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19 Nov 2017

Government doing its best to mitigate coal pollution in Vasco: Sawaikar

The government is doing its best to mitigate the coal pollution in Vasco town. There should be sincerity in raising such issues.

15 Nov 2017

IFFI Row: 2 more juries quit, CM says films have no censor certificates

AfterSujoy Ghosh, two more jury members of IFFI’s Indian Panoramahave quit from the panel in protest of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry dropping two films.

15 Nov 2017

Let Sesa & truckers decide about ore transportation: CM

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar appears to be not in a mood to mediate any more about the ore transport issue.

13 Nov 2017

Politics reason for low charge sheet ration in Goa corruption cases: oppn, expert

The police do not investigate corruption cases professionally. Also enforcement agencies are used to file cases keep opposition in check.

13 Nov 2017

Now Cong says BJP responsible for bringing Coal to Vasco

has got political parties at each other’s throats. The BJP had blamed the Congress for giving permission to coal handling the other day.

13 Nov 2017

PWD employees reject Junta House; ‘discover’ it to be unsafe, even to sit

Junta House of Panaji has suddenly become completely unsafe for the government servants. That too when PWD employees are proposed to be shifted there.

10 Nov 2017

Police to introduce new scheme to control traffic violations

Though the police issues more 4000 challan on a daily basis the accident rate has not decreased. Now the Goa Traffic Police has decided to introduce the Traffic Sentinel Scheme.

09 Nov 2017

Centre to ban LED fishing, bull trawling in state: fisheries minister

The Union Government will ban fishing using LED and bull trawling. An advisory would be out regarding this.

08 Nov 2017

Revenue collection in Goa post demonetization has gone up by 22 pc: CM

Chief Minister Manhoar Parrikar has said that revenue collection in Goa post demonetization has gone up by 22 per cent.

08 Nov 2017

Govt to follow new recruitment system, post-creation in 30 days

The Manohar Parrikar has taken a major decision on recruitment procedure.

07 Nov 2017

Sudin blames Parsekar for electoral loss of coalition stalwarts

In the run up to the 2019, coalition partners as well as the opposition have started taking potshots at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

07 Nov 2017

AAP to observe DeMo day as day of betrayal

Aam Aadmi Party will observe the BJP mandated demonetization anniversary as a day of betrayal.

07 Nov 2017

If Goa does not want them, projects will be shifted to Maharashtra: Gadkari

The union minister Nitin Gadkari said that if Goans did not want any development projects in the state including coal transportation or transportation of iron ore then those projects would be shifted to neighboring Maharashtra.

06 Nov 2017

Michael hits out at Govt, threatens to come on road

The controversy over division of PDAs is becoming hotter day by day.

04 Nov 2017

Thrust on Infrastructure spending: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said tat one good thing about this year’s trend is healthy and robust spending on infrastructure and capital items.

03 Nov 2017

MGP also toes Goa Forward line, demand two more PDAs

After Goa Forward, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party also wants its share in the PDAs.

01 Nov 2017

Govt sticks to Rs12.50 ore transportation rate, 1 truck per family criteria: CM

The Manohar Parrikar government has punctured the demands of mining truck drivers.

31 Oct 2017

4 Apna Ghar employees suspended, 31 transferred, more to follow: Vishwajit

Woman and Child Development Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday suspended 4 persons and transferred 31 in a bid to streamline the troubled and often in the news for the wrong reasons Apna Ghar or short stay home in Merces.

28 Oct 2017

Now Sudirsukt Jagor all over Goa, translation of book in 4 languages

A group of writers and artists supporting Vishnu Wagh have formed action committee to reach out his controversial Konkani book Sudirsukt all over Goa and even outside Goa by holding public recitals as well as translating it in four different languages.

28 Oct 2017

Carry proof of ‘Goan’ residence, or else you’ll be charged in GMC

If you are intending to go to Goa Medical College for treatment, please carry your valid documents of proof of residence in Goa. Or else you will be charged as a resident from outside Goa.

27 Oct 2017

Taleigao PDA necessary for planning: Vijai

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai has justified his government’s plan to divide the North Goa Planning and Development Authority and creating a separate one for Taleigao.

26 Oct 2017

NGO wants investigation on foreigners sick leave certificates

NGO Savera today demanded that a proper investigation be conducted into details of government doctors giving sick certificates to foreigners on Thursday.

26 Oct 2017

Girish files complaint over bogus names in Panaji electoral roll

AICC secretary Girish Chodankar has filed a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer about bogus names in the electoral roll of the Panaji constituency.

23 Oct 2017

Use of modern mechanisms to preserve heritage must: Vijai

Modernization cannot and should not be mixed with Heritage however it can be clubbed together for purposes like archiving and digitization.

21 Oct 2017

Swacha Bharat: lip service or sincere effort

Is Swacha Bharat really happening? Not in Cuncolim Market. The toilet here is left unclean which makes it difficult for common person to use it. Or garbage on Panaji's streets

20 Oct 2017

Cabinet approves regularization of ad-hoc Govt posts

Government has now decided to do away with all ad-hoc posts. The cabinet has approved regularization and promotions of over 1200 ad-hoc posts with retrospective effect from 30th September of this year.

13 Oct 2017

Give priority to Goan youth for jobs in Industrial sector: Vijai

Factories and Boilers Minister Vijai Sardesai said the bureaucratic harassment of the Industries in Goa should end.

13 Oct 2017

Congress asks Vijai to stand in solidarity with ‘Gonekarponn’ on HC’s NGT verdict

: Town & Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai said nobody including the Government can ignore the judgment of High court over its scrapping of the notification shifting National Green Tribunal Western bench from Pune to Delhi.

12 Oct 2017

Margao citizens clear footpath off illegal sellers

Citizens of Margao on Wednesday cleared footpaths in front of Communidade Bldg Just 50 mts from Margao Municipality and Near pickup stand.

11 Oct 2017

High Court dismisses Cong plea on Vishwajit disqualification

The high court has dismissed the disqualification petition filed against Valpoi MLA and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane by the Congress Party.

11 Oct 2017

Kidney transplant: first in GMC then in private hospitals

The government will not give permission to any private hospitals to conduct Kidney transplants till the Goa Medial college does the first one.

11 Oct 2017

HC strikes down notification transferring NGT bench to Delhi decision

The High Court on Wednesday quashed and struck down the 10th August notification to transfer the Goa centric jurisdiction of the NGT western Zonal bench from Pune to New Delhi.

10 Oct 2017

Why different rules for common man, casino players? Asks Congress

The Congress has asked the government why it had different rules for casinos and common people because it was allowing a common man can only spend 2 lakh rupees in cash but those who frequent casinos to spend lakhs and lakhs of rupees in cash while playing the games.

08 Oct 2017

Vijai launches sewerage connections in Fatorda

Town and Country Planning Minister and Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai on Sunday launched process of availing the household connections of sewerage line.

04 Oct 2017

After fire, Panaji RTO to now function from Thu at a new place

After fire, Panaji RTO to now function from Thu at a new place

04 Oct 2017

Govt Depts to go digital by March 30

The government will go digital by March 30. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday that he had also discussed with the departmental heads what direction the government administration should take.

27 Sep 2017

Centre for Responsible Tourism awards Serafino for eco-friendly waste management

North Goa Collector Nila Mohanan has said communication is becoming ever so important in today’s world.

27 Sep 2017

Cabinet extends term of Mandovi casinos by 6 months; relocation policy by Dec

The cabinet on Wednesday resolved to complete the framing of the relocation policy by December, the Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said.

26 Sep 2017

Goa could be the cleanest state in the country: Governor

Governor Dr Mridula Sinha, on Monday, said that Goa being a small state has bright chances to become the number one state under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

26 Sep 2017

55 structures in Katem Baina demolished by MMC

At last the Kate Baina area was cleared for the builder by the Murgao Municipality by demolishing 55 hutments.

18 Sep 2017

Install ‘ERO net’ App, enroll as a voter

Anchor: No more hassles in enrollment of one’s name in electoral roll. One can do it within 5 minutes by using the ERO net app on mobile itself.

15 Sep 2017

Cross Examination of witnesses underway at Mhadei Tribunal

The cross examination in the matter of Mhadei Water took place on Friday at the Mhadei Water Disputes Triubunal in Delhi.

12 Sep 2017

PWD offcials assures to start soling work at slippery road stretch in Cuncolim

The PWD officials inspected the slippery and dangerous stretch of National Highway 17 in Cuncolim on Tuesday.

12 Sep 2017

Reginald urges health minister to start organ transport facility at GMC hospital

Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has urged the Health Minister to start full-fledged organ transplant facility at Goa Medical College and Hospital. He said the Government should not support a private hospital with special permission in this regard.

06 Sep 2017

Miramar to Dona Paula road to be kept clean under CSR

Miramar to Dona Paula road to be kept clean under CSR

06 Sep 2017

FDA raids, closes food outlets in Mapusa

Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration closed down a restaurant in Mapusa on Wednesday for operating under unhygienic condition.

06 Sep 2017

Murgao Industries should start paying taxes; Mauvin

Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho has said that industries in and around Murgao will have to start paying tax to the panchayat. He said that he will be convening a meeting with the stake holders to discuss and finalize the issue.

06 Sep 2017

Mopa Airport to get more land, cabinet decides

The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to transfer a little over one lakh sq mts of land at Mopa to the upcoming Greenfield airport.

04 Sep 2017

CM launches “GED Connect” app for online electricity bill payment

Hardly 4.2 % of the Electricity consumers in the state pay their bills online, however they pay almost 24% of the total revenue of the electricity department monthly.

03 Sep 2017

Goans should take advantage of U-17 Fifa WC to learn & improve quality of game in Goa: Babu

Sports Minister Babu Azgaonkar has appealed to all the Goans to take advantage of tournament of grand scale of the Fifa Under-17 Football World Cup happening in the state.

03 Sep 2017

Ponda welcomes people with darkness

The main road which connects Farmagudi to the town of Ponda is in complete darkness.

02 Sep 2017

Zuarinagar slum dwellers rehabilitation to begin by Dec 17: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured the residents of in Zuarinagar slums that the government would start their rehabilitation process by December 2017.

01 Sep 2017

CM Parrikar inaugurates

Unhappy with the Government services? Not getting satisfactory response from the officials in any department? Don’t worry.

30 Aug 2017

BJP MLA Cabral slams Church over article in its official magazine

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday attacked the recent report by a church backed organ questioning the police investigation into the desecrations and a recent article in a church run magazine.

30 Aug 2017

Churchill era tanks for the needy, says Sudin

PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar said that the1000 odd water tanks that were procured by the PWD department several years ago and now dumped at Verna reservoir will be distributed to needy persons.

30 Aug 2017

Congress alleges Mala bridge badly constructed

The Congress said that it would constitute a technical team to inspect the bridge connecting Mala – bus stand as it looked as if it had major problems when it was constructed.

28 Aug 2017

Vishwajit wins by over 10,000 votes, wipes out Ravi-Roy

Bharatiy Janata Party Candidate Vishwajeet Rane won the Valpoi by-elections by more than 10,000 votes.

26 Aug 2017

Vasco garden’s in bad shapes; locals suffer

The Vasco city’s park are all in shambles. Vasco residents are upset because that have to make do with badly maintained, and dilapidated parks that are used as open air drinkingaddas by anti social elements.

25 Aug 2017

RBI launches 200, 50 Rs notes

New 200 rupee notes were released on Ganesh Chaturthi. The bright yellow coloured notes will carry on the reverse side a Swachh Bharat logo with a slogan and the Sanchi Stupa motif, the Reserve Bank said.

22 Aug 2017

Goa all set for Panaji & Valpoi by-polls

Goa is all set for the by-polls which will be held on Wednesday in Panaji and Valpoi. All the arrangements including the security are put in place by the election authorities at 30 and 40 polling stations in Panaji and Valpoi respectively.

20 Aug 2017

As expected, less turnout for by-polls for 4 ZP seats

The by-polls for 4 Zilla Panchayat constituencies in Goa were held on Sunday. The elections saw very less response by the constituents in all four constituencies.

20 Aug 2017

Explain to people shifting Goa under Delhi NGT: Shantaram

GPCC President Shantaram Naik has questioned the shifting of Goa from the West Zone of the National Green Tribunal to the principal bench in Delhi.

16 Aug 2017

Quepem municipality threatens Govt over health centre

Quepem municipal Council members have threatened to bring people out on streets if the new Quepem health centre is not started within 30 days.

13 Aug 2017

Power dept in loss, reviewing all the beneficiaries: Madkaikar

Believe it or not, the power department is running in losses at an extent of 163 crore rupees. Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar himself has admitted this.

05 Aug 2017

Margao Municipal Council forms committees to take care of garbage and gardens

At a meeting held on Thursday, Margao Municipal Council formed two committees: One for the collection of garbage and the other one for the beautification of gardens within the municipal limits.

04 Aug 2017

More hospitals to be enrolled under DDSSY

The Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim is witnessing a rise in patients and number of surgeries performed.

04 Aug 2017

Multi-agency probe ordered against Kashinath Shetye

His RTI activism had helped the BJP when it was in the opposition. But now the BJP government has come down heavily on Kashinath Shetye, who is also a government employee.

04 Aug 2017

Pollution Display Boards will not be installed at Ambedkar Park – CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has made it clear that the Pollution display boards will not be installed at the Ambedkar Park near Panaji Bus Stand.

04 Aug 2017

Opp parties 'unite to oppose' double railway track

Opposition parties AAP, NCP and the Congress have opposed the doubling of railway track from Hospet in Karnataka to Vasco.

03 Aug 2017

CM announces ‘non-lapsable’ fund for Education Development

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced an Educational Development Fund of up to 600 crore rupees. It would not lapse with the financial year.

02 Aug 2017

Goans to get reduced electricity bill for July-Sept

Goans will get less amount of electricity bill for the next quarter, from July to September.

31 Jul 2017

RP2021 consigned to dustbin; govt moots new RP 2030

The Town and Country Planning minister Vijai Sardessai said that the new Regional Plan 2030 would be conceptualised taking the house in confidence within 6 months.

30 Jul 2017

Work on two Ayush hospitals in Goa to start soon

Work on the two 50-bedded AYUSH hospitals will start in Goa within a couple of months as the Union AYUSH ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding with Goa government Ayush minister Shripad Naik said on Sunday.

24 Jul 2017

5 'NO's for police on duty, CM lays guidelines

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that he will not tolerate any unethical behavior by ‘on duty’ police officials.

18 Jul 2017

Cong creates ruckus, stalls House proceedings on officer-circular issue

The first day of the Assembly session was marked with frequent adjournments and consistent stalling of the proceedings by the opposition Congress.

16 Jul 2017

Dance bars, illegal houses, drug trade, dominate Calangute gram sabha

A premises for senior citizens, fish market, dance bars, illegal houses in field, touts and pimps’ activity, drug trade, delayed sewerage project were the issues that dominated the Calangute Gram sabha on Sunday.

16 Jul 2017

ECI to decide on Govt employees demand, GGEA to approach Human Rights Commission for rights

The demand of honorarium equivalent of 1 month salary for Govt employees who work as Booth Level Officers has been forwarded by the office of Chief Electoral Officer f Goa to the Election Commission of India.

10 Jul 2017

Calangute to go garbage-free in 6 months

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has decided to make his constituency garbage free within the next six months.

29 Jun 2017

WRD Min issues memos after surprise visits

WRD Minister Vinod Palyekarissued memos to almost 6 employees of two Madgao offices, including the executive engineer.

28 Jun 2017

Cong demands revocation of circular barring Govt officers

The Congress legislature party on Wednesday resolved to ask Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to roll back the directions against officers going to MLAs’ houses and offices for meetings.

22 Jun 2017

MGP will support NDA for prez election, many of our demands included in the CMP: Sudin

Senior Leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party Sudin Dhavalikar has said that 3 of their major demands have been included in the Common Minimum Programme of the BJP led coalition government.

22 Jun 2017

Volvoi Panchayat sans Sarpanch may get its new Sarpanch soon

The Volvoi village may get its new sarpanch soon.

19 Jun 2017

Sarpanch-Deputy elected, most of them unopposed

Elections for the posts of Sarpanchas and deputy sarpanchas were held in 175 panchayats across the state on Monday.

19 Jun 2017

RP30: Land owners of no-development zone could buy construction rights elsewhere

The coalition government led by Manohar Parrikar has devised a new concept of exchanging rights of land use from no development zone to the development zone and go for constructions.

12 Jun 2017

Minister Vijay to monitor Madgao police on CCTV

Goa Forward Minister Vijay Sardesai has found a new surveillance formula.

05 Jun 2017

Bhamre dismisses social media videos on jawan harassment as rumours

Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subash Bhamre has said that the Defence Ministry is taking utmost care of every Jawan of Indian defense force.

31 May 2017

Implementation of SC order on panchayat reservations only after consulting HC

The State Election Commission will implement the Supreme Court order of reserving the 17 wards only after seeking clarification from the high court.

03 May 2017

HC prepones panchayat polls by 12 June

The High Court on Wednesday preponed the date of panchayat elections by five more days.

18 Nov 2016

Income Tax Dept. conducts raids on business houses.

The income tax department on Friday raided several business establishments in Goa, including mining firm of Fomento.