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Fatorda residents gherao power dept officials

MARGAO: Agitated residents of Dongor waddo, Fatorda gheraoed electricity department officials after high voltage destroyed appliances like TV sets, fridges and even music systems in as many as 150 homes on Tuesday afternoon.

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Bandora villagers want project away from temple complex

PONDA: Raising opposition to the site of proposed catering college, the villagers of Bandora and members of the Shree Gopal Ganapati temple committee on Tuesday asked the concerned department to change the project site.

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Goa first to devise scheme to procure locally-grown vegetables: Rane

VALPOI: Agriculture Minister, Mr Vishwajit Rane said that Goa is the first state in India to frame a scheme of procuring locally-grown vegetables and later selling it through Goa State Horticulture Corporation (GSHC) outlets. This scheme will promote rural small-scale farming and will benefit the farmers’ community in the state, he added.

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Govt to seek HC directions on Princess removal

PANAJI: The state government would seek directions from the Bombay High Court during hearing of a petition on Tuesday as regards to the proposal by Salgaocar Mining Industries on removal of the River Princess free of cost in larger public interest of the people of Goa.

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Sensitisation programme on disaster management at Bogmallo today

PANAJI: A day-long sensitisation programme to ensure proper implementation of the set procedures as laid down in the Blue Book by the Union home ministry in case of any disaster would be held at Bogmallo on Tuesday coupled with mock drill on how to respond in emergencies.

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Tar balls hit Colva, Betalbatim beaches again

MARGAO: Unsightly tar balls marred the beauty of part of the pearly white, palm-fringed South Goa coastline on Monday afternoon, coating the stretch from Sernabatim to Betalbatim with a thick layer of oily, gooey layer.

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Pacheco-backed candidate wins Nuvem VP by-election

MARGAO: The counting of votes for the by-poll held on Monday saw the NCP MLA, Mr Francisco Pacheco backed candidate, Ms Frida Nazareth de Sa win handsomely from ward number 4 of Nuvem VP, signalling that his recent troubles have not shaken his hold on the erstwhile Loutolim or the new Nuvem constituency.

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Govt urged to assign reservations for ST

MARGAO: The Goa ST, SC and OBCs Federation has requested the government to assign reservations for ST in the Assembly, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha election before celebrating golden jubilee of Liberation of Goa.

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