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Two more arrested in Taleigao attack case

Panaji: Panaji police have arrested two more persons in connection with the Taleigao attack case. The alleged accused have been identified as Yash alias Dhanajay Chari and Dattaprasad alias Datta Chari, both from St Inez. Earlier, the police had arrested Dipesh Gawas and Gavresh Bandodkar, both Nagali-Taleigao residents, in the attempt to murder case. It may be recalled that on …

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Mauvin for modernisation of ADT offices

Vasco: Stating that there is a lot of scope for improvement in transport department, the Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho on Friday stressed on digitisation and modernisation of all the offices of the assistant director of transport, thereby giving better services to the people. Godinho was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Citizens Service Centre of ADT-Vasco in the presence …

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Two more arrested in Taleigao attack case

Panaji: Panaji police have arrested two more persons in connection with the Taleigao attack case. The alleged accused have been identified as Yash alias Dhanajay Chari and Dattaprasad alias Datta Chari, both from St Inez. Earlier, the police had arrested Dipesh Gawas and Gavresh Bandodkar, both Nagali-Taleigao residents, in the attempt to murder case. It may be recalled that on …

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‘Appointments shall be made as per regular procedure’

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa in a case related to appointments in a district court has substituted first sentence of the order dated June 24, 2019 by the following sentences:  “Apropos of the last order passed by this court, that is order dated April 30, 2019, it is clarified that appointments to the posts of watchman, sweepers, …

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Bauxite-laden truck goes off the road at Gulem

Canacona: A truck, carrying bauxite ore from Vasco, veered off the road and crashed into a roadside tree at Gulem on Friday morning. According to sources, the truck was transporting bauxite ore from Vasco to Karnataka when, upon reaching Gulem, it went out of control and rammed into a tree.  The driver of the truck escaped unhurt, however, the front portion …

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Penha de Franca VP gets new sarpanch, deputy

Panaji: Gurunath Vernekar and Manisha Naik were elected unopposed as sarpanch and deputy sarpanch respectively of Penha de Franca panchayat on Friday. As per the newly-elected sarpanch, he wants to develop the village as per wishes of the locals and complete development works which are pending. Addressing media persons, Vernekar said that at present garbage has become a vexing issue …

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Amend laws to protect communidade land from misuse

By Camilo D’Souza Communidades of Goa are exemplary units of self- governing communities that need to be protected. British laws are imposed on comunidades. Agricultural Tenancy Act does not figure in communidade code, therefore the Revenue Minister must scrap all tenancy laws which intend to facilitate grabbing of leased lands. No revenue is coming to the communidades of their lands, …

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Mormugao council gearing up for Saptah celebration

Vasco: Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) convened a preliminary meeting of all the stakeholders in order to chalk out plans for the smooth functioning of Shree Damodar Bhajani Saptah celebration which will be held in Vasco from August 6. The meeting was chaired by MMC chairperson Nandadeep Raut with chief officer Gaurish Shankhwalkar, executive committee members of Shree Damodar Bhajani Saptah …

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Salon, jewellery shop in Curchorem burgled

Curchorem: In a daring burglary, cash and gold jewellery amounting to lakhs of rupees have been stolen from two shops in the main Curchorem market. Curchorem police sources informed that the thieves first entered a hair cutting salon and robbed cash of Rs 15,700 by breaking open the drawers. They then effected entry into the jewellery shop ‘Sai Krupa Jewelers’ …

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Civic body to be strict over plastic bags during Saptah

Vasco: Mormugao Municipal Council chairperson Nandadeep Raut has said that the council will strictly implement ban on the use of plastic carry bags at the time of Shree Damodar bhajani Saptah celebration. Speaking to this daily, Raut said that the council has decided to implement total ban on the use of plastic carry bags. “The council is strict on implementing …

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