Goan bridges are structurally safe, new audits soon: PWD

Goan bridges are structurally safe, new audits soon: PWD

PANAJI: The public works department (PWD) remained confident about the structural strength of Goan bridges and said that the department conducts safety audits of all the bridges twice a year. With the onset of monsoon around the corner, PWD has announced that it would commence…

High court orders inspection of Pissurlem site

High court orders inspection of Pissurlem site

PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Friday issued notices to the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for failing to act against three industrial units discharging toxic waste water thereby damaging a farmer’s field and plantation at Pissurlem in the Sattari taluka….

Centre marks Rs 7crore for state’s fisheries infra

Centre marks Rs 7crore for state’s fisheries infra

PANAJI: The central government has sanctioned Rs 7 crore for various fisheries projects in the state, fisheries minister Vinod Palyekar told TOI on Friday. Palyekar, who was in New Delhi, had met with Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh, following which the funds were granted….

Pollution board visits sinking dry dock at WISL

Pollution board visits sinking dry dock at WISL

PANAJI: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), in its inspection report on the floating dry dock at Western India Shipyard Limited (WISL), directed the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) to submit an inventory of the quantity and types of oil present on the partially submerged…

1.5 tonnes of mangoes seized at Margao

1.5 tonnes of mangoes seized at Margao

PANAJI: The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Friday confiscated 1.5 tonnes of artificially ripened Alphonso mangoes worth Rs 32,000 from the godown of one Habib Narangi, near the flyover bridge, at Margao. After conducting a spot test, it was established that the plant growth…

3 bodies recovered at Goa bridge collapse site

3 bodies recovered at Goa bridge collapse site

SANVORDEM: At least three people died after a foot overbridge collapsed at Sanvordem in Goa on Thursday. The toll is expected to rise. The steel overbridge, prohibited for use on account of its dilapidated condition, collapsed after a large number of people gathered on it…

Quota for direct admission to SY B Pharm cut

Quota for direct admission to SY B Pharm cut

PANAJI: The All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has halved the number of seats reserved for pharmacy diploma holders seeking direct admission to second year of the degree programme across the country. This has brought the number of direct admission seats in Goa down…

One dead, over 10 feared missing after Sanvordem bridge collapses
Over 10 feared dead as Goa bridge collapses

Over 10 feared dead as Goa bridge collapses

MARGAO: At least 10 people are feared to have drowned in the Zuari river at Sanvordem, 60km from Panaji, after a 30-metre span of a steel footbridge adjacent to an old bridge collapsed on Thursday evening. One body was fished out of the waters late…

Farmer files PIL over Kyasanur Forest Disease spread

Farmer files PIL over Kyasanur Forest Disease spread

PANAJI: Farmer Rohan Joshi, a member of the Sattari Shetkari Manch, filed a public interest litigation (PIL) before the high court of Bombay at Goa on Thursday, challenging the insufficient efforts of the state government to control the spread of the Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD)…

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