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Pernem bus stand ‘stuck’ in the ‘muck’

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The Pernem bus stand, which was inaugurated in December last year, is yet to be thrown open to the public. It’s been months and the bus stand construction stands incomplete.Located in the heart of Pernem, the bus stand has been a long pending demand for many years.A visit to the …

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Cabral to ‘gift’ Parrikar his Curchorem seat

Panjim: Two-time Curchorem MLA and Chairman of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) Nilesh Cabral is likely to quit as MLA to make way for Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to enter the Assembly.BJP sources confirmed that Cabral had offered to give up his seat for Parrikar when the party’s coalition partners …

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Shah stresses on unanimous decisions

Panjim: BJP National President Amit Shah has asked party cadres to take coalition partners into confidence while taking major decisions. Shah’s advice to BJP’s sitting and defeated MLAs, at a joint meeting late Sunday evening, was primarily to ensure completing the five year term without hassles. “We cannot have everything …

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Guirdolim locals want subway at Chandor

Margao: Irate villagers from Guirdolim and surrounding villages of Chandor, Macazana, Sao Jose de Areal and Paroda staged a peaceful dharna at the Chandor railway crossing on Sunday morning demanding the immediate construction of a subway or railway underbridge (RUB) at this site.The over 500-odd protesters, led by the Congress …

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Madkaikar: Cadres worked against BJP candidates

Panjim: In a first public admission, Power Minister and Cumbharjua MLA Pandurang Madkaikar admitted that the party cadres worked against the BJP candidates.Addressing a large gathering at the Bandodkar grounds, Madkaikar said, the main reason why the party could not get desirable result was the ire of karyakartas.”In few constituencies …

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Konkani Akademi Chairman, dy quit

Panjim: Goa Konkani Akademi (GKA) Chairman Madhav Borkar, Vice Chairman Jose Lourenco and member Kamlakar Mhalshi on Wednesday resigned citing issues in receiving funds from the government to conduct various Konkani language promotion programmes.“There is no autonomy to Konkani Akademi and no government cooperation for fund allotment,” Borkar said, after …

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Board mulls new tests to make students competitive

Porvorim: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) said it has been in the process of using application type of test items for Class XI and XII board examinations.“The board is in the process of using application type of test items and slowly we will introduce it …

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Sporting, Dempo fail to qualify after drab draw

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Mapusa: Sporting Clube de Goa held Dempo Sports Club to a goalless draw in the AIFF U-18 I-League match, played at Duler Stadium, here on Thursday.By virtue of this result, AIFF and Salgaocar FC have qualified for main league from the Goa Zone.Thursday’s encounter hardly rose to great heights, with …

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Modesty of woman ‘outraged’

Ponda: On Paul Mathew (49), a resident of Silvangar in Ponda and native of Tamil Nadu, has been booked for house trespass and outraging the modesty of a woman. According the complaint filed by the alleged victim, on Tuesday at around 2.30 pm, the accused trespassed into her house and …

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