Rajya Sabha polls to be held on Jun 8

Rajya Sabha polls to be held on Jun 8

PANAJI: Election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Goa will be held on June 8, 2017, ahead of the panchayat polls. BJP has begun the exercise of shortlisting names for the upper house of Parliament. The term of the office of Goa’s lone Rajya Sabha member, Shantaram Naik is…

Sinquerim gets a park of its own

Sinquerim gets a park of its own

CALANGUTE: Candolim will soon have four new recreational and fitness parks for children, adults and senior citizens, deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said while inaugurating the St Lawrence Children’s and Outdoor Fitness Park, opposite St Lawrence Church, at Sinquerim, on Tuesday. “Work has already begun on another such…

3 inmates to be arrested for Karbotkar death

3 inmates to be arrested for Karbotkar death

PANAJI: The crime branch of Goa police have obtained a court warrant for custody of three inmates of Sada jail in connection with the murder of undertrial Vinayak Karbotkar early this year. Rahul Kumar, George Fernandes and Mohammed Salim Shaikh will be arrested for the heinous crime. Karbotkar, who was…

Silk Road to Goa

Silk Road to Goa

At the risk of losing out on a historic opportunity, India stands virtually alone in boycotting China’s extraordinarily ambitious ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) logistics project to re-energize the millennia-old Silk Road’s trading corridors, which once dominated global commerce. The Chinese plan is gargantuan and complex, with multiple linkages throughout…

Western India's floating dry dock partially sinks at Goa

Western India's floating dry dock partially sinks at Goa

PANAJI: The 60,000 dead weight tonne floating dry dock at Western India Shipyard Limited has begun to tilt precariously and take in water, prompting authorities to place oil spill booms around the structure. Though the impact of an oil spillage would be largely limited, Mormugao Port Trust is concerned that…

Goa govt launches e-gov platform for property transactions

Goa govt launches e-gov platform for property transactions

PANAJI: In a move that is expected to reduce delays and bring relief to citizens, the state government on Wednesday launched an e-governance platform that includes integration of property registration and mutation. Speaking at the launch, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that the online platform would be integrated with the…

Vendor spots in Mapusa market to be marked

Vendor spots in Mapusa market to be marked

MAPUSA: Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) chairperson Rohan Kavlekar, has assured to address the issue of illegal encroachments on footpaths in the Mapusa municipal market by marking a certain number of spaces for vendors with thermoplast paint. The response comes days after the Mapusa Merchants Association, headed by its president Ashish…

Rs 2 lakh payout to farmer ‘gored to death’ by gaur

Rs 2 lakh payout to farmer ‘gored to death’ by gaur

Yenu Solyenkar, a farmer from Dharbandora, whose body was found just 1.5km away from the Bondla wildlife sanctuary in a pool of blood, with deep gashes on his chest and abdomen in March, will be compensated by the government. It was suspected that he was attacked by a gaur. “His…

1996-batch IPS Jaspal Singh to take over as IGP

1996-batch IPS Jaspal Singh to take over as IGP

PANAJI: Jaspal Singh, 1996-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, has been posted to the state as inspector general of police. He will take charge by June end. “Singh has been posted to Goa. He will take charge after his deputation term…

Leopard caught in snare dies in Bicholim

Leopard caught in snare dies in Bicholim

KERI/PANAJI: A leopard died on Tuesday after getting caught in a snare trap suspected to have been laid out to catch wild boars by unidentified persons, near Wadaval village in Bicholim. The four-year-old male big cat, weighing approximately 25kg, was trapped in the wire of what forest officials described as…