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…

3 plots marked for cyclone shelters in South Goa

3 plots marked for cyclone shelters in South Goa

MARGAO: South Goa Disaster Management Authority (SGDMA) has identified three locations in the district for construction of multipurpose cyclone shelters to temporarily rehabilitate people residing along the coast, who are displaced during extreme weather incidents. A plot of land belonging to Goa State Urban Development…

Not all is going well with containing ‘monkey fever’

Not all is going well with containing ‘monkey fever’

PANAJI: Despite awareness activities conducted by the forest department, and a vaccination drive by the directorate of health services to curb the ‘Kyasanur Forest Disease’ virus (KFD) in Goa, many residents fail to show up for subsequent doses after the first one, putting many at…

Government to decide on cultivation in forests

Government to decide on cultivation in forests

PANAJI: Minister for tribal affairs Govind Gawde has insisted that his department will resolve all cases of people who want cultivation rights in the forest areas by the end of the year. Speaking to reporters, Gawde said that the applications received under the Tribal Forest…

More than 1,400 nominations filed on Monday

More than 1,400 nominations filed on Monday

PANAJI: With the final dates for submitting nominations for the upcoming panchayat elections nearing, the state election commission has observed a multifold increase in the number of applications. Records state that 1,477 nominations were received on Monday, which took the total tally to 2,059. In…

Ponda to be Goa’s first LPG-free town: Sawaikar

Ponda to be Goa’s first LPG-free town: Sawaikar

PONDA: Work to lay out domestic piped natural gas network in Ponda commenced on Monday at the hands of South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar who said that the town will be the first LPG cylinder-free town in Goa. The Rs 120 crore project having a…

Dempo’s 50 years have yielded plethora of trophies

Dempo’s 50 years have yielded plethora of trophies

PANAJI : Former India captain and midfielder Mauricio Afonso remembers being reduced to tears by happenings on the football pitch just twice. The last was when he was forced into retirement. An awful show against Tollygunge Agragami in 1999 shouldn’t have been the last one…

Congress: BJP has made mockery of panchayat polls

Congress: BJP has made mockery of panchayat polls

PANAJI: The state BJP government is making a mockery of democracy during the whole process of conducting panchayat elections purely to serve its political interest and not of the people, Congress spokesperson and AICC secretary Girish Chodankar said. “The manipulations done by chief minister Manohar…

Macazana sarpanch accused of stalling gram sabhas

Macazana sarpanch accused of stalling gram sabhas

MARGAO: After having made numerous complaints to the directorate of panchayats (DoP) regarding the failure of the Macazana village panchayat sarpanch to conduct mandatory gram sabhas, a panch member has now petitioned chief minister Manohar Parrikar and panchayats minister Mauvin Godinho seeking their intervention in…

In Goa’s 3,702 sq km exist 16 geological time zones

In Goa’s 3,702 sq km exist 16 geological time zones

PANAJI: Goa may be embedded with India’s oldest rocks, trondhjemite gneiss, but that apart, the tiny state is one of the geologically most diverse regions. If you traverse Goa’s 3,702 sqkm, you will be walking across as many as 16 geological time zones, say geologists….

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