Category: Goa News Highlights

Nachinola residents seek action against parking nuisance on road

Mapusa: Nachinola villagers on Sunday raised the issue of roadside parking stating that it affects smooth flow of traffic on the road and sought action against the parking nuisance. They demanded an inspection to be carried out by the panchayat of the stretch from Arcado up to panchayat junction. Sarpanch Pooja Mayekar assured to carry out the inspection. The ordinary […]

Union demands retendering of taxi counter at Harbour

Vasco: Mormugao United Group from Headland Sada has demanded that the tender for allotting taxi counter at Harbour cruise terminal be floated properly. The group has alleged that the existing taxi counter at the cruise terminal does not have permission from the government authorities. Briefing reporters here, Group’s leader Suraj (Balan) Chodankar alleged that the taxi counter operating at the […]

MNSS meeting elects two presidents for Shigmotsav celebration

Vasco: The annual general body meeting of Murgao Nagrik Shigmotsav Samitti (MNSS) concluded with commotion on Thursday evening, forcing the Mormugao municipal council chairperson Nandadeep Raut to declare two presidents of MNSS namely Shekhar Khadapkar and Deepak Naik to celebrate this year’s Shigmotsav celebration. The annual general body meeting of MNSS was convened by the MMC chief officer Gaurish Shankwalkar […]

Mock counter-terror drill held at MPT

Vasco: Multi-agency mock exercise was conducted by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) with participation with NDRF, Bogda Police, Dog Squad of Goa Police, ATS, BDDS, MPT Hospital and fire wing on Thursday morning. The subject of this mock drill was “Terrorist attack in MPT and damaging of Ammonia tank of M/s Zuari located inside the […]

GMOEA makes strong plea for immediate mining resumption

Panaji: With the Supreme Court order on Goa mining industry closure completing two years on February 7 2020, the Goa Mineral Ore Exporters’ Association (GMOEA), on Thursday, made a strong plea for immediate resumption of mining. According to the iron ore exporters body the accumulated revenue loss to the nation’s economy now stands at Rs 7,000 crore with two long […]

Public, industry slam govt’s proposal to hike power tariff

Panaji: The state electricity department’s proposal seeking permission from the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) to hike power tariff by 3.84 per cent for various categories of consumers including domestic, industrial and commercial faced sharp criticism during a public hearing held on Wednesday in Panaji. Members of the public, who attended the hearing in a jam-packed room came down heavily […]