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Smart City develops Rs 180 crore AI, govt prefers BJP MLA's son's similar system

After being delayed for over a year, the Goa intelligent city management system (GICMS) is getting ready to go live, with Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL) issuing instructions to L&T to begin trials. The integrated command and control centre (ICCC) at Altinho, which has been set up as part of the Smart City Mission, will give authorities the ability to manage traffic in real time while also keeping a watch on crime and public amenities.

23 Mar 2023 8:23 am
Goa activists submit memorandum to ASI Delhi to save its heritage

After staging a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Sunday against the illegal bungalow at the UNESCO world heritage site in Old Goa, citizen activists have submitted a memorandum to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to enforce regulations on the protection of the land.

22 Mar 2023 11:12 pm
Liquor seized at Anmod checkpost

Karnataka excise officials seized around 158 litres of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) at Anmod checkpost near the Goa-Karnataka border on Tuesday afternoon.

22 Mar 2023 12:24 pm
Be as careful as you were during peak of pandemic: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Amid a rise in Covid cases, chief minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday advised citizens to take precautions and isolate themselves in case they have any symptoms.

22 Mar 2023 12:14 pm
On Day 2 of Goa's Atal Setu closure, traffic backs up from Porvorim to Merces

For the second consecutive day, thousands of commuters had a harrowing time as they were met with traffic jams on the Porvorim-Panaji route and from the Chimbel junction to the KTC bus terminus circle on Tuesday. Some ambulances were also caught in the jam.

22 Mar 2023 9:26 am
Intelligence failure makes AI traffic system at Goa's Merces a dud

The AI-enabled traffic management system, which was recently introduced at the Merces Circle, came under commuters question after they found themselves stuck in traffic from Merces to Panaji for hours on Tuesday.

22 Mar 2023 8:19 am
Fire at Cuncolim restaurant, no casualties

A fire broke out in a restaurant at Cuncolim market late Monday night. No casualties were reported.

21 Mar 2023 10:23 am
Extremely severe soil erosion likely in Pernem, Bicholim

An assessment made by ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning has found extremely severe soil loss potential of over 80 tonne per ha per year in Pernem and Bicholim talukas.

21 Mar 2023 9:35 am
Panajis monsoon preparation works delayed by 2 months

The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), which usually starts pre-monsoon preparations in January-February, has finally taken steps to hire contract workers to clear drains and vulnerable trees.

21 Mar 2023 9:11 am
Goa: Atal Setu closure, road work stall traffic for hours at Porvorim, Panaji

With curbs being imposed on Atal Setu, commuting between Porvorim and Panaji turned out to be a harrowing experience for office-goers, tourists and students. The nightmare was only compounded by the ongoing road repairs in the state capital.

21 Mar 2023 7:57 am
IndiGo 'abandons' blind flyer at Dabolim airport

A disabled passenger, Payal Kapoor, travelling from Goa to Hyderabad, had a harrowing experience after the airline (IndiGo) she was booked with failed to provide necessary assistance both at the Dabolim international airport and in flight.

21 Mar 2023 6:18 am
In unique art exhibit, visually-impaired kids reflect their imagination on canvas

Tanish Kinalkar always had a passion for music, even performing on the national stage in a television programme. But the Class IX student, who is fully visually-impaired, was always worried by painting.

21 Mar 2023 6:11 am
As compliances like GST rise, Goa sees acute shortage of CAs

As tourism and other industries grow in Goa and there is an increase in mandatory compliances like GST, businesses in the state are dealing with a peculiar problem - a short supply of chartered accountants.

21 Mar 2023 6:05 am
Playgrounds can wait, skilling youth is Goa government's priority: CM Pramod Sawant

CM Pramod Sawant said on Monday that the state's immediate priority is skilling the youth, and that playgrounds can wait.

21 Mar 2023 5:53 am
In a first, two H3N2 cases in Goa; Covid positivity hits 10%

The state recorded two H3N2 infections on Monday, the first time the strain has officially been detected in Goa. State epidemiologist Dr Prashant Suryawanshi said that the patients are being followed up on, and are doing well.

21 Mar 2023 5:49 am
Goa's sacred trees are steeped in tradition, says governor

Expressing his love for sacred trees in the state, Goa governor PS Shreedharan Pillai said that he is keen on learning about the rich eco-cultural traditions of such trees.

20 Mar 2023 12:45 pm
Pursue the idea of ocean aquarium in Goa, Union minister tells state govt

Union minister of state for science and technology and minister of state for earth sciences, Jitendra Singh, said that there was a need to create an ocean aquarium and that the proposal needs to be pursued with the tourism ministry.

20 Mar 2023 12:42 pm
Tiny Goa accounts for over 50% of India's CRZ violations

With Goa accounting for over 50% of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) violations in the country, the state government told the Union government that it has adopted standard operating procedure (SOP) to deal with CRZ violations. Out of the 1,878 CRZ violations reported across the country in the past five years, 974 CRZ violations were in Goa.

20 Mar 2023 12:31 pm
Objections over double-tracking land acquisition rejected by govt in Goa

The government has rejected all 10 objections submitted by those opposing South Western Railway's (SWR) double-tracking project citing environmental concerns.

20 Mar 2023 12:31 pm
Traffic sentinel scheme to return in Goa, but only for cops

The state government is set to bring back the traffic sentinel scheme from April, but with a twist. Instead of citizen involvement and monetary rewards, only police personnel will now be allowed to photograph and report violators. Instead of cash rewards, they will be given five-star stay and other gift vouchers provided under corporate social responsibility (CSR).

19 Mar 2023 11:54 am
Garbage dumpers strike at new Zuari bridge

The new Zuari bridge seems to have become a garbage dumping zone, with several polythene bags containing rubbish hurled onto the tarmac.

19 Mar 2023 6:30 am
Goa youth with deafblindness strides over biases, completes Himalayan trek

Mohammad Shaikh, 26, from Vasco cannot hear and has limited vision but he scaled a mountain of stereotypes about people with disabilities by completing a three-day Himalayan trek recently.

19 Mar 2023 6:23 am
Goa police book 2,000 violations in a day, collect Rs 10L+ in fines

Goa police booked around 2,000 traffic violations across the state and collected over Rs 10 lakh in fines on just one day, Friday. Deputy SP Siddhant Shirodkar said that on the same day last year, traffic police collected just over Rs 2 lakh.

19 Mar 2023 6:20 am