Amit Shah, Gadkari formed immoral govt in Goa: Cong

Amit Shah, Gadkari formed immoral govt in Goa: Cong

Panaji: Stating that there are several loopholes in the story regarding government formation by Union minister Nitin Gadkari, Congress has stood by its claim of ‘horsetrading’ of MLAs. Party spokesperson Girish Chodankar said that the statements of Nitin Gadkari have not answered the questions raised by the people. “Gadkari has…

Important to conserve architectural character of state, say experts

Important to conserve architectural character of state, say experts

Panaji: The architectural character of buildings in Goa should be promoted to maintain the state’s identity instead of diluting it with alien features, opined speakers at the recent centenary year celebration of the annual foundation day organised by the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) – Goa Chapter. Speaking at the…

After 3 years, ISL set to get AFC approval

After 3 years, ISL set to get AFC approval

Panaji: The Indian Super League (ISL) will no longer remain a ‘tournament’ or a league only in name. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is almost certain to consider the request of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and accord official status to the three-year-old tournament. AIFF officials held detailed discussion…

GST to bring down prices of commodities: Manohar Parrikar

GST to bring down prices of commodities: Manohar Parrikar

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the goods and services tax (GST) will lead to a drop in prices of commodities. “The introduction of this new tax regime will bring down prices of commodities,” he said. The CM was addressing the state legislators here at a special meeting…

Coastal body probing CRZ violation in Mapusa river

Coastal body probing CRZ violation in Mapusa river

PANAJI: Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) has directed the Bardez deputy collector to inspect the site of an alleged reclamation of mangroves at Bastora as part of the highway widening work, even as residents are wary about imminent flooding problems. The contractor engaged by public works department (PWD) has…

Goa to provide EVMs for hackathon on June 3

Goa to provide EVMs for hackathon on June 3

PANAJI: The election commission of India has written to the chief electoral officers of the five states which went to assembly polls, instructing them to provide electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the hackathon scheduled on June 3 at New Delhi. Affirming to the reports, chief electoral officer for Goa, Kunal…

Activists stage protest over plan to fell coconut trees on NH 17

Activists stage protest over plan to fell coconut trees on NH 17

PANAJI/MAPUSA: Environmental activists protested along the Guirim-Mapusa stretch of national highway 17, on Monday, World Biodiversity Day, opposing the proposed felling of 400-odd coconut trees to broaden the highway. The activists said the Guirim-Mapusa road stretch is already wide enough and the trees along it are not a hindrance to…

Cap tourists, ban plastics at Dudhsagar, says Parrikar

Cap tourists, ban plastics at Dudhsagar, says Parrikar

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has hinted at a ban on plastic at popular tourist spot Dudhsagar waterfalls. Parrikar, who was speaking at the inaugural session of International Biological Diversity Day, requested principal secretary, department of environment and forests, Ranbir Singh, to put a cap on the number of tourists…

‘India must learn from Bhutan’s sustainable tourism model’

‘India must learn from Bhutan’s sustainable tourism model’

PANAJI: India has much to learn about sustainable tourism from Bhutan, said Amita Prasad, additional secretary, ministry of environment, forest and climate. “The small country focuses on high value, low impact tourism and is not concerned with the number of tourists it receives. It has studied the carrying capacity for…

MPT: No oil spill will take place

MPT: No oil spill will take place

PANAJI: Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) chairman I Jeyakumar has assured chief minister Manohar Parrikar that all precautions would be taken to prevent an oil spill following the partial grounding of the 60,000 deadweight tonne floating dry dock at Western India Shipyard Limited. To ensure that the situation does not deteriorate…

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