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19 Nov 2017

Chaos, confusion mar Davorlim gram sabha

Chaos and confusion marked the gram sabha at Davorlim on Sunday. The gram sabha was adjourned for a short while till order could be restored.

19 Nov 2017

Curtorim gram sabha passes resolution against coal transportation

Curtorim panchayat gram sabha passed a resolution against transporting coal through Goa.

18 Nov 2017

Taxi owners want Vijay to stop police harassment, give preference for locals

TCP Minister Vijai Sardessaipromised taxi drivers that he would ensure that police do not harass them in South Goa.

18 Nov 2017

Govt defying court, felling trees & covering it up at Mopa: Samiti

Mopa Vimantal Pidit Xetkari Samiti has alleged that Goa government is illegally felling trees at the Mopa airport site and then trying to cover up rather than taking action.

18 Nov 2017

BJP’ ex-MLA threatens stir against his Govt over Salaulim water

Enough is enough. The Sanguemkars have suffered and sacrificed enough for South Goa.

17 Nov 2017

Aquem shopping mall asked to vacate encroachment for parking

TCP minister Vijai Sardesai has asked a shopping mall in Aquem to vacate the encroached area and make it available for parking.

16 Nov 2017

New huts outside airport create threat of bird strike

The new settlement of labourers outside the Dabolim airport has created a possible threat to birds that could hit the flights.

16 Nov 2017

ITI students agitated over transfer of 11 instructors

Transfer of 11 instructors at Farmagudi ITI has upset students. They have boycotted their classes demanding that unless the instructors are brought back they will not attend the classes. This agitation has been going on for the past 4 days.

16 Nov 2017

Sal farmers threaten stir over water supply

Farmers from Sal in Bicholim have threatened to launch an agitation if the government fails to provide water for their fields in time.

16 Nov 2017

Vasco fisherwomen threaten stir if vendors not removed by Mon

Fish sellers from the Vasco fish market demanded that authorities close down roadside stalls that are selling fish all over the town.

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.

15 Nov 2017

No river nationalization, rivers of ‘national importance’: CM

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that there is nothing called nationalization of rivers planned or envisaged.

15 Nov 2017

Bharat Mukti Morcha asks govt to amend Waterways of India Act

Bharat Mukti Morcha has strongly protested against the comments made by Union Ministers and the state chief minister over issues related to coal transportation and river nationalization.

14 Nov 2017

What if we oppose coal & they stop our power supply? Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has posed one simple question to those who oppose bringing coal to Goa.

14 Nov 2017

PWD workers hold strike demanding regularization

PWD contract workers held a protest near Chief Minister’s residence at Althino on Tuesday morning.

14 Nov 2017

I&B Min drops 2 films from IFFI, Ghosh quits as jury head

The 48th International Film Festival of India is hit with the first major controversy.

13 Nov 2017

Truckers suspend agitation as Sesa suspends transport plans

The Dharbandoda & Sanvordem Sesa Goa Truck Owners bodies temporarily suspended their agitation on Monday.

13 Nov 2017

Vasco fish vendors get furious, Carlos tries to pacify them

The authorities claimed that once the fish market project is completed no one will be allowed to illegally sell fish on roadside.

13 Nov 2017

Som arrested for assaulting police officer

The Vasco police on Monday booked a youth from Vaddem in Vasco for assaulting PSI Razashad Sheikh.

13 Nov 2017

MPT threatens case against those blocking coal sweeping machine

A meeting at Deputy Collector’s office on Monday, saw Mormugao Port Trust deciding to file a case against those people who had stopped the coal sweeping machine recently.

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

CM misguided by MPT on Coal issue: Goa Against Coal

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is misinformed and misguided on the issue of coal handling and transportation by the Murgao Port Trust.

09 Nov 2017

Mauvin asks to shut down new taxi counter at Dabolim airport

A new car rental service counter has come up at the Dabolim International Airport. No permission has been obtained from the Transport Department or from any agency to commission the taxi counter.

09 Nov 2017

Inquiry under way into raid on wheat carrying vehicle

Civil Supplies Minister Govind Gawade said investigation into the raid conducted at Ponda on the vehicles carrying wheat is on and that the department is simultaneously collecting more information in this regard.

08 Nov 2017

Para teachers hold dharna over regularization

All Goa Para Teachers Association is protesting against the government for not regularizing them even after 12 years.

08 Nov 2017

HC firm on fitment of digital meters; taxi owners meet CM

The issue of fitting of digital meters has taken a new turn with the final court decision out on Wednesday. Digital meters now have to fitted immediately.

08 Nov 2017

Ore transport is a business, they can shift to some other: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters that ore transport is a business. And most of the truck owners employ non-Goan drivers.

07 Nov 2017

Sangoldkars demand revocation of brewery NOC

Locals are up in arms over the licence given by the Sangolda panchayat to a microbrewery within its jurisdiction.

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

Mahila Congress protests against LPG hike

The Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress held a dharna to protest the hike in price of LPG cylinders.

07 Nov 2017

Truck owners stone Vedanta truck at Codli, CM to meet afresh to negotiate rates

Fierce opposition from the truck owners finally compelled the government to have one more final negotiation on the transportation rate of iron ore. Vedanta has been instructed not to transport ore till Sunday.

06 Nov 2017

MMC demolishes controversial Ganeshotsav shed of Sada

The Mormugao Municipal Council with heavy police protection on Monday removed the partitions and tarpaulin surrounding the temporary religious shed at Headland Sada.

06 Nov 2017

Kadamba plateau residents to hold Jal Satyagraha on Lib Day

Residents of Kadambapleateau next to capital city of Panaji are up in arms.

05 Nov 2017

Bhandari Samaj wants FIR against Vishnu Wagh withdrawn

Gomantak Bhandari Samaj wants the FIR lodged against Vishnu Wagh for his book Sudir Sukt withdrawn.

05 Nov 2017

Bailancho Ekvott wants proper security at the railway stations

Bailancho Ekvott has said the platforms of railway stations in Goa are not secure. Anybody can walk in through any of the several entries.

05 Nov 2017

Bailancho Ekvott wants proper security at the railway stations

Bailancho Ekvott has said the platforms of railway stations in Goa are not secure. Anybody can walk in through any of the several entries.

04 Nov 2017

Goa Forward will not allow anyone to rock the coalition boat: Trajano

Goa Forward Party said that Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party is mistaken if it thinks it can rock the coalition boat by making demands.

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.

04 Nov 2017

One more arrested for selling ganja in Vasco

The Vasco Railway Police on Friday arrested a youth from Maharashtra for trying to sell Ganja to prospective customer at Vasco Railway Station on Friday. Further investigation is in process.

03 Nov 2017

Mining truck owners come down on demand, BJP assures to intervene

The mining truck owners have finally come down on their demand. From 14 rupees per tonne per kilometer to 12 rupees 50 paise and diesel at 52 rupees per litre.

02 Nov 2017

Vasco road work contract terminated for slow pace and shoddy work

The government has terminated the contract awarded to a contractor for road widening and beautification work from Sada to Baina in Murgao.

01 Nov 2017

Mangor hill Sulabh toilets stinking, people want MMC to intervene

Damaged toilets, stench is a common occurrence when you approach toilets at Mongor.

31 Oct 2017

Major water shortages in Calangute alleges AAP

Water shortage in Calangute village causes hardships for residents. AAP has alleged that the government is more concerned in supplying water to hotels.

31 Oct 2017

Two scooters land in pit dug to repair water pipeline

Callousness of government departments continues on Goan roads.

31 Oct 2017

AITUC holds dharna in Margao in support of their 12 demands

All India Trade Union Congress organized a dharna in Margao on Tuesday in support of their 12 demands to the government.

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

1.16 Kg seized by Goa Customs at Dabolim Airport

The Air Intelligence Unit of Goa Customs on Sunday caught an international passenger attempting to smuggle 1.16 Kg of raw gold worth 32 lakh rupees market value.

29 Oct 2017

Popular Front of India condemns revocation of licence for meeting

Popular Front of India Goa has condemned the sudden revocation of the permission granted to the organization to hold a public meeting at Lohia Maidan on Sunday.

28 Oct 2017

Repaired pipeline bursts again within 24 hours

The water supply to some places in and around Kurti-Ponda and Usgao will be badly affected for next 2 days.

28 Oct 2017

Goa Dairy to modernize its setup with central funds

Goa Dairy has received 7 crore 91 lakh rupees from the central government as part of national programme on dairy development.

28 Oct 2017

Vijai gives go-ahead for road at Chapora fort with modifications

Archaeology Minister Vijai Sardesai wants to conserve the Chapora fort and set up sound and light show for the tourists. Vijai, however, is not in favor of bringing a ropeway at the fort.

27 Oct 2017

I won’t entertain non-student leaders of students: VC

Goa University’s vice chancellor Prof Varun Sahani is setting up new precedents for the elected students councils and student organisations.

26 Oct 2017

Gandhi market vendors gherao MMC chief officers office

Gandhi market vendors gheraoed the Margao Municipality chief officer Agnelo Fernandes on Thursday over the delay in removing illegal vendors.

26 Oct 2017

Strong winds, heavy rain ground 2 ferries in Mandovi; passengers rescued

Passengers crossing the Mandovi got a scare when strong winds along with heavy rains forced their ferry off course and into a sand bank.

26 Oct 2017

Fate of FIR against author, publisher of Sudir Sukt lies with the court

Bailancho Ekvott has said that the fate of the FIR lodged against the author of the book Sudhir Sukht and its publisher will be decided by the court.

26 Oct 2017

Garbage on Panaji-Old Goa Bypass: HC issues notice to Merces panchayat

Justice Prithviraj Chavan of the Bombay High Court at Goa on Wednesday directed that notice be issued to the Merces Panchayat over the inaction of the authorities against the continued dumping of building debris and garbage along the Panaji-Old Goa bypass road. Justice Chavan adjourned the matter to October 31st for further hearing.

24 Oct 2017

Dharbandora RTO office, a nightmare for locals

Getting any work done at the Dharbandora RTO office is a nightmare. In this present day and age of digitalization and e services, people who come to the office for any of the services like vehicle registrations,

24 Oct 2017

Toilets ready by GTDC; But CRZ makes them a showpiece

This is ironical. But it gives an inkling on how much at cross purposes to each other government departments function.

24 Oct 2017

Dhirios legal, says former tourism minister

Former minister Mickky Pacheco has posed an open challenge before the Parrikar government by attending Dhirio in Betalbatim. According to him, the Assembly has already passed a bill to legalise Dhirio and policy simply cannot stop it.

24 Oct 2017

Parrikar has agreed to close Sudirsukt police probe: BJP

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has agreed to try and close the investigation over its former MLA Vishnu Wagh’s controversial book Sudirsukt.

23 Oct 2017

Why CM, Art & Culture Min silent over GST on Tiatr? : Shivsena

Shivsena has questioned why the state Government is silent on the issue of Central Government imposing Goods & Service Tax on Tiatr and Dramas.

23 Oct 2017

Salcette truck owners gherao officials over GPS activation

The truck owners from Salcette have claimed that the agency which is supposed to install and activate the GPS machines is not activating their machines despite paying the fees on time.

22 Oct 2017

‘Violent’ Kutthali Gramsabha adopts historic resolution against river nationalistation

Clashes marred the special gramsabha of Kutthali panchayat convened for setting up the village biodiversity committee.

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

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

21 Oct 2017

Borim locals want Govt to end their traffic woes

The traffic congestions from the Bythakhol junction in Borim to the bridge circle is quite a regular affair. Locals have to suffer daily as this narrow road till the bridge witnesses heavy traffic everyday and they can’t even cross the road properly at times.

21 Oct 2017

Green Goa Foundation threatens to file contempt petition against police, panchayat and municipalities

Green Goa Foundation has threatened to file a contempt petition against police, municipalities and village panchayats for not following the High Court directions vis-à-vis stray cattle on highways.

21 Oct 2017

Don’t interfere, constitute Council to decide Lit Award issue: Writers

Veteran Konkani writers and leaders have demanded to constitute the general council and leave the decision of literary awards to them, not the government.

20 Oct 2017

CM tells why he scrapped Konkani Academy Lit awards

The whole selection process of the Goa Konkani Akademi literary awards was faulty and thus the Government decided to declare the proceedings as null and void.

19 Oct 2017

Won’t back down because of complaint, nothing derogatory in Sudirsukt: Hema Naik

I had read the book prior to publishing it and found nothing derogatory in the contents of Sudirsukt.

18 Oct 2017

AAP youth wing calls upon government to file an FIR in GU librarian case

The youth wing of Aam Admi Party, Chhata Yuva Sangarsh Samiti, has called upon the government to register an FIR against the librarian of Goa University for submitting fake educational certificate.

17 Oct 2017

Complaint filed against Sudirsukt writer & publishers

Controversy over the poetry collection of Vishnu Wagh Sudirsukt is not getting over.

17 Oct 2017

Goa Forward Party against GST on Tiatrs, ask representatives to come forward

Goa Forward Party MLA Vijai Sardessai said that he was against 18% GST imposed on nataks Tiatrs by his own government.

16 Oct 2017

Coast guard holds training programme for Coastal police

A special training session for the police personnel deployed at the Coastal Police Station was conducted on Monday by the Coast Guard.

16 Oct 2017

Give 100% compensation to Canacona flood victims

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Shantaram Naik and Curtorim MLA Reginaldo Lourenco said that they the government should give 100 per cent compensation through Disaster Management Authority by amalgamating different funds.

16 Oct 2017

Oppn party student wings to intensify agitation over GU election

National Students Union of India, the students’ wing of Congress has demanded resignation of Vice Chancellor of the Goa University, Professor Varun Sahani.

15 Oct 2017

Portuguese era bridges in Hivrem on verge of collapsing

The state Government is building new bridges on major rivers for linking North Goa with South and major towns to the capital city for developing the tourism sector.

15 Oct 2017

Flood like situation in Cancona, due to negligence of WRD contractors

The farmers from rural village of Khotigao in Cancona have suffered heavy losses. The sudden rise in level of water of Talpan River is considered the reason for these losses.

15 Oct 2017

Cansaulim villagers oppose hotel project

The Cansaulim-Arossim people have asked the government to revoke the construction licence and the technical clearance granted toa hotel project in Arossim.

14 Oct 2017

Scrapping Konkani Akademi Awards big loss to Konkani culture: Writers

Eminent Konkani writers and authors have expressed unhappiness over the decision of Government to scrap the Konkani Seva Puraskar of last two years.

14 Oct 2017

Broken signboard poses danger to public near airport

It is invariably the media that has to wake up officials about dangers faced by public on roads.

13 Oct 2017

Govt most welcome to conduct inquiry into Goa Dairy: Sahakari

Chairman of the Goa Dairy Madhav Sahakari has said that the Government is most welcome to conduct inquiry in case of any alleged irregularities or illegalities in the Goa Dairy.

13 Oct 2017

Davorlim locals oppose housing projects in village

Locals of Davorlim Dicarpale have opposed two housing projects coming up in the village.

13 Oct 2017

Parents upset over security of students

Do security guards really provide security? Or is there a need of double security because of some anti social elements who disguise as security? Incidents happening these days have raised such questions.

12 Oct 2017

Dy collector directs police to keep vigil on gambling activity in Vasco

Mormugao Deputy Collector Mahadev Araundekar issued directions to the Police on Thursday to maintain vigil on gambling activity in Vasco.

12 Oct 2017

Illegal house in Navelim demolished

As per the court order, four one-room tenements have been demolished by the property owner at Navelim in the presence of police and court bailiff.

12 Oct 2017

Shop owners deamand removal of ‘No Entry’ in Mapusa market

The Shopkeepers and vendors in Mapusa market have demanded immediate removal of the No entry board in the Mapusa market area.

11 Oct 2017

NCP to approach court on open elections

The Nationalist Congress party has said that they would be approaching the courts to demand open elections in the university.

11 Oct 2017

Sal locals stop illegal dumping of waste in village

The residents of Sal village in Bicholim are upset voice against dumping of waste by contractors and scrap yard owners in their village.

10 Oct 2017

Goa Forward, BJP workers clash in Saligao

The government may be running with a coalition spirit. But all is not well among the coalition partners at grass root level.

10 Oct 2017

Hazardous biomedical waste dumped at Sao Jose de Arial

Just a week ago Swacha Bharat Abhiyan was observed all over the state. But it looks like it was just for a day.

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.

10 Oct 2017

2 girls rescued in flesh trade at Madgao

Another prostitution racket busted in the State

09 Oct 2017

Vasco city to go Tobacco-free

The Mormugao Municipal Council on Monday unanimously resolved to make Vasco city Tobacco free.

09 Oct 2017

Cuncolim Water Pipeline bursts in Demani, leads to water wastage

The Cuncolim locals are suffering due to water shortage since the main water pipeline in the town exploded at Demani.

08 Oct 2017

Weird accident raises questions on safety of National Highway

The state recently observed 7th state road safety week. But are our roads really safe?

08 Oct 2017

Power problems in Kutthali will be solved soon: Madkaikar

The villages in Kutthali constituency are facing severe power shortage problems. The constituency with one of the biggest Sancoale Industrial Estate has been crying for up gradation of power related facilities in various villages.

07 Oct 2017

Awareness program held on legal services to senior citizens

An awareness program on Legal services to senior citizens scheme was held on Saturday in Panaji.

06 Oct 2017

Women's’ groups fight over surrogacy case

Two women’s organisations have torn into each other over a case of girl being sexually assaulted while using her as a surrogate mother.

05 Oct 2017

Trucks parked at Amigo junction Ponda posing threat to traffic

Trucks parked at the Amigos junction in Curti Ponda are a turning dangerous to commuters.

05 Oct 2017

Margao vendors want action against Illegal Vendors

Margao Market vendors met Margao Municipal Council chairperson Babita Prabudessai and Chief Officer, Agnelo Fernandes on Thursday to insist that the civic body stop illegal vendors from doing business in the city.

04 Oct 2017

PM has no right to say all our leaders on bail: Cong

The Congress party condemned the statement by Prime Minster Narendra Modi that the entire Congress leadership was out on bail. According to them it was the BJP leadership that was embroiled in some scam or the other.

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.

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

Hivrem bridge needs immediate attention, says locals

Two Portuguese-era bridges at Hivrem in Valpoi which connect the village to other nearby areas are in a dilapidated condition.

03 Oct 2017

Timely intervention of Police averts major tragedy in Cuncolim

A major tragedy of self-immolation was averted due to the timely intervention of Cuncolim Police.

02 Oct 2017

GSIDC with MLA inspects Aldona &Calvimbridges

The bridges in Aldona and Calvim are brilliantly constructed architectural marvels. But these bridges lack maintenance.

01 Oct 2017

Ponda roads crying for attention

Roads in Ponda are in completely in shambles. With roads being dug every alternate day for some or the other work, locals are compelled to drive and ride in roads full of potholes.

01 Oct 2017

Mickky files application for release of documents seized by CBI

Former tourism minister Mickky Pacheco has filed an application in the Margao Sessions Court asking for copies of his documents seized by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

28 Sep 2017

CCTV cameras in Ponda turned to mere ‘showpieces’?

CCTV Cameras that were installed in the town of Ponda are not operational anymore.

27 Sep 2017

Mapusa municipality ties up with Go-Shalla to lift stray cattle

Mapusa municipality has been authorized to collect fee from shops that are selling plastic bags of below 40 microns.

27 Sep 2017

High Court sets new deadline of 9 Oct to shift Lucky 7 from Miramar

The High Court has given the ill-fated Lucky 7 vessel time till October 9 for it to be towed away.

27 Sep 2017

Worn out tyres of 108 ambulances pose a danger to patients

An ambulance carries a patient to a hospital to save his or her life.

27 Sep 2017

The villagers of Pale have to face a ‘bumpy ride’ due to bad roads in village

The villagers of Pale in Bicholim taluka are suffering because of the bad condition of roads in the village.

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

Bardez Bazaar chairman accuses ex-chairman of committing frauds

Chairman of Bardez Bazaar Gurudas Sawal has accused former chairman of Bardez Bazaar Jaiwant Naik of blackmailing the committee members.

25 Sep 2017

Too much traffic, no management in Mapusa

Shiv Sena met Traffic PI Tushar Vernekar and Mapusa PI Tushar Lotlikar on the issue of traffic congestion and traffic signals on Monday.

25 Sep 2017

Forum objects to letter to communidade bodies

The South Goa Communidade Forum has objected to the letter sent to Escrivaos of the South Goa communidade by the Administrator asking for details of the vacant communidade land.

25 Sep 2017

Calconda residents demand action against drugs peddler

Calconda residents submitted a memorandum to Margao Police demanding action against drug peddling in their area.

24 Sep 2017

Airport Taxi Union unites against illegalities, demand parking facility

The Airport Taxi Union has raised concerns and objections against the illegal parking of taxis alongside the highway opposite the Goa International Airport as it is causing several accidents these days.

24 Sep 2017

RBI asks revival plan for Madgaum Urban Cooperative Bank

Shareholders of the Madgaum Urban cooperative bank limited have demanded a CBI inquiry into 50 lakh rupee IDBI bank bond scam.

24 Sep 2017

Is the narrow Mandovi Channel in Panaji safe for navigation?

The accidental collision between a catamarine cruise vessel and casino vessel in the Mandovi channel raises several questions.

23 Sep 2017

Sagarmala project will destroy fishing industry: Bharat Mukti Morcha

Bharat Mukti Morcha Goa Unit has said that the nationalizing of rivers and Sagarmala Project by the Central government are the two biggest threats to Goan Rivers.

23 Sep 2017

Lucky 7 still grounded as deadline approaches

The 27 September deadline for removal of the still unlucky Lucky 7 is fast approaching.

23 Sep 2017

Negligence of authorities results in dilapidated state of Vasco Police Quarters

They protect you & they protect your shelter with care unconditionally for days and nights.

21 Sep 2017

Carmona Anganwadi & Health Centre crying for basic infra

Broken ceilings, dripping water, overgrown bushes. The Carmona Anganwadi crying out for attention.

19 Sep 2017

Priol still has no roads in the hilly terrain

Priol locals are an upset lot. Even in this time and age they cannot even take their two wheelers or 4 wheelers to their door steps. And why? Because either landlords,

19 Sep 2017

Lucky 7 moving…. Neither forward, nor backward!

Lucky 7 casino vessel has started moving. But neither forward nor backward. Its hull is grounded and is pivoting around that point. Now, it’s pointing towards the Panaji Residency.

15 Sep 2017

Murgao bar owners jubilant as over 300 licenses renewed

Murgao liquor trade association has expressed happiness over the renewal of 312 bar licences in the Mormugao Taluka.

13 Sep 2017

Clash between Sankhali MLA & Municipality affects development

The political war between ruling council in Sankhli municipality and MLA has created a piquant situation and is hindering devlopment. Sankhali Municipal Chairperson Dharmesh Saglani claims that for last 4 years the municipality did not get any government funds for development.

13 Sep 2017

Pvt Bus operators block Madgao bus stand as RTO challans them for violations

Private bus operators had a flash blockade of the Madgao KTC bus stand on Wednesday morning, alleging that RTO officers are harassing them by issuing challans.

12 Sep 2017

Final call on Bainginim land transfer at Wed CCP meet

The Corporation of the City of Panjim has once again said it would not transfer the Baingini land to the government for the garbage treatment plant.

12 Sep 2017

Babu forced Mopa dhangars to transfer land: Mopa farmers

The Mopa Vimantall Xetkari Piditt Samiti alleged that local MLA and Tourism Minister Babu Ajgaonkar has forced 14 Dhangar families to sign away their rights on Mopa airport land. This was contrary to the National Green Tribunal order on the matter.

12 Sep 2017

Carmona villagers accuse hotel guests, staffs of disturbing the peace

Carmona Villagers backed by the panchayat body on Monday gave an ultimatum to the management of Verda resort to face revocation of its trade license if they do not keep a control over their guests and hotel staff.

11 Sep 2017

Issuing of liquor licenses to 1200 outlets to begin on Tuesday

The government will start the process of issuing liquor permits to around 1200 outlets within municipal limits from Tuesday.

11 Sep 2017

Lucky Seven; already a disaster?

The grounded vessel Lucky 7 is still firmly entrenched on Miramar beach. The latest attempt to pull it out on Monday was an ill-conceived and unplanned disaster.

08 Sep 2017

Rumdamol panchayat cleans mini sonsodo

The panchayat officials of Rumdamol Davorli Panchayat conducted a drive and cleaned the garbage dumped in Rumdamol on Friday morning.

07 Sep 2017

FDA raids turn into Vijai-Damu war in Madgao

The raids of Food and Drugs Administration are turning political.

07 Sep 2017

Faleiro promises waste treatment plant would certainly be set up in Navelim

Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro promised locals that a waste treatment plant in the open space near the Rumdamol Davorlim Panchayat would be set up.

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

Women’s org files police complaint against Wagh’s poetry book Sudir Sukt

is a new controversy raising its head over former MLA and poet Vishnu Surya Wagh’s book SudirSukta because it’s selected for Goa Konkani Academy’s literary award. Bailancho Ekvott President Auda Viegas has filed two police complaints against this book.

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.

05 Sep 2017

After Coal pollution, its wooden chip pollution in Murgao

First coal pollution and now spillage of wooden chips on roads has started haunting citizens of port town.

05 Sep 2017

Ponda MLA inspects swimming pool leakages

Swimming Pools at Sports Complex Ponda running dry for almost last 40 days.

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

Stranded train passengers bemoan the absence of help desk at Margao

Passengers travelling to Mumbai from Margao on Monday were stranded after their train was cancelled.

01 Sep 2017

Illegal road median on NH17B sealed

The illegal opening of road median near Vales junction in alto Dabolim was finally sealed under heavy police protection on Friday morning.

31 Aug 2017

Some fishing trawlers stranded in deep sea because of bad weather

Around 15 fishing trawlers that had gone to the sea to catch fish on Monday failed to return to the jetty on Wednesday because of bad weather.

30 Aug 2017

Verna'kars demands re-erection of speed breakers

The villagers of Verna have raised serious concern over the Morad junction on verna bypass road.

29 Aug 2017

Roads leading to Verna industrial Estate lie neglected

The stretch of National Highway 17 passing by the Verna Industrial Estate and the road leading to the industrial Estate are in bad shape. Both the roads have developed potholes at several places.

29 Aug 2017

Villagers gherao Pollution Control officials, oppose fish meal plant

Paddi, Barcem and Khola villagers came out on the road on Tuesday to oppose a proposed fish meal plant to be set up in their villages.

28 Aug 2017

Congress cries foul as it loses both seats in by-poll

The Congress said that the Bharatiya Janata Party had lured voters by offering them jobs and used the government machinery to threaten and voters so that the BJP candidates could win in both Panji and Valpoi.

26 Aug 2017

Chatrapati Shivaji memorial fort wall collapses

A portion of the outer wall of the memorial fort of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Farmagudi has collapsed with stones and mud spilling onto the road. Even before that the fort was in bad shape.

25 Aug 2017

Margao women police station infrastructure, treatment of victims deplorable

The Margao women’s police station needs improvement as far as infrastructure is concerned and the way the women staff treat the victims who seek help and protection.

21 Aug 2017

Church body wants court monitored probe into religious desecrations

church social organ the Council for Social Justice and Peace on Monday demanded that a Special Investigation Team under the supervision of the High Court or the Supreme Court be appointed to investigate into the desecrations of religious symbols.

21 Aug 2017

Ramponkars threaten rasta roko if river nationalization MOU signed

Goenchea Raponkaracho Ekvott on Monday threatened to come out on roads if the government went ahead and signed the memorandum of understanding on nationalization of Mandovi, Zuari, Mapusa, Chapora, Sal and Cumbharjua rivers.

21 Aug 2017

Dharmapur locals upset with non functional CCTVs

Dharmapur locals raised have expressed concern over the non functioning CCTV’s in Margao and surroundings areas.

20 Aug 2017

Hazardous waste in Cucolim Industrial Estate polluting water bodies

Cuncolim Industrial Estate is ranked third in the industrial estates in Goa. However it is facing several problems including power shortage and frequent failures.

19 Aug 2017

Colva villagers demand an upgraded Police Station

The queen of South Goan beaches Colva is well known among the tourists for its beauty and serenity. But the Police station in Colva is like one eyesore in the village.

18 Aug 2017

Artist accuses artists of ‘illegal’ degree, ‘Masters’ deny allegations

The degree of Master of Performing Art at Shivaji University has become a matter of controversy.

17 Aug 2017

Centre's 'Khelo Bharat' flayed, Rumdamol school playground in pathetic shape

Ex sarpanch of Rumdamol Anuradha Moghe has said the Khelo Bharat initiative of central government is only for namesake.

17 Aug 2017

Transportation of coal through Vasco continues to pollute land and air

As coal is being transported through Vasco town, locals continue to suffer from its pollution and its hazards.

17 Aug 2017

GFDO condemns Goa Compensation to the Project-Affected Persons bill

Goans For Dabolim Only has said the Goa Compensation to the Project-Affected Persons & Vesting of Land in the Government Bill 2017 passed by the government is an attempt to grab land.

16 Aug 2017

Will the annual Ashtam fair be held in Panaji? CCP has no plans!

The traditional annual Ashtam fair of Panaji is in a state of uncertainity. Because Corporation of the City of Panaji has warned the vendors to remove their stalls by Thursday.

16 Aug 2017

Who swindled the Ashtam fair money in Panaji Corporation?

The payment of Panaji’s Ashtam fair has become a matter of mystery. The vendors says that they have already paid the money. But the Corporation of the City of Panaji claims that they have not received any money.

16 Aug 2017

Mormugao municipality becomes Best performer

Director of Municipal Administration said that the Murmugao Municipal Council is the first civic body in state to have completed all the norms and achieve all service level benchmarks while utilizing 14th Finance Commission grants.

13 Aug 2017

NH 17 stretch at Navelim becoming a death trap

The unrepaired stretch of National Highway 17 in Navelim is becoming a death trap. The trenches which were dug for drainage purposes are filled with water completely.

12 Aug 2017

Police are shielding the criminals in Calangute and coastal belt: Michael Lobo

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo says that several Police officials are shielding the history sheeters and criminals in Calangute and the coastal belt.

12 Aug 2017

Cuncoli Bustand in bad condition, needs quick repair

The Cuncoli Bustand is completely in a bad condition.

12 Aug 2017

Stray animals on street leads to traffic congestion and accident

Locals from Bandoda in Ponda have raised serious over the stray dogs and cattle sitting and lying on the streets of Bandoda.

11 Aug 2017

Banks to remain closed on Aug 22 to protest mergers, privatization

And all India Bank strike has been called on the 22nd of August to protest against plans to merge and privatise banks.

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

Mahila Congress hands over memorandum to community health centre valpoi

In an attempt to cause embarrassment to the health minister, Mahila Congress handed over a memorandum to the Health Officer of Community Health Centre of Valpoi.

08 Aug 2017

TCP to review Curca bungalow NOCs

Town and Country Planning department will review NOC given to bungalows on Curca slope after people’s protest.

08 Aug 2017

Goa should be ‘highwayless,’ feel bar owners

Bar owners are happy that the government has denotified many highways during the recently ended assembly session.

06 Aug 2017

Central govt should remove casinos from Mandovi River after nationalisation

GPCC president Shantaram Naik has said after the nationalization of rivers, it is the duty of the union government to remove the casinos from Mandovi river.

05 Aug 2017

Former Directors of VPK Coop Cred Soc demand inquiry in affairs of VPK Society

The former directors of VPK urban cooperative credit society have demanded an immediate inquiry into the affairs of VPK Urban Cooperative Credit Society.

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

Vasco pilots up in arms against 'private' pilots

Murgao Motorcycle Taxi Association wants the Murgao Municipal Council to stop the private vehicles doing business illegally. They say these private vehicles eat into their income.

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 plays with Canacona & Curchorem on IIT project

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said he is still willing to give IIT to Canacona if an alternate site is suggested.

03 Aug 2017

Desterro parishioners in Vasco object to new demarcation of church property

The Parishioners of Our Lady of Desterro in Vasco on Thursday raised their objections to the MPT’s attempt to seek demarcation of boundary line between MPT and Church property.

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.

01 Aug 2017

Sunburn-Supersonic duped Goa for 7 Cr, tourists rising without EDMs

The organisers of Sunburn and Supersonic have duped Goa government to the tune of almost 7 crore rupees.

01 Aug 2017

Capital dredging has had no effect on Vasco shoreline: MPT

Chairman of Mormugao Port Trust I Jeyakumar has said the MPT’s capital dredging has had no effect on the state shoreline. He said no erosion has taken place due to the works.

01 Aug 2017

Will conduct inquiries in matters related to GTDC properties grabbed ‘illegally’: Babu

Tourism Minister Babu Azgaonkar assured that he will conduct an inquiry if there are any illegalities when contracts were signed by Goa Tourism Development Corporation while leasing out their properties.

01 Aug 2017

No lights at Cortali junction, travelers suffer

The cortali high mast is not functioning. The streetlights too virtually never function. The result is that this highly travelled portion of the highway is almost always in darkness.

01 Aug 2017

Illegalities taking place at Colvale scrapyards

The Colvale panchayat has demanded an inspection of the illegal scraps as soon as possible.

30 Jul 2017

Chicalim gram sabha opposes nationalization of Goan rivers

Chaicalim village panchayat held its gram sabha on Sunday. The gram sabha passed a resolution opposing the nationalization of Goan rivers.

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

Parrikar still not given up Akshaypatra for mid-day meals

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the government is in talks with the Akshaypatr programme for supplying mid-day meals in schools across the state.

28 Jul 2017

Luzinho thretanes to block national highway with 10K students

Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro has issued a threat over the bad condition of NH17 stretch.

25 Jul 2017

Sankhli locals march to Electricity office to draw attention to their problems

Residents of Varchi halli and Muzarwado in Sankhli marched to the electricity department office in the town on Tuesday.

24 Jul 2017

Go soft, allow grounds for Dhirio, Silveira urges Govt

St Andre MLA Francisco Silveira said that there should be grounds in villages to have dhirios and tha the police should go soft on them.

24 Jul 2017

Legal Met Dept raids, seizes 3 scales misused for underfilled LPG cylinders

Legal Metrology and Civil Supplies department continued its raids as part of a crackdown on under-filled LPG cylinders in Vasco on Monday.

23 Jul 2017

Cavelossim gram sabha demands Vigilance inquiry in the Balaji project

The Cavelossim gram sabha demanded vigilance inquiry in the license issued by previous body to Balaji Concept. They cited large-scale violations of CRZ rules in no development zone

23 Jul 2017

Ruckus over Sewerage treatment plant in Bandoda Gramsabha

The issues like Sewerage Treatment Plant at Undir as well as the proposed Petroleum storage and disposal firm at Farmagudi dominated the gramsabha of Bandora.

22 Jul 2017

Pedne students gherao Principal over graduation certificates

Over 70 students of Pedne gheraod the principal of Kamaleshwar higher secondary school of Korgaoon Saturday.

20 Jul 2017

Sugarcane farmers withdraw their assembly morcha

The Sugarcane farmers have withdrawn their march to the assembly complex which they had scheduled on Friday. They say Government has already considered their demand of hiking the price by 500 Rs.

20 Jul 2017

Agro Office of Madgao needs immediate repairs

The Zonal Agriculture office in Madgao is in a completely bad condition: The roof is leaking forcing staff to ue umbrellas, water gets collected on the floor, office files get soggy.

20 Jul 2017

Hill cutting for road widening at Chicalim threatens landslides

A portion of a hill has been excavated at Chicalim to widen NH17 A. But the loosened soil is on the verge of triggering landslides, thus endangering the lives of motorists.

19 Jul 2017

Ramponkar want action against MPT chairman for illegal dredging

The Fishermen community from Khariwado along with members of Goenchea Ramponkarancho Ekvott on Wednesday demanded action against MPT Chairman I Jeyakumar for taking up illegal dredging without obtaining an EC clearance.

19 Jul 2017

Vaddem-kar in Vasco afraid of illness due to overflowing sewerage

The management of Mother of Merces High School and the Merces Vaddem locals in Vasco have demanded that the choked sewerage network be cleared.

18 Jul 2017

Farmers worried as scrapyard releases chemical in paddy field

Farmers of Chandrawaddo in Fatorda were agitated over the alleged release of chemical in the nearby paddy fields.

17 Jul 2017

While explaining TDR policy, Vijai ‘promotes’ dowry!

Goa Forward leader and minister Vijai Sardesai was caught off guard while promoting dowry. Not directly, but indirectly.

17 Jul 2017

Goa 365 impact: Dangerous tree over the primary school in Kurti trimmed

The Deputy Collector of Ponda has taken immediate cognizance of the issue of dangerous tree over the Govt primary school in Tambdi kelbai in Kurti Ponda.

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.

16 Jul 2017

Cuncolim MLA Clafacio assures to solve the Paroda flood issue

Cuncolim MLA Clafacio Dias has assured the Paroda villagers that he will construct a new flyover or a bypass road for the commuters as the area gets flooded in monsoon.

15 Jul 2017

Women fear as Vasco foot overbridge remains in total darkness

The foot over bridge over South Western Railway, connecting Vasco to Baina from the junction Opposite to IOC terminal in Vasco has been facing total neglect.

14 Jul 2017

Cong demands rollback on hike in electricity bills, gheraos officials

Congress party workers led by AICC secretary Girish Chodankar and including Mahila chief Pratima Coutinho gheraoed Chief Electrical Engineer Neelakanta Reddy protesting against the addition of Fuel Power Purchase & Cost Adjustment charges to the electricity bills.

14 Jul 2017

Taxi drivers say will not fix speed governors to their vehicles

Taxi drivers from North Goa on Friday gheraoed Transport Director Nikhil Dessai in protest against the order to install speed governors to all taxis.

14 Jul 2017

One more cross desecrated in Margao, ‘Desecrations to target ME’: Vijai

While the cases of desecrations of holy shrines and crosses are on a rise in South Goa, yet another cross was found desecrated at Kalkonda in Margao on Friday. That too in the close vicinity of the Krishna temple, which was vandalized 10 days ago.

14 Jul 2017

Garbage posing health hazard to Navelim locals

Navelim locals are up in arms because of the health risks posed by garbage is thrown on the side of their roads.

13 Jul 2017

Goans do not want casinos; casino lobby controls government

AICC Secretary Girish Chodankar has said that the people of Goa do not want casinos. They had supported the stand taken by Congress party during assembly election to close down casinos in Goa.

13 Jul 2017

Palaykar takes U-turn diversion on Mhadei diversion

Now perhaps it’s turn of ministers of Goa Forward to continue the legacy of U turns. And the issue is not simple. Diversion of Goa’s lifeline Mhadei.

13 Jul 2017

Is the Govt waiting for Revoda-tragedy repeat at Kurti primary school?

While the Government is claiming of improving the quality of education along with infrastructure at primary level, the Govt primary school at Tambdi-Kelbai in Kurti Ponda is facing various severe issues.

11 Jul 2017

Imposing one language under pretext of homogenization wrong: Mauzo

Renowned author Damodar Mauzo says the recent trend of imposing single language nationwide under the pretext of homogenization is wrong.

11 Jul 2017

Digambar inspects Madgao roads, repairs to start soon

Madgao MLA Digambar Kamat carried out a inspection of the roads and junctions in Rawandfond and Aquem in Madgao on Tuesday.

10 Jul 2017

Vascoites upset over pathetic bus stand

Vasco residents are upset over the non-completion of the Vasco KTC bus stand.

10 Jul 2017

'Is electricity dept waiting for a mishap in Navelim?'

Is the Electricity department waiting for an untoward incident to occur in Navelim to wakeup and solve the electricity issue of the village?

09 Jul 2017

Let’s celebrate Golden Jubilee of ‘historic’ Opinion Poll at ‘historic’ Airport: Buyao

Looks like the Airport meeting controversy is not going to take a halt. Latest to join in with a permission letter to hold a public meeting is renowned Goan music composer Siddhanath Buyao.

09 Jul 2017

Stop polluting natural water sources, utilising rainwater properly can make us self reliant: Sadhale

Goa is utilising only 3% of the total rainwater; the rest goes through other channels and meets the Arabian Sea. Goans need to take up rainwater harvesting very seriously as it is the need of the hour.

07 Jul 2017

FDA conducts raids in Mapusa, seizes illegally sold tobacco items

The Food and Drug Administration conducted raids in Mapusa Market and seized food items worth 20 thousand rupees.

06 Jul 2017

Madgao citizens condemn assault on a scribe

On Thursday some Margao locals protested against the assault on a journalist by a street vendor.

06 Jul 2017

Rape accused arrested in Margao, NGOs demand strict action

The Margao Police has arrested Sharif Hassan Chowdhury as accused in a rape case of a minor child.

05 Jul 2017

Coal or no coal, that is the question

Union minister Suresh Prabhu says that he is open to suggestions on how to solve the Vasco coal issue on one hand.

03 Jul 2017

Local Muslim organisations raise concerns over lack of funds as claimed by Hajj Committee

The local Muslim organizations from Margao have raised concerns regarding lack of funds as claimed by the Hajj Committee.

03 Jul 2017

Cong activists gherao Airport Director, Dir assures action and Police complaint

Director of the Airport Authority of India at the Dabolim Airport has given assurance to the Congress activists that his office will check with the legalities of the public meeting that was held at the airport premises on Saturday and has told them he will file a police complaint if required.

02 Jul 2017

Tree collapses in Revora, 11 year old dies on the spot

11 year old Samarth Revodkar lost his life after an old banyan tree collapsed on 3 houses at Revora.

02 Jul 2017

3 crosses desecrated in South Goa, locals demand strict inquiry

Several crosses including the famous “Almaacho Khuris” were desecrated by some unknown miscreants at Paroda and nearby areas on Saturday.

02 Jul 2017

Vanarmare still living with hopes, demands not yet met

The Wanarmare tribals in the Ponda area are still living out in the open without proper toilet or housing.

27 Jun 2017

Vishwajeet withdraws plaint against ‘abusive’ women

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane has decided to withdraw a police complaint his PSO filed against two women in Madgao. The women had abused him.

26 Jun 2017

Fishing nets set on fire, fishermen demand justice

Fishermen from Hallant beach have demanded strict action against the local bar and restaurant owner who had allegedly set their belongings on fire after a petty argument.

26 Jun 2017

Cattle on the roads create blockades in Chinchinim

Fear is back again in minds of Dandewaddo locals due to cattle meandering on the street.

24 Jun 2017

Rampant deforestation by ‘Forest’ dept in Khola, villagers demand inquiry

The aggrieved villagers of Dando in Nuvem Khola have threatened to come on roads and start an agitation if a proper inquiry is not initiated by the Forest authorities for rampant deforestation.

23 Jun 2017

Amidst the ‘blame-game’, PWD officials are caught on ‘back foot’

The agitated residents of Bicholim gheraoed the PWD officials at Bicholim on Friday.

23 Jun 2017

Mapusa municipal chairperson says difficult to keep track of how vegetables are cleaned

Mapusa Municipal Council will install CCTV cameras in the town's market to keep a watch on illegalities allegedly carried out by the vendors.

23 Jun 2017

Vascokar fear of an epidemic due to garbage

Khariwaddo residents of Vasco are frightened of an epidemic due to accumulated garbage during monsoon.

23 Jun 2017

Ravi takes initiative to settle sopo issue of Ponda Market vendors

The issue of Ponda Market pending sopo collection might get settled soon.

22 Jun 2017

Curchorem shopkeepers say Fire Brigade didn’t even have a ladder

Shopkeepers of Kudchade are agitated over the Fire Brigade report which has termed the news of people throwing stones on Kudchade fire brigade office to wake up the firemen is false and fabricated.

21 Jun 2017

Traffic police issues circular, then withdraws, making helmet a must for pillion riders

The traffic police on Wednesday displayed its utter ignorance over traffic rules which they enforce.

21 Jun 2017

‘Matti’ already a state tree, then call ‘Maad’ a heritage tree: Nature lovers

The ruling coalition has agreed to declare coconut as a state tree. But environmentalists and even heritage lovers have opposed it.

21 Jun 2017

MGP makes U turn on MoI, supports ‘English funding’, BBSM says expected betrayal!

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has taken a major U turn on the issue of Medium of Instruction.

20 Jun 2017

Mapusa bus stand waterlogged

New Mapusa bus stand is full of muddy water. People cannot move around. Sewerage pipes discharge sewage water on to the ground.

20 Jun 2017

IMA Goa condemns threat to on-duty Docs, demands preventive action

cases of threatening and attacking the on duty doctors are on rise in the state.

17 Jun 2017

Goa Govt to make its policy on beef clear to Centre

TCP Minister Vijai Sardessai has said the Goa government will write to the union government about its stand vis-à-vis the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

17 Jun 2017

HIndu Convention decalres India & Nepal Hindu nations

The sixth All India Hindu convention in its concluding resolution declared India and Nepal as Hindu nations.

16 Jun 2017

Eduardo says some Hindus also eat beef, Girish demands FIR on Sadhvi Saraswati

Congress leaders have come down heavily on the issue of beef raised by some Hindu fundamentalists.

16 Jun 2017

Reason behind mysterious death of cattle still unknown

The mystery behind the sudden death of 17 cattle in Ambauli and Adne area of Quepem is still not solved. The reason behind this tragic incident is still not known.

15 Jun 2017

Dead cattle raise panic in Quepem villages

Around 17 cattle were found dead in Ambaulim and Takwada Adne on late Wednesday evening. The reason for their sudden death is still unknown.

15 Jun 2017

Sharmad threatens agitation over sewage leakage

Top Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Margao candidate SharmadRaiturkar has threatened the state Sewerage Department with an agitation if they do not rectify the sewage leakage in Comba within the next three days.

15 Jun 2017

Garabge dumped by Vasco Railway creates nuisance for school students

Mata Secondary School management along with students and Baina locals have raised serious concerns over the garbage dumped near the school by the Vasco railway authorities.

15 Jun 2017

Ponda citizens oppose Chairperson’s presence at inaugural of Kranti Maidaan

Series of Allegations and Counter Allegations has started on the issue of inauguration of renovated Kranti Maidaan in Ponda.

14 Jun 2017

Dumped mud makes national highway slippery

Mud dumped besides the national highway 17 in Panzarconi is creating a nuisance to the commuters.

14 Jun 2017

MMC resolves to regularize services of temporary staff

At its meeting on Wednesday, Mormugao Municipal Council resolved to regularise the services of temporary workers.

13 Jun 2017

GSIDC, Margao Municipality officials fail to join site inspection

The officials of the Goa state pollution control board on Monday inspected the low-lying areas at Maddel, Margao where the untreated waste from Sonsoddo has been dumped.

12 Jun 2017

Incessant rains create havoc all over the state

It’s not even a week since the monsoons have hit Goa; the heavy rains have started creating havoc all over the state.

12 Jun 2017

Roads in Keri Sattari In a bad Condition

The roads in the village of Keri Sattari are totally in bad shape.

12 Jun 2017

Children’s Park of Sirlim floating in rain water

The sign boards which were erected in Sirlim Dharmapur village are now nowhere to be seen in the village.

12 Jun 2017

Salmona Spring cries for attention

Goa is losing last bits of its heritage day by day. Our greed of development is also resulting in negligence towards various historical monuments and sites.

11 Jun 2017

200 Goan voters of 580 in one ward are Portuguese citizens!

Although all the candidates throughout the state who contested the panchayat elections on Sunday were uncertain about their fate.

10 Jun 2017

MPT serves eviction notices to 30 pre-liberation houses, claiming land ownership

Mormugao Port Trust has served eviction notices to 30 houses. They are told to vacate by September because the land belongs to the port authorities.

10 Jun 2017

Hindu Janjagruti demands Cow Sanctuary for Goa

The Hindu Janjagruti Samiti has demanded that a Cow Sanctuary be set up in Goa to protect the cow.

10 Jun 2017

MPT serves eviction notices to 30 pre-liberation houses, claiming land ownership

Mormugao Port Trust has served eviction notices to 30 houses.

08 Jun 2017

Dead monkey on a tree creates scare in Cuncolim

A dead monkey on a tree created a scare among locals at Demani in Cuncolim on Thursday.

08 Jun 2017

At last monsoon arrives in Goa

At last, monsoon has arrived in Goa.

07 Jun 2017

CM starts identifying alternate site for IIT, not Canacona

Looks like IITian Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is in a mood to pull out IIT from Loliem village of Canacona taluka.

06 Jun 2017

Major Relief To The Vellim Villagers, Govt withdraws the revision petition

In a major relief to the Vellim villagers, the state government on Tuesday filed an application before the sessions court to withdraw the revision petition in the 2012 Vellim Church attack case.

06 Jun 2017

Will Oyster Shells Found In Chicalim Unearth History ?

Scientists at National Institute of Oceanography have said that the extensive deposits of windowpane oysters and other shell deposits in the hillside at Chicalim are an indicator of a high sea level more than 2,000 years ago.

05 Jun 2017

Goa should argue about sanctuaries to stop Mhadei diversion: Kerkar

Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan Secretary Rajendra Kerkar feels that Goa should strongly push forward the point of wild life sanctuaries to stop Karnataka’s project of diverting waters of Mhadei river to Malaprabha before the tribunal.

05 Jun 2017

GF opposes any restriction on beef, Cong questions BJP’s silence

Goa Forward as well as the Congress have strongly opposed the thought of banning beef in Goa.

03 Jun 2017

After BRICS summit, street lights stop functioning

As is often the case in Goa, once a project is ready its maintenance is forgotten or ignored.

03 Jun 2017

Usgao PDA Market Cries For Immediate Attention

Looks like the South Goa Planning and Development Authority has conveniently forgotten one of its prime properties.

03 Jun 2017

GOA 365 IMPACT: Madgao Navelim Road Gets Speed Breakers

The demand for Speed Breakers and Zebra Crossing at Madgao Navelim road has been finally met by the Public Works Department.

02 Jun 2017

Electricity Dept asked to be more people-friendly

Electricity department of Vasco has come under criticism for not treating its consumers with respect.

01 Jun 2017

Retd Govt servants threaten to march from Pollem & Terekhol

The All Goa Government and Semi Government Retired Employees Union has demanded that the government pay them their two years’ arrears.

28 May 2017

No candidate in Morlem OBC ward as it has no OBC living

his is strange but true: Ward number 3 of Morle panchayat in Sattari is reserved for OBC but there is not a single person belonging to the OBC.

26 May 2017

No pharmacy for 24 hrs from 29 May midnight

he All India Organization of Chemists and Druggists has dismissed the proposal of selling medicines through E-portal by the Central Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

25 May 2017

Kurdikars submerged their village for South Goa; have no water to drink

People from the entire South Goa are getting water from the Salaulim Dam.

19 May 2017

Who is to be blamed for Sanvordem mishap? People or the Govt?

Who should be blamed for the tragic mishap in Savoddem where people died because the old unused footbridge collapsed in the Zuari river?

17 May 2017

WISL faces police FIR from MPT as their dry dock sinks

The floating dry dock of the Western India Shipyard Limited in Mormugao Harbour finally sank on Wednesday.

05 May 2017

Classroom benches turning black due to coal, complain Vasco students

After social activists, environmentalists and elders from Vasco speaking against the coal pollution, now student community has also raising their voice at the public hearing.

29 Apr 2017

Goans slam MPT chairman for calling opponents ‘outsiders’

The citizens in large number along with political leaders on Saturday slammed the MPT authority for stating that outsiders were dominating the hearing on coal dust pollution, dredging and berth expansion.

28 Apr 2017

Not us, says National Highway Authority

The National Highway Authority of India has sent a surprising letter to a farmer from Navelim.

26 Apr 2017

Madgao fish market polluting River Sal

The wholesale fish market in Madgao is in a pathetic conduction. The waste water is being scattered on the floor creating an unhygienic condition.

26 Apr 2017

Majority oppose MPT’s coal handling expansion at public hearing

A lot of angst and acrimonious protests were heard at a packed public hearing at Tilak Maidan in Vasco that began on the 26th of April.

25 Apr 2017

BJP MLA also opposes MPT’s coal expansion facility

After opposition parties, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has also now opposed further expansion of coal handling facility at Mormugao Port

24 Apr 2017

1 year after, Gaundali bridge is still in dark

The Kumbharjuvem Gaundalim Bridge is still in dark even after one year of its official inauguration.

22 Apr 2017

Kullem health centre critically ill, needs urgent check-up

The Rural health centre in Kullem is itself in need of a checkup as early as possible.

20 Apr 2017

Verna villagers demand return of speed breakers

Hundreds of angry villagers from Verna blocked the National Highway 17 at the Morod junction near the Verna Bypass road for almost 2 and half hours.

18 Apr 2017

108 ambulances need first aid

Ambulances run by Emergency Management and Research Institute are in bad shape.

17 Apr 2017

My statement was not against any specific community: Babu

Seeking to lay to rest the controversy created by his statements on the Lamani community, the tourism minister Babu Azgaokar on Monday said that he never meant target the community as a whole but only meant that all illegal hawkers would be removed from the states beaches as this portrayed Goa in a bad light.

17 Apr 2017

Cow holy to Goans, Slaughter Ban exists since 1978: Luizino

The utterances of Vishwa Hindu Parishad saying that they are capable of enforcing the beef ban in Goa on their own has drawn a strong reaction from both government as well as opposition quarters.

21 Mar 2017

Vanarmare to get more compensation, toilets for men and women

The Goa Human Rights Commission has told Goa government to provide adequate compensation and proper toilet facilities to the Vanarmare tribe at Nirankal in Ponda.

14 Mar 2017

People protest betrayal of people’s mandate

Goa witnessed a social media flash protest on Tuesday, near the Raj Bhavan, at Dona Paula.

03 Mar 2017

Centre approves 21 more Goa roads as NH including coastal roads

The liquor traders in Goa are demanding that the existing state highways be DE-NOTIFIED to save their outlets from getting shut down due to the Supreme Court order.

01 Mar 2017

Cashew plantation in Balli gutted in fire

The fire raged till afternoon. All cashew plantations were completely destroyed with the owner suffering a loss of about one lakh rupees.

27 Feb 2017

Mapusa merchants shut market, march to municipality

Goa’s famous Mapusa market was shut down on Monday morning

24 Feb 2017

Liquor traders threaten to-be-formed Govt to block NH if outlets are closed

Liquor traders of Goa have threatened to block the national highways if no solution is found to save their outlets next to the highways

23 Feb 2017

Kadmba shuttle pass holders suffer due to long queues, no buses

Passengers preferred shuttle service of Kadamba because it is a non-stop travel from one city to another

22 Feb 2017

Sewage spoiling Raia vegetables sold in Margao market

Raw sewage is being released into the fields which are cultivated by farmers Raia.

21 Feb 2017

Porvorim residents march to PWD for inadequate water supply

Residents of Porvorim marched to the PWD office on Tuesday, complaining about inadequate water supply

14 Feb 2017

Accidents rising in Curchorem, but PHC condition not improving

Yet another accident in Curchorem area on Tuesday that exposed the pathetic condition the primary health centre is in

13 Feb 2017

We won’t exist if there is no Western Ghat: Sandesh Kodur

The Western Ghats are the origin of rivers. SO logically without these mountains none of us would exist

21 Nov 2016

Shirdon villagers march to PWD, get assurance over water supply

Villagers of Shirdon on Monday stormed the PWD Office over the issue of improper Water Supply to the village.

20 Nov 2016

Tourist face problems due to closed ATMs

The after effects of demonetization of 500 and 1000 currency notes are quite evident even after almost 2 weeks of the government’s decision.

20 Nov 2016

Anjuna nallah creates problems for locals

Water has been stagnating in a nallah in bandhar area of anjuna for a long time.

19 Nov 2016


Goa-Forward spokesperson Durgadas Kamat has said that Alliance talks were still on with the Political Parties for the upcoming Assembly Elections.

18 Nov 2016

Goa suraksha manch supports nationalization of goan rivers.

Unlike other political parties in Goa, the Goa Suraksha Manch has supported the BJP government’s decision on Nationalization of Goan Rivers.

18 Nov 2016

Offficial language Director wins battle with bank for Goan Youth

Official Language Director Dr Prakash Vazarikar has shown the path to the unemployed Goan youth, by fighting for the official language Konkani, even in his personal capacity.

18 Nov 2016

Zuari Agrochemicals comes to Sankhwal farmer’ rescue

After 15 years, around 70 farmers from Sindolim in Sankhvall village will again start cultivating their fields from this month end.

17 Nov 2016

गोंयच्या मुख्यमंत्र्याक अपमानकारक वागणूक दिल्ले खातीर प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदीन समेस्त गोंयकारांची जाहीर माफी मागची अशी मागणी अखील भारतीय काँग्रेस समितीचो सरचिटणीस गिरीश चोडणकारान केल्या.

16 Nov 2016

Madgao municipality wants to remove hoardings from the garden

Madgao municipal council has unanimously decided to demolish the cage-kind of metallic structure around the garden and the hoardings around it.

15 Nov 2016

Konkani not compusory for Goan government jobs.

Goa government has created two blunders in one advertisement for 14 posts of government jobs.

15 Nov 2016

Deputy CM says RP 2021 will be released in phases

Deputy Chief Minister Francisco D’Souza said that the regional plan of four talukas would be notified in the first phase.

15 Nov 2016

truckers say cooperative banks don't implement OT'S scheme

The south goa and north goa truck owners associations have alleged that the One Time Settlement Scheme of the Goa Govt. has not benefited majority of the truck owners.

15 Nov 2016

GECC demands shut down of Casinos

Congress has gone against the casinos it promoted during its tenure.

15 Nov 2016

PWD workers threaten to paralyse essential services

PWD Society Workers have threatened to paralyse the work of all the essential services.

14 Nov 2016

Bandoda villagers oppose sewage treatment plant

the people of Unnir in bandoda village have opposed the proposed sewage treatment plant in their area.

14 Nov 2016

Konkani not compulsory for Goan government jobs.

Goa government has created two blunders in one advertisement for 14 posts of government jobs.

11 Nov 2016

Pednekars object to salt pan filling at Agarwaddo

Sarpanch of Agarwado in Pedne taluka has complained to the deputy collector about filling of salt pans, after the locals confronted the panchayat authorities.

22 Oct 2016

After 7 days, Ponda police arrest one villager from Nirankal

Seven days after the incident of illegally demolishing 13 hut of Vanarmare tribals at Nirankal in Betoda village, Ponda police on Saturday arrested one person.