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HC: File specific affidavit on missing papers of Reliance-Salgaocar project

Panjim: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed Electricity Department to file a specific affidavit with regards to the missing documents of Reliance-Salgaocar power project. Hearing a petition filed by social activist Kashinath Shetye and others, Justice Prithviraj K Chavan and Justice N M Jamdar, said, “We have …

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COP for sand mining in Mandovi

Panaji: The Captain of Ports has recommended sand mining in the river Mandovi following a survey on the depth of the river completed recently.The survey results reveal the existence of sandbars in nearly all the clusters in the river where sand mining is permitted.A senior official of the department said …

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New Mandovi bridge is not meant for 2-wheeler riders

Porvorim: In an unsettling revelation for commoners, officials of the firm that has been constructing the cable-stayed Mandovi bridge have disclosed that the new bridge is not meant for two-wheeler riders, and that it is suitable for heavy vehicles and four-wheelers. Sources told ‘The Navhind Times’ that two-wheeler riders will …

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Raia villagers take strong exception to sarpanch’s absence at gram sabha

Margao: The Raia gram sabha took strong exception to Sarpanch Esmeralda Gomes’ absence from the meeting and asked the panchayat to write to the Director of Panchayats not to depute panchayat staff as observers for gram sabha meetings. The meeting started on a fiery note with the villagers objecting to …

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Aldona VP to rope in animal welfare association to impound stray cattle

Mapusa: Issues of stray cattle menace, need for a dedicated ambulance, lack of response for the village development committee (VDC) meetings and need for activation of child committee were discussed during the gram sabha of Aldona panchayat on Sunday. The meeting that was held at Aldona Institute was presided over …

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Colva debates legality of STP in village

Margao: The Colva Gram Sabha started off with the announcement of the programme for Gram Panchayat Development Plan which is scheduled on November 2, 3 and 4. The Sarpanch urged the villagers to participate in the programme. The panchayat body then briefed the villagers about the status of the Sewerage …

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Scheme to motivate vegetable cultivation

Margao: The Agricultural Technology Management Agency Margao is in the process of launching a new scheme whereby farmers will be motivated to grow high breed variety vegetables and have already identified about five pockets to carry out the exercise. The five pockets identified are around Margao town and are located …

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Police to summon suspended forensic dept HOD for questioning

Panaji: Crime branch police probing the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) body goof-up case will summon again for questioning Dr Edmundo Rodrigues the suspended head of the department of forensic medicine and toxicology, GMC and also the other two suspended employees. The police had earlier questioned Dr Rodrigues, the …

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GMC doctors directed not to disclose patients’ health status

Panjim: The junior and senior resident doctors at Goa Medical College have been barred from speaking on the health status of the in-patients to their family members and/or relatives, after senior residents alleged harassment of a junior colleague over a similar issue. The circular, issued by Director (Administration) Dattaram Sardessai …

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