PANAJI: The automation of the functioning of the Anjuem dam, which was on a one year trial basis, has become fully operational. Known as the Goa Dam monitoring project, it will also include the automation of the Selaulim dam which will be taken up shortly.Read More »
BICHOLIM: The sarpanch of Amona village panchayat in Bicholim taluka, Mr Narayan Sawant and his supporting panch members have made a demand that the Amona panchayat secretary, Mr Mahadev Naik, should be suspended, as he does not take the sarpanch and other panch members into confidence. Mr Sawant said that on the contrary the secretary has allegedly made changes in the resolutions passed in the members meeting.Read More »
MAPUSA: Campaigning came to a close for by-elections on Friday evening in three wards of Bardez, that are going to the polls on August 29.Read More »
VASCO: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), spokesperson, Mr Rajendra Arlekar has come down heavily on the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik for making biased statements in view of missing Israeli drug peddler Yaniv Benaim alias Atala.Read More »
MARGAO: The principal district and sessions judge, South Goa, Mr U V Bakre, on Friday, framed charges against four alleged accused, Dhananjay Asteker, Vinayak Patil, Vinay Talekar and Dilip Mangaonkar, arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in the Margao bomb blast case.Read More »
POINGUINNIM: At a crucial moment when most of the crops, including the paddy, are in the blooming stage, some of the crops have been affected by the pests and farmers have been flocking to the Canacona Zonal agriculture office.Read More »
POINGUINNIM: Global warming and climate change have become a serious problem in recent times, efforts to reduce energy consumption by harvesting energy from wind, waves, sun, etc, has been a priority.Read More »
BY MICHAEL FISHER | NT
PANAJI: The Karnataka government’s ban on transportation of high grade iron ore to Goa has been lifted thus giving relief to the six Goan steel manufacturing units whose production had been seriously affected by the depleting raw material stocks.
BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT
PANAJI: After taking a beating for the last two years, tourism appears to be picking up in a big way given the arrival of the tourists in the state.
According to the information provided by the tourism department, the hotels in the state are having occupancy of around 65 per cent in the rainy season as against 50-55 per cent in the previous years, thereby making Goa an all-season tourist destination.
PONDA: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Thursday said that the government will consider establishing a third district in the state, which would cover Ponda and the surrounding areas.Read More »