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Coastal Plan hearing postponed, Govt for redrafting of CZMP

After discussing with the ministers and MLAs, Goa government has decided to postpone the crucial public hearing of the Coastal Zone Management Plan scheduled on 7th of July. The government wants the whole plan to be redrafted since the existing plan is not satisfactory. There was a public uproar over this public hearing claiming that the plan itself is faulty. …

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Taxi operators agree to Govt app, but not Goa Miles

Local taxi operators have finally agreed to run the app-bases taxi service. But they don’t want Goa Miles. They want Goa government to run its own App service. In order to discuss this proposal, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has convened a meeting of coastal MLAs and taxi associations on Monday. Calangute MLA Michael Lobo told this to the media …

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Canacona rape accused escapes from Margao Sessions Court

In what appears to be increasing cases of police incompetency, Canacona rape accused Ramchandrappa escaped from police custody while he was brought to Margao Sessions Court for a hearing on Friday. He is said to have requested to go to the toilet and escaped through a ventilator. 30-year old Ramchandrappa has been accused of a rape of a British tourist in …

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Formalin is not poison: FDA tells the court

Goa Government has come out with a strange argument. That Formalin is neither dangerous and hazardous nor poisonous. The Public Prosecutor has put forward this argument during the hearing of the case in Madgao court. The next hearing is on 2nd of July. Adv Rajiv Gomes had filed the case of Formalin-laced fish from outside Goa is being sold in Goa’s …

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Hike bank guarantee for non-Goan Indian students: Goa Forward

The issue of bank guarantee of lakhs of rupees is heating up slowly, but with contradictory demands. On Wednesday, Youth Congress met Dean of Goa Medical College and demanded that the bank guarantee be scrapped altogether. But youth wing of Goa Forward has urged chief minister to reduce the amount and levy heavy amount on students coming from outside Goa.

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Govt need to adopt a strategy for CZMP: Congress

The Congress has alleged that the Coastal Zone Management Plan is drafted in a hurry. The opposition party wants government to adopt a proper strategy on CZMP. Because the plan had to be ready within two years after 2011 notification. But government has delayed it by 9 years. That too after order from National Green Tribunal.

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Goa dances Viva Sao Joao!

“Sao Joao, Sao Joao ghunvtat mure, vaat dishti poddona, Osli feastam vorsak kiteak don pauvti yenna? Every Goan waits for this Fest. The real fun is when it’s raining. And you are jumping in the well, wearing Kopel on your head. And in many places, it rained. And people enjoyed. Children, elders and even old people. We also wish you, …

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CM targeting clean officials who are blocking their corruption: Goench Avaz

Goencho Avaz has hit out very strongly at the Pramod Sawant government as well as all the 40 MLAs on the issue of corruption. It has alleged that CM is actually targeting those officers who are trying to block corruption. The warning is for them, not the corrupt officials.  Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant had warned to take strict action …

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Panaji v/s Calangute! Garbage v/s Sewage!!

A direct battle has begun between Calangute and Panaji-Taleigao. The Solid waste treatment plant at Calangute plateau has stopped accepting wet garbage from Panaji and Taleigao. In retaliation, Mayor of Panaji has threatened to stop accepting sewage tankers coming from Calangute. According to Mayor Uday Madkaikar, Panaji generates 28 tonnes of garbage daily. The CCP treats its garbage near Heera …

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Fish ban + Formalin = Hike in Meat prices

There is a ban on fishing in Goa right now. And the fear of having formalin in the imported fish. As a result, two things have happened. Fish markets have gone dry. And prices of meat, eggs, and vegetables have started rising day by day. Goa365 team visited the fish market of Panaji. Very few fisherwomen seen selling fish. And …

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