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3 held for committing theft of motorbike in Mapusa

Mapusa: Police arrested three youth including a minor for committing theft of a motorcycle at Kamarkhazan in Mapusa. The duo was remanded to four day police custody while the minor boy was handed over to his parents after following necessary procedures. According to Mapusa police the incident took place on Wednesday morning at around 10.30 am when the three accused …

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Officials of district administration visits containment zone in Arlem

Margao: Officials from the district administration, senior police officials, and members of the Raia panchayat on Thursday visited the containment zone areas of Arlem and assured the affected people that the grocery items will be provided to them by Friday. The people residing in the containment zone since last one week were demanding for grocery items before the EID celebration, scheduled on August 1. Some of them also insisted …

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Vasco talathi overburdened with work after staff tests positive for COVID-19

Vasco: The talathi of Vasco is over burdened with various works after four staffers of the Mormugao mamlatdar’s office involving two talathis tested positive for COVID-19. As per available information, the talathi of Vasco Hanumant Mandrekar has been given the task of collecting detailed reports of the persons who tested positive for COVID-19 from entire Vasco constituency. He has to …

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CM holds meeting to look into Zuarinagar residents’ grievances

Vasco: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Thursday, held a high level meeting with the concerned government officials to look into the grievances of the people residing in Zuarinagar containment zone, upon a request made by Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha. The meeting was convened at Paryatan Bhavan, Panaji and the same was attended by Chief Secretary Parimal Rai; Health Secretary Neela …

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Call for measures to control COVID spread in Cuncolim industrial estate

Margao: Residents of Cuncolim have yet again demanded for the implementation of measures for controlling the spread of  COVID in the Cuncolim industrial estate,  which already has 71 COVID cases. Meanwhile, even though the collection of swab samples is being continued at the Balli PHC, test reports of swab samples taken several days back are yet to be received. Since …

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Women, child development dept’s five schemes go ‘online’

Panaji: The Department of Women and child development has launched seven e-services under five schemes run by it to extend hassle-free and transparent services to the people of the state. These services will be made available for general public from August 1. Stating this on Thursday, the Minister for Women and Child Welfare Department Vishwajit Rane in a video launch …

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Cong seeks President’s intervention in Rajasthan’s political crisis

Panaji: Alleging that the BJP is trying to topple Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government, the state unit of Congress party, on Thursday, submitted a memorandum to the Governor Satya Pal Malik, addressed to the President of India Ram Nath Kovind seeking his intervention in Rajasthan’s political crisis and urging him to save democracy and the Constitution of India. “The BJP is …

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Parents asked not to visit Goa Board office over ‘discrepancies’

Panaji: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has asked the parents of the students, who had appeared for the summer 2020 SSC examination, not to visit the Goa Board office for any type of discrepancies, pertaining to assessment of the answer-books. “However, they may route their request through head of the respective institutions via e-mail,” a circular …

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Declare Adpai, Gaune as micro-containment zones: Sudin

Ponda: Expressing concern over the rising number of COVID 19 cases in  the Marcaim constituency, former PWD minister and MLA Sudin Dhavalikar, on Thursday, demanded that Adpai and Gaune, where maximum number of COVID cases have been found, be declared as micro-containment zones. Dhavalikar said, “In Adpai, around 27 COVID cases have been found recently, and there are 35 houses …

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Mapusa civic body chief tests negative

Mapusa : The chairperson of Mapusa municipal council Ryan Braganza has tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday. His councillor Swapnil Shirodkar and one employee has also tested negative. Meanwhile Mapusa reported seven cases on Thursday.  It may be recalled that since July 24 the chairperson Ryan Braganza along with two councillors Sudhir Kandolkar and Swapnil Shirodkar and a few staff …

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