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Goans still wait for fresh fish even as ban ends

The Cutbona fishermen face a different issue. A sand bar stopped boats from going to sea. Here are the details. Indian Meteorological Department has issued warning to fishermen not to enter into sea for 8 days. But still, fishermen from Kharewaddo vasco entered the sea but they didn’t got any catch. The trawler owners from Cutbona shared their woes with …

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Shacks may not be permitted if CZMP not sent to Centre: CM

Beach shacks may not get permission for the next tourism season if coastal zone management plan is not submitted to the central environment ministry by August end. This is the fear expressed by chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant. He and his environment minister Nilesh Cabral have categorically stated that the old controversial plan is scrapped and they want to prepare …

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Churchill accuses former GFA regime of funds ‘ghotala’

GFA president Churchill Alemao accused the former GFA president of a ghotala involving GFA funds. In the house on Tuesday, Churchill wanted to know where the money received from the central and state government to the GFA had gone. He said that the amount was almost 33 crore rupees.The former GFA president is Elvis Gomes who is the present president …

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No more contractual PWD staff recruitment, assures CM

The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday assured the house that he would stop contractual recruitment of staff for the PWD from now on. He also said that an inquiry will be done on why some PWD employees were not regularised or promoted till date. During the question hour on Tuesday, Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte raised a question over the …

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CZMP: Cabral sent back by Saxttikars, welcomed in Curchorem & Bicholim

After touring Pedne, Canacona, Assolna and Shiroda, the public consultation on Coastal Zone Management Plan reached Madgao, Curchorem and Bicholim on Saturday. But environment minister Nilesh Cabral was sent back by thousands of protesters in Madgao. Curchorem gave a mixed response but smooth presentation was held in Bicholim. Cabral has once again appealed to the people to suggest all kind …

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Cancer cases declining in Goa, but only oral cancer

Rising cases of cancer is a matter of concern in Goa. But the latest official figures state that cancer cases are declining in Goa. Almost half of last year. This is the reply health minister Vishwajit Rane gave in the Assembly on Friday. The figures arecollected from Goa cancer registry, which is a joint venture with Tata Memorial Hospital of …

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Why 6 crore rupees only to one football club, asks AAP

Aam Aadmi Party has said postponement of National Games is a big joke. Because the 2011 national event is not being held even in 2019, which shows failure of the Goa government. AAP has also questioned the government over the six crore rupees given to a football club in South Goa. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has made it clear in …

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New CZMP by going to each village: Cabral

The Coastal Zone Management Plan has generated a lot heat. The House also discussed it. Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral said the plan already rejected by the government. And preparing a new base plan by consulting people. First at taluka level and then he will go village level with village plans. There was a long debate on the issue after a …

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BJP MLA alleges police protecting illegalities, drugs; CM promises action

It was a shocking allegation. But not a new one. The allegation has being bandied about among the public and discussed on and off. Of police laxity and collusion with the accused. Panaji MLA accused the police of not taking action or against drugs, adhar cards and other documents seized right in the centre of the city. And even more …

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Dirty water for Bardez due to filtration issue at Assnora

Bardez is getting dirty water. Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte raised the issue. And other MLAs from Bardez also joined him. Chief minister as well as PWD minister assured the House to resolve the issue by next year. It’s an issue that crops up due to heavy rains. According to the PWD minister Deepak Pauskar, the water treatment plant at Assnora …

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