Monday, February 20, 2017

20 Feb 2017


Two kg gold seized at Dabolim
Two kg gold seized at Dabolim

Vasco: The air intelligence wing of the Commissionerate of Customs, Goa Unit, seized 2 kg crude gold worth Rs 54.28 lakh which was being smuggled by a Kerala native through Goa International Airport at Dabolim, on Sunday. More

Feni policy will get academic inputs

Excise dept asks GU, GIM for presentations; institutions will conduct surveys and advise State on tapping markets and communications More

Monkey Fever hits Maharashtra

PANJIM: After creating much havoc in Goa, the Monkey Fever (Kyasanoor Forest Disease (KFD) is now being wide spread in the neighbouring Maharashtra. More

Political parties continue to campaign for votes

PANJIM: With still 7000-odd postal ballots yet to be received from government employees, deployed on the election duty, the political parties have continued their unofficial campaign by meeting the electorate and seeking their votes. More

Seminar asks humanity not to lose faith in goodness of mankind

Lawyer says ‘Human Rights’ is a misnomer for ‘Humanitarian Rights’; Opines that humanity is interdependent More

Govt workers warn parties against defaming them over postal ballots

PANJIM: Taking note of allegations by political parties that government servants are accepting bribes for their votes, the Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) has asked politicians to stop making such ‘irresponsible statements’, which could lead to protest or revolt by the employees. More

Shivaji Jayanthi celebrated

PONDA: The 387th birth anniversary of Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj was celebrated at Farmagudi with processions and programmes on the life of the great Maratha warrior king. More

Poor response for special postal ballot camps

PANJIM: The special facilitation camp organized by the Chief Electoral Office (CEO) for postal ballots of government servants and police personnel received a poor response with 1210 casting their votes on Saturday. Of the total 15,590 postal ballots, CEO has till date received only 8470 ballots. More

Youth killed in Raia mishap, two injured

MARGAO: A youngster lost his life and two others were injured one whom seriously, in an accident that occurred at Tembi Raia yesterday afternoon involving a truck and a scooter. More

Shantaram opposes aero show at Mopa

PANJIM: Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik has opposed the State government’s move to hold the next aero show at Mopa stating it would be against the interests of Goa. More

Process of drafting new Coastal Zone Management Plan set in motion

New Plan to focus on mapping of sand dunes, assessment of beach carrying capacity, demarcation of HT and LT lines More


Raitura SC outplay Cuncolim Union
Raitura SC outplay Cuncolim Union

Immasab 29’, Melroy 51’ and Abbhay 60’ score for the winners while Necil pulls back one for the Cuncolim side before the breather More

AIFF Academy down Dempo SC

DULER: AIFF put up a spirited performance and registered a 2-0 victory over Dempo SC in the U-18 I-League match played at Duler stadium, here on Sunday. More

Minerva win nine-goal thriller against Churchill Bros
Minerva win nine-goal thriller against Churchill Bros

Six goals were scored in the first half while another three were struck in the second as the battle ended in favour of the visiting Punjab side climbing to the seventh spot while the Red Machines stay rooted at the rock bottom More

Need to reinforce the team: Derrick

VASCO: Churchill Brothers are grounded at the bottom of the I-League table following their 4-5 loss against Minerva Punjab, and new coach Derrick Pereira feels his side has to be ‘reinforced’ for the second phase. More

FC Goa North thump Poira

PANJIM: FC Goa North 2 defeated GFDC Poira, 4-1 in a boys U-13 pre-quarterfinals match of the GFDC Rising Star Football Festival at Aldona ground, on Saturday. More



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The tale of 2 bridges: Moira needs urgent repairs, Mapusa needs widening
The tale of 2 bridges: Moira needs urgent repairs, Mapusa needs widening

Some bridges in Goa are very old and either require urgent repairs or need to be replaced with new ones More

Depressions on Vasco road inconvenience road-users

Deep depression on the Francisco Luis Gomes road which runs along the city of Vasco has been causing a lot of inconvenience to the road-users. More

Dumping ground for stray dogs

As one climbs the hill from Mapusa and enters Assagao. one sees a board "Welcome to the village of Flowers". But as one travels further inside the village, you find groups of dogs lying on the roads and in open spaces More

Half-complete drainage

The Varca Panchayat has dug a drainage (which was not required) just in front of Armando Mansion, by side of the Varca Church. But the drainage is left half done. More

Be cautious! It’s khatra at Curti

Exposed transformers pose a serious threat to the lives of innocent pedestrians proceeding along the concerned routes. Seen in the picture is one such instance in the vicinity of Sai Service Pvt. Ltd. at Curti in Ponda. More

Power Department should be sued

BRICS brought about a lot of improvement in the power distribution lines along the Colva-Cavellossim MDR road but the Power lines on internal roads of the villages seem to be begging for attention from the Power department, the local bodies and the MLA. More

Filthy Margao railway station

We have recently returned to Goa from a trip to Southern Maharashtra via Kudal railway station. My husband and I remarked for a low tourism, provincial railway station on how clean it was with men picking up garbage whenever possible from the platform railway lines. More

Mapusa market poses threat to shoppers

Mapusa Municipal Market is dangerous to the busy shoppers, specially on Friday and Saturday, who come to do their weekly purchases. The threat to life of the people comes in the form of the two-wheelers moving around in the crowd posing danger those walking with their bags. More

Garbage pile-up on Colva beach

This was the garbage condition on Monday evening (February 13, 2017) on Colva beach in-front of the fisheries area. This is a consistent situation from time to time on the Beach stretch from Colva to Varca even in this tourist season. More

Re-locate the sign board

One of the sign boards on the Titan-Airport highway going towards the airport just before Zuari Oil taking u-turn says “Caution’ dead slow oil trucks ahead". This is located behind the metal beam road side crash barriers, which is supposed to be visible to all drivers as a safety sign board. More