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Sonsodo 8th day: Inspection held, locals stop trucks

Sonsodo dump fire is still not doused. And it is the 8th day.On Monday in a bid to keep a lid on things in the aftermath of an inspection by DMA officials.Orders were given to not allow anybody including media on the dump site.Before that Curtorim Panchayat members blocked garbage trucks from proceeding towards Sonsodo as the fire is still …

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Babush gets anticipatory bail in Casino complaint

Babush Monserrate was in court on Monday. He had mixed luck. On the case filed on the Casino issue, the court granted anticipatory bail to the three against whom an FIRs had been filed – Babush Monserrate, CCP Mayor Uday Madkaikar and Yatin Parikh. In case where he has been accused of rape, the sessions court ordered charges to be …

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Sonsodo: People hospitalised, Operation II begins

Around 50 residents of Maina Curtorim have been shifted to Fatorda stadium and three of them are hospitalised due to unbearable smoke of Sonsodo fire. After spraying chemicals for five days, government has now started controlling the fire at the Sonsodo garbage dump by filling it with mud and debris. According to fire officials, the second method has started working …

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Fish ban begins, no fresh fish till 31 July

Goenkar will be deprived of fresh fish from today. For the next two months. The 61-day fish ban started from 1st of June. It ends on 31st of July. But trawler owners of Cutbon jetty want the ban to extended till 15th of August.  The 61-day fishing ban in Goan waters has come into force. Goans have to do with little or …

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Modi sworn in as PM, Goa’s Shripad in team

Narendra Modi was sworn in as the prime minister for the second consecutive term on Thursday, along with his cabinet ministers, in an impressive swearing in ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Over 6000 people, including foreign invitees and opposition leaders, attended the ceremony.

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Sonsoddo fire: Polln board monitoring, asks for report

Sonsoddo has become high priority after the pressure as the fire still rages. The Goa state Pollution Control Board has asked for a report with Chairperson Ganesh Shetgaokar telling Goa 365 that once the report came out action will be taken, that could even amount to criminal prosecution. Board has issued a show cause notice to MMC and ordering them …

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Sonsodo fire, heat rises, neighbours protest

Curtorkars block Sonsodo garbage trucks, start shifting due to smoke Sonsoddo protest The time bomb of Sonsodo has exploded. Not in Madgao, but in Maina-Curtorim. The local villagers are facing the brunt of the Sonsodo garbage dump which is on fire since Monday. The Sarpanch blocked Madgao municipality’s garbage trucks on Thursday morning. On the other hand, people have closed their houses …

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Sonsoddo dump catches fire, creates panic

A fire at Margao infamous Sonsoddo garbage dump created panic as the fire spread due to strong winds forcing authorities to bring in fire tenders from as far as Curchorem and Verna. A total of 24 tenders were finally used to bring the raging fire under control.  Sonsoddo garbage dump has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

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Margao sewage stench as chamber overflows in front of civic body

Modgaokars are now facing new troubles. A sewage chamber in the middle of Margao city is overflowing for the past six days.  Ironically it is opposite the Margao Municipal Council building. But still no action is being taken. Here’s more. Locals said that the sewage chambers in Margao city were recently connected to the main lines. Now, the pipes are …

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