Category: Goa News Headlines

State Police Complaints Authority, Goa Human Rights Commission, functioning without chairmen

Panjim: Goa’s two prominent constitutional rights bodies – the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) and the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) continues to function without a Chairman each, for several months. While the functioning of the SPCA has not been largely hampered except that it has to keep on hold the “final reports” in the absence of a Chairman, the […]

Freedom fighters’ kin protest against govt over job reservation

Ponda: Protesting against the “non-implementation” of job reservations, around 50 children of freedom fighters under the banner of Goa Freedom Fighters Children’s Association (GFFCA) staged a symbolic funeral procession of the government from the old bus stand to Kranti Maidan, Ponda. Two freedom fighters were also part of the protest. As per information, the government had in 1996 notified 2 […]

Manipal Hospitals Goa ups infrastructure spending

Manipal Hospitals Goa, invested in new equipment recently. The Apheresis Technology machine was purchased for the blood bank division and was unveiled by Vishwajit Rane, Health Minister, in the presence of Jyoti J Sardesai, director, Directorate of Food & Drugs Administration along with Saghir Siddiqui, regional chief operating officer, Manipal Health Enterprises, Manish Trivedi, hospital director, Dr Shekhar Salkar, HOD […]

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 […]

Fix charges before transporting e-auctioned ore: Truck owners

Ponda: The truck owners have threatened to take the mining companies to court, if transportation rates are not fixed for e-auctioned ore before commencing transportation. North Goa Truck Owners Association President Suresh Desai and South Goa Truck Owners Secretary Satuawan Gaonkar on Friday demanded that before transporting e-auctioned ore, the mining companies should finalise the rates. Mining dependent truck owners […]