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GTDC’s Taxi App ‘GOAMILES’ starts next month

There is a ray of hope for tourists vis a vis taxis.The Goa Tourism Development Corporation’s promised that its mobile taxi app ‘GOAMILES’ will be launched by next month.It says that 2800 licensed taxi drivers in Goa have already expressed interest in using the app and the number is expected to grow further.

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‘Dal mein kuch kala hain’, Congress on Mopa

Congress’ Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte has raised some serious questions about GMR constructions which is building the Mopa airport.Sopte alleges financial discrepancies. He, in fact, goes on the say, that current the project differs from the original. Sopte has demanded a copy of the agreement between GMR & Government.Ahead of the assembly session, Congress has raked up serious questions on …

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Road mishaps due to potholes, who’s to take onus?

With rains, the shoddy job of road repairs gets exposed. Dangerous, deep potholes not only pose danger for the commuters but bring a bad reputation to the state. This one is just a kilometre ahead of Goa International airportThe State highway17-B from Chicalim circle to the airport is in a bad state.

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Fatorda fish market inauguration turns into political slugfest

It was meant to be just an inauguration of a fish market. But it was in Fatorda. And it ended up becoming a stage for mudslinging of political rivals, a chance for Fatorda MLA and TCP Minister to take pot shots at his rivals and begin the electioneering for South Goa.

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‘CM’s fine, stop cheap publicity’ BJP hits back at Congress

A visibly upset BJP stung by the statements of the Goa Congress President Girish Chodankar on the chief minister came out all guns blazing on Saturday.BJP general secretary Sadanand Tanawade said Girish’s advise that the Chief Minister ‘must resign and rest’ a cheap publicity stunt, instead asked him to keep his own flock intact. The Congress had attacked Chief Minister …

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Inquiry into Margao Hospicio fire

The Health Minister has called for a probe into the fire that took place at Margao’s Hospicio on Friday.The Health minister promised that he would ensure that the new district hospital would be ready in 6 months. 12 patients who were using the dialysis facilities at Hospicio are diverted to other Centres in the town. A part of Hospicio hospital …

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Newly constructed road cracks under Monsoon onslaught

The viral photographs of newly constructed Margao – Ponda highway, cracked and sunk after the heavy showers last week points out the quality of work.The locals say they feel cheated with such faulty work by PWD. No, this isn’t any interior road but a state highway under PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar.

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Under pressure, CM to take up mining with PM

CM Parrikar will take up mining issue with PM Modi sometime in the coming week. According to CMO, all possible options to restart mining will be discussed before taking up the matter with Centre.CM met mining-affected MLAs, Pramod Sawant, Rajesh Patnekar, Deepak Pauskar, Pravin Zantye and Prasad Gaonkar.

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Cong alleges Govt in shambles, wants CM to step down

The Congress party demanded that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar give up his chair, and appoint a new chief minister to run the state.Parrikar could advise the chief minister as and when needed and rest till he regained his full health. It said that it would support the new chief minister. The GPCC president Girish Chodankar said that what the …

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Serula communidade land case: Ex-Min Parulekar to face trial

The High court has directed that the former Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar face trial in the Serula communidade land case. The case was filed against him by activist lawyer Aires Rodrigues alleging a land grab.Parulekar and the other 2 accused – then administrator of communidade Irene Sequeira and then attorney Peter Martins have been directed to appear before the Mapusa …

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