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Agonda’s battle against illegal structures to bear fruit

Locals complain of allegedly illegal constructions increasing in Agonda, especially near the beaches; Panchayat, Electricity Department, District Administration to take action More

Market or sports, Chinchinim still undecided

Land acquired for market complex still not constructed upon; while one group wants a market, another wants the land to be used for a sports complex More

Velsao welcomes visitors with garbage

Villagers irked over increasing garbage on the beach; say there are piles of waste at the entrance and on the sands More


The Hollant Beach lacks changing rooms or a toilet facility; One can find only the ruins of the fort with hardly anyone knowing the importance of the fort wall; The private property on the northern side is used by picnickers, who leave behind their garbage and defecate in the open or behind bushes At Palolem, the owner of the hotel under construction has cut around 25 coconut trees without taking permission More

Cuncolim a home for migrant labourers

Due to the influx of migrants, the town faces a host of problems such as open defecation, dumping of garbage in the open and the increasing number of crimes; No proper system to keep a track of those with criminal background More

BJP’s independent buddy MLAs feel the heat on Mopa, Special Status decisions
BJP’s independent buddy MLAs feel the heat on Mopa, Special Status decisions

Mickky, Caitu, Benjamin not on the same page as govt; BJP MLAs maintain party position while Phal Desai prefers to be silent More

No takers for agriculture; Salcete’s fertile lands lying barren

The present generation feels that farmers don’t have social status and farming doesn’t provide good returns More

Xelvona hills losing greenery

Despite petitions by villagers, hills are being cut illegally and converted into plots; no permission granted, allege people More

The same story of the Babu and the Velip with other extras

2017 will see a three-way contest with the AAP joining the fray; Kavlekar wants Congress to field his wife from Sanguem More

After BRICS, cattle make hay on beautified NH-17B
After BRICS, cattle make hay on beautified NH-17B

The government spent Rs 15 crore to beautify the National Highway 17B for the summit, but the authorities have failed to maintain the greenery leaving it as a fodder for the stray animals More

Railway authorities turn yard into forest

The South Western Railway had dumped mud which turned into an unnatural hillock and a habitat for snakes More

Govt neglects Fatorpa govt high school

The Fatorpa Government High School is allegedly being neglected by the government which has even omitted it from its school building development scheme. More

Cuncolim is the triple tag championship of politics

In 2012, there were nine candidates who stood in fray to defeat Joaquim Alemao as the sitting MLA. More

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