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Goa dances Viva Sao Joao!

“Sao Joao, Sao Joao ghunvtat mure, vaat dishti poddona, Osli feastam vorsak kiteak don pauvti yenna? Every Goan waits for this Fest. The real fun is when it’s raining. And you are jumping in the well, wearing Kopel on your head. And in many places, it rained. And people enjoyed. Children, elders and even old people. We also wish you, …

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CM targeting clean officials who are blocking their corruption: Goench Avaz

Goencho Avaz has hit out very strongly at the Pramod Sawant government as well as all the 40 MLAs on the issue of corruption. It has alleged that CM is actually targeting those officers who are trying to block corruption. The warning is for them, not the corrupt officials.  Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant had warned to take strict action …

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Panaji v/s Calangute! Garbage v/s Sewage!!

A direct battle has begun between Calangute and Panaji-Taleigao. The Solid waste treatment plant at Calangute plateau has stopped accepting wet garbage from Panaji and Taleigao. In retaliation, Mayor of Panaji has threatened to stop accepting sewage tankers coming from Calangute. According to Mayor Uday Madkaikar, Panaji generates 28 tonnes of garbage daily. The CCP treats its garbage near Heera …

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Fish ban + Formalin = Hike in Meat prices

There is a ban on fishing in Goa right now. And the fear of having formalin in the imported fish. As a result, two things have happened. Fish markets have gone dry. And prices of meat, eggs, and vegetables have started rising day by day. Goa365 team visited the fish market of Panaji. Very few fisherwomen seen selling fish. And …

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Bank guarantee in lakhs for higher medical studies?

Congress has alleged that the present BJP government has planned to promote only wealthy doctors to go for higher studies in medicine, not the weaker sections of the society. Because now you have to give a bank guarantee for medical admissions in higher studies. That too in lakhs. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar has shown a circular issued …

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Let bottling companies clean beaches as part of CSR

Goa is losing heavily on Corporate Social Responsibility from big companies set up in Goa because they are registered outside and spend the CSR funds in those states. Goa government is urged to streamline this. And bottling companies are urged to spend their CSR funds on beach cleaning and take away their own bottles littered all along the beaches of …

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Goa to take entire power feed from Western grid, no power shortage: Cabral

Goa government has decided to stop taking power supply from Sothern grid via Karnataka and draw its entire allocated power from the Western grid. Power Minister Nilesh Cabral has also said once again that Goa is not short of power, but it could stabilise only after expanding and strengthening its transmission network. He wants Goans to provide additional land for …

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Goa Miles & yellow-black taxi drivers clash at Madgao rly station

Clashes between Goa Miles taxi operator and other taxi operators are continuing. This time, on Monday, it was a clash between Goa Miles drivers and yellow and black taxi drivers, at the Madgao railway station. In response to the counter complaints made against each other, Madgao Police has arrested two taxi drivers of Goa Miles and four drivers of yellow …

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Provide armed police protection at all Goa hospitals: Doctors

Doctors in Goa observed 24 hour strike on Monday in solidarity with the Kolkata doctor who was assaulted by a mob. The doctors have also demanded armed police protection at all the Goa hospitals including the OPDs. The strike call was given by All India Medical Association. The 24-hour strike began at 6 am on Monday. A young doctor was …

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Mining pits Issue: up to Centre to sort this out

Full mining pits in mining areas are a issue. They can be a danger to surrounding areas. Environmentalist Ramesh Gawas says that this issue cannot be sorted out at Mamlatdar level, but has to be handled at the central level. He is also of the opinion that the courts should intervene. A section of locals say that the Mining pits …

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