
GOA SESSION: PROVIDE UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY TO HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: MICHAEL LOBO
Porvorim (Goa) BJP legislator and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo demanded uninterrupted power supply to the coastal belt. This is what he said on the floor of the House during demand for grants for power department today.
MICHAEL SAID: We should give uninterrupted power supply to the hospitality industry. This will give boost to the tourism industry. The underground cabling of the wires should be done. You should think coastal belt with different angle because you get the maximum income from there. The focus should be on these areas. We need more transformers. Once the season starts, we face low voltage…
GOA SESSION: GOVT TO START EXERCISE TO SCRUTINISE APPLICATION TO REGULARISE 4,200 ILLEGAL STRUCTURES
Porvorim (Goa): Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte told legislative assembly that they have received 4,200 applications to regularize the structure on their private land. The exercise to scrutinize them will start from August 10.
The department has received 4,200 odd applications from various people across the State to get their structures regularized, he said adding that initially only those structures on private land would be taken for scrutiny.
Khaunte told the state legislative assembly during Question Hour assured that “government will not entertain any application for the regularization of structures built in Coastal Regulation Zones, Agriculture lands, Protected forest areas,…READ more..
GOA: WINGS OF HOPE FOUNDATION TO ORGANISE A MUSICAL EVENING
PANAJI (GOA): Wings of Hope an NGO that works for children who are intellectually and physically challenged will be organising a musical evening on Friday, July 28, at Dinanath Mangueshkar auditorium, 5 pm onwards.
The evening will have performances by students from Sanjay Centre for special education, Taught to Teach music school and Sharada Mandir.
The students will perform alongside singer Sonia Shirsat and Kingfisher Voice of Goa winner Rapper Sabino Dias.
The musical evening will have a wide array of performances by children from taught to teach music school which includes mashups, singing and dance performances. The curator of this NGO,…
GOA: PARRIKAR WISHES NITISH KUMAR
Panaji (Goa) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has congratulated his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar for being sworn in as the head of the State.
“Congratulations to Nitishkumarji and SushilModiji on taking oath as CM and deputy CM,” Parrikar tweeted today hours after the swearing in at Bihar.
“Under NDA government, Bihar will be back on development path,” he said.
GOA: NEW TWIST IN IRB CONSTABLE’S SUICIDE AT PORVORIM
Porvorim (Goa) The Porvorim police have stumbled upon a revelation that could possibly bring a new twist into the death of head constable of Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) Kishor Shirodkar. The young cop whose mysterious death is being probed as homicide was under huge loan debt. A source said that he had taken Personal Loan of Rs 27 lakh but the purpose for the huge loan is not ascertained yet.
“We will call Shirodkar’s wife to throw some light on this revelation. Since it was personal loan, neither the bank nor are expected aware for what purpose was…
GOA: PANAJI AND VALPOI TO GO FOR BY-ELECTION ON AUGUST 23, RESULTS ON AUGUST 28
Panaji (Goa) The Election Commission of India has announced the dates for by-election in Panaji and Valpoi constituencies. Both the constituencies will go for poll on August 23, while counting would be held on August 28.
Vishwajit Rane who had got elected on Congress ticket from Valpoi constituency had resigned in March to join BJP. He is currently minister in Manohar Parrikar led cabinet.
The by-election for Panaji constituency was necessitated after BJP MLA Siddharth Kuncolienkar vacated the seat to make way Manohar Parrikar to be member of legislative assembly.
Congress has hinted that it will field Roy Naik in Valpoi while…