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Bus, jeep owners too demand mining dole
April 24, 2014

CURCHOREM: Adding to a growing list of associations demanding financial packages from the government, the South Goa Mining Affected Bus and Jeep Owners Association (SGMABJOA) has demanded financial benefits on grounds that their livelihood was affected due to a halting in mining activity in the State. More>>

Cong man serves ultimatum on Ponda council to cut taxes
April 24, 2014

PONDA: Opposing Ponda Municipal Council’s (PMC) decision to hike various domestic and commercial taxes from April 1, Congress Block Vice President and former PMC chairperson Sanjay Naik has given a 10-day ultimatum to the council to reduce the taxes. More>>

Weak governance, grafts caused economic slowdown: economist
April 24, 2014

PANJIM: Global Chairman of World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce Minoo Shroff, a leading economist, attributed the economic slowdown in India to a combination of weak governance, bad politics and a string of corruption scandals over the last few years. More>>

PMC chief justifies tax hike
April 24, 2014

PONDA: Expressing surprise over the allegations by Congress over taxation issue, Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) Chairperson Radhika Naik said the council had studied the matter before increasing the taxes. More>>

Police reviewing operational strength of units
April 24, 2014

PANJIM: Goa Police has begun a comprehensive review of its operational units in a bid to eliminate shortcomings and to boost the morale and efficiency of the 5000-strong force. More>>

Calangute VP?Chief opposes new bar, nightlife timings
April 24, 2014

CALANGUTE: Claiming that extended bar timings and nightlife are not in the interest of locals or Goans in general, Calangute Sarpanch Geeta Porob has expressed fear that it could be an opportunity for youth and others to promote antisocial activities, including drugs and prostitution, in the State. More>>

Internet, television has not reduced reading habit, says Dhavlikar
April 24, 2014

PONDA: As World Book Day was celebrated on Wednesday, a bookstore owner along the Dhavali bypass in Ponda taluka has felt that if children are exposed to reading books at a young age, they will not spend much time watching TV or on the internet. More>>

State support in sterilisation vital: Mission Rabies chief
April 24, 2014

PORVORIM: At a time when animal welfare organizations in Goa are claiming that there is a shortage of funds for sterilization of strays, the NGO ‘Mission Rabies’ More>>

Sonsodo fire continues to burn
April 23, 2014

MARGAO: A day after fire broke out at Sonsodo waste dumping site, fire fighting operation was still underway at the site on Tuesday. The Margao Municipal Council has deployed men and machinery at the site to cap the affected site with mud. MMC CO Y B Tawde informed that the process of covering the site with mud to extinguish the fire will be complete by Tuesday evening. He said More>>

Manora locals demand closure of service road
April 23, 2014

MARGAO: Agitated residents of Manora in Raia village marched to the office of superintending engineer, PWD water supply at Fatorda, to protest against the delay in re-erecting a gate on a service road to prevent its misuse by anti-socials. More>>

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