Saturday, March 26, 2017

25 Mar 2017


Liquor traders urge CM to file review petition in SC

Make suggestions to save their businesses from being closed due to the Apex Court ban More

Casino fees hiked for third year in-a-row

PORVORIM: Fees of onshore and offshore casinos have been increased for the third consecutive year with the government, under pressure from the anti-casino lobby to get rid of the ‘menace’, imposing a significant hike in transfer fees. The Budget also raised the fees for renewal of licence to Rs 30 lakh, as against Rs 20 lakh this financial year. More

GHRC takes up Herald report on police atrocities

Sends notices to North Goa SP, Mapusa PI for alleged assault and false arrest of college student More

Michael is new deputy speaker

PORVORIM: BJP MLA Michael Lobo was elected as Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly on Friday defeating Congress MLA Isidore Fernandes. More

Parrikar presents revenue surplus budget amidst fiscal challenges

Budget pegs growth at 11% in 2017-18; disbands State Planning Board; petrol and beer to cost more More

Goa finally got rightful share in revenue: parrikar

PORVORIM: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had praise for the Centre for giving the State its rightful share in revenue and also supporting infrastructure projects. More

GST will boost State revenue: CM

PORVORIM: Stating that the government will take care of revenue generation, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the State revenue will grow by 25 percent with the roll out of Goods and Service Tax (GST). More

Goa aims to be garbage-free by 2020

Plastic below 40 micros banned; 3 integrated Waste Treatment Plants proposed More

Deliver, perform or perish, Parrikar tells Govt staff

Will introduce VRS for those unable to work up to expectations; Delivery of Public Services Act to be taken seriously More

RP21 gets new deadline of Dec 31, 2017

PORVORIM: After missing out on a series of deadlines over the last five years, the BJP-led coalition government has set December 31, 2017 as the date to finalise the contentious Regional Plan 2021 (RP21). More

Health sector gets Rs 93,412 lakh

Modern burns unit proposed; Army men to guard GMC; South district hospital to be completed More

Total mobility plan on cards via KTC

Exclusive transport system for students, tourists, women and senior citizens proposed More

Budget lacks vision, charges Opposition
Budget lacks vision, charges Opposition

Say that main issues of MoI, IPB, casino shifting have not been taken up; claim there is nothing for Goenkarponn More

Stalled tourism projects to get a push

Amphibious joyrides, double decker buses to be started; mini helipad at existing Dauji helipad proposed More

MMC cancels overhead tank plan near market

Opts for high pressure water pipeline connecting fire hydrants More

Danielle’s body flown to Ireland,second autopsy planned

CANACONA: The body of Irish-British girl who was raped and murdered at Canacona has been flown home to Ireland and will undergo a further post-mortem examination. More

Arpora local held for assault

MAPUSA: Calangute police arrested one Vikas Kumar from Arpora for assaulting a UP native. Police said that Kumar Thakur, resident of Arpora and native of UP, complained that Kumar assaulted him when they were on Baga beach. More

New agency to improve cleanliness at airport

VASCO: In order to improve the cleanliness standards at Goa international airport, Airport Authority of India (AAI) has awarded a new Mechanized Environmental Support Services- (MESS) contract to a new agency which will start its operations from April 1. More

MMC Councillor in the dock

VASCO: Mormugao Municipal Council Chief Officer Deepali Naik as well as Chairperson Deepak Naik on Friday filed a police complaint against Vasco city ward Councillor Krishna alias Daji Salkar and his supporters for harassing abusing the chief officer using filthy language and gestures. More

Goa doesn’t need Western Bypass, say Green activists

MARGAO: Green activists have yet again reminded the Government of Goa that the State doesn’t require a road as huge as Western Bypass by compromising peoples’ shelters and environment. More

Except for minor hiccups, Agarwada had a smooth sailing

The Agarwada Panchayat consists of seven wards with a population of 2,276 people. In the last election held in the year 2012, the eight elected members are Shashikala Damaji, Eknath Chodankar, Sudan Shetye, Suman Khorjuvekar, Prabhakar Nagvekar, Sitaram Raut, Bhagirath Gaonkar and Shamsundar Chopdekar. More


Indoor Stadium  Campal  to get a  new look
Indoor Stadium Campal to get a new look

SAG plans a modern refurbished indoor hall for badminton, table tennis besides four tennis courts and a football stadium for 5000 to 7000 spectators at the parade ground, Campal and also a baseball field on the ground More

Chimulkar, the man behind the making of stadiums

Because of Satish Chimulkar’s expertise and above all time bound deliveries he was invited by SAG specially for hosting the Lusofonia Games for creating the infrastructure needed in the limited time, based on his experience and expertise of delivering goods on IFFI More

National Games may be postponed

The 36th National Games which were scheduled to be held in November 2017 may not be held this year due to code of conduct imposed by the government for the assembly elections and upcoming panchayat elections in May. More

Stavlon stars in Zaino’s win over St Rock’s YC
Stavlon stars in Zaino’s win over St Rock’s YC

Scores hat-trick to help his team crush Majorda 5-1, Anthony and Blasco are the other scorers More

Panvel score big win over Leo SC

PANJIM: Panvel Sports Club registered a massive 142-run victory against Leo Sports Club in the Goa Cricket Association B Division League, at SAG Campal ground, on Friday. More

Calangute blank Viva North

MAPUSA: Calangute Veterans booked their spot into the final of the All Goa Veterans soccer after a fluent 3-0 win over Viva North Veterans, organised by Saligao Sporting Club, at Saligao ground, on Friday. More

Goa to host National body building c’ship from April 13

MARGAO: The 6th Federation Cup, National Senior Men’s Body Building and Men’s and Women’s Sports Physique Championship, will be held at Ravindra Bhavan from April 13. More


Let the food times roll
Let the food times roll

With a possible change in dining trends on the cards, Café looks into this new phenomenon, asking chefs for their take on all things edible More



Other Voices

People Edit




One high-profile agency handling coal transportation at MPT, Adani Mormugao Port Terminal Pvt Ltd, has been facing plenty of public flak from locals. People have upped the ante against rising levels of coal pollution due to spillages of coal from the transporting trucks. NAVIN JHA maps the sentiments of Vasco’s sentinels More

Vasco to Dona Paula: All affected by MPT’s coal pollution, says GRE

Vasco fishermen have cast their net to rein in the MPT who they blame as the biggest backer of pollution in the port town. This face off between traditional folk and Vasco’s main institution, is getting bitter by the day. SHOAIB SHAIKH speaks to Olencio Simoes, General Secretary of the Goenchea Ramponkaracho Ekvott More

People’s solution

Very often Herald readers offer very constructive suggestions and solutions to most burning issues, because they know better than even we do. Among the letters we have received, we found ELVIDIO MIRANDA’S solution based one, important to feature with this package. We have summarised his letter and adapted it in a point form. More


Budget adds to start-up buzz
Budget adds to start-up buzz

PANJIM: The new goverment led by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, realising the the stress on what Prime Minister Narendra Modi is stressing on, ensured that information technology has to be brought to the fore. In his budget speech as a finance minister too, Mr Parrikar not only proposed Rs 15 crore for this sector, but at the same time announced to set up a Start-up Promotion Board and make Goa a start-up destination. This is for the first time that Goa goverment has laid clear direction in the IT sector. More

Big push to Infra

PANJIM: This state infrastructure is expected to be enhanced considerably following the proposal to build new roads and bridges. More

Petrol, liquor get dearer

PANJIM: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar emphasised that the Department of Commercial Taxes is fully geared to migrate to the GST regime. It is anticipated that the State will gain. “Any shortfall will be compensated by the Union government,” said Mr Parrikar. More

Co-operative banks need professional help not political

PANJIM: The absence of professional competence in the cooperative movement has resulted in it flirting with disaster. The CM made this point in his budget speech. More

Avail PMGKY or face action: I-T Dept

PANJIM: Avail Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY) by end of this financial year or face action, Income Tax Commissioner warns defaulters. More