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New bridge to connect Savoi Verem and Surla: CM Sawant

Another bridge will be constructed in the state. Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant has assured to build a new bridge connecting Savoi Verem to Surla. CM said this bridge will help in connectivity and also develop the village of Savoi Verem and Surla. The chief minister was speaking during the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Savoi Verem Primary school. …

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Vishwajeet defends tenderless medicines, alleges pharmacy scam during Cong rule

An illegal pharmacy was operating in the Goa Medical College with political patronage during the Congress rule, health minister Vishwajeet Rane alleged.  He also said that there was an issue with procedures that forced him to appoint the present pharmacy dispensation without following tender procedures.  Here’s more.      An upset Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane reacted harshly to GPCC President Girish …

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Congress gheroes Edu director; arrested

Heavy drama was witnessed at education department in Porvorim. Congress workers were put behind the bar under charges of creating ruckus at education department over the issue of non payment of salaries to primary teachers. Congress complained that primary teachers used to get their salaries from day one. In this month they are deprived from their salary. To highlight their …

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Taxi union to approach courts on airport access fees

Once again the taxi issue is in the news. On Monday Ponda’s Maruti Taxi Association said that they would approach the court on access fees charged for taxis at the airport. They also want to be taken into confidence when the government decides on the tariffs. They want the government to immediately scrap the pick up and access fees for …

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Chaos Day 2: Oppn evicted from house again, meet speaker, guv

Once again on Friday, the house was adjourned during question hour after the opposition once again rushed to the well of the house wanting the speaker to check the CCTV footage and take statement of senior MLA Pratapsingh Rane. But they were once again removed from the house at the beginning of Zero hour and went to meet the Governor. …

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Pay our salaries, or else we will stop the work, threaten Sesa workers

Mining workers deployed at Sesa mines is Bicholim have threatened not to allow machinery to operate and stop transportation operations till the company pays them their arrears, bonus and salary. They have also decided to shut down loading point of Sesa mines at Saramanas in Bicholim.  Workers held a protest at mining gate to highlight their issues of bonus, arrears …

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Opposition thrown out of House after MLA Rohan arrested post-midnight

Perhaps for the first time in the history of Goa, one MLA – this time Rohan Khaunte – was arrested by police after midnight and released in the morning for arguing with one BJP leader in the Assembly complex. This obviously reflected in the session. The opposition simply did not allow the proceedings since morning. It was adjourned three times. …

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