Some areas of the state will be left without power on Sunday, 22nd May from 7:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. The talukas of Bardez and Pernem will see a general power shutdown while only a few parts of the Tiswadi taluka will experience the same. The electricity department cites annual pre monsoon maintenance work at the Tivim power station as a reason for the power outage.
The SGPDA held with first meeting today with the newly appointed chairman Krishna Salkar. The meeting involved discussions on the irregularities of the SGPDA wholesale and fish markets. The meeting also decided to re-issue tenders to allow anyone to bid officially.
With the number of road accidents on the rise, the PWD has come under fire for the pot hole ridden roads across the state. AAP leaders have alleged that the main reason behind this is the shoddy work by done contractors and a lack of supervision by the department as well as lack of political will.
From now on, the State or Central Governments should clearly state that knowledge of Konkani is compulsory while advertising during recruitment of jobs, opposition party Goa Forward said. Otherwise, they threatened to hold a protest. They also said that they wanted contract jobs to be abolished.
It seems 32,000 girls and women who are already registered are waiting to get the benefit of Ladli Laxmi and Griha Aadhar scheme in Goa. Looks as if the Government is incapable of filling potholes on roads.
As monsoons and soon expected to hit the state and unusual rain already lashing the state, water woes and bad road issues have got people worried. PWD minister Nilesh Cabral explained how power line disruptions have been leading to water supply disruption. He also spoke of pothole riddled roads in the state.
A local was beaten up by tourists at Ribander for questioning them on breaking a red light which almost led to them hitting him. This has brought to the fore the increasingly tumultuous relationship between locals and tourists.