Wednesday , 22 May 2019

Goa News

Valpoi footpaths in bad shape

VALPOI: Footpaths in Valpoi town have become inconvenient for pedestrians to walk along due to broken pavement slabs, missing manhole covers and sunken surface. Read More »

Bicholim two-wheeler burning case: five held

BICHOLIM: Five out of six persons were arrested by the Bicholim police for allegedly setting two-wheelers on fire at Dhabdhaba-Bicholim on Friday at around 2.30 am. The alleged accused were later released on bail. Read More »

Two gangs involved in mobile thefts held

MARGAO: Two gangs involved in mobile thefts were held by the police on Sunday. The Colva police informed that they have arrested 3-member gang involved in committing thefts of mobiles. Read More »

Calangute VP to install 200 kg composting unit on trial basis

CALANGUTE: Calangute panchayat will be installing a 200 kg composting unit on a trial basis at Naikawaddo to treat wet waste. Later on, the panchayat will install one tonne unit in every ward and the compost will be supplied to farmers free of cost. Read More »

Two-day Bhatgram Mahotsav in Bicholim

BICHOLIM: Two-day 10th Bhatgram Mahotsav will be celebrated on February 20 and February  21 with special programmes as a part of 10 years completion, at Shety park at Kumbharwada-Bordem, Bicholim, informed president of mahotsav and ex-MLA Naresh Sawal. Read More »

State-level Shivaji jayanti function at Farmagudi

PANAJI: Department of Information and Publicity in association with village panchayat, Bandora and zilla panchayat member, Kavlem will organise the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Samaroh on February 19. The main state-level function will be held at Farmagudi-Ponda. Read More »

Goa bids adieu to Francis

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA The state bid adieu to former deputy chief minister and five-term Mapusa MLA Francis D’Souza, who was laid to rest on Saturday with state honours in the presence of a large number of mourners including  dignitaries. A decorated truck, which was carrying the coffin with the mortal remains of Francis D’Souza that was draped with the ... Read More »

Rural Goa slow in toilet construction

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The website on the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin has indicated that out of 11,798 new toilets approved since October 2014 for villages in the state under the central government scheme only 3.5 per cent of the approved toilets have been constructed and whose photographs have been uploaded online for compliance. In North Goa approval for the construction ... Read More »

This farcical survey on toilets

ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT   PANAJI The survey, which had raised high hopes on portraying the right picture   on household requirement of toilets in rural Goa, has turned out to be a slipshod exercise as enumerators did an armchair’s job filling in the questionnaires or ‘formats’ sitting at home as they were offered very low payments, which in fact ... Read More »