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Cong: interest-free education loan scheme not reaching students

PANAJI: Stating that the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was doing injustice to the education portfolio, the Congress party, on Monday, alleged that the interest-free education loan scheme of the state government is not reaching the students. The opposition party said that the students who have opted for higher professional courses in Goa and outside Goa are being harassed by their …

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Stray cattle menace goes unchecked in Valpoi

Abdulla Khan | NT Valpoi: The Valpoi civic body’s initiative to curb the cattle menace on the town roads has failed to yield the desired results. Despite having a full-time cattle pound keeper, the Valpoi Municipal Council has failed to get rid of the cattle menace haunting the motorists on the roads in the town. Even after repeated proclamation of …

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Vasco PWD work issues will be resolved by Dec 19: Pauskar

VASCO: Minister for Public Works Department (PWD) Deepak Pauskar said that all the issues ‘related’ to the PWD in Vasco will be resolved by December 19. Pauskar was speaking to the press persons at Sao Joao celebration, organised by Bhutea Bhat Club (BBC) at St Sebastian Chapel, Bhutea Bhat Baina, Vasco, on Monday in the presence of Vasco MLA Carlos …

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PWD Minister to hold review meet with DBL for smooth traffic diversion

Vasco: The Minister for Public Works Department (PWD) Deepak Pauskar has said that he will hold a review meeting with Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL) and other government agencies to ensure necessary precautions are taken by installing signboards and streetlights which are required for the smooth implementation of traffic diversion. The closure of NH66 stretch from Santrant slope to Cortalim junction …

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HC rejects govt plea to cancel Russian woman’s bail

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has dismissed an application filed by the state of Goa praying for cancellation of bail of a Russian national. By an application under Section 439(2) read with Section 482 of CrPC, the state of Goa had prayed for cancellation of bail granted to the respondent Svetlana Federova, a Russian citizen, by the …

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3 statues stolen from Loutolim chapel

Margao: Some unknown miscreants effected entry into Our Lady of Milagres Chapel in Loutolim and decamped with three statues and the cash box. Police said that the incident came to light on Monday morning after villagers raised an alarm that the door of the chapel was broken and found three statues from the chapel missing along with the cash box. …

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Brazilian drug peddler kept in detention centre

Panaji: The Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) Goa has detained a Brazilian man who is reportedly involved in international drug trafficking and is wanted by the Brazil police. The suspect identified as Joao Pedro Duarte Oliveira Souse, a Brazilian national has been kept at the foreigner detention centre in Mapusa. The Foreigners Regional Registration Officer, SP, Bosco George said that …

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Kundaim molestation case: two accused arrested

Ponda: Police on Monday arrested two accused out of three involved in the Kundaim roadside molestation case in which a trio had molested Bhatlem-Panaji based woman and assaulted her brother on Sunday. The arrested accused are identified as Shan Mohammad Kanju (29) a resident of Palwada Usgao and Tanvir Iqbal Shaik (28) from Palwada Usgao and a native of Sawantwadi. …

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Legal metrology seizes electronic goods worth Rs 2 lakh

Margao: The  legal metrology department, Margao  raided a vehicle with duplicate electronic and  electrical items  following a complaint from a  Margao citizen, informed the  public  relation officer of the  legal  metrology department, Kiran  Kossambe. There were also non-branded pressure cookers, fans and several other items at the godown, he added.  “We got a complaint at around 10.30 am that Saihi Agency of Fatorda was selling …

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Anjuna cops availed air tickets from Mumbai bookie: admits IGP

Panaji: Inspector General of Goa Police Jaspal Singh, in an affidavit filed before the High Court of Bombay at Goa, has admitted that the Anjuna police had in 2016 taken flight tickets for investigating staff to fly from Goa to Mumbai from a person accused of framing a Mumbai-based businessman in a fake rape case.  The accused Anil Jaisinghani, who …

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