Since 2001, over 50% of forest land clearance was for mining

PANJIM, April 20 -- More than 50 per cent of the total forest land converted in the last 15 years was for mining purposes, reveals State government data. In all, 35 mining projects got clearances for ... Read More

Two held for threatening

PANJIM, April 20 -- The Old Goa Police on Friday arrested two persons for allegedly attempting to assault and threaten a Chimbel resident. Irfan Baviketti, aged 22 years and Pritam Chodankar, aged 19 ... Read More

Shying away from special status

Goa, April 20 -- Delegations have met Prime Ministers making impassioned appeals and still special status hasn't become a reality. Promises have been made at election time and special status has elude... Read More

Bethora faces water problems

PONDA, April 20 -- As the OPA water treatment plant at Curti-Khandepar quenches the thirst of entire Tiswadi and Ponda talukas, the villagers of Bethora, who reside close to plant have been facing acu... Read More

Removal of soil from Galgibaga River stopped

CANACONA, April 20 -- The work to remove thousands of cubic metres of soil dumped at the mouth of Mashem-Galgibaga River which was going on at a snail's pace has been stopped since last few days. And... Read More

MMC has failed to tackle stray cattle, dog menace near MPT hospital: Locals

VASCO, April 20 -- Garbage dumping site of the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) has become a safe haven for the strays cattle, dogs, eagles and crows. These stray animals from nearby areas have made ... Read More

Margao police arrest drug peddler

MARGAO, April 20 -- Margao town police based on specific and reliable information arrested 19-year-old Akmal Hussain, a native of Karnataka, presently residing at Gogol, Margao for peddling drugs. As... Read More

Coal an issue but people have faith in this Govt: Mauvin

PANJIM, April 20 -- Admitting that coal is an issue for the Vasco residents, Panchayat minister Mauvin Godinho said that the people still have confidence in the BJP led government to solve the issue. ... Read More

Ansulem villagers stick to 'No Road No Vote' demand

VALPOI, April 20 -- Ansulem villagers from Sattari Taluka remained firm on their demand "No Road No Vote", for the upcoming Lok Sabha election on April 23. North Goa District Collector and District E... Read More

South Goa campaigning reaches its peak

MARGAO, April 20 -- The political parties of Goa are leaving no stone unturned as the campaigns reach its fag end. BJP has a line-up of meetings in Margao, Shiroda and Sanguem too. The BJP with its al... Read More