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Take back Zuari land if factory is shut down: Vishwajeet

Industries Minister Vishwajeet Rane has suggested that government should take back thousands of acres of land allotted to Zuari Agro if they plan to shut down the fertiliser factory. His party colleague and Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha however has expressed confidence that the factory won’t shut down.  It was Goa’s first chief minister Bhausaheb Bandodkar who had allotted 1000 acres …

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Dusty road at Cortalim to be sprinkled continuously

Looks like the dust pollution along the Cortalim stretch of overbridge construction would be controlled. After intervention of local MLA Alina Saldanha, Dilip Buildcon contractor has agreed to sprinkle water continuously and also collect the dust regularly. The decision was taken a joint meeting of the contractor and the villagers along with Cortalim MLA as well as deputy collector and …

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Goa start-up destination by 2025; CM opens Vibrant Goa Expo

Goa will be the best and top start up destination of the country by 2025. The Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant, who inaugurated the 1st edition of Vibrant Goa global expo Summit 2019 on Thursday said that more than 10,000 jobs would be generated through such events. Vibrant Goa took off  at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigao on …

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Goa’s prostitutes include 12% Goan girls, also from 5 other countries: ARZ

Girls pushed into prostitution in Goa are not only from outside the state, almost 12 per cent Goan girls are involved in the organised sex racket. And it has not remained limited to coastal belt alone. It has also spread in the interiors of Goa. Besides 24 states of India, sex workers from five countries are also brought to Goa. …

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CM trying to put a lid on ongoing politics over garbage

There’s too much garbage everywhere. Now its time to clean it up. This is the message sought to be conveyed by the government. But before this is finally brought under control the controversy over the Saligao garbage treatment plant has to be cooled down. First, it was clash between Calangute BJP MLA Michael Lobo and Saligao Goa Forward MLA Jayesh …

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Who is responsible for Zuari stopping production?

Why production of 45-year old Zuari Agro has stopped for the last three months? Is it because of the economic slowdown in the country? The drought in Maharashtra? Or because of mismanagement of the company? There are conflicting claims. But in the bargain, the cloud of shutdown has started moving over the heads of over 2000 workers. The Zuari Agro …

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Whats happening? Garbage politics or politics over Garbage

The garbage fight has become even smellier. In retaliation for garbage trucks from Panaji not being allowed to dump garbage at the Saligao Garbage plant, on Wednesday the Corporation of the City of Panaji stopped and sent back 28 trucks from the North Coastal that were headed for the Tonca Sewage treatment plant on Wednesday. On the other hand a …

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Badge, 15 year domicile, police clearance mandatory now to drive taxis

Transport department has now made badges compulsory for taxi drivers. Not only badges, but 15 years domicile and police clearance are also brought back. When the Supreme Court had ordered that badges won’t be required to drive taxis, the government had issued a notification enforcing that. Now a new notification has been issued super-seeding that.

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HC directs govt to file action plan on potholes in 2 days

The High Court on Monday directed the Government to file an action plan with time lines within 2 days on the proposed measures to tackle the potholes dotting Goa roads. Adv Jamshed Mistry, who was the amicus curiae in the Maharashtra petition on potholes, appeared for the petitioner and submitted before the court the interiom and final orders in the …

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Saligao garbage battle hots up

Lets not make politics of garbage and the attitude of not in my backyard should be stopped, Solid Waste Minister Michael Lobo told villagers opposing Saligao garbage treatment plant. Lobo said garbage of 27 panchayats will be allowed into the plant. But no more panchayats will be allowed to dump garbage. Lobo also directed panchayats to cover their garbage and …

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