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Mashem bypass: residents in vicinity complain of cracks to house walls

Canacona: Residents living in the vicinity of Mashem bypass, which is named after Manohar Parrikar, have expressed concern over cracks that have started appearing on the walls of their houses.  The residents are also agitated over disturbance that is being caused by reckless motorists while speeding over the bypass bridge at night hours.  Most of the residents, who spoke to …

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Rs 7 crore state-of-the-art police station for Quepem

Curchorem: Finally after the fourth re-tendering of the construction work for the new building of the Quepem police station, the work order has been awarded to Shivam Infratech Construction company. The new building will be constructed in an area of 3443 square meters in survey number 129 and 130 at Condi Quepem where the old police station building is existing.  The building will be constructed at a …

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3 fresh suspected cases of COVID-19 in Goa

Panaji: Coronavirus (COVID-19) scare in Goa is keeping the state’s health officials on their toes with three fresh suspected cases reported, while the laboratory reports of three patients, who were earlier quarantined in the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) at Bambolim indicate that they have tested negative for the dreaded virus. State epidemiologist Dr Utkarsh Betodkar speaking to ‘The …

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Kuwait suspends flights from India over coronavirus

Panaji: In wake of a global spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the Kuwait government has temporarily suspended all flights to and from India and six other countries. The decision of the Kuwait government comes as a major blow to hundreds of Goans, who are stuck in the state and unable to return back to Kuwait where they work. “Pursuant to …

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203 candidates in fray for March 22 ZP polls

Panaji: A total of 203 candidates, including 79 Independents are in the fray for the elections to the 50 Zilla Panchayat (ZP) constituencies – 25 in each district of the state. The elections are scheduled to be held on March 22. As per the final list released by the State Election Commission (SEC), national political parties like the Congress, Bharatiya …

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Ujwala Naik’s ‘failure’ to file nomination: Cong begins inquiry

Panaji: The Congress party has initiated an inquiry ‘to prove the conspiracy theory,’ as to why the party’s proposed candidate Ujwala Naik failed to file her nomination for the Sancoale Zilla Panchayat segment. BJP’s Anita Thorat has been declared elected unopposed from the particular seat by the State Election Commission, as she was the only candidate to file nomination from …

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‘Legislators purposely denying powers to ZPs’

Margao: Former chairpersons of South Goa Zilla Panchayat (SGZP)  Nelly Rodrigues,  Maria  Rebello  and  Navnath  Naik, who are not contesting the  March 22  ZP election,  following  ‘direct or indirect denial of tickets’ to them,  feel that functions and  functionaries are essential  besides the  funds,  without which  it is difficult for ZP chief  to manage and run the show.  This daily contacted the  three  former …

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Artists, social activists stage protest against CAA, NRC

Panaji: Goa Alliance Against Citizens Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register (GACNN), on Saturday, staged a  silent and peaceful protest at the Miramar beach, which saw participation of artists, social activists, priests, nuns and others. Prakash Kamat, a member of coordination committee of GACNN, while addressing the media said that “GACNN is approaching different communities in …

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WeGO to support CCP in implementation of Smart City plan

Panaji: The director of World Smart Sustainable Cities Organisation (WeGO), Albert Graves, from South Korea, said that the organisation has been working all around the world in specialised areas related to smart bins, smart parking, smart traffic management system, air pollution monitoring and smart lighting. Speaking to this daily, Graves informed that on an average they have invested one lakh …

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Centre assures justice to Goa on Mhadei

NT NETWORK Panaji Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday assured that no injustice will be done to Goa in the decade-old Mhadei water dispute. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, along with Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar, called on Shekhawat in New Delhi on Friday wherein Sawant urged the Union minister ‘not to entertain any proposal of Karnataka on …

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