Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Tourists and locals flocked to Miramar beach on New Year’s eve to usher in 2017, but sadly left behind lot of garbage converting the lovely sands into a waste dump More

Margao stalled a non-consensual ODP, Panjim has yet failed to do so

Citizen activism managed to stall the Margao and Ponda ODPs from being passed on very strong grounds; CCP and NGOs in Panjim are getting into the legal act only after ODPs have been notified More

Most govt offices ignore fire-safety norms

80% do not renew their NOC every year More

Declare Panjim a Heritage site: IIA, activists

‘Twists and turns are giving rise to suspicion as builders’ lobby has grown powerful in the last 10 years’ More

Debris of disgruntled voices over Madkaikar’s BJP induction
Debris of disgruntled voices over Madkaikar’s BJP induction

BJP’s North Goa MP and Union Minister Shripad Naik’s son Siddhesh in forefront of discontentment; MGP casts political fishing net in Cumbharjua waters, tries to rope in Siddhesh Naik to contest on MGP ticket More

An infectious ‘medical’ problem hits Panjim

CCP decides to stop lifting bio medical waste from 70 odd hospitals and clinics; Manipal Hospital has come to the rescue for the time being; has agreed to treat autoclave waste after the Health Minister’s intervention More

The sad mess of the Mermaid Garden and its resident mermaid

Restored in 2012, the statue of the mermaid in Panjim’s Mermaid Garden has been vandalised yet again; Abject apathy towards heritage and important tourist attraction sites evident again More

Can Porvorim continue to be a cluster of villages?
Can Porvorim continue to be a cluster of villages?

Porvorim is growing faster than Panjim leading to demands of giving it urban status; While the MLA and some are for upgrading the area, there is also some opposition More

A white elephant in the making?

Few motorists are opting for the multi-level car parking facility even two months after it was thrown open; locals question the money spent on the facility if there is no improvement in the flow of traffic in the city More

Shifting carnival parade route will ease traffic flow

The decision to hold the 2017 Carnival parade out of main city will ease traffic problems witnessed in Panjim in the past years. More

A diluted capital identity

After the Assembly, Secretariat and other government offices were shifted out of Panjim, the Liberation Day function was held in Bambolim on Monday More

River front fair an eyesore for the city
River front fair an eyesore for the city

The stalls for the fairs on the Panjim-Miramar road not only causes traffic jams but is an eyesore for the Capital More

Taleigao market creating chaos and traffic snarls

The Village Panchayat of Taleigao has passed a resolution to shift the Sao Paulo market to a new complex but still awaits NGPDA’s green signal More

Panjim: We need to start all over again

While some development pluses, will surely be claimed, Panjim’s battle has always been with basic problems. And those basically has been no one’s problem More

‘Consultation was part of the planning process’


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