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CM: solid waste management policy will be ready soon

Panaji: The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has decided to come out with Goa Solid Waste Management Policy 2019 in order to take care of all kinds of waste such as medical, hazardous waste, e-waste and bio-medical waste. A meeting of the board of directors of the Corporation chaired by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was held on Tuesday. Speaking to …

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Wet waste: temporary treatment unit for Panaji within 20 days

Panaji: The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) will set up an extension unit near Heera petrol pump in Panaji within the next 15-20 days to treat 25 tonne of wet garbage from Panaji and Taleigao. Until then, wet garbage trucks from Panaji and Taleigao will be accepted at the Saligao waste treatment plant. Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said this while …

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Veteran freedom fighter Mohan Ranade passes away at 90

Panaji: Veteran freedom fighter, Mohan Ranade, who was one of the main pillars of the final phase of Goan freedom struggle ignited by Ram Manohar Lohia in 1946, passed away in Pune, Tuesday morning. He was 90. Ranade was ailing for quite some time and was hospitalised in a Pune hospital. He was presently undergoing treatment. Ranade was cremated at …

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Goa ranks fourth on NITI Aayog’s Health Index

Panaji: Among the eight smaller states, Goa has been ranked fourth in the overall performance in the NITI Aayog’s Health Index report. Goa improved its position from fifth to fourth position and Tripura from seventh to sixth from 2015-16 (base year) to 2017-18 (reference year). As per the report, Mizoram ranked first with highest overall performance among the smaller states. …

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Disbursement of interest-free education loans by July 20

Panaji: The Goa Education Development Corporation (GEDC) has maintained that all the students entitled to financial assistance under the Interest Free Education Loan (IFEL) Scheme of the government would receive the related money by July 20, 2019. “There was a two-month delay in disbursement of funds under this scheme due to the election code of conduct, which was in force …

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New UK PM to be announced on July 23

London: Britain’s new prime minister, either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, will be announced on July 23, the United Kingdom’s (UK) ruling Conservative Party said Tuesday. The party, in charge of the leadership contest to replace Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and prime minister, did not indicate the timeframe for when the new Tory leader would take charge at …

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AAP MLA gets 3-month jail for obstructing polling process

New Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday sentenced Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Manoj Kumar to three months in jail for obstructing the election process at a booth in east Delhi during the 2013 Assembly polls, saying offences relating to polls should be sternly dealt with. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, however, granted Kumar bail on furnishing a bond of …

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‘India can’t wish away defence ties with Russia’

New Delhi: Ahead of the strategically-important India-US talks, diplomatic sources on Tuesday said India meets the US waiver criteria for procuring the S-400 missile defence system from sanctions-hit Russia, and asserted that New Delhi cannot “wish away” its defence ties with Moscow. Besides India’s missile defence system deal with Russia, terrorism, H-1B visas, trade and the situation arising out of …

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Choksi will be extradited to India after exhausting legal options: Antigua PM

Antigua/New Delhi: Absconding diamond merchant Mehul Choksi’s citizenship of Antigua may be revoked by the Caribbean country and he could be extradited to India after he exhausts all legal options, Prime Minister Gaston Browne was quoted as saying by a media report. Choksi, 60, had taken nationality of Antigua and Barbuda in November 2017 using Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) …

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Saligao plant ‘instructed’ to clear ‘garbage heaps’ first

Saligao: The monitoring committee, appointed by the High Court of Bombay at Goa, instructed the Saligao waste treatment plant management to ‘remediate’ the old waste, which is lying in its compound before expanding its capacity. The monitoring committee and officials of Goa Solid Waste Management Corporation and Hindustan Waste Treatment Pvt Ltd held a meeting over the expansion plan of …

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