No FDA checks at Polem

B D’COSTA | NT Canacona : With the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) yet to commence checking of the fish arriving in Goa for chemical preservatives, it is ‘free entry’ for more than ten trucks that enter the state through the Polem check-post in South Goa on a daily basis.  Seafood is a major part of […]

Many IT companies express desire to open shop in Goa

Panaji: Contrary to fears of the state receiving cold shoulder from investors, a senior government official on Wednesday said that several potential investors are ready to invest in the information technology (IT) industry.  Speaking to this daily, managing director of Infotech Corporation of Goa (ITG) Pravin Volvotkar said that many companies are interested in setting […]

Speaker is constitutional authority, Lobo says in HC

Panaji: In a petition filed before the High Court of Bombay at Goa pleading to disqualify former MGP MLAs Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar and Deepak Pauskar for merging a splinter group of the party into BJP, then acting Speaker Michael Lobo filed his say before the court on Wednesday. Lobo stated before the court that Speaker […]

Repair works of over 300 govt schools completed

Panaji: The state government has set a target to complete the work of repairs, upgradation and maintenance of the government schools, high schools and higher secondary school buildings by 2022. The government has taken up work of repairs and maintenance of school buildings through Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC). According to GSIDC, as on […]

Strictly follow guidelines for safe transportation of children, schools told

Panaji: The directorate of education has issued a circular issuing guidelines regarding school bus safety and three-wheelers used for transporting students, to be followed by all the institutions and has further given instructions to educate parents during the Parent-Teachers Association meetings to restrain students, who are under-aged from driving/ riding two-wheelers. “You are now required […]

Strictly follow guidelines for safe transportation of children, schools told

Panaji: The directorate of education has issued a circular issuing guidelines regarding school bus safety and three-wheelers used for transporting students, to be followed by all the institutions and has further given instructions to educate parents during the Parent-Teachers Association meetings to restrain students, who are under-aged from driving/ riding two-wheelers. “You are now required […]

Cong refutes claim as publicity stunt

Panaji: Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Vinay Tendulkar stated that 10 Congress MLAs were ready to join the BJP, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar on Wednesday rubbished the claim and said that it is just a ‘publicity stunt’ by the saffron party. “Really? If our MLAs did approach the BJP then […]

TTAG for one-time 5-year licence for hotels

Panaji: The Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG), the representative body of the hospitality industry in the state, has sought amendment to the Tourist Trade Act to enable hotels to renew their registration for a period of five years instead of the annual renewal.  According to the TTAG, yearly renewal of the licence is […]