The state continued to report a high number of coronavirus infections, as Goa’s tally of confirmed cases crossed the 8,000-mark with 259 cases being detected on Saturday. The state also registered two more deaths in the last 24 hours.
MARGAO: In an attempt to clear backlog vacancies existing for the tribal community, the Minister for Tribal Welfare Ramesh Tawadkar said that nearly 280 of the total 400 posts of forest guard would be given to tribals in the state.
MARGAO: Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai said that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured the Muslim community of solving the issue of qurbani by allowing slaughtering of animals at Goa meat complex under police protection.
Addressing the media, Sardesai said he met the chief minister on Thursday highlighting the demand of Muslim community of Fatorda pertaining to qurbani issue.
PANAJI: With the state government failing to meet some guidelines, central farming scheme ‘Support to state extension programme for extension reforms’ has not been initiated in Goa and the Rs 25 lakh allotted in 2005-2006 are not unutilised.
MARGAO: In what can be considered as a first step towards devolving of land rights to forest dwellers, Department of Forests on Friday awarded land to tribals of Sancordem in Sanguem taluka. This is the first of the 7000 claims for land titles made by tribals in South Goa that has been fulfilled.
BENAULIM: The Benaulim panchayat today carried out site inspection of construction of a new hotel at Vasvaddo on Friday evening over alleged illegal construction and violation of Coastal Regulatory Zone management. The promoters of the hotel abstained form the site inspection.
By Bhiva Parab | NT PANAJI: Though tuna fishing is thriving in some parts of the country, Goan fishermen are yet to cash in on the demand in foreign markets as they are ill-equipped to net large sized tuna fish due to lack of machinery and workforce.