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Chinchinim spring faces neglect

Joao Souza M | NT Margao: Chinchinim’s Bondekevoll spring, well-known across Salcete for its “medicinal” fresh water is under threat as the area is slowly turning into a garbage dumpsite and a hub for anti-social elements. Nestled in the hills around the famous Durga lake which is a natural habitat for several migratory birds, the spring would once draw people …

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In meet with Irani, Rane seeks 2 fast-track courts for Goa

Panaji: Women and Child Development Minister Vishwajit Rane has requested the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani to sanction two fast-track courts for the state for speedy justice in cases of child sexual abuse. Rane, who called on Irani in New Delhi on Wednesday, said that he discussed the status of various schemes including Nirbhaya Fund utilisation …

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Onam celebrations in Bicholim

Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala was celebrated on a grand scale at the Mahamaya temple, Bordem, Bicholim. Organised by the Kalpaka Cultural Association, the function saw the participation of Malayalis residing in Goa as well as Goans coming together in celebration. The festival of Onam falls in the Hindu month of Chingam and marks the return to Earth of …

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Kohli and Co begin home season with a bang

Mohali: Skipper Virat Kohli led India to a resounding seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20 International with an unbeaten 72-run knock as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the short three-match series here on Wednesday.        Kohli (72 not out off 52 balls), who made a memorable 82 not out in his last T20 on this ground …

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Vishwajit: Gadkari has assured to set up extension unit of tech centre in state

Panaji: Industries Minister Vishwajit Rane, on Tuesday, informed that the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises   Nitin Gadkari has assured that Goa will have an extension unit of one of the technology centres to be set up across the country. Rane, who is in national capital, called on Gadkari and  MSME Secretary Arun Panda and other officials. He …

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Churchill Alemao gets CM to sanction Rs 1 crore to GFA; more on the anvil

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant after a meeting with Goa Football Association (GFA) president Churchill Alemao sanctioned an amount of Rs one crore with a promise to check the viability of releasing an additional amount to meet the demand of Rs five crore put before him. “Churchill has always been demanding that football be helped; not just his club but …

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A man of many talents

ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES Presently based in Goa, Ash Chandler is a stand-up comedian, actor, singer and songwriter. And the star was also a judge at the recent ‘Our Stage Our Talent’, a talent search competition in Goa organised by Big Daddy Entertainment. Incidentally, his association with the competition happened by fluke after he happened to visit the casino one fine day …

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Sanjith says traffic streamlining, garbage management will be his priorities

Panaji: Stating that there is a need to tighten the general administration at the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), Sanjith Rodrigues, who took additional charge as the CCP Commissioner on Monday, said that traffic streamlining in the city and garbage management are two of the issues he would like to handle on a priority basis. Rodrigues, who is …

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GBOA urges central, state governments to restart mining

Vasco: The Goa Barge Owners Association (GBOA) have urged the central and state government to re-start mining in Goa at the earliest and also to waive the barge tax from 2012 till up to the re-starting of mining industry in the state. Speaking to this daily, the acting president of GBOA Atul Jadhav said that the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant …

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Manipal Hospitals Goa observes World First Aid Day

PANAJI: In an attempt to raise awareness on the importance of first aid among school kids, Manipal Hospitals Goa collaborated with Mushtifund High School Parent Teachers Association (MHSPTA) on “World First Aid” day. The programme was unveiled by Dr Jeedhu Radhakrishnan, In-charge of department of accident and emergency at Kasturba Medical College and Hospital Mangalore along with Sagar Agni chairperson …

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