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Drastic fall in malaria cases in state: Kabadi

PANAJI: In what could be seen as a success of government-run efforts to control the cases of malaria in the state, the statistics provided by the state health official revealed that there has been a drastic fall in the number of malaria cases in the state during the period from January to November, 2010 as compared to the same period during the previous year.

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Strike has hampered lifeguard services: Drishti

PANAJI: With the strike by the lifeguards of Surf Life Saving Goa entering the third day, on Wednesday, Drishti Special Response Services Pvt Ltd which operates the SLSG in the state, has said that the illegal strike initiated by a few lifeguards has hampered the normal beach lifeguard services.  

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Garbage issue: BVAC welcomes police probe

MARGAO: Banaulikars under the aegis of the Benaulim Villagers Action Committee (BVAC), on Wednesday, asserted that the Benaulim panchayat has “failed not only on the garbage front but in the overall development of the village.’’ 

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GBA wants finalised RP 2021 kept open for public scrutiny

MARGAO: Stating that it is for regulated development through transparency and the participatory process, the Goa Bachao Abhiyan  (GBA) has demanded that the finalised Regional Plan (RP) 2021 be kept open for 30 days prior to notification “so that no new projects under Section 16/16A, PPP or otherwise …be introduced without public scrutiny.”

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SEX RATIO DROPS IN GOA

BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT
PANAJI: While the state boasts of many achievements on various fronts, it appeared to have been fighting a losing battle in maintaining a healthy male-female sex ratio, as the figures for the last three years indicate a big fall in the number of girl children born in the state.

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Meeting to discuss GLC’s recommendations today

PANAJI: A preliminary meeting to discuss the recommendations made by the chairman of the Goa Law Commission (GLC), Mr Ramakant Khalap, as regards to formulating a policy for land acquisition would be held at the state secretariat on Wednesday.

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Lifeguard services on S Goa beaches hit due to strike

MARGAO: Lifeguard services on South Goa beaches suffered on Tuesday as the flash strike by life guards entered a second day even as the state braced itself for its main tourism season.
On Tuesday, more than 200 guards struck work, though a skeletal presence was maintained by the company on some beaches after 85 lifeguards struck work on Monday.

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Fire incident at Vasco

VASCO: Household articles, including electronic and electrical appliances, amounting to a total of about Rs 3 lakh, were gutted in fire that erupted in the flat on first floor of a building near MES College at Vidhyanagar, Zuarinagar, on Tuesday morning.

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Imposition of Section 3D is null and void: NHDAC

PANAJI: The National Highway Diversion Action Committee (NHDAC) on Tuesday, said that the imposition of Section 3D of the Land Acquisition Act is null and void as the Centre has failed to publish the notification in the Official Gazette on November 29.

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