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NGO opposes govt stand on gambling tourism, to hold protest

AamAuratAdmiAgainstGambling has strongly opposed the decision of the government to promote gambling for tourism through casinos. Will hold protest on Revolution day at Azad Maidan. It has warned that if they are not kept in check, the implementing agencies would not be able to control casino operators. The NGO also questioned whether the government was thinking of promoting Goa through …

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Fish Testing Lab in Madgao will be ready next year

As announced, Goa will have a fish testing lab at SGPDA market in Madgao. But it will take one more year. Once this is ready, fish coming to Goa’s major fish market of Madgao will be tested every day. The proposal was mooted because of the Formalin issue. On Saturday, Fisheries Minister Vinod Paliencar along with officials conducted inspection of …

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Sentinels to catch Govt employees doing Pvt business

Government employees will now have a sentinel recording them. Especially if they are involved in private business. Labour Minister Rohan Khaunte has warned all the government employees. Either government service or your private business. Both the things together will not be tolerated any more.  Labour Minister Rohan Khaunte has said he would request chief minister to appoint sentinels to find …

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Sentinels to check on Bicholim garbage: Council

The garbage issue is a hot one. Especially given the Sonsoddo garbage dump fire and issues coming up in various parts of the state about garbage strewn all over. Now the chairperson of the Bicholim municipal council, Satish Gaonkar has promised a checking system on the lines of the traffic sentinels to keep a check on those who throw garbage. …

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Locals upset over quality of work on Khandepar service road

The just completed service road that goes through Khandepar and touches the highway is already in pathetic condition. There are are already huge cracks in the road and certain portions have even settled down. And the monsoon has not even started.The work on the service road that goes through Kandephar is very substandard.

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Casinos are ATMs of Govt: Cong

Casino’s in Mandovi are the ATM’s of the Government and their MLA’s, congress has alleged. GPCC president Girish Chodankar said that recent Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s statement on Casino’s proves that he along with his cabinet members are also linked with Casinos.  Will the casino’s from river Mandovi go out? These are the questions and issues that are discussed almost …

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Power woes: outdated infrastructure, Karnataka power shortage cause, says Nilesh

The power situation in the state has Goans up in arms. Parts of the state have been without power for hours at end Under immense pressure and buffeted by the tail end of Cyclone Vayu power Minister Nilesh Cabral graciously admitted to the problem. He said that the reason was that there had been no up-gradation of infrastructure as and …

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Cong welcomes MGP proposal of pre-poll alliance

Congress has welcomed the plan of MGP to have an alliance and fight the next Assembly election together. After getting dropped from the BJP-led coalition government, MGP is now planning to go back to its old ally – the Congress. MGP’s sole MLA and leader Sudin Dhavalikar had said last week that Congress and MGP pre-poll alliance can win minimum …

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Academic year has started; but many schools still under repairs

The new academic year has already started but many schools are still being repaired. This is very inconvenient given that the monsoons are expected to hit any time now with the state already getting pre monsoon showers. In Khotigao, repair and renovation work of a school had started five months back but is still not complete. This has prompted Canacona MLA …

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Locals want dumped mud removed from Khandepar river before monsoon onset

Khandepar locals fear that the biodiversity of Khandepar river will be destroyed because of mud dumped in the river. They have demanded  removal of this mud from the river before the onset of monsoon. Several  truckloads of mud was  dumped into  Khandepar river last year  to construct a  bhandara and also during the construction of a new  bridge on River  …

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