Category: Goa News Highlights

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 […]

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 […]

Cyclones gain intensity, frequency

Panaji: The Arabian Sea has turned into a ‘cyclone hotspot’, churning out 15 cyclones in the last five years. Two more are still brewing. The cyclones brewed in the Arabian Sea since 2014 have given out a pattern: of the 15 cyclones formed in the sea, 11 were of severe category indicating that the intensity of cyclones in the region […]

Performance, not seniority will decide promotions, asserts CM

Panjim: After warning government servants of action for their lethargic behaviour, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Friday hinted that henceforth, it will be performance that will be considered for promotions in government departments. Sawant told media persons that the government is working on a proposal to ensure that promotions of the officers are based on their performance and not […]

Soaring onion prices: CM blames it on ‘susegado’ attitude of Goans

Panaji: Stating that the prices of onions have skyrocketed in the state as the people have stopped cultivating onions in their fields, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Friday, categorically declined to provide surplus subsidy to counter the onion price hike. The Chief Minister also blamed it on the ‘susegado’ or relaxed attitude of Goans, stating that this attitude has led […]

Second pipeline breakdown in a week

Ponda: Some people, it is said, never learn from their mistakes. Within a week the Electricity Department has damaged once again an underground water pipeline at Apewal in the same locality causing water shortage at Priol on Friday evening. Locals were furious after the incident because they had warned the Department about the underground pipeline well in advance to avert […]