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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.

11 Nov 2017

Kadamba plateau residents Jal Satyagraha till demands met

The long pending demand of Kadamba plateau residents for water may soon be resolved. The residents who had threatened of carrying out jal satyagraha are still not confident of quick action from government side.

10 Nov 2017

Don’t want Coal, don’t use electricity: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said that those who did not want any coal to come into the state should not use electricity as coal was needed to generate electricity.

08 Nov 2017

Goans who do not own a house to get affordable housing

The state government is planning to provide affordable housing facilities to people who don’t own any house. People living in Goa for three generations are eligible for the Goa Housing Board scheme.

07 Nov 2017

Mormugao garbage will be treated within 3 months

Finally the heaps of garbage at the garbage treatment plant owned by Mormugao Municipal Council would be treated.

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.

04 Nov 2017

Houses of Mopa residents demolished illegally, allege locals

A section of Mopa locals are irked over demolition of 2 houses in the village which was allegedly carried out without any prior notice on Friday late evening.

03 Nov 2017

upping the ante at sada ,locals hit back

The controversy over the Sarvajanik Ganesh venue at Sada, Vasco is threatening to snowball into a major controversy with locals threatening that the demolition of the structure could lead to a law and order problem.

03 Nov 2017

15 land -loser family members from Mopa given job letters

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that Dabolim airport was saturated and there can be no increase in the number of flights landing there.

30 Oct 2017

ITI students protest over alleged blackmail by instructor

Farmagudi ITI students held a protest on Monday alleging that one of their instructors had been blackmailing and extorting money from them.

30 Oct 2017

Finally IIT in Goa? Collector holds 1st meeting over Sanguem location

The proposed IIT, Goa could finally find a place to roost in the state. The government has identified more than 9 lakh sq mts in Sanguem taluka, Kotralim in particular.

29 Oct 2017

Garbage issue dominates Kavale gram sabha

The Gram Sabha of Queula or Kavale panchayat was dominated by the garbage issue. In absence of modern garbage treatment plant in Ponda, the garbage problem persist in the taluka.

26 Oct 2017

Sakhali town, surroundings suffer from pathetic roads

The state highway passing through Sankhali & internal roads in the town are currently in a pathetic shape.

21 Oct 2017

Govt must formulate task force for South Goa District Hospital: Vijai

Goa Forward Minister Vijai Sardesai has said that completion and commissioning of South Goa district hospital by March next year is impossible.

21 Oct 2017

Fire Dept to inspect old buildings for safety, preparedness in South Goa

The safety of old buildings in the state has been a matter of concern after the recent incident of fire at Panaji KTC Bus stand.

17 Oct 2017

Make farmers market at Margao Bus Stand, says Margao MLA

Margao MLA, Digambar Kamat has asked the government to acquire the open space within the Margao Kadamba Bus Stand and convert it into a farmers market for local vegetable vendors.

15 Oct 2017

Digambar launches development

Monsoon is nearly over and now it is time for development. Margao MLA Digambar Kamat has started developmental work at Aquemin his constituency.

13 Oct 2017

Govt plans to make Grande Island top tourist spot

The Government is planning on converting Grande Island into a tourist spot. This island is just off the Baina coast.

13 Oct 2017

MOU signed for 261 kms green highways in state

The state government and the Centre have signed an MOU to build green highways in Goa. The MOU was signed between the Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited on 13 of October.

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.

10 Oct 2017

GMC, district hospitals no more to be free for patients from outside Goa

Health facilities for the people from outside Goa will not be free any more either at the Goa Medical College hospital or the district hospitals by November.

09 Oct 2017

Govt framing policy to maintain street lights & high masts

Goa government is coming out with a new policy on maintaining street lights and even the high masts.

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.

08 Oct 2017

Locals of Kudchire demand speed breakers on village junction

The internal roads in the rural village of Kudchirem in Bicholim are in bad shape.

07 Oct 2017

Govt to conduct structural stability test of KTC Bus Stand Panaji

Kadamba Transport Corporation Chairman Carlos Almeida has raised several concerns regarding the current state of the KTC Bus stand building at Panjim bus stand.

06 Oct 2017

Goa’s first initiative to prevent suicide from the bridge

The Borim Bridge is more known for wrong reasons such as being a suicide point. But now the things are likely to change.

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

Mopa opponents don’t understand what’s aviation or tourism: CM

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has come down heavily upon the organisations opposing the Mopa air port.

04 Oct 2017

Govt to rehabilitate Mopa Dhangars with alternate land

The cabinet on Wednesday cleared the rehabilitation of the 14 Dhangar families affected by the Mopa international airport.

04 Oct 2017

CM’s visits gives boost to infrastructure work in Mapusa

Mapusa town faces a host of problems. There is no proper sewage treatment plant, roads are in bad condition.

27 Sep 2017

Highway widening work in Navelim begins

The National Highway 17 widening work in Naveli has begun.

26 Sep 2017

Madgaokars told to apply for sewerage connections

Work on the underground sewage construction in and around Margao has started. Margao MLA Digambar Kamat inaugurated the construction on Tuesday.

24 Sep 2017

Fatorda police station set to be inaugurated on Dussehra day

A police station in Fatorda constituency will soon become a reality.

24 Sep 2017

CM Parrikar inaugurates beautification works at Pale

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the newly beautified complex of shree Navadurga Temple surroundings at Ambegal Pale on Saturday.

20 Sep 2017

Harmal local offers land to Tourism Dept to build toilet and parking facilities

A Harmal local has offered to give NOC to construct a parking lot, toilet facilities and access to the beach on his land.

18 Sep 2017

Vasco might soon get the renovated fire hydrant system

The port town of Vasco might soon have its age-old fire hydrant system in the market in fully operational condition.

17 Sep 2017

Pednekars will get preference in jobs at Mopa Int’l Airport: Babu Azganokar

Sports Minister and Pedne MLA Babu Azgaonkar have said that the Pednekars will get priority for jobs at Mopa International Airport.

17 Sep 2017

First phase of 9 crore rupee Mayem Lake development project complete

The first phase of much-delayed Mayem lake development work is over. It is likely to be inaugurated this tourist season.

13 Sep 2017

CCP backs down, decides to transfer Bainguinim land to Govt

After initial defiance the Corporation of the City of Panjim backed down and decided to go against the legal advice and transfer its Bainguinim land to the government.

13 Sep 2017

Cabinet clears IT startup policy, convention centre

The cabinet on Wednesday cleared the IT centric Goa start up policy and finalized anEDC driven special purpose vehicle to construct a convention centre and other infrastructure in the state. The project will come up at Dona Paula. The chief minister also said that the new enrolments for the DDSSY medical schemes will start from December. And as of now the renewals are on.

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.

11 Sep 2017

Vasco church square to be beautified

St Andrews Church Square in Vasco will be soon beautified.

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

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.

05 Sep 2017

All bridges to be ready by 2019: PWD minister

All the bridges that are being constructed in Goa will be ready by 2019. And this include the Mandovi and the Zuari Bridges.

05 Sep 2017

CCTV cameras on all roads in Goa within a year

Traffic violators beware. The transport department is going to install the CCTV cameras all over the state in the next one year.

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

CM advises Michael Lobo to consider his thoughts before uttering them vehicles for police

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has mildly criticized Calangute MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo for airing his opinions without giving it a careful thought.

02 Sep 2017

Branch of tree obstructing traffic at Sonsoddo cut

A broken branch of a tree that created nuisance to motorists and two-wheeler riders at Sonsoddo was chopped off by the fire and emergency services personnel on Friday.

01 Sep 2017

Salgaocar Hospital ties up with jaslok to provide premium sevises

V M Salgaocar Hospital in in Vasco has tied up with Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai to offer premium healthcare facilities in Goa.

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.

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.

20 Aug 2017

Panaji may have a permanent venue for all the fairs soon

Panaji may soon have a permanent venue for all the traditional fairs and ferries. Panaji Mayor Surendra Furtado says he will write to the Chief Minister for a Utility Service Centre on the Parade Ground in Campal.

20 Aug 2017

Persons allotted plots in Shristhal in 1989 want to pay the old land rates

The Housing Board had developed plots in Srishtal village in Cancona taluka in 1989. Even though 63 out of the 80 plots were booked the allotment process could not be completed because of some reason.

15 Aug 2017

No more air traffic- 3.7 km parallel taxi-track at Dabolim airport.

The Airport Authority of India finalised the contract of the construction of a 3.7 kilometer-long parallel taxi-track at the Daboli international airport.

15 Aug 2017

Governor launches 3 Kadamba buses run on clean fuel

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Tuesday launched 3 new buses of Kadamba Transport Corporation.

11 Aug 2017

Govt High Schools in the port town totally in shambles

Bad condition of Government schools in the state is not a new thing for Goans.

09 Aug 2017

Cuncolim Industrialists fighting losing battle against power shortage

Industries in the Cuncolim Industrial Estate are fighting a desperate losing battle with the prevailing power situation.

08 Aug 2017

Cortalim beach facilities to be upgraded

All prominent beaches within Cortalim constituency would be spruced up and facilities upgraded on a priority basis.

05 Aug 2017

MMC plans to set up New Multi Level Car Parking facility in Madgao

The parking problems in the town of Madgao will have a solution soon.

03 Aug 2017

Palolem road full of potholes, locals blame Govt officials

The locals of Canacona have brought to the notice a typical type of lethargy of government officials.

03 Aug 2017

Don’t try to recreate Delhi in Goa, Vijai warns investors

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai warned the outside investors that he would not allow recreating Delhi in Goa.

02 Aug 2017

New Vaddem finally gets an Outpost

A new police outpost was inaugurated at New Vaddem in Vasco on Wednesday.

01 Aug 2017

Govt moots 6 pronged approach to make agriculture remunerative to youth

The government is planning a 6 pronged approach to incentivize and lure youth into agriculture. Creating a brand Goa for agro based Goan products was one of their priorities.

01 Aug 2017

Govt to train Goans for Mopa jobs

Goans would be trained to ensure that their skills were compatible with the needs of the jobs available at the upcoming Mopa airport.

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.

31 Jul 2017

Mapusa fruit yard in pathetic condition

Fruits are supposed to be good for health. But a visit to the Mapusa Fruit Yard would put most people off fruits.

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.

29 Jul 2017

Sub District Hospital itself turns into breeding ground of diseases

If you happen to visit the Sub District Hospital in Ponda and wonder how the water is overflowing in the vicinity despite no rains, be alert and be aware, it is not the rain water.

28 Jul 2017

More Doctors, Nurses for Hospicio soon: Vishwajeet

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane has assured to provide more doctors, nurses, important equipment and hygienic facilities at the Hospicio hospital in Madgao.

19 Jul 2017

30-yr old Govt school in tribal Gaodongri crying for urgent repairs

While the authorities are boasting of developing high-quality educational infrastructure in the state, there is a school building in Goa, more than 30-year-old and not repaired even once in all these years.

17 Jul 2017

Bicholim Sankhali road totally damaged, locals demand immediate repairs

The main road joining the towns of Bicholim and Sankhali is in a bad condition.

17 Jul 2017

15-year old Culvert collapses in Vasco

15 year old culvert at Daktolem in Vasco collapsed on Monday morning. Local councilor has assured that he will get a new temporary bridge within a week to avoid problems for the regular commuters.

28 Jun 2017

My Govt successful when accidents come down to half: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said he would judge success of his government only when the number of road accidents would come down to half of what it is today.

13 Jun 2017

New city gardens to have heritage conservation committee approval

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai has said that henceforth new city gardens will have to be approved by the Heritage Conservation Committee.

22 Apr 2017

MPT winds up Betul port, plans extension in Vijaydurg in Mah

Mormugao Port Trust is studying plans along with Mumbai port authorities to develop a new port near Vijaidurg in Maharashtra.

22 Apr 2017

Come 2020 & you will reach Panaji from Patradevi in 20 minutes!

Patradevi to Panaji in 18 minutes. Hard to believe, right? Yes. By 2020, this will be reality.

02 Mar 2017

The mud road of a State Highway in a thick forest of Sanguem…

Will you believe if we tell you that Goa’s state highway is not even asphalted? Yes, there is one, right in the deep forest of Sanguem.

17 Feb 2017

Dabolim airport expansion on cards, including parallel runway

Daboli airport is going for a major expansion

23 Nov 2016

Shadow Council demands permanent solution of illegal shades

The shadow council of Madgao has raised the issue of a shade atop a building in the town.

22 Nov 2016

Rohan’s 3-day ultimatum to complete Porvorim playground

Porvorim MLARohan Khaunte has given an ultimatum of three days to the government to complete the Porvorim Housing Board Sports Ground.

16 Nov 2016

Sudin takes GSIDC to task

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s senior minister Sudin Dhawalikar on Tuesday took his own government head on with a public allegation that the works done by BJP-controlled Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation are low quality and high cost.

15 Nov 2016

Luizinho questions the functioning of the two airports.

President of the Goa State Congress PartyLuizinho Faleiro feels that two airports of Daboli and Mopa cannot function simulteneosuly until Navy hands over 50 thousand square metres of additional land for the civilian airport.