Category: Goa News Highlights

Usgao locals demand action against migrants adopting Goan surnames

Ponda: The Usgao gram sabha chaired by Sarpanch Sangeeta Gaonkar discussed several issues concerning village, on Sunday. The meeting lasted till 3 pm. The gram sabha passed resolution that the panchayat take action against the migrants adopting surnames of Goans. The gram sabha members demanded that panchayat should request the sub-registrar that incase any migrant residing in Usgao area applies […]

Nearly 4,000 apply for GPSC’s Junior Scale Officers exams

Panjim: The Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) has received nearly 4,000 applications for the Junior Scale Officers (JSO) exam scheduled next month. The last date to apply for the 22 posts, advertised on January 10, was January 24. For the first time in many years, the Commission has advertised a whopping number of JSO posts, created based on fresh requisition […]

Anjuna locals demand strict action against hawkers, migrants

Mapusa: Anjuna-Caisua villagers in a letter to the Chief Minister, Tourism Minister, Anjuna Police and the panchayat have demanded strict action against hawkers and migrants especially Kashmiris in the village. Accusing the hawkers and vendors of carrying out illegal businesses in the village, the locals alleged that these migrants are also involved in drug trade and prostitution, which has caused […]

Girish alleges Rs 40-crore scam in medicine procurement for GMC

Panaji: Goa pradesh Congress committee president Girish Chodankar on Sunday alleged Rs 30-40-crore scam in the procurement of medicines for the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim. Addressing media persons in the city, Chodankar demanded suspension of GMC dean Dr S M Bandekar and other GMC officers for their alleged involvement in the scam. He sought a judicial probe into […]

RSS slams Church for ‘exploiting and converting’ people

Panaji: RSS general secretary Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi on Sunday accused the Church of exploiting and converting people to Christianity by taking advantage of their “ignorance and poverty”. Stating that he had no objection if someone embraces Christianity on his own, Joshi said that forcible religious conversion of people should be considered a criminal offence. The RSS leader was speaking at […]