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Goa CM launches doorstep governance project at Tivim

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday launched the governance-at-your-doorstep programme at Colvale in Tivim constituency.

20 Sep 2021 12:10 am
Goa: No water & power for 70 years, Dhangars in Cavrem continue to battle the odds

CM Pramod Sawants announcement of free water supply up to 16,000 litres per month has only rankled the 100-odd members of the Dhangar community in the Cavrem-Pirla panchayat jurisdiction.

19 Sep 2021 7:37 am
Casinos, spas, river cruises set to restart from tomorrow in Goa

There is good news for tourists who wish to visit Goa during the pandemic, as the state government has permitted the opening of tourism-related activities such as casinos, spas, massage parlours and river cruises from Monday. All these will be limited to 50% of their capacity.

19 Sep 2021 7:35 am
Goa: Pollution board defers MPT's proposal for coal handling at mooring dolphins

Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has deferred the request of Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) for coal handling at mooring dolphin 1, 2 and 3, but granted 10% leverage to South West Port Ltd (SWPL) for coal handling on monthly capping during monsoon which should not exceed the

18 Sep 2021 9:30 am
Water woes irks Calangute residents

Residents in some areas of Calangute have been reeling under water shortage for almost a month. They said that they had to go without water during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

18 Sep 2021 9:30 am
North Goa Covid positivity rate up to 2.3%

The weekly case positivity rate for North Goa between September 10 to 16 has risen further to 2.3% compared to South Goa at 1.4%.

18 Sep 2021 9:30 am
Goa governor summons two-day assembly session from October 18

Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai on Friday summoned a two-day Goa legislative assembly session from October 18. This may be the last session before the state goes to polls. The assembly election is scheduled early next year.

18 Sep 2021 9:30 am
Goa CM Pramod Sawant to launch governance at doorstep

CM Pramod Sawant said on Friday that the state would launch a governance-at-your-doorstep programme from Sunday, starting from Tivim.

18 Sep 2021 7:31 am
Modified assessment pattern for Class IX, XI for 2021-22: Goa Board

The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education had announced last month that an altered pattern of assessment will be implemented for Class X and XII students for the current academic year 2021-22 only, due to the pandemic.

18 Sep 2021 7:31 am
Thorough probe on in teen girls death: Goa Police

Stating that the expert opinion report does not contradict the postmortem report in the 19-year-old girls death case, Goa police on Thursday said that a thorough investigation is being carried out to ascertain the nature and manner in which the girl was found dead.

17 Sep 2021 2:18 pm
68 Covid deaths submitted late by South hospital added to tally

The 68 deaths added to the states Covid-19 mortality count, which were reported late by the South Goa district hospital (SGDH), were mostly cases of those brought dead during the devastating second wave of the pandemic.

17 Sep 2021 9:14 am
Goa: Active Covid cases down to 699 for 1st time in over 6 months

The weekly case positivity rate in North Goa between September 9 and 15 has risen to 2.1% while South Goas is at 1.4%.

17 Sep 2021 9:10 am
Entire adult population in Goa given at least one jab: Centre

A week after Goa didnt feature on the Union health ministrys list of nine states and Union territories that administered the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 to more than 85% of the population, the Union health secretary on Thursday said that Goa had administered the dose to 100% of its eligible population.

17 Sep 2021 9:06 am
Power department to take up work on Mollem transmission line

The electricity department will be taking up the work of laying the 110 KV double circuit transmission line from Mollem to Collem village within Dharbandora taluka.

17 Sep 2021 8:04 am
Goa: 31 plots from Verna SEZ land for e-auction

Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) has put up 31 industrial plots at Verna for auction in a bid to clear the debt taken in May 2019 to repay five SEZ promoters. The 31 plots are part of a 5 lakh sqm tranche that the National Informatics Centre (NIC) is e-auctioning on behalf of GIDC.

17 Sep 2021 7:30 am
Not a single rupee from mineral ore fund utilised, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday that the state government has only notified the Goa mineral ore permanent fund (GMOPF) scheme, and that no money from it has been utilised yet. He also said that the state has already communicated to the Supreme Court-appointed central empowered committee (CEC) that no funds will be utilised without the apex courts approval.

16 Sep 2021 5:04 pm
Goa reports 88 new infections, active Covid cases decline to 700

Active Covid-19 cases dropped to 700 on Wednesday with 88 new infections reported and testing dropping to 3,617. Case positivity rate was 2.4% while the weekly case positivity rate between September 8 to 14 was 1.8 for North Goa and 1.3 for South Goa.

16 Sep 2021 4:50 pm
Crimes by foreigners in Goa nearly 8 times crimes against them

Statistics issued by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) for 2021 have revealed that crimes committed by foreigners in Goa were nearly eight times the number of crimes committed against them.

16 Sep 2021 9:30 am
At JEE(Main), at least 13 top 99 percentile in Goa

Ponda resident Harsh Khandeparker, with a score of 99.91 percentile, was declared the Goa state topper at the JEE(Main), the results of which were declared on Wednesday.

16 Sep 2021 9:30 am
Goa: Demolish resort on govt land illegally built without nods, says HC

The high court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday directed the North Goa collector to seal a resort in Siolim set up on government land without obtaining permission from Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) latest by tomorrow (Thursday), and demolish it within four weeks.

16 Sep 2021 7:38 am
Goa: Villa built in hurry during pandemic to be razed in 10 days

The high court of Bombay at Goa has directed that a villa set up in a CRZ area in Calangute without permissions at breakneck speed during the pandemic must be demolished within ten days, failing which it has directed the panchayat to demolish it within 15 days thereafter.

16 Sep 2021 7:37 am
66% of rape survivors in Goa last year were minors: NCRB

Data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2020 has revealed that more than 66% of rape survivors in Goa are minors. The data has also revealed that every month last year, Goa recorded five rape cases on average.

16 Sep 2021 7:37 am
Tarball deposits a mystery on Goa beaches, will write to Centre: Environment minister Nilesh Cabral

After large blobs of tar left sand across Goas beach stretches scarred with the black substance, environment minister Nilesh Cabral said that this is one of the worst occurrences of tarball deposits seen on Goas beaches.

15 Sep 2021 12:44 pm
Nation based on religion is a false concept, cant exist, says Goa governor

The idea of a nation built around a religion or a singular school of thought is bound to fail, said Goa governor PS Sreedharan Pillai on Tuesday.

15 Sep 2021 8:58 am
Goa govt finally notifies rules to conduct eligibility test for elementary teachers

Twelve years after the Right to Education (RTE) came into being, the state government has finally notified the norms for the Goa Teacher Eligibility Test (GTET). As per the provision of the RTE Act, it is essential for a teacher to qualify in the test to be employed to teach from Classes I to VIII.

15 Sep 2021 8:57 am
Now, pay state to reforest your land, help Goa battle climate change

Even as climate change is raising temperatures in Goa faster than in the rest of the country, the state has proposed a scheme by which individuals and institutions can help the government battle global warming by paying it to plant and care for trees on their land.

15 Sep 2021 8:28 am
Covid-19 violations at Goa border, collector issues fresh directions

North Goa collector Ajit Roy on Tuesday admitted that Covid-19 protocols are not being followed at the Patradevi checkpost, and issued fresh directions asking authorities at the Goa-Maharashtra border to maintain a register with details of buses and passengers.

15 Sep 2021 8:28 am
Goa: Supply to Paikul restored 45 days after floods damage water pipeline

Water supply to Paikul and several other villages in the area was finally restored on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, one and a half months after the July 23 floods washed away a section of the Paikul bridge and damaged the aqueduct on it.

14 Sep 2021 2:12 pm
Goa Universitys Manohar Parrikar school to host national meet on social inclusion

The Manohar Parrikar School of Law, Governance and Public Policy, established around one-and-a-half years ago at Goa University, will host its first national conference through the online mode on January 6 and 7. The selection of abstracts for the conference will be announced by November 10.

14 Sep 2021 8:39 am
Chicalim hospital gets operation equipment

Three years after the new structure of the Chicalim sub-district hospital was made operational, the facility has finally received the required equipment to start its operation theatre (OT).

14 Sep 2021 8:38 am
Goa: Covid testing increases after festive weekend

Testing for Covid-19 began to rise again after a dip over the festive weekend. A total of 3,341 samples were tested and 54 new Covid-19 infections reported.

14 Sep 2021 8:34 am
Goa likely to receive heavy rainfall today

Goa is likely to receive heavy rainfall at isolated places on Tuesday, even as the vigorous southwest monsoon contributed short spells of heavy rain over the past 24 hours. The rain gauge station at Sanguem alone reported 77mm of rainfall, while the Quepem and Pernem stations received slightly lesser quantities.

14 Sep 2021 8:30 am
As 3rd wave looms, Mapusa church bans all Sunday Masses

Even as the threat of a third wave of Covid-19 looms, the St Jerome church in Mapusa has cancelled all Sunday Masses.

14 Sep 2021 8:28 am
60 years after Liberation, light finally enters Makadmare households

For members of the Makadmare tribe in Nirankal, Ponda, 2021 wont be forgotten anytime in a hurry. Sixty years after Liberation, for the first time, life in the settlement wont come to a standstill after sunset for the 20-odd families of the tribe, who are also called Wanarmare.

14 Sep 2021 8:27 am
Pernem to Tiswadi, messy tar balls hit north Goa beaches

The coastline of north Goa almost in its entirety covering three talukas - has been swamped by tar balls as the popular beaches have been messed up by deposits of oily blobs for the past couple of days.

13 Sep 2021 7:34 am
Research done at Goa University should have bearing on state & region: Vice-chancellor Harilal B Menon

Harilal B Menon joined Goa University as a young teacher aged 26. Today, he is the first vice-chancellor to have been appointed from within the institution, bringing with him a vision that has grown organically during the 33 years he spent at the varsity. In his first media interview, exclusively to TOI, Menon spells out his priorities.

12 Sep 2021 9:30 am
Unscientific plan for cutting of trees in Margao, Fatorda evokes ire of greens

An order by South Goa district administration regarding trimming/cutting of 135 trees in Margao and Fatorda has evoked criticism in some quarters, as citizens have faulted the authorities for not carrying out a proper assessment of trees listed as unsafe.

12 Sep 2021 9:12 am
Yet another task force to PULL St Inez creek out of the gutter

Junking several reports for rejuvenation of the St Inez creek, and after squandering Central and international funds, the state government has now formed yet another task force to deliberate and revive the 9 km-long creek. Ignoring its own detailed study prepared in 2019, Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL) has constituted a task force for the creeks rejuvenation under the project urban living lab (PULL).

12 Sep 2021 8:29 am
Govt hikes GoaMiles fare for parity with private taxi rates

The state government has decided to implement an uniform fare chart for both GoaMiles and tourist taxis to bring parity, chief minister Pramod Sawant said after the cabinet meeting on Thursday.

10 Sep 2021 3:08 pm
Flood relief of over Rs 1 crore given to 301 persons: Goa CM

Measures have been taken to fast-track the process of providing flood relief, and so far over Rs one crore has been disbursed to 301 beneficiaries, chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.

10 Sep 2021 3:05 pm
Competition grows, Goa University slips to 96 in NIRF rank

As more and more institutes and universities enter the race each year, Goa University's rank slid to the 96th position at the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021, declared by the Union education ministry on Thursday.

10 Sep 2021 2:59 pm
Lack of trucks hampers Mapusa waste collection

Waste collection in Mapusa has been largely hampered as five garbage trucks of the municipality are in disrepair due to lack of maintenance.

9 Sep 2021 4:49 pm
Goa: After Wednesdays showers, rainfall now at 3% surplus

Two centres, Ponda with 90mm and Sanguem with 75mm, received heavy rainfall while the others received moderate showers, as the vigorous phase of monsoon activity swelled the surplus to 3% on Wednesday.

9 Sep 2021 4:46 pm
Goa: Active Covid cases stay below 1,000 for month

Active cases have stayed under the 1,000-mark for a month now. Eighty-six new Covid-19 infections were reported over the past 24 hours taking the active tally to 856. The positivity rate is at 1.5% with 5,272 samples tested.

9 Sep 2021 9:14 am