Candolim PHC gets new roof

Candolim PHC gets new roof

Calangute: The roof of the Candolim primary health centre (PHC), which was in a dilapidated condition, has now been replaced after a visit by health minister Vishwajit Rane. Rane had visited the PHC on May 6 for an inspection of the premises and to appraise himself of the additional facilities…

Celebrating the works of Shenoi Goembab

Celebrating the works of Shenoi Goembab

Today is the birth anniversary of Shenoi Goembab, the pioneer of the Konkani language and literature movement. Late writer Ra Na Naik aptly said that Goembab laid the foundation for a common standardized Konkani language to evolve. With a pioneering vision and foresight defying the trials and storms of criticism…

Kerala native found dead at Goa hotel, police suspect suicide

Kerala native found dead at Goa hotel, police suspect suicide

PANAJI: A 48-year-old man from Kerala was found dead in a hotel room in Panaji on Thursday. The police suspect that the deceased may have committed suicide. Sajayan Sukumaran, a driver by profession, arrived in Goa and checked-in to the hotel on June 15. The last time the hotel room…

State must file FIR against Sadhvi: Congress

State must file FIR against Sadhvi: Congress

PANAJI: Expressing ‘anxiety and concern’ over the ‘rising tide of intolerance’, the state Congress party on Wednesday asked President Pranab Mukherjee to take ‘appropriate action’ to protect the secular nature of the country. Congress has also launched a campaign to garner 1 lakh signatures to be submitted to the Rashtrapati…

Shop gutted in Curchorem

Shop gutted in Curchorem

MARGAO: A shop selling plastic goods, bags and miscellaneous rexine articles, was gutted in a fire that broke out in the unit located on station road, Curchorem. The incident occurred close to midnight on Tuesday. Sources at the fire and emergency services (F&ES), south zone, told TOI that they managed…

Police raise alarm on pillion rider deaths, but state laws unhelpful

Police raise alarm on pillion rider deaths, but state laws unhelpful

PANAJI: Despite the directives issued to the state police department to check motor vehicle violations in the state, the state government’s amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act itself are creating a roadblock in prosecuting defaulters. The state police department on Wednesday issued an advisory stating that they will be prosecuting…

Segregate your garbage, Parrikar tells civic bodies

Segregate your garbage, Parrikar tells civic bodies

PANAJI: Beginning the process to fulfil his target of making Goa garbage-free by 2020, chief minister Manohar Parrikar held a meeting with officials of all the municipalities in the state and urged them to take up segregation of garbage as soon as feasible. Taking a leaf out of the Union…

90,000 students wait for their uniforms, notebooks

90,000 students wait for their uniforms, notebooks

PANAJI: Two weeks after schools reopened for the new academic year, students studying in classes I to IV are yet to receive free notebooks, raincoats and uniforms they are eligible for under a state scheme. Over 90,000 students studying in government and government-aided primary schools are eligible for the items…

At Goa's lone educational training institute, 40% posts vacant

At Goa's lone educational training institute, 40% posts vacant

PANAJI: Forty percent teaching positions are vacant at the DIET or district institute for education and training at Porvorim, which was set up in 1990 under the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry. DIET offers 100 seats in the DEd programme, which is the essential qualification for teachers being recruited…

Mapusa co-operative bank seeks RBI nod to monetise assets

Mapusa co-operative bank seeks RBI nod to monetise assets

PANAJIi: Mapusa Urban Cooperative Bank has asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to permit it to monetise assets or sell properties attached from defaulters that are totally worth over Rs 60 crore, said Ramakant Khalap, one of the bank’s directors. “Mapusa Urban is considering various options, the first one…

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