Author: Goacom Newsdesk

Unavailability of non-essential supplies blamed for no social distancing at Mangor

Vasco: Social distancing norms were thrown to the wind by people in the Mangor Hill containment zone. The Mormugao councillors and some locals blamed the government administration for its failure to make quick arrangements for the supply of essential items as well as emergency services at the containment zone, which they feel led to people agitating and coming out in […]

No more positive cases in Sanguem

Sanguem: Following the news of the first positive COVID-19 case reported in Sanguem, there have been no more positive cases as on Monday evening. The tests of the family members of the first patient have also turned out negative. The health department is continuing to monitor the situation and testing persons who may have come in contact with the COVID-patient. […]

Activists file police complaint into ‘illegal’ registration of construction workers

Panjim: A group of social activists led by Kashinath Shetye has lodged a police complaint into alleged illegal registration of building and other construction workers (BOCW) as well as misappropriation of the welfare funds. “We bring to your notice that big fraud in illegal registration as of the BOCW and misappropriation of BOCW welfare fund by forging documents showing to […]

TCP board grants provisional nod to 67 zone change applications

Panjim: The Town and Country Planning (TCP) Board on Monday granted provisional approvals to 67 zone change applications under Section 16B of the TCP Act. The meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar also rejected nine applications, which had sought zone change in the areas covering private forest, wildlife sanctuary, mangroves, no development zone, orchard land, agricultural land, etc. […]

Bison found dead in Bicholim

Bicholim: A two-and-half-year-old male bison was found dead by the road side at Devgali Narve in Bicholim on Monday. According to the available information, the people noticed the dead animal at Devgali in Narve and informed panch Prathiatha Mishal. Mishal informed the forest officials, who arrived at the spot. Range Forest Officer, Vivek Naik and Round First Officer, Pradeep Sinari […]

‘SGPDA chief preparing platform for ‘formalin’ fish trader to start market’

Margao: Former Nuvem MLA Mickky Pacheco on Monday alleged that SGPDA Chairman Wilfred D’Sa is preparing platform for a prominent fish trader allegedly involved in the formalin row to start the SGPDA wholesale fish market during the fishing ban period. Reverting to the letter of the SGPDA chairman to Chief Minister asking for the inspector to check the fish at […]

Only allow Goans to enter State, expedite repatriation plan: United opposition to Govt

Panjim: In wake of rising COVID-19 cases, the United Opposition on Monday unanimously urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to immediately ban then entry of non-Goans into the State; while expediting the repatriation plan to get back Goans, including seafarers, who are stranded worldwide. The opposition has also demanded sealing of the State borders with a partial lockdown while allowing entry […]