17 May 2022


Govt seeks postponing panchayat election, to complete OBC reservations

Polls for 186 panchayats likely after six months of current panchayat term ending; Supreme Court makes it mandatory to follow triple test for reservation of seats; Panchayat Minister and CM hold high level meeting on next course of action

Goa’s legal eagles swoop down: Say postponement not permitted by highest court of India

Apex Court has ruled conducting polls before term ends is sacrosanct; OBC seats should be treated as general seats and polls held, failing to conduct seat reservations no excuse for postponing panchayat elections

IT HAS STARTED AGAIN: Noise filled parties return to coastal belt

Herald’s campaign against noise pollution acted as a deterrent, but the noise is growing again as all night and day parties hound locals. Herald is responding immediately to this; Residents say the police act deaf, dumb and mute even after informing them

Case of Herald reporter getting threatened needs to be fast-tracked immediately

The accused have got bail but charge sheet is not yet filed. Goans in the belt are watching this case closely to see how the police perform

Panchayat election postponement upsets members, villagers

Double tracking from Tinaighat and Castlerock suspended: Cabral

Partially decomposed body of Sawantwadi native found in Arambol

Present and former MLAs’ supporters clash over credit row on creek cleaning issue

RFO at Vagheri Hill will be suspended

Margao civic body likely to buy vacuum garbage cleaning machine

Hollant Beach without changing rooms and parking, is a garbage paradise

Retaining wall collapsed during Cyclone Tauktae not repaired; Flooding feared; Ten-year proposal for changing room and toilet pending

Mother seeks justice for 19-year-old son in coma

Alleged police trying to save the accused; Police refute allegation

Dengue Day reminds its wide spread attack in 2019 and 2021

51 confirmed cases reported in last four months

CM asks Handicrafts Corporation to explore means to be financially stable

Suspicious ‘affair angle’ led to attempted murder

Goa Dairy to restart production of full cream bufallo milk soon

Reginaldo urges CM to make Children’s Court child friendly

Gaude lashes out at CCF over Kala Academy issue

Questions as to who is CCF to dictate terms to govt; Says not possible to retain all the old features at the time of such major repairs and renovation

Drowning cases rise alarmingly

15 Goa Civil Service officers transferred

After 20 years wait, Velop Wada finally gets crematorium


Perpetual Convent HS emerge victorious

GBA celebrates India’s Thomas Cup win with para badminton players

Goa U-17 girls football trials for Nationals on May 20 & 21


Not as easy as it seems

The government will train a thousand tourist guides in two years hoping to bring some order to a segment that has operated without legislation. Members of the industry expressed their views on the move by the government

Increasing surveillance to protect our monuments

In a bid to protect the historical monuments from being defaced and encroached, the Directorate of Archives and Archaeology is contemplating installing closed circuit TV (CCTV) cameras at all 51 sites as part of its long-term initiative. Will this alone help in preventing defacement of the heritage sites or should there be some additional steps that need to supplemented with installation of CCTV cameras?


Public transport systems in Goa – scope for improvements


A triple test hurdle in way of panchayat polls

People Edit



Letters to the editor ( 17 May 2022)


Has politics denied 186 panchayats their right to self-governance?

Postponing the panchayat polls for whatever reason, for six months is hurtful to grassroots participatory democracy


Idhar Udhar