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CZMP: Cabral sent back by Saxttikars, welcomed in Curchorem & Bicholim

After touring Pedne, Canacona, Assolna and Shiroda, the public consultation on Coastal Zone Management Plan reached Madgao, Curchorem and Bicholim on Saturday. But environment minister Nilesh Cabral was sent back by thousands of protesters in Madgao. Curchorem gave a mixed response but smooth presentation was held in Bicholim. Cabral has once again appealed to the people to suggest all kind …

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Cancer cases declining in Goa, but only oral cancer

Rising cases of cancer is a matter of concern in Goa. But the latest official figures state that cancer cases are declining in Goa. Almost half of last year. This is the reply health minister Vishwajit Rane gave in the Assembly on Friday. The figures arecollected from Goa cancer registry, which is a joint venture with Tata Memorial Hospital of …

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Why 6 crore rupees only to one football club, asks AAP

Aam Aadmi Party has said postponement of National Games is a big joke. Because the 2011 national event is not being held even in 2019, which shows failure of the Goa government. AAP has also questioned the government over the six crore rupees given to a football club in South Goa. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has made it clear in …

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New CZMP by going to each village: Cabral

The Coastal Zone Management Plan has generated a lot heat. The House also discussed it. Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral said the plan already rejected by the government. And preparing a new base plan by consulting people. First at taluka level and then he will go village level with village plans. There was a long debate on the issue after a …

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BJP MLA alleges police protecting illegalities, drugs; CM promises action

It was a shocking allegation. But not a new one. The allegation has being bandied about among the public and discussed on and off. Of police laxity and collusion with the accused. Panaji MLA accused the police of not taking action or against drugs, adhar cards and other documents seized right in the centre of the city. And even more …

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Dirty water for Bardez due to filtration issue at Assnora

Bardez is getting dirty water. Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte raised the issue. And other MLAs from Bardez also joined him. Chief minister as well as PWD minister assured the House to resolve the issue by next year. It’s an issue that crops up due to heavy rains. According to the PWD minister Deepak Pauskar, the water treatment plant at Assnora …

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PWD found collapsed Mashem bridge-road unsafe, still no action for 1 month

There is a shocking revelation. The retaining wall of newly built bypass bridge at Mashem in Canacona collapsed on Saturday. But the PWD authorities had found the construction to be unsafe one month ago. But no action was taken by the PWD except writing a letter to the contractor. And this bridge was scheduled to be inaugurated on Friday but …

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Congress gives 48-hour ultimatum over clean water supply

Congress party has said the condition of Patradevi to Bamboli highway is bad. As a result there have been a number of accidents.  Congress says the water  supplied by the PWD, particularly  in Bardez taluka, is unfit for drinking. It has given a 48-hour ultimatum to  the government  to supply clean drinking water to the Bardez taluka.   President of Mapusa Congress Block Vijay Bhike …

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Primary teachers recruitment to finalised within 8 days: CM

The government will make sure that pending recruitment of primary teachers will be done within 8 days, this was assurance given by Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant in the house on Monday. He was replying to the question raised by Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar over the pending recruitment of Primary teachers.

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Pednekars boycott CZMP public consultation

People from Pernem boycotted the public consultation of the Coastal Zone Management Plan scrapping the present plan and demanding local involvement in drafting a new plan. They want that this new plan to be sent to the Centre. On Friday officials including the Environment Minister were greeted by empty chairs when they came to hold the pubic consultation. Watch. The …

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