Pedestrian killed in truck accident

Pedestrian killed in truck accident

Ponda: Resident of Gawaliwada in Mollem, Ramu Karwar, 56, was knocked down and killed by a truck while crossing the road on Thursday. He had just alighted from a passenger bus. “A Rajasthan registered truck was speeding and rammed into him in an attempt to overtake another halted passenger bus,”…

Locals accuse mining cos of polluting River Khandepar

Locals accuse mining cos of polluting River Khandepar

Panaji: Residents who have received ‘muddy’ water from Opa water treatment plant have raised suspicions that two mining firms and a factory may be responsible for the pollution in River Khandepar. Residents of Tisk-Usgao have highlighted the pollution in Khandepar river by sending letters along with pictures to various government…

‘Sand, water weighing down Lucky Seven’

‘Sand, water weighing down Lucky Seven’

Panaji: With a respite in rainfall and the wind losing its force, conditions appeared suitable for towing out the MV Lucky Seven on its last lap, but tugging proved difficult with excess water and sand in it, sources said. “The sand and water is weighing down the vessel from the…

Indian Ocean sea levels rising twice as much as other oceans

Indian Ocean sea levels rising twice as much as other oceans

Vasco: Sea levels in the Indian Ocean are rising twice the global average due to wind and heat, a top scientist has said. Sea levels in the north Indian Ocean was rising about 0.3mm a year for decades, and from 2004 gained about 6mm annually, M Ravichandran, director of National…

India sink Mauritius with second half goals in U-17 friendly
Fifa U-17 WC: We are in good shape, says India coach Matos

Fifa U-17 WC: We are in good shape, says India coach Matos

Panaji: With less than a fortnight for India’s opener against the United States, coach Luis Norton de Matos said the emphasis will now be on maintaining their peak physical fitness and not allowing the confidence level to drop. India scored a comfortable 3-0 victory over Mauritius in an international friendly…

Goa Board to hold SSC exam from April 2-21

Goa Board to hold SSC exam from April 2-21

Panaji: The Goa board of secondary and higher secondary education has declared that the SSC written examination for 2018 will be held from April 2 till April 21. Practicals for the national skill qualification framework subjects will begin on February 12. Practicals for science and geography will be held between…

Heavy spells push seasonal total closer to 100-inch mark

Heavy spells push seasonal total closer to 100-inch mark

Panaji: Heavy rainfall at isolated places during the last three days and moderate rain elsewhere has taken the seasonal total closer to 100-inch mark, as meteorologists recorded 2,448.8mm (96.4 inches) of rainfall on Wednesday morning. While the seasonal total should be 2,886.1mm (113.6 inches) at this stage, the deficit has…

Salcete’s heritage Camara to regain lost glory

Salcete’s heritage Camara to regain lost glory

Colva: Margao’s heritage structure, Camara Municipal de Salcete, will get a new lease of life with the municipal council working out modalities to restore the building to its past glory. Once the hub of administrative affairs, the structure is of historical importance too as it was the sole witness to…

Showers cause power cuts, losses in North Goa

Showers cause power cuts, losses in North Goa

Mapusa/Bicholim: Heavy and steady spells of rainfall in this part of north Goa during the last few days caused heavy damage, as a small portion of a house collapsed at Ansabhat, Mapusa, and more damage was reported to plantations and other property in and around Bicholim. An old abandoned house…

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