PANAJI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in a recent letter addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has requested him to allow the state government to take necessary steps for creating a separate All-India Services cadre under Section 59 of the Goa, Daman & Diu Reorganisation Act, 1987 by the Parliament, further stating that such a cadre is necessary for Goa as the state government has no control over the transfers and postings of the officers of the All-India Services (joint cadre), or any disciplinary powers against them.
Officials of the Goa State Pollution Control Board inspect a stone crushing unit at Sarzora on Wednesday.
SARZORA/DRAMAPUR/SAO JOSE DE AREAL: The Goa State Pollution Control Board on Wednesday began inspecting all the stone crushing units in the villages of Sarzora, Dramapur and Sao Jose De Areal.
A large number of people seen attending the public meeting of the Congress on Tuesday at the Lohia Maidan, Margao.
MARGAO: Goa pradesh Congress committee president John Fernandes on Tuesday said candidates for the both Lok Sabha seats in the state would be named on Wednesday after he and leader of opposition Pratapsingh Rane meet the central election committee of the party.
Card gambling going on at the Gandhi Market, Margao.
MARGAO: Matka and other forms of gambling are on the rise in the commercial capital of Goa — Margao, and its surrounding areas with the bookies getting bolder and even accepting matka bets in a structure owned by the Margao Municipality.
Angry villagers ransacked shop and damaged two-wheelers parked near it, in Valpoi on Saturday. Police seen trying to stop the mob from causing further damage. Abdulla Khan | NT
VALPOI: The town of Valpoi remained tense on Saturday morning after a youth from Massordem village committed suicide by jumping in a rivulet following assault by his lover’s family members.
A tourist looks for her luggage, which was heaped outside a hotel after the premises was sealed by district administration on Friday.
COLVA/PANAJI: Hundreds of tourists were left stranded after the South Goa district administration on Friday began the process of sealing 13 hotels at Colva for their failure to set up a sewerage treatment plant (STP) facility within the premises.
A priest applies ash on the forehead of a child at the Immaculate Conception Church at Panaji on Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of lent. Nandesh Kambli | NT
MAPUSA: Catholic brethren all over India and Goa observed Ash Wednesday to mark the forty days of fast and abstinence. Special religious services were held in various churches and chapels wherein ash was applied on the forehead of the faithful by priests.