Cultural merit marks for kids from this year

Cultural merit marks for kids from this year

Porvorim: Art and culture minister Govind Gaude on Wednesday announced that cultural merit marks will be introduced for student of Classes I to XII, beginning from the academic year 2017-18. Replying to demands for grants to art and culture, Gaude said that just as a sportsperson gives his time for…

No development at the cost of natural resources, say locals

No development at the cost of natural resources, say locals

Panaji: With the outline development plan (ODP) for Candolim, Calangute and Baga proposing more development in an already highly concretized coastal environment, a section of villagers in this belt are hoping requisite changes are made to protect natural resources. North Goa planning and development authority (NGPDA) will soon notify the…

NIO, MSI sign MoU to advance mangrove research

NIO, MSI sign MoU to advance mangrove research

Panaji: Agreeing to work together in the field of mangrove research, CSIR-NIO and Mangrove Society of India (MSI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday at the silver jubilee conference on mangrove ecosystem. Mangrove research began at CSIR-NIO in 1973 and also flourished there. “Mangrove ecosystems are unique because…

Municipal councillors’ honorarium hiked

Municipal councillors’ honorarium hiked

Panaji: The state government has notified new rules to hike the honorarium paid to the mayor, deputy mayor and councillors of the Corporation for the City of Panaji (CCP). Honorarium of chairpersons and councillors of other municipalities has also been upped. The City of Panaji Corporation (Mayor’s, Deputy Mayor’s and…

Sudin assures to look into high water bills

Sudin assures to look into high water bills

Panaji: Opposition members in the Goa legislative assembly on Wednesday raised the issue of high water bills being issued to consumers in South Goa. In response, PWD minister Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar assured to constitute a committee to look into the matter. Dhavalikar said the committee will have to submit a…

Cong suffers from policy paralysis: Vijai

Cong suffers from policy paralysis: Vijai

Porvorim: A day after former St Cruz MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate joined Goa Forward Party (GFP), town and country planning (TCP) minister Vijai Sardesai said that his party “will not split the Congress any further”. Trying to ward off allegations that he was trying to bring down the government while…

TAG to celebrate Kid Boxer’s birth centenary

TAG to celebrate Kid Boxer’s birth centenary

Panaji: Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) will celebrate the birth centenary of legendary Siolim-born tiatr artiste Caetano Manuel Pereira, famously known by stage name Kid Boxer, who was an excellent script writer, director, lyricist and singer. In order to recognize his contribution to the tiatr stage and to highlight his…

Stray dogs harass Porvorim residents

Stray dogs harass Porvorim residents

Porvorim: Residents of Porvorim in Bardez have raised strong concerns over stray dogs in the plateau area. Residents claim that they have become victims of these stray dogs who wait for their prey and have demanded an immediate solution to it. As the strays have no one to feed them,…

‘Taxis may not get speed governors’

‘Taxis may not get speed governors’

Panaji: Transport minister Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Wednesday said that CCTV cameras will be installed across the state under public private partnership (PPP) for traffic management. Dhavalikar also said that his government will examine giving taxi owners a relaxation on installation of speed governors. Replying to transport demands, Dhavalikar said…

Piling for pylons for new Zuari bridge to begin soon

Piling for pylons for new Zuari bridge to begin soon

Panaji: Construction work on the new Zuari bridge is on at a steady pace, with pillars for the elevated approach roads to the bridge on the Cortalim side already taking shape. A temporary steel walkway of 2m width has been constructed 500m on either side of the river. These temporary…

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