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Mickky provides medical help to needy

MARGAO: Yet another initiative by the former tourism minister, Mr Francisco ‘Mickky’ Pacheco, drew a large number of villagers from Benaulim to Cansaulim and Nagoa, Verna, to a mega medical camp conducted with the participation of 140 to 150 paramedics, doctors and nurses.

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NCP wants Mickky to quit

PANAJI: Taking strong view as regards the recent anti-party statements of its MLA, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco alias Mickky, the members of the state executive committee of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday said that the Benaulim MLA is a liability to the NCP and if he feels that the NCP is unjust to him, then he should quit the party and form his own political group.

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Groups blackmailing govt over instruction

MARGAO: The general secretary of the Forum for Rights of Children’s Education (FORCE), Mr Savio Lopes Friday criticised the groups opposing grants to English as a medium of instruction in primary schools saying they have no valid reason to oppose it and "are just trying to blackmail the system by manipulating facts."

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Marine Commando Squad to be launched today

PANAJI: The Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik will launch a Marine Commando Squad (MCS) at the Captain of Ports jetty on May 7. The Marine Commandos will cross Mandovi River from Betim jetty to the Captain of Ports Jetty in the presence of the Home Minister and senior police officials.

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