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BJP to oppose grants to English primary schools

PANAJI:  Coming out with a demand that the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat should strip the Education Minister, Mr Atanasio Monserrate of his portfolio for failure to properly handle the issue as regards grants to primary schools with English as their medium of instruction, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday said that its delegation would soon meet the Chief Minister so as to oppose grants or any financial assistance to English primary schools.

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Over 1500 farmers yet to get compensation

PANAJI: Three years after the devastating rains of March 2008, over 1500 farmers from the state are still awaiting compensation to be disbursed by the government, which had approved Rs130 lakh as compensation to them.

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Telaulim bridge deliberated at gram sabha

MARGAO: The gram sabha of Telaulim village panchayat, which was convened on Sunday adopted a resolution, congratulating the PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao, for completing the Telaulim-Varca bridge, which was a long pending demand of the villagers. The meeting was presided over by the sarpanch, Ms Meena Barreto.

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Tormas in Dhargal to be linked by bridge soon

MAPUSA: Tormas is a quiet, sleepy, peaceful and undisturbed ward in Alorna panchayat of Dhargal constituency in Pernem taluka. Alorna panchayat consists of four wards namely, Alorna, Talarna, Kutwal and Tormas.

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Mapusa Shigmotsav attracts huge crowds

MAPUSA: Mapusa Shigmotsav floats parade that was held in Mapusa city on Sunday evening, witnessed huge crowds thronging the Mapusa streets. A strong police presence was also witnessed to take care of any law and order situation.  

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Mopa forum flays govt over airport project

PANAJI: The Mopa Vimantall Piditt Xetkari Samiti (MVPXS), on Sunday questioned the government decision to appoint an undisclosed consultant for the proposed Mopa airport, without first doing the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA).

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