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AI flights to make overseas travel easier for Goans

PANAJI: The Air India decision to operate a new late night flight from October 29 and allow the completion of customs and immigration formalities at the Dabolim airport would help the passengers flying out of the Dabolim airport to long distant international destinations to Europe, West Asia, Far East and America.

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Truckers clash at Rivona over ore transportation issue

MARGAO: Tension prevailed in Rivona on Monday over the issue of mineral ore transportation after the Rivona Truckowners Association (RTA) blocked trucks coming in from Margao, Curtorim, Cuncolim and Navelim.

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City cops not to disturb couples at ‘love nests’

PANAJI: The police officials have decided not to disturb the couples, who sit at secluded places or ‘love nests,’ and have decided to leave them alone; however, they have advised these lovers to keep away from lonely places, especially after sunset.

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UGDP to contest all 40 seats: Jerson

MARGAO: The president of the United Goans Democratic Party (UGDP), Dr Jerson  Fernandes, on Monday, said that the UGDP is the only regional political party in the state, which  the voters see as genuine as the MGP and the NCP are  joining  hands with the Congress party,

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Rate revision for new health scheme ruled out

PANAJI: The state authorities have virtually ruled out upward revision of rates under the Swarna Jayanti Bima Yojana, at least in near future, saying that any attempt in that direction would delay the implementation of one of the prestigious schemes of the government.  

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Defection law needs amendment: Anacleto

MARGAO: The general secretary of the United Goan Democratic Party (UGDP), Mr Anacleto Viegas, claimed that the anti-defection law is itself defective and hence there is an  urgent need to  amend it.

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2 canoes seized, 5 held for smuggling liquor

VASCO: The Coast Guard officials Sunday seized two motorised canoes that were involved in illegally carrying liquor and mobile SIM cards to the ships anchored off-shore at the Mormugao harbour in Vasco. Five crew members were apprehended and handed over to the police.

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