Monday, February 27, 2017

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Fastrack Furtado on crackdown mode

With eye on another term Mayor Surendra Furtado is on an overdrive against illegal occupants of the city’s spaces; grabbed shops to be seized back by CCP More

The begging mafia seems to have taken permanent residence in Panjim

They camp each night on the sidewalk in front of Dominos Pizza; A maruti van used to take them from that spot at night and drop them off each morning; Lately they sleep there at night and wander off in the morning; Hand of organised ‘begging mafia’ suspected More

Azad Maidan beautification incomplete; CCP blames GSIDC
Azad Maidan beautification incomplete; CCP blames GSIDC

Corporation fails to complete project on beautification work of the famous landmark after five months; heritage activists support beautification with rider not to harm monument’s sanctity More

PWD starts developing inter-state bus bay at Patto

Developing the bus stand will bring relief to commuters and bus operators; NOC not granted for work, says Panjim Mayor More

CCP fights arm-twisting, vows not to regularise illegal structures in the market
CCP fights arm-twisting, vows not to regularise illegal structures in the market

Mounting arrears making it impossible for CCP to clear its own power and water dues; Mayor ready to sign lease agreement only with legal shops More

Carnival Parade stays on original route

Organising committee decides to retain the parade from Divja Circle to Kala Academy since the Miramar-Dona Paula road is incomplete More

Bal Bhavan activities shifted to Old GMC Complex

The premises is under a three-tier security round the clock to guard the EVMs and VVPATs of the 19 north Goa constituencies till March 11 More

Mala to Patto bridge also gets new completion date

Meanwhile, the bridge over Rua de Ourem connecting Mala to Patto complex that would have brought relief to the residents of Mala and Patto but at present this looks bleak as the completion of phase I is already delayed by another month. More

A tale of two DELAYED bridges
A tale of two DELAYED bridges

Porvorim-Mandovi bridge has a new deadline of September 30 More

Camrabhat gets a makeover for elections


Pay parking fails in Panjim

No agents to collect fees in areas demarcated as pay parking; multi-storey facility in Patto also not effectively utilised More

History and festivity in the city

Mala zatra began on Monday; annual festival draws people from across Goa and even beyond 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


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

Most govt offices ignore fire-safety norms

80% do not renew their NOC every year More

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