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Bleak response to urban poverty alleviation scheme

PANAJI: The Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana has few takers in the state with just two municipalities availing the funds provided by the central urban poverty alleviation ministry for providing employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed poor during the last two years.

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Divisive forces are trying to woo minorities: Shantaram

PANAJI: The South Goa MP, Mr Shantaram Naik has said that the forces which demolished the Babri Masjid, churches and chapels and committed rapes on nuns, are trying to woo minority communities. He said that he was confident that minority communities know to distinguish between their foes and friends.

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Bhagwan Mahaveer’s teachings of non-violence relevant even today: CM

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has said that Bhagwan Mahaveer’s teachings of non-violence and ‘Live and let live’ are relevant even today. The Chief Minister said today is a historical day as 44 years ago on this day people of Goa through Opinion Poll opted to maintain their identity. The collective wisdom of Goans then formed the basis of Goa's development, he added.

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Begging continues to haunt South Goa

MARGAO: With improvement in standard of living of people in Margao, the city has also witnessed increase in number of beggars. The menace is more evident in important places like religious places, markets, municipal gardens and railway stations.

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Jack Sequeira remembered during 44th Opinion Poll day celebrations

MAPUSA: The Father of Opinion poll and architect of Goa's separate identity, the late Dr Jack Sequeira was on Sunday remembered on the occasion of Goa’s 44th Opinion Poll day celebrations. A large number of politicians had gathered at Calangute where Dr Sequeira's statue has been erected by the panchayat and celebrations are being held on this day at Calangute since last four years.

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State govt to introduce new police bill

PANAJI: With the President of India returning the police bill passed by the Goa assembly to the House, the state government has decided to introduce altogether a new police bill in the upcoming session of the state legislative assembly, scheduled to begin from January 31.

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