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Surprise checks on fair price shops to curb black marketeering

VASCO: In order to curb the rising black marketing in the fair price shops in the state, the minister for Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza, has directed the Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department officials,

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Mapusa merchants panel threatens stir

MAPUSA: The All Goa Merchants Association has threatened to stage an agitation if the municipalities in the state and the government fail to initiate action against the hawkers, who by conducting their business deprive the merchants of their livelihood.

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17 Indians sentenced to death in UAE

DUBAI: Seventeen Indians have been sentenced to death by Sharjah’s Shariah court for killing a Pakistani man and injuring three others in a vicious attack last year after a dispute over illegal liquor business in the Gulf Emirate.

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Govt to take action over manipulation in HSRP tender


PANAJI: The Transport Minister, Mr Ramkrishna Dhavalikar on Monday disclosed that the government would initiate action against those involved in manipulating the tendering process for high security registration plates.

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SSC exam from March 31

PANAJI: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has completed all arrangements for a total of 17,708 students to appear for the March 2010 Secondary School Certificate examination, which commences from March 31.

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GUCB employees defer strike to May 3

PANAJI: The customers of the Goa Urban Co-operative Bank (GUCB) were put to inconvenience on Monday as the bank employees went on a strike in support of their long pending demands.

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GIBA demands CBI probe into computer schemes

PANAJI: Goa IT Business Association, the apex body of IT-related commercial establishments in the state, on Monday alleged that the department of education is involved in a multi-crore scam related to the supply of computers to schools as well as the students under the computer literacy programme (CLP) and Cyberage (Edunet) scheme, respectively, and further demanded a thorough inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) into the same.

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Vandalism at Cuncolim; one arrested

MARGAO: Another incident of vandalism, this time at Savorcatto in Cuncolim was reported on Sunday night where a cross and a window glass of the St Anthony’s church were found broken. The cross is said to be located along the roadside while the church is situated around a kilometre away from this site.

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Genuine requirements will be looked into: CM

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat said that though the government has scrapped the Cyberage (Edunet) scheme, it can always consider genuine computer requirement of students, from say economically or socially backward classes.

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