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34-yr-old dies in accident at Cotigao

Canacona: Dilkhush Krishna Gaonkar, resident of Yeda-Cotigao, died in a road accident after his motorbike collided with another bike.The other rider has been identified as Ramdas Gaonkar. Both were first taken to Canacona Health Centre and later shifted to Goa Medical College and hospital (GMC), Bambolim. Dilkhush, 34, succumbed to …

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Efforts on to make Goa ‘Malaria-free’

Margao: In line with making Goa a “malaria-free” state by March 2018, the Goa government has constituted two district task forces to eliminate the disease. Goa’s two districts will be part of its annual exercise of conducting a timely review on the malaria elimination programme.The respective district collector heads this …

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Three cops suspended for misconduct

Margao: Three constables, Nikhil Gaonkar, Inacio Cardozo attached to Margao and Rajesh Naik attached to Maina Curtorim Police stations, were suspended for misconduct and denial of doing duty. Their suspension orders were issued by SP South Goa, Chandan Chaudhary.Confirming the suspension orders, SP Chaudhary said, “They have been suspened following  …

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Marginal rise as SSC pass percentage climbs to 91.57

Porvorim: The 2017 SSC exam pass percentage touched 91.57, the highest in six years. In the results declared on Thursday by Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE), the pass percentage beat last year’s 90.93 just marginally.The number of schools securing 100 percent pass percentage has increased to …

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Nearly 1,800 students opted for NSQF in Class X exams

Panaji: Nearly 1,800 government school students who appeared for Class X board exams this year opted for vocational subjects as their seventh paper under the national skills qualification framework (NSQF), with the program actually helping 202 clear their examinations.NSQF helps students who prefer a vocation-based approach to studies clear their …

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Parrikar hails funds for river development

Panjim: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has hailed the Centre’s approval of funds for development of 24 shortlisted rivers that include two rivers in Goa. Parrikar took to Twitter stating this would benefit Goa. “Earmarking 2.5% of CRF for development of waterways, as approved by Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra …

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Around 2K Class XII pupils apply for re-evaluation

Panaji: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has been flooded with an unprecedented number of students seeking re-evaluation of the marks allotted to them in their Class XII board examination. Though Goa Board chairman Jose Remedios Rebello, admitted that the board has received a record number of …

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