Author: Goacom Newsdesk

3 test positive at Shiroda, 1 at Kundaim

Ponda: Shiroda MLA Subash Shirodkar on Monday informed that three locals from Shiroda have been tested positive for COVID-19 infection. While speaking to the reporters at a PWD programme, at OPA Treatment Plant, Shirodkar informed, “The positive woman is from Vazanghal-Shiroda. She was working as a maid at one doctor’s house. Her husband has also been tested positive. This woman […]

Monsoon weakens over Goa; dry spell likely

Panaji: The southwest monsoon has weakened over Goa and its progress has come to a halt, as the monsoon currents, which were over the Konkan region, are diminishing. The forecast issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the next five days predicts only light rain at some places across the state. After days of surplus rainfall, with Goa outperforming […]

One dies of electrocution at Cortalim

Vasco: Thirty-year-old Gagan Bauri, a native of Jamkiri-Puruliya, West Bengal and residing at Cortalim died of electrocution. Verna police informed that they received information from the Cortalim outpost that Bauri expired due to electrocution in his rented premises at Navta, Cortalim. During the investigation it was revealed that the victim after consuming alcohol at around 9 pm had gone to […]

Police to crack down on habitual offenders

Panaji: Goa Police is contemplating initiating preventive action against habitual offenders including budding criminals. The measures may include externment and if required, action under the stringent provisions of the National Security Act (NSA), said North Goa Superintendent of Police Utkrisht Prasoon. This was decided during a meeting chaired by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jaspal Singh on Monday. Singh has […]

Panaji building sealed as staff tests positive

Panaji: Spaces, a private building at Patto in Panaji, has been sealed after a female staff of the North District Court, housed in the building premises, reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. All the activities at the building, which houses many government offices, have been halted. Authorities said the activities in the district court will resume after sanitisation of the entire […]

SGPDA to meet on allegation of “extraneous reasons” behind “resistance” to opening wholesale fish market

Margao: The tussle between the South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) and the wholesale traders who bring the bulk of Goa’s fish from their States, has taken an interesting turn. South Goa’s Planning body, which controls the main fish and fruit market will discuss the allegation made against them, by the Margao Wholesale Fishmarket Association in their writ petition […]

Retailers feel sidelined

Margao: Meanwhile, the retail fish sellers who represent a lot of local and smaller fisher-folk, who procure Goa’s fish locally, have counter accused the whosesale fish traders of using their clout to carry on their trade in the wholesale market premises in the guise of selling retail fish. “Fishermen, fish cutters, and fish cleaners are all operating there illegally. This […]