Truck seized at disputed SEZ site

Truck seized at disputed SEZ site

PONDA: Goa government might have scrapped the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) policy eight years ago, but construction material abandoned at a proposed pharmaceutical company site might still be attracting illegal takers. Ponda police have seized a truck and an excavator from the disputed SEZ site at Keri on Tuesday afternoon….

Illegal tree felling poses threat to Amthane dam

Illegal tree felling poses threat to Amthane dam

The medium-sized dam at Amthane, that caters to the drinking water needs of the Bicholim and Bardez talukas, is under threat due to indiscriminate felling of trees in its catchment area. On Tuesday, Geerish Bailudkar, who holds the additional charge of range forest officer (RFO), Pernem, was not in the…

Service tax department doles out advice on migration to GST

Service tax department doles out advice on migration to GST

MARGAO: Preparing for the eventual rollout of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) from July 1 onwards, the South Goa district office of the commissioner of customs, central excise and sales tax, on Tuesday, organized a seminar for those facing difficulties regarding migration from the present service and central excise…

BJP’s Poriem candidate under scanner for alleged murder

BJP’s Poriem candidate under scanner for alleged murder

PANAJI: Goa Police are probing a missing person’s case, after BJP’s Poriem candidate Vishwajeet Krishnarao Rane was accused of an alleged murder by his former driver. Satish, alias Ajay Ardalkar, who worked for Rane for 10 years, accused him of gunning down Shanu Gaonkar, a resident of Saleli, in 2006….

Zuari project looks to woo tourists

Zuari project looks to woo tourists

PANAJI: Not one, but two high towers may come up atop the new Zuari bridge. Sources said one is likely to house an observatory or viewing gallery and the second, an art gallery or museum. Each tower is expected to be around 110m high, while a permanent walkway will be…

Scrapyard in Fatorda gutted

Scrapyard in Fatorda gutted

MARGAO: A scrapyard situated in a residential area at Chandrawaddo in Fatorda was gutted in a fire on Tuesday afternoon. Margao station fire officers Gil Souza and Ashok Parit led teams of fire personnel in dousing the flames and saving property worth nearly Rs 4 lakhs. Souza told TOI that…

Illegal water supply creating shortage in Porvorim: Locals

Illegal water supply creating shortage in Porvorim: Locals

PANAJI: Porvorim residents have filed a complaint on Tuesday before the directorate of vigilance to register a case against PWD officials for illegally supplying water through water tankers to hotels along the coastal belt and creating a water shortage in Porvorim. The complaint states that time and again residents have…

Goa begins installing speed governors

Goa begins installing speed governors

PANAJI: After continuing to be in a state of limbo for a while, Goa is now witnessing the implementation of speed governors in its vehicles in full swing. According to the amendments to Rule 118 of the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, speed governors are required to be fitted in…

BSNL offers extra data

BSNL offers extra data

PANAJI: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Goa, has decided to offer up to four times extra data on existing data special tariff vouchers (STV) available in the market. These have been made valid pan-India from February 6 onwards. BSNL is offering four times the data 8GB for its STV of…

CEO: Details of postal ballot are secure

CEO: Details of postal ballot are secure

Panaji: Chief electoral officer (CEO) Kunal assured the electorate that there’s no possibility of leaking the serial number of postal ballots and has clarified that postal ballots are issued under provisions of law and the process for its issuance and receipt has been defined under the Representation of People’s Act,…

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