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Mangor Hill residents irked over govt failure to realign zone

Vasco: The people residing in the containment zone at Mangor Hill were agitated on Sunday after the state government authorities failed to fulfill their demand to realign the zoning of the containment area. People in large numbers gathered at Mangor Hill in order to protest against the state government for declaring entire Mangor Hill as a containment zone, without taking …

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Two Mapusa COVID patients recover

Mapusa: Two Ektanagar COVID-19 patients who were undergoing treatment at a Covid care centre have recovered and have gone home. Meanwhile 11 contacts of the barber who tested negative are kept at the quarantine facility and under observation. It may be recalled that two Ektanagar residents who had travel history tested positive and were shifted to a COVID-19 care centre …

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City fish vendors to be shifted to market area next week

Panaji: Fisherfolk sitting outside the market and doing business will be shifted back to their original position inside the fish market next week, revealed the city Mayor, Uday Madkaikar. Speaking to this daily, Madkaikar said that since there are no COVID cases in the Chimbel area and  many of the fish vendors hailing from that area, we had taken a …

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Sand Erosion

Sand erosion witnessed along the Miramar beach raising the need for measures to ensure ‘conservation’ of the beach.

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Carlos for closure of Mormugao municipal office

Vasco: With COVID-19 cases rising in Vasco and its peripheries, the Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida has called for temporary closure of the municipal office until the virus is brought under control. Almeida requested the Urban Development Minister Milind Naik to give necessary instructions to the director of municipal administration and chief officer of Mormugao Municipal Council to shut down the …

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Illegal vending raises Sirlim villagers’ hackles

Margao: Illegal vending along the National Highway in Dramapur-Sirlim has raised the hackles of villagers as they fear that the operators could be carriers of coronavirus. Villagers informed that nearly 25 illegal vendors have surfaced along the National Highway-17 passing through the village, and have made it a vending zone. The matter was brought to the notice of the panchayat.  …

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1,038 repeat traffic violators penalised in 6 months

Panaji: As many as 1,038 repeat traffic violators have been penalised by the Panaji traffic cell in 6 months. The police said that if a motorist is caught again for the same traffic violation, then there is enhanced penalty. Owing to the e-challan system, it has now become easier for the police to identify a repeat traffic violator. The e-challan …

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Chicalim hospital sees rush of women coming for children’s immunisation

Vasco: A huge rush of women is being witnessed at the Chicalim Sub-District Hospital these days as they come with their children for vaccination as the vaccination service that was available at the sanitary office located on the ground floor of the Mormugao Municipal building has been suspended after the office was temporarily shut. The health officer Dr Rajendra Borkar, …

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CM: police are asked to act tough against COVID norm violators

Mapusa: Stating that the lockdown is not the solution for containing COVID-19, the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Sunday, said that the people need to strictly follow the norms of social distancing and  wearing of face mask in public places. “The people who are not following the norms should go to jail for a day. Strict action needs to be …

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Congress hits out at Modi govt over ‘Chinese transgressions’

Panaji: The president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Girish Chodankar, on Sunday, stated that “the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is misleading the nation, and serving the  agenda of the Chinese by claiming that China has not intruded into the Indian territory,” and termed it as “the greatest disservice to the nation.”  Addressing through ‘social media’, Chodankar stated that “delusional Modi …

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