Fear of impending disaster prompts MPT to file FIR

Fear of impending disaster prompts MPT to file FIR

Vasco: Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) has filed an FIR against Western India Shipyard Limited (WISL) with the Mormugao police over the partially sunk floating dry dock at WISL, which poses a threat to the port’s property. In its complaint, MPT stated that it had time and again alerted WISL that…

‘Civil court can hear plea for maintenance in divorce case’

‘Civil court can hear plea for maintenance in divorce case’

PANAJI: In a judgment that provides relief to women in cases of domestic violence, the high court of Bombay at Goa has held that a wife can file an application seeking maintenance under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, before the civil court where the divorce suit was…

Goa urban development ministry to oversee RERA

Goa urban development ministry to oversee RERA

PANAJI: The ministry of urban development has been given charge of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), including framing of rules and appointment of the regulatory authority and appellate tribunal under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. The decision to hand over charge of RERA to the urban…

Vasco ITI to get technical expertise through PPP

Vasco ITI to get technical expertise through PPP

Panaji: Following the withdrawal of Society for Industrial and Technical Education of Goa (SITEG), the cabinet on Wednesday approved the selection of industry powerhouse Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited as the industry partner for the Vasco Industrial Training Institute (ITI) under a public-private partnership mode. The institute will get a facelift…

National Award Winning Films Fest to begin in Goa today

National Award Winning Films Fest to begin in Goa today

PANAJI: Konkani film, K Sera Sera, will be one of the films to be screened at the 64th National Award Winning Films Festival 2017 scheduled from May 18 to June 14. The festival is being organized by the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) in association with the directorate of film…

Six injured in four-vehicle collision on NH 17 at Guirim

Six injured in four-vehicle collision on NH 17 at Guirim

MAPUSA: Six persons were injured in a four-vehicle collision along national highway 17 on Wednesday. Police sources said that two persons with serious injuries have been admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), Bambolim, for treatment. Mapusa police said that the accident took place at 9.45am near Hotel Green…

Police van rams into house, parked 2-wheelers

Police van rams into house, parked 2-wheelers

PANAJI: A Goa Police van rammed into a house and four parked two-wheelers in the wee hours of Wednesday near Azad Maidan in the capital city, after being hit by an unidentified speeding car from behind, police said. According to Panaji police, the driver of the police van, who the…

After MV Qing, floating dry dock at WISL partially sinks

After MV Qing, floating dry dock at WISL partially sinks

PANAJI: The floating dry dock at Western India Shipyard Limited (WISL), Mormugao, has begun to tilt precariously and take in water, prompting the authorities to place oil booms around the structure. Though the impact of an oil spill would be largely limited, Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) is concerned that the…

Multi-level airport parking to be operational by Jan-Feb: Sawaikar

Multi-level airport parking to be operational by Jan-Feb: Sawaikar

MARGAO: The multi-level pay car parking (MLCP) project at Dabolim airport will be made operational once the construction of a wall between it and the airport terminal building is complete. The construction of the wall has been recommended by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) with a view to…

Nepali woman found dead in Calangute

Nepali woman found dead in Calangute

CALANGUTE: A 25-year-old woman from Nepal, married to a Goan, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Naikavaddo, Calangute, early on Wednesday morning. Calangute PI Jivba Dalvi said they received a call at 6.45am on Wednesday morning that a woman was lying dead on a pathway between some houses around…