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Afghani student stabbed by 4 persons, in ICU

Four Goan youth chase down, accost and stab one 23 year old Afghani student studying at Goa University, stab him after verbally abusing him with bad words on the main University, Dona Paula road. Police arrested one of the assailants.  The 23 year old is still in ICU, serious but stable.  Police say that they are investigating that matter. They …

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Pass bill to stop sale of agricultural, orchard land: Michael

We should not allow sale of agricultural land, orchard land and settlement land to people who do not have at least 25 years domicile in the state. However, sale of converted land or land having sand as well as built up flats or villas is okay. This bill should be placed in the house in this term itself, RDA minister …

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ZP elections notified

Elections for 50 ZP seats will be held on 15th of March. The notification to that effect was issued on Thursday. The notification of the election schedule will begin next month. The ZP elections will be fought on party lines, the newly elected state BJP president Sadanand Tanavade had reiterated soon after his election.

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SC gives green signal to Mopa airport, restores EC for the project

  Supreme Court has given a green signal to Goa government to go ahead with Mopa International Airport. The apex court in its judgment on Thursday restored the Environmental Clearance granted to Mopa airport. However, the Court has directed the State and the project proponent to follow all conditions laid down by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, …

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11th person died on Pedne highway, people blame MRV & Govt

Negligence of MRV company and state government has taken eleventh life on Patradevi – Dhargal national highway. One more person died at Valpem junction on Tuesday night. People of Virnoda have blamed local MLA and Deputy CM Babu Azgaonkar, PWD minister Dipak Pauskar as well as North Goa MP and union minister Shripad Naik. They have also threatened to block …

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Mauvin to take last chance to reduce traffic fines

Government is still considering to reduce traffic vioaltion fines mandated under new motor vehicle act. Transport Minister Mauvin Godhino plans to take a last chance when he meets union and state transport ministers during his Delhi visit. Mauvin had earlier said Advocate General told them government has no right to reduce these fines. Transport Minister Mauvin Godhino will participate in …

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CM should resign, he has failed on all fronts: Girish

The Congress on Wednesday demanded that the chief minister Pramod Sawant resign alleging that he has failed on all fronts. Congress state unit president Girish Chodankar alleged that Sawant had taken the state backwards to an extent of at least 15 years. Girish said that the law and order situation in the state was very bad giving examples an office …

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CM should resign, he has failed on all fronts: Girish

The Congress on Wednesday demanded that the chief minister Pramod Sawant resign alleging that he has failed on all fronts. Congress state unit president Girish Chodankar alleged that Sawant had taken the state backwards to an extent of at least 15 years. Girish said that the law and order situation in the state was very bad giving examples an office …

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SPECIAL STORY: Tiger-killers in prison; Dhangar women & children live in fear & despair

Why did tiger-friendly Dhangars from Sattari kill a tigress and her three cubs? Because the forest officials simply did not respond while the tigress kept on killing their cattle. And now after all the males in the family put behind the bars for the crime, the three families living in the outskirts are completely shaken. Their children cannot go to …

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Karmali locals catch Panaji Mayor unloading garbage, trucks sent back

There was a high drama in Karmali on Monday night. Locals caught red handed Panaji Mayor Uday Madkaikar, who had come to unload the garbage trucks of Panaji. The panchayat filed a police complaint. And Madkaikar had to back with the garbage trucks. People of Karmali and Bainguinim rushed to the place opposite Healthway Hospital, where they found Panaji Mayor …

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