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LONG-TERM SOLUTION FOR  FAKIRBAND, TOLLEABAND FLOODING REMAINS ELUSIVE

  Every monsoon, Fakirband at Colmorod-Margao and Tolleaband along Margao-Benaulim border witness flooding due to which the dwellings get inundated. The affected-people have to be shifted till the water level recedes; however, a permanent solution to address the problem has remained elusive. ‘The Navhind Times’ senior reporter, ROQUE DIAS finds out why there has not been a long-term solution to the yearly occurrence

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False ceiling of Porvorim Yojana Bhavan collapses

  PANAJI : The ‘green building’ concept of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) for government buildings seems to have failed with incessant rainfall causing internal damage to the second and the third floors of Yojana Bhavan, the premises of the directorate of statistics, planning and evaluation at Pundalik Nagar, Porvorim, on Friday.

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Gonzaco picks holes in Margao civic body’s waste collection

  MARGAO : Former chairperson of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) and present councillor Gonzaco Rebello said that MMC engineer failed to get rid of the plastic waste, that was dumped by the Margao feast fair vendors in the paddy field, due to which the waste choked the drains resulting in the  flooding of  the area. The blocking of the drains inundated the road, thereby …

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Pinto delivers oration at Nagpur

  PANAJI : Dr R G Wiseman Pinto, Professor and Head of Pathology Department, Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) Bambolim, past president of the Indian Academy of Cytologists (IAC), and vice president of the SAARC  Academy of Cytopathology and Histopathology was invited by the Vidarbha Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (VAPM) to deliver the Dr Maitreyee Munshi Memorial Oration at Nagpur …

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Bengaluru City chess champs

  PANAJI : Top seed Bengaluru City won the 16th National Cities Team Chess Championship 2015, organised by Goa Chess Association and Canacona Sports Academy in association with Sports Authority of Goa on behalf of All India Chess Federation, which concluded at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on Thursday.

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New generation needs to know about freedom struggle: Governor

  PANAJI : Stating that there is a pressing need to disseminate information about the freedom struggle of Goa among the urban population, especially new generation, Governor Mridula Sinha, delivering her address at the Revolution Day function at Azad Maidan on Thursday said that the history of Goa’s fight against the colonial Portuguese regime should be written in the form …

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Fire services personnel kept on toes as trees uproot across state

  PANAJI/MARGAO : Following heavy rains that lashed several parts of the state since Wednesday, as many as thirty-one incidents of uprooting of trees were reported keeping fire services personnel on their toes. Three incidents of uprooting of trees on huts and roads were reported in Panaji. A mango tree fell on seven huts near a bar at Tambdi Mati.

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