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Govt-BBSM set for major showdown today

PANAJI/PONDA: The government and the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) leaders along with freedom fighters and others supporting the cause of regional languages are on collision course over the issue of grants to the English medium primary schools, even as the state would observe the 66th Revolution Day on Saturday.

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Heavy rains play havoc in state

PANAJI: Over 3.5 inches of rain and strong winds that lashed the state over the last 24 hours caused flooding in several areas, a landslide in Mapusa that left several houses damaged and uprooted trees and electric poles in other areas.

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Deceased UTAA activist’s wallet found intact at Balli crime site

PANAJI: Stating that the crime branch of Goa police is conducting investigations into the May 25 incidents of violence at Balli under government pressure, and the probe is totally disoriented, the United Tribal Associations Alliance (UTAA) on Friday

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Mid-day meals: FDA directs 2 SHGs to shut down activities

PANAJI: The officials of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Friday directed two self-help groups engaged in preparation of food under mid-day meal scheme of the state government, to stop their activities in the premises used by them for the purpose as they were not authorised, besides issuing notices to 19 others to correct certain deficiencies noted during inspections.

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Congress-NCP alliance likely to remain intact

PANAJI: The general elections to the state assembly might be still at least six months away but the leaders of two major alliance partners in the state government, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party have begun debating on alliance again for the next elections with majority of the leaders from both the sides favouring an alliance in view of the present political scenario.

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4 houses, 5 four-wheelers damaged in Ponda

PONDA:  Stormy winds and incessant rains that lashed the different parts of Ponda, on Friday, led to the uprooting of seven huge trees here injuring one woman, damaging four houses and  five four- wheelers in seven separate incidents.

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