Monday, February 20, 2017

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Feni policy will get academic inputs

Excise dept asks GU, GIM for presentations; institutions will conduct surveys and advise State on tapping markets and communications More +

Political parties continue to campaign for votes

PANJIM: With still 7000-odd postal ballots yet to be received from government employees, deployed on the election duty, the political parties have continued their unofficial campaign by meeting the electorate and seeking their votes. More +

Govt workers warn parties against defaming them over postal ballots

PANJIM: Taking note of allegations by political parties that government servants are accepting bribes for their votes, the Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) has asked politicians to stop making such ‘irresponsible statements’, which could lead to protest or revolt by the employees. More +

Poor response for special postal ballot camps

PANJIM: The special facilitation camp organized by the Chief Electoral Office (CEO) for postal ballots of government servants and police personnel received a poor response with 1210 casting their votes on Saturday. Of the total 15,590 postal ballots, CEO has till date received only 8470 ballots. More +

Youth killed in Raia mishap, two injured

MARGAO: A youngster lost his life and two others were injured one whom seriously, in an accident that occurred at Tembi Raia yesterday afternoon involving a truck and a scooter. More +

Shantaram opposes aero show at Mopa

PANJIM: Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik has opposed the State government’s move to hold the next aero show at Mopa stating it would be against the interests of Goa. More +

Process of drafting new Coastal Zone Management Plan set in motion

New Plan to focus on mapping of sand dunes, assessment of beach carrying capacity, demarcation of HT and LT lines More +

Nadkarni cannot appear for Goa

PANJIM: In a setback to the Goa government’s fight to stop the proposed diversion of Mhadei waters, by Karnataka, the Central Government has withdrawn the permission for Assistant Solicitor General Atmaram Nadkarni to appear for Goa at the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal. Adv Nadkarni is a former Advocate General of Goa. More +

Goan seafarer found hanging on ship

MARGAO: A Goan seafarer Conceicao Silva, aged 27 years, was found hanging in his cabin on the ship. Conceicao is from Fatorda and is said to have committed suicide on board Costa Magica by hanging himself in the small cabin with the help of a bed sheet. More +

Who gave licences within 100 mts of highways: The Govt

Excise Department amended Act to ban sale of licence within 100 mts of highways, with loophole that government could grant such licence; hundreds of outlets were granted licences due to political pressure since 2012 More +

Ponda, Mapusa too on highway of sorrow

Herald continues its foray to different parts of Goa, in solidarity with those who will lose livelihoods and businesses due to the Apex Court dictated liquor ban along highways. Today we bring you heart rending stories from Ponda and Mapusa More +

Generations served happy tipplers, till the ban tipped them over

Mapusa’s Portuguese-era liquor outlets face the axe; third generation family members of liquor sellers numb with anxiety More +

20 rockstar families made the finale really Grand

They were all winners, and then there were three shining star families who won the top three places in the Family Rockstars event of Junior Herald More +

School has terminated teacher’s services soon after incident

Management says this has been the only incident in the school; advisory issued to teachers not to indulge in corporal punishment More +

Tradition & trade at the altar of uncertainty in Margao

Highway that cuts through Margao, has cut the joy of socialising at taverns and the security of age-old businesses More +

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