26 Mar 2023



ROAD BLOCKED: 70 families have no access to their houses at Tilamol; claim a builder has allegedly blocked the route leading to their houses

Duo arrested for assaulting Russian woman at Morjim


Ailing 86-yr-old, Eliterio Carvalho has three of his properties robbed; in another case sale deed showing Juliet Monteiro had ‘sold’ off her land was dated even before she was born

Using official documents, activist reveals real intentions behind Mhadei water diversion

Says Goa Govt’s State Action Plan for Climate Change has confirmed of water shortage in future; says there will be water scarcity throughout the country, as predicted by scientists

Shack owners oppose Tourism Department’s ‘model shack policy’

Legal Metrology Dept cracks whip on pilferage of LPG, urges consumers to weigh cylinders on delivery

Raising flood concerns, Quepem traders decry the absence of drainage system in municipal area

Cabinet approves draft bill to restrict sale of agricultural land in Goa

IMA urges govt to revamp DDSSY

Mormugao civic body to crack whip against illegal chicken, mutton vendors

Farmers place various demands before govt

Plead for crop insurance, hike in support price for cashews, coconuts and rice

Various establishments under scanner in Port Town

Trajano is TMC Nat spokesperson

Will Pernem’s weekly market ever get its rightful place?

Odisha native nabbed with ganja worth Rs 5.5 lakh at Calangute

‘Tarring of Colva roads before rains’

Ponda-Panjim arm of Atal Setu bridge opened to ease traffic

Says one lane of bridge will be opened by April 2 considering ongoing Board exams

Two-wheelers, a pain at Vasco bus stand

Illegally parked bikes hamper movement of buses; create chaos and confusion

Heritage Action Group decry against defacement of Tonca pillar, cutting of tree

Flays CCP for not protecting architectural and natural heritage of the city; says 150-yr-old tamarind tree axed for haphazard development

79.96% voter turnout recorded in P’yat by-polls

CS inspects Dabolim Airport

Candlelight night vigil held at Nagoa to create awareness about road safety

Grief stricken residents pay tributes to their villager who died in a fatal mishap last week; say roads have become death traps

CCF wants Baga nullah project plan changed

Say it is not in the interest of village; will damage ecological structure

STP work begins at Kesarval

Senior citizens face the brunt of mad rush to get PAN-Aadhar linked, glitchy internet servers add to woes

Rashtriya OBC Mahasang demands financial assistance for sportspeople

While six open-category sportspersons and one each from the SC and ST community will receive aid under a new scheme from the Sports Dept, the OBC community has been excluded, says convenor Madu Naik

Cavelossim p’yat attends PM’s World TB Day event virtually


Kudchadkar wins bronze; Manju in semis

Salgaocar, Mallikarjun up

Karen stars in Goa’s 3-0 win over Rajasthan; Malati hat-tricks as Odisha hammers Andhra

Darshan in superb form as Dempo bowled out cheaply

Ambelim in London Trophy finals


Giving your whole being for the glory of God

Living life following the example of the saints

The Procession of Saints at Goa Velha that will be held on March 27, is the only procession in the world besides the procession in Rome dedicated to the Saints during Lent. Held for over two centuries, this tradition is kept alive with thousands of devotees ardently praying to the saints to intercede for them with God


Rethink Development on Mangrove Wetland

In the haste to fast-track infrastructure development, the government of the day has become insensitive and pays little attention to its promises and policies.


‘Enemy property’ owners in Goa find themselves in a quandary

People occupying enemy properties even those who purchased legally in State and across the country are in a quandary as the Custodian of Enemy Property for India (CEPI) has decided to sign leave and licence agreement with such occupants, failing which process for eviction of enemy properties will be initiated against them with the help of District magistrate concerned before the sale of properties.VITHALDAS HEGDE evaluates the fallout of this decision by CEPI

Will the recent amendment to the Goa Panchayati Raj Act push or curb illegal constructions in Goa?

The Goa government on March 16 notified the Goa Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2023, setting off the possibilities for unhindered construction in the rural landscape of the State with permissions deemed granted if the panchayat and the Block Development Officer (BDO) fail to respond to the application within 60 days. The government’s stated objective for the amendment is “to create a transparent and efficient mechanism to streamline the process of grant of permissions, licenses and occupancy certificates under the said Act”. In the weekly Herald TV debate Point-Counterpoint, AVIT BAGLE explores whether this new amendment will really ensure transparency or people with vested interests within the system will find loopholes in it, which will lead to mushrooming of construction projects in the villages


A look at the fiscal health of Goa

By invitation

Preserving the Dovornem for the next generation


Iddhar Udhar