Category: Goa News Highlights

Rajbhag youth held with suspected ganja

Canacona: A 21-year-old youth from Rajbhag was arrested on grounds for allegedly possessing drugs worth about Rs 87,000 in the wee hours of Wednesday. Canacona police said that while they were patrolling at Palolem beach, they intercepted a youth near the lifeguard tower at 1.15 am. On suspicion, police questioned him, and on his bodily search he was found to […]

Vijai takes govt to task over files ‘missing’ from agriculture dept

Panaji: Fatorda MLA, Vijai Sardesai took the government to task over the missing files in the custody of the department of agriculture, pertaining to the community farming scheme as implemented in Fatorda and Majorda. Minister for Agriculture, Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar admitted that the particular files had gone missing after he took over the position from Sardesai. “We cannot trace these […]

Sonsoddo impasse likely to get worse

Margao: The Sonsoddo impasse is expected to get worse in the coming days, as the likelihood of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) being forced to pay Rs 1 lakh per day to Fomento Green, for an indefinite period, looms large. Meanwhile, an official of Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) on Tuesday inspected the plant to take stock of its working. When […]

Timeframe to resume mining cannot be ascertained: CM

Porvorim: Though the State government is exploring various alternatives including judicial and legislative cures to restart the iron ore mining industry, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Tuesday told the House that the timeframe to resume activities cannot be ascertained. Sawant also said that though the government was considering auction of iron ore leases, this cannot be undertaken pending the […]

Curti sarpanch inspects six illegal houses

Ponda: Curti Sarpanch Dadi Naik along with local Panch Gurudas Khedekar and Panchayat secretary, on Monday, inspected six illegal houses constructed by destroying and levelling the hills at Zingadimal Curti after locals complained to the panchayat. During the inspection, Curti locals demanded that the said houses are built by cutting hills which are in the No Development Zone. The locals […]