Author: Goacom Newsdesk

HAL’s chopper project in Goa will be functional soon: Shripad

Vasco: Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik Sunday said that the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) proposed project in Goa of maintenance, repair and overhaul of helicopters would be functional soon. Speaking to media at the concluding programme of the training of 120 Naval NCC cadets from all over the country at the Indian Naval Watermanship Training Centre at […]

Govt tells Court it is finalising laws to deal with solid waste

Panjim: The State Government has informed the High Court of Bombay at Goa that it is in process of finalising model by-laws for dealing with solid waste management issue by the local governing bodies like municipalities and panchayats. During the hearing on suo-motu writ petition on December 5, Government also submitted that the proposed Saligao waste treatment facility capacity would […]

Anjuna police arrest Russian with e- cigarettes

Mapusa: Vasilii Karavaev (45), a Russian, was arrested on Sunday for illegal possession of e-cigarettes by Anjuna police. A team comprising Anjuna Police Station PI Suraj Gawas, PSI Vidyesh Pilgaonkar, PC Shyamsundar Parsekar, Rajesh Gokharnekar, Mahendra Mandrekar raided the Flat No. T-1, Blue Lagoon Apartment, between 5.15 pm and 6.40 pm, and caught the accused with four e-cigarettes and 46 […]

Irked over power woes, Cuncolim residents seek CM’s intervention

Margao: Complaining about the non-working streetlights and fluctuating power supply, residents of the municipal area of Cuncolim have called upon the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to provide better electricity infrastructure. During the meeting held on Saturday, residents pointed out that many streetlights in the municipal area were not working because of which major junctions were in complete darkness. Sawant along […]

Illegally extracted sand seized in raid

Bicholim: Bicholim Mamlatdar Pravinjay Pandit on Saturday raided an illegal sand extraction site at Amona in Bicholim and seized the illegally extracted sand. The raid was conducted following a complaint. The raiding party comprised of Geologist Mahesh Mayekar attached to Directorate of Mines, Circle Inspector Sahadev Mote and Amona Talathi Gaurish Naik. Later, mamlatdar directed the PWD to take possession […]

Curti rider seriously injured in road mishap

Ponda: In an accident involving two two-wheelers at Dhavali on Sunday, a 25-year-old youth from Ganganagar-Curti was left seriously injured. The injured youth identified as Govardhan Hemaji Dudi has been admitted in Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim. According to Ponda police, the accident occurred at around 5.15 pm on the Ponda-Margao main road at Dhavali near SS Samiti […]

Govt to sell onions at Rs 90/100 per kg in horticulture outlets

Panjim: In what could come as major relief from skyrocketing prices of onion, the State Horticulture Corporation is set to make onions available at a subsidised rate between Rs 90 and Rs 100 per kg, across all its outlets from Monday. Horticulture Corporation Chairman Pravin Zantye told Herald that the corporation has ordered 25 tonnes of onions from Nashik, which […]

Padma Shri Suresh Amonkar passes away at 84

Mapusa: Renowned writer, educationist, social worker, journalist and educational administrator Suresh Gundu Amonkar passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. He was 84. Amonkar had battled cancer, overcoming the illness three times.Goa’s Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said he was deeply saddened by the passing away of eminent educationist. “It is a great loss for our State and express my […]