Wednesday , 22 May 2019

Goa News

Sanguem villagers gherao PWD official over water shortage

Curchorem: The agitated villagers of Vaddem rehabilitation site of Sanguem on Friday took out a morcha to the office of the PWD (water supply) at Sanguem as a protest against the scarcity of drinking water. The villagers tried to gherao AE Bishalli and were not satisfied with the reasons given by him with respect of irregular supply of drinking water. ... Read More »

Four nullahs discharging sewage into River Sal: MMC chief

Margao: Chairperson of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Babita Prabhudesai recently said that MMC has found that four main nullahs, which are connected to the River Sal, are discharging sewage into it. “This was unearthed during the inspection carried out by the MMC team in adherence to the NGT order. We are forwarding the factual report to the office of the ... Read More »

MSWTP biogas plant to be commissioned today

Vasco: The director of Urban Development Dr Tariq Thomas have issued directions to the officials of the Department of Biological Sciences attached to Birla Institute of Science and Technology (BITS) Pilani K K Birla to commission the 5 tonne (TPD) capacity Biogas plant which is installed at Mormugao Solid Waste Treatment Plant (MSWTP) at Headland-Sada from May 18 onwards. Dr ... Read More »

MMC to clear garbage dumps at MSWTP

Vasco: The Mormugao municipal council chief officer Agnelo Fernandes said that Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has approved funds of Rs 75 lakh under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, which will be utilised for clearing the dumps of garbage which is lying at Mormugao Solid Waste Treatment Plant (MSWTP) at Headland Sada. Speaking to this daily on the sidelines of ... Read More »

Sirvodem STP under scanner for sewage release into storm water drain

Margao: The sewerage treatment at Sirvodem is under the scanner after large quantities of untreated sewage was found in the storm water drain leading to river Sal even as the officials failed to provide a satisfactory reply to the source of the sewage in the storm water drain. Navelim panchayat now wants a joint inspection with officials from PWD, sewerage ... Read More »

Bus driver held for raping minor

Ponda: Police arrested a 34-year-old bus driver for raping a 17-year old girl from Borim on Friday. The accused is identified as Subhash Amonkar, resident of Betalbatim Salcete who allegedly kidnapped the minor girl from Borim, took her to Belgaum and then raped her leading to her pregnancy. Police managed to rescue the minor girl and has been sent home ... Read More »

Pilerne residents irked over irregular supply of water

Pilerne: Blockage in the PWD water pipeline is posing a problem to residents of Green Valley, Alto Pilerne. The residents are facing acute water shortage of PWD water for the last one month and are left with no choice but to depend on water tankers for daily use. The residents have attributed the cause of water shortage due to a ... Read More »

GU withdraws controversial ads

PANAJI: Bowing to the mounting pressure after the youth wing of Goa Forward Party (GFP) raised the issue, Goa University (GU) on Thursday withdrew its three controversial advertisements that relaxed a mandatory 15-years domicile clause for the recruitment of 82 teaching staff. The press statement issued by varsity Registrar Y V Reddy on Thursday said that the Goa University has ... Read More »

Model code relaxed to facilitate pre-monsoon works

PANAJI: The Election Commission of India (ECI), by relaxing the model code of conduct, has allowed the state government to undertake all the pre-monsoon works well before the onset of monsoon so that these works can be completed well in time. After receiving the approval, which was granted by the ECI on May 11, the general administration department of the ... Read More »

Centre approves Rs 161.32-cr electronics cluster at Tuem

v PANAJI: The state government is in the process of developing an Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) Park in Tuem village in Pernem taluka and the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has approved a Greenfield Electronics Cluster with a project cost of Rs 161.32 crore. According to the department of information and technology, the EMC Park would be ... Read More »