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Bandodkar birth centenary celebrations: closing ceremony on March 11

PANAJI: The Bhausaheb Bandodkar Trust will be holding the closing ceremony of the birth centenary year of the first chief minister of Goa, late D B Bandodkar on March 11, with a lecture on the topic, ‘Tools of social change’ by the State Information Commissioner of Maharashtra, Mr Vijay Kuvalekar, at the Black Box, at 4.30 p.m.

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Group of doctors appeals to voters to back ‘Panaji First’

PANAJI: Appealing to the conscience of the city voters, a group of eminent doctors supporting the Friends of Good Governance (FOGG) initiative launched in view of the March 13 elections of the Corporation of the City of Panaji, on Tuesday, said that it is up to the voters to decide whether they need one-time gift or life time benefits as regards the development of the capital city.

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Law soon to keep check on health clubs, yoga centres in state

PANAJI: The state government would soon enact a legislation to bring all the wellness, fitness and health clubs along with all the hospitals (both in government and private sector), nursing homes etc under the purview of new law to be framed on the basis of the central Clinical Establishment Registration Act.

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CCP Commissioner submits report to House Committee

PANAJI: The Commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panaji, Mr Elvis Gomes has submitted a report to the House Committee headed by the Minister for Urban Development, Mr Joaquim Alemao, which was constituted to probe the alleged illegalities in the allotment of shops in the first two phases of the municipal market complex.

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Garbage disposal still an issue

Ward 1: A triangular contest
Ward number 1, reserved for women, will be having a triangular contest involving Natty Po of the ‘Panaji First’ panel, Ana Rosa De Souza E Lobo of the Atanasio Monserrate panel and Kiran Zambaulikar of the ‘Together for Panjim’ panel.

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‘Youth Cong polls as per new rules’

PANAJI: The president of the Goa Pradesh Youth Congress, Mr Sankalp Amonkar, and the general secretary of All India Youth Congress, Mr Paresh Dhanani, have said that the elections to the Youth Congress in the state would be held as per the rules adopted by the Congress party national general secretary, Mr Rahul Gandhi.

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MGP begins spadework in Ponda taluka

PANAJI: The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has started spadework in the Ponda taluka for the forthcoming assembly elections, with an objective to defeat the present Ponda MLA and the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik.

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Readymade garment shopowners observe bandh

VASCO: The owners of shops dealing in readymade garments, in the port town of Vasco, participated in the nationwide one-day token strike, to protest against the hike in the value added tax (VAT) and Central Sales Tax levied on the branded readymade garments as proposed in the budget 2011-12, on Monday.

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KTC facing shortage of 30 bus drivers

PANAJI: The state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL), which is currently in an expansion mode, is facing a shortage of 30 drivers even as 65 daily wage workers comprising mostly of drivers await regularisation of their services.

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