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Konkan Railway plans Rs 8-cr station at Loliem

MARGAO: The Maharashtra-Karnataka sector could be electrified, a new station added and others upgraded over the next couple of years, a top Konkan Railway official said on Tuesday.

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Civic polls: nomination papers scrutinised

PANAJI: With the time period for filling of the nominations for the municipal elections getting over on Monday, the various returning officers scrutinized the nominations on Tuesday.

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Keni for warrants against erring information officers

PANAJI: The chief information commissioner, Mr M S Keni, on Tuesday, said that the Commission will examine the possibility of issuing arrest warrants against public information officers (PIOs) for non-compliance in furnishing information to the public under the Right to Information Act.

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Kejriwal raises concerns over attacks on RTI activists

PANAJI: RTI activist and Magasaysay award winner, Mr Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday raised concerns over the growing number of attacks on RTI activists and termed the legislation on whistle  blowers’ protection as a sham as it is ineffective.

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MPT chairman urges CM to improve transport infrastructure

VASCO: The chairman of the Mormugao Port Trust, Mr Praveen Agarwal has requested the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, who is also the chairman of Goa Planning Board, to act with authority in a comprehensive manner for improving the overall internal transport infrastructure, including inland waterways connectivity

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Fresh tender soon for Princess removal

PANAJI: The State Disaster Management Authority on Monday decided to float a fresh tender for removal of the ill-fated vessel, River Princess, the ninth one since the vessel ran aground in June 2000.

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Mad rush for filing nominations for municipal polls

PANAJI: There was a mad rush for the filing of nominations all over the state on Monday, the final day for filing nominations for the October 31 municipal elections. The scrutiny of the nomination papers will be held on Tuesday, while the nominations can be withdrawn   on October 13.

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Two drown; nine rescued

PANAJI: Two people were drowned off the shore in the state over the weekend in two different incidents while nine others were rescued by the lifeguards of Surf Life Saving Goa in 8 other different incidents.

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Chimbel residents reiterate demands for police station

PANAJI:  Chimbel residents who were constantly demanding the setting up of a police station, in view of growing crime rate in the area, have now a reason to smile with the sarpanch finally announcing that the funds for a police outpost have been granted.

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