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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 ALLEGES SCAM IN IFFI DÉCOR CONTRACT.

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.