Goa Pollution Board to monitor noise levels during Diwali

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Panaji: Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has said that they will monitor noise levels at several locations across the state to ensure that Supreme Court guidelines on noise levels are adhered to. GSPCB Chairman Jose Manuel Noronha on Wednesday said that the noise levels would be monitored and a report compiled will be sent …

Goa FC back to winning ways, beat NorthEast United 3-1

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Goa FC recovered from an early blow to beat NorthEast United FC 3-1 in a third round Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, here today. The hosts opened the scoring through Francis Dadzie (12th minute) before Jonathan Lucca (28th), Reinaldo (30th) and Mandar Rao Desai (70th) struck for the visitors. …

Goa cabinet approves ordinance for structures in eco-sensitive

Saturday, October 10, 2015


The Goa cabinet today approved an ordinance to allow construction of eco-friendly structures within ecologically-sensitive areas through amendments in the Goa Town and Country Planning Act. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said the amendments are in tune with the state’s eco-tourism policy and will allow the private investors to construct tourism facilities like camp sites, forest …

DSK Benelli enters Goa

Friday, October 09, 2015


It seems DSK Benelli is taking the next steps to increase its network across India. The Italian superbikes maker has opened an exclusive showroom in Goa, showcasing the entire range of DSK Benelli superbikes available in India, under the dealership of ‘AM Motors’. The showroom houses the sporty-looking TNT superbikes that encompass the TNT 300, …

Girl drugged, raped in Goa: Police

Wednesday, October 07, 2015


Panaji: A 20-year-old girl from Raigad district of Maharashtra was allegedly drugged and raped by an acquitance in North Goa’s Anjuna village near here, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Saturday night and the girl is currently battling for life at the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) for suspected drug …

Goa Government Moves High Court Against Digambar Kamat’s Bail

Tuesday, October 06, 2015


Goa government today contended before the Goa bench of Bombay High Court in Panaji that the lower court erred in granting pre-arrest bail to former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in the Louis Berger bribery case. The special court for Prevention of Corruption Act cases granted anticipatory bail to Mr Kamat, a Congress leader, in August. …

Goa students to be sensitised against cruelty to animals

Thursday, September 03, 2015


Children in Goa will be sensitised to be kind to animals, with the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) asking the schools to teach a program on ‘compassionate citizen’. SCERT Director N C Honnikeri in a circular issued to various schools has asked them to follow a brochure issued by PETA (People for …

Goa municipal polls to be held on October 25

Tuesday, September 01, 2015


Panaji: Elections to 11 municipal bodies in Goa would be held on October 25. “The general election to 11 municipal councils is due to be held on October 25. The preparatory work for municipal election has been announced by State Election Commissioner,” said an official release. The election schedule will commence from September 30 and …

Louis Berger Bribery Case: Former Goa CM Kamat granted anticipatory bail

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Panaji: A local court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to Goa’s former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case. District Judge B P Deshpande, while granting bail to Kamat, also asked him to furnish a surety of Rs one lakh. The court also asked the 61-year-old Congress leader not to …

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