KTC complex still ‘hot’, structural analysis on hold

KTC complex still ‘hot’, structural analysis on hold

Panaji: The team of civil engineering experts from Goa Engineering College (GEC) could only carry out superficial inspection of the Panaji KTC bus complex on Tuesday. The complex, after being engulfed in a fire on Monday, was still being cleared of the mess and soot…

Parrikar asks all HoDs to conduct fire safety audit

Parrikar asks all HoDs to conduct fire safety audit

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday directed all heads of (government) departments (HoDs) to immediately conduct a fire safety audit at their respective offices. Parrikar instructed the HoDs of government departments following the fire incident at KTC bus stand. The chief minister on Tuesday…

Major bridges along highways are stable: PWD

Major bridges along highways are stable: PWD

Panaji: The audit of major bridges along the national highways has indicated that the structures are stable and don’t require any major repairs, the Public Works Department (PWD) has stated in its report to the government. Speaking to TOI, PWD principal engineer, Uttam Parsekar said…

‘Quantum of indigenisation up in GSL’s new vessels’

‘Quantum of indigenisation up in GSL’s new vessels’

Panaji: The contract to deliver six off-shore patrol vessels to the Indian Coast Guard has helped Goa Shipyard Limited develop indigenous equipment required to build off-shore patrol vessels. In a move that will help reduce its dependence on imports, Goa Shipyard has increased the quantum…

MMC blows out fire dept’s idea

MMC blows out fire dept’s idea

Margao: In what exemplifies the insensitivity of the civic body towards ensuring the safety of the public, the Margao Municipal Council (MMC), after keeping on the backburner the proposal of the fire and emergency services to have a dedicated overhead water tank in the town…

Kamat facilitated illegal mining: SIT to court

Kamat facilitated illegal mining: SIT to court

Panaji: The special investigation team (SIT) probing the Goa mining scam on Tuesday said that former chief minister Digambar Kamat misused his power to enrich himself by allowing theft of the state’s natural resources. It made this statement before the sessions judge, Panaji, on Tuesday….

Netravali panchayat members booked for forgery

Netravali panchayat members booked for forgery

Margao: A novel initiative by Netravali panchayat to collect garbage and parking fees from tourists has landed the panchayat in trouble, with police booking the sarpanch, Rajani Gaonkar, deputy sarpanch, Abhijit Dessai, and other panchayat members, on charges of forgery for printing “fake” receipt books….

Guinea leave Ebola behind, think about the podium

Guinea leave Ebola behind, think about the podium

Vasco: The sight of a mediaperson at the airport in Goa drew a collective look of apprehension among the Guinea officials accompanying their team to the U-17 World Cup on Tuesday. They knew what was coming next. And their fears were not misplaced. It was…

Presidential store owner pegs loss at up to Rs 90 lakh

Presidential store owner pegs loss at up to Rs 90 lakh

530 words Panaji: At dawn of October 2, Nooruddin Hamirani, owner of the Presidential Supermarket at KTC’s interstate bus terminus complex at Panaji, woke up to the news of his store engulfed in flames. A major fire broke out at the complex on Monday owing…

Wiring dates back to 1982

Wiring dates back to 1982

KTCL authorities had recently asked shopkeepers for their electricity bills in order conduct an assessment of the power load at the Panaji KTC bus complex. The corporation was in the process of changing the entire electric wiring at the premises, which had not been done…

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