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ICCR regional office opened at Navelim

MARGAO: Stating that the newly opened ICCR regional office – the 20th in the country - will benefit artists to promote Goan art and culture far and wide, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat said that the office in Goa became reality because of Dr Karan Singh, the chairman of Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

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CM promises to hold Saras in all talukas

MARGAO: The Chief Minster, Mr Digambar Kamat, on Tuesday, promised that there would be a Saras festival in every taluka next year, the golden jubilee year of the state.

Mr Kamat was speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the Saras Festival 2010 in Margao.

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CM to hold meeting with MMC chief, CO today

MARGAO: A meeting between the Chief Minister, the newly elected MMC chairperson, Ms Susheela Naik and the chief officer, Mr Prassana Acharya, on Wednesday, could finally put an end to the speculation about the consultant to be appoint for the garbage disposal plant to come up in Sonsoddo and the signing of the concession agreement with Fomento.

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MMC forms various panels

MARGAO: The newly elected Margao Municipal Council (MMC)’s standing committee chief is its ex-officio chief, chairperson, Ms Susheela Naik, while the market committee head is deputy chairperson, Mr Gonzaco Rebello and garbage and sanitation committee chief is Mr Laximikant Kamat.

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Complaint filed against former Gaondongrem VP sarpanch

POINGUINNIM: The president of the communidade of Gaondongrem, Mr Chandrasekhar G Desai, filed a complaint before the Directorate of Panchayats, against the former Gaondongrem sarpanch, Mr Ashok Bhiva Velip, for allegedly issuing an illegal and fabricated NOC of communidade land to Vasu Deu Gaonkar of Ziltawadi.

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St Francis Xavier novenas from today

PANAJI: The annual feast of Saint Francis Xavier will be celebrated on December 3, at the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa. The 9-day Novena to Saint Francis Xavier will get underway from November 24 to December 2.

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