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Bank guarantee in lakhs for higher medical studies?

Congress has alleged that the present BJP government has planned to promote only wealthy doctors to go for higher studies in medicine, not the weaker sections of the society. Because now you have to give a bank guarantee for medical admissions in higher studies. That too in lakhs. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar has shown a circular issued …

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Let bottling companies clean beaches as part of CSR

Goa is losing heavily on Corporate Social Responsibility from big companies set up in Goa because they are registered outside and spend the CSR funds in those states. Goa government is urged to streamline this. And bottling companies are urged to spend their CSR funds on beach cleaning and take away their own bottles littered all along the beaches of …

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Goa to take entire power feed from Western grid, no power shortage: Cabral

Goa government has decided to stop taking power supply from Sothern grid via Karnataka and draw its entire allocated power from the Western grid. Power Minister Nilesh Cabral has also said once again that Goa is not short of power, but it could stabilise only after expanding and strengthening its transmission network. He wants Goans to provide additional land for …

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Goa Miles & yellow-black taxi drivers clash at Madgao rly station

Clashes between Goa Miles taxi operator and other taxi operators are continuing. This time, on Monday, it was a clash between Goa Miles drivers and yellow and black taxi drivers, at the Madgao railway station. In response to the counter complaints made against each other, Madgao Police has arrested two taxi drivers of Goa Miles and four drivers of yellow …

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Provide armed police protection at all Goa hospitals: Doctors

Doctors in Goa observed 24 hour strike on Monday in solidarity with the Kolkata doctor who was assaulted by a mob. The doctors have also demanded armed police protection at all the Goa hospitals including the OPDs. The strike call was given by All India Medical Association. The 24-hour strike began at 6 am on Monday. A young doctor was …

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Mining pits Issue: up to Centre to sort this out

Full mining pits in mining areas are a issue. They can be a danger to surrounding areas. Environmentalist Ramesh Gawas says that this issue cannot be sorted out at Mamlatdar level, but has to be handled at the central level. He is also of the opinion that the courts should intervene. A section of locals say that the Mining pits …

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NGO opposes govt stand on gambling tourism, to hold protest

AamAuratAdmiAgainstGambling has strongly opposed the decision of the government to promote gambling for tourism through casinos. Will hold protest on Revolution day at Azad Maidan. It has warned that if they are not kept in check, the implementing agencies would not be able to control casino operators. The NGO also questioned whether the government was thinking of promoting Goa through …

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Fish Testing Lab in Madgao will be ready next year

As announced, Goa will have a fish testing lab at SGPDA market in Madgao. But it will take one more year. Once this is ready, fish coming to Goa’s major fish market of Madgao will be tested every day. The proposal was mooted because of the Formalin issue. On Saturday, Fisheries Minister Vinod Paliencar along with officials conducted inspection of …

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Sentinels to catch Govt employees doing Pvt business

Government employees will now have a sentinel recording them. Especially if they are involved in private business. Labour Minister Rohan Khaunte has warned all the government employees. Either government service or your private business. Both the things together will not be tolerated any more.  Labour Minister Rohan Khaunte has said he would request chief minister to appoint sentinels to find …

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Sentinels to check on Bicholim garbage: Council

The garbage issue is a hot one. Especially given the Sonsoddo garbage dump fire and issues coming up in various parts of the state about garbage strewn all over. Now the chairperson of the Bicholim municipal council, Satish Gaonkar has promised a checking system on the lines of the traffic sentinels to keep a check on those who throw garbage. …

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