Law of the land needs to be respected by all in letter and spirit: Kamat

Law of the land needs to be respected by all in letter and spirit: Kamat

Panjim: A day after Goa Lokayukta rapped the BJP-led government for its inaction against former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and two others in the alleged illegal mining lease renewal matter, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said the “law of the land needs to be respected by all in letter and spirit”. Kamat, who is been chargesheeted for the alleged illegal mining scam worth Rs 35,000 crore, said that despite he...
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MLA claims 20-point prog allottees subletting, leasing out houses

MLA claims 20-point prog allottees subletting, leasing out houses

Margao: Congress’ Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco on Saturday alleged that the persons, who are allotted houses under the 20 point programme, are subletting, leasing and renting out the ground plus one houses. There are issues with regards to the houses constructed under the 20-point programme scheme across Goa including Davorlim, Reginaldo said and alleged that the allottees are selling and subletting the houses. "It is important to note that...
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President, PM greet Goans on Statehood Day

President, PM greet Goans on Statehood Day

Panjim: The President, Vice President and the Prime Minister of India greeted the people of Goa on the occasion of 33rd Statehood Day, which was celebrated, on Saturday. President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu greeted people in Konkani, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi used English. “Goa is famous for its rich nature and rich culture. The people of Goa are known for their great serenity, harmony and...
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7 held for obstructing Taleigao panchayat ghar works

7 held for obstructing Taleigao panchayat ghar works

Panaji: Panaji police on Saturday arrested 7 persons for allegedly obstructing the land filling work undertaken by the Taleigao village panchayat in its property at Taleigao. According to information these persons were protesting against the land filling work undertaken in the field where panchayat ghar will be constructed by the Taleigao panchayat. Those arrested are Pundalik Raikar, Cecille Rodrigues, Albertina Almeida, Shreya Israni, Michelle Faria, Prakash Salat and Xavier Almeida....
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Happy to be returning home but fear of stigma remains

Happy to be returning home but fear of stigma remains

Panjim: A lady, probably in her 40s, and two others, both in their early 30s, eagerly await to be picked up by their families from the ESI hospital, Margao, now called the Covid hospital. All three were admitted here, after they were found to be positive, about seven to 10 days ago. Interestingly, all three had travelled from Maharashtra. While they were happy to be returning home, there was a...
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Monsoon likely to reach Goa by June 5

Monsoon likely to reach Goa by June 5

Panjim: The onset of the southwest monsoon over the Goa coast is likely to be on June 5, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Goa observatory has forecast. The monsoon is likely to reach Kerala by June 1. The formation of a low pressure area over the southeast Arabian Sea from May 31 could be the reason for the advance of the monsoon, as against the earlier expected delay. IMD in...
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Traveller from Maharashtra tests positive

Traveller from Maharashtra tests positive

Panjim: A person who travelled from Maharashtra tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, while an infected patient recovered. With this, the State now has 31 active corona cases. As per the bulletin issued by Directorate of Health Services, a person who entered Goa by road from Maharashtra, tested positive and is currently admitted in the COVID hospital, Margao. His condition is stable. Of the 983 samples tested on Thursday, 886...
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BMC to install CCTV cameras

BMC to install CCTV cameras

Bicholim: Bicholim Municipal Council (BMC) authorities have planned to install CCTV cameras in the town area in order to identify the culprits who are involved in dumping garbage along the roadside despite door-to-door garbage collection by the municipality. BMC chairperson Rajaram Gaonkar and chief officer Vivek Naik announced on Wednesday. “When BMC is regularly carrying out door-to-door collection I feel that people should should act responsibly and not throw garbage...
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Law of the land needs to be respected by all in letter and spirit: Kamat

Panjim: A day after Goa Lokayukta rapped the BJP-led government for its inaction against former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and two others in the alleged illegal mining lease renewal matter, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said the “law of the land needs to be respected by all in letter and spirit”. Kamat, who is been chargesheeted for the alleged illegal […]

MLA claims 20-point prog allottees subletting, leasing out houses

Margao: Congress’ Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco on Saturday alleged that the persons, who are allotted houses under the 20 point programme, are subletting, leasing and renting out the ground plus one houses. There are issues with regards to the houses constructed under the 20-point programme scheme across Goa including Davorlim, Reginaldo said and alleged that the allottees are selling […]

7 held for obstructing Taleigao panchayat ghar works

Panaji: Panaji police on Saturday arrested 7 persons for allegedly obstructing the land filling work undertaken by the Taleigao village panchayat in its property at Taleigao. According to information these persons were protesting against the land filling work undertaken in the field where panchayat ghar will be constructed by the Taleigao panchayat. Those arrested are Pundalik Raikar, Cecille Rodrigues, Albertina […]

BMC to install CCTV cameras

Bicholim: Bicholim Municipal Council (BMC) authorities have planned to install CCTV cameras in the town area in order to identify the culprits who are involved in dumping garbage along the roadside despite door-to-door garbage collection by the municipality. BMC chairperson Rajaram Gaonkar and chief officer Vivek Naik announced on Wednesday. “When BMC is regularly carrying out door-to-door collection I feel […]

Home isolation discipline onus on civic bodies, says govt institute

Panaji: The Goa Institute of Public Administration & Rural Development (GIPARD) has released detailed guidelines defining the role of local civic bodies in monitoring and assisting people in home isolation. The move follows complaints of violations and incidents of citizens objecting to having people in home quarantine in their vicinity. Many housing societies, especially in the state capital, have created […]