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CCP Mayor: dolphin cruise operators not following safety norms

PANAJI: The Mayor of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Uday Madkaikar, on Tuesday, inspected the site from where dolphin cruises are being undertaken, over the allegation of operations being carried out without ‘following proper measures’ despite of ‘clear-cut warning’  by the Indian Meteorology Department. Speaking to this daily, Madkaikar said, “The operators do not provide safety gears …

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Govt approves underground power cabling for Mapusa

Mapusa: The Mapusa town will soon see underground power cabling, which was a long pending demand of the people here. The electricity department had prepared an estimate of Rs 131 crore for undertaking underground power cabling for Mapusa, and the same has been sanctioned by the government. One of the major woes of the people of Mapusa is power cuts. …

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Hearing into petition against Parra power cable laying works on Friday

Parra: The hearing into the petition filed by Parra farmers against the installing of high tension overhead 33kva wires from over their fields has been posted for Friday by the High Court of Bombay at Goa. The Calangute panchayat has intervened in the matter requesting the court to permit the works as people in the beach belt, who are suffering …

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Taxi operators to meet today to discuss ‘course of action’

Margao: After the 48-hour ultimatum issued by all-Goa taxi operators to sack the transport director Nikhil Desai, the taxi operators have convened a crucial meeting to discuss the future course of action on June 12. The meeting will be held at Konkan Railway Hall, Margao with an agenda to find a way to stop app-based GoaMiles permanently. The meeting also …

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Anjuna youth for freeze on power connections to new projects

Mapusa: Youth from Anjuna, under the banner of United Youth, have decided to undertake a signature campaign in the village to call for special gram sabha in order to adopt a resolution on stopping issuance of new power connections for major project in the village until the proposed new sub-station is ready. On Monday, a delegation of youth under the …

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State govt clears 10% quota for poor in general category

Panaji: The Goa cabinet on Friday approved ten per cent reservation to the economically weaker sections of the general category in education and government jobs as per amendment carried out to sub-section (2) of Section 1 of the Constitution Act by the central government. Speaking to media after the cabinet meeting at the Secretariat, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that …

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Fish in Goa safe for consumption, asserts CM

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that the government has decided to put in place a mechanism of Quality Council of India for testing fish in the state while claiming that fish in Goa is safe and there is no formalin issue in the state. Sawant has also advised the Congress party not to politicise the formalin issue, …

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No change in allotment of additional portfolios

Panaji: The government Monday issued notification related to the allotment of additional portfolios to the cabinet ministers as decided by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on June 7. After approval of Governor Mridula Sinha, the general administration department issued the notification. Though some ministers had expressed unhappiness after the additional portfolios were proposed to them by the Chief Minister last Friday, …

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Alert sounded as cyclonic storm set to pass off Goa coast

Panaji/Margao/Canacona: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for Goa as a deep depression, which has been formed over the south east Arabian Sea will turn into a cyclonic storm on Tuesday and pass 200-250 km off the Goa coast. The IMD said a ‘yellow’ alert, indicating prospects of isolated heavy rain, has been sounded for three days …

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