17-year old girl drowns in the swimming pool of a hotel in Goa

Zeba Sayyed, a 17-year old girl from Tumkur in Karnataka drowned in the swimming pool of a hotel in colva yesterday. While her sisters Javeria Sayyed (22) and Umraz Suda (11) were rescued from drowing and were taken to the Goa Medical College and hospital (GMC) for treatment. The girls had entered the pool for…

GTDC set to host Grape Escapade 2017

Goa Tourism has set the stage for “Grape Escapade 2017”, Goa’s premier wine, food and lifestyle festival organised annually in the state of Goa.  The event will begin on 27 April and conclude on 30 April from 6 pm onwards at D.B Bandodkar Ground, Campal, Panaji, Goa. Like every year, this year too, the festival…

Sandip Falari Resigns As MMC Chairperson

Sandip Falari Resigns as MMC Chairperson

Four-time councillor Sandip Falari, who was the chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC), on Monday, tendered his resignation to the director of the municipal administrations. Falari, now the former chairperson was unanimously elected as chairperson of MMC in November 2015. After the November 1, 2015 elections, he was the first MMC chairperson in the new…

St Cruz Special Gram Sabha Resolves To Stop Construction Around Bondvol Lake

The St Cruz panchayat had convened a special gram sabha on Easter Day to resolve the illegal construction around the Bondvol lake. Yesterday, at the gram sabha, the resolution was passed and decided that the construction will stop and they will conserve the Portuguese era lake, which is a heritage zone. “Considering the urgent need…

Mapusa’s New Garbage Treatment Plant Won’t Require Segregation Of Garbage

Earlier this week, at a special meeting held by the Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) had accepted the proposal made by Gurgaon-based company Observing-I Ecotech LLP for taking up operations to dispose the town’s garbage in a proper manner. The cost of setting up the plant and running it will be borne by the company, while…

Environmentalist Suggest Merging 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries

Environmentalist Suggest Merging of 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries For Conservation of Tiger Population

A proposal of merging the Bhimgad, AnshiDandeli and Mhadei wildlife sanctuaries has been made by environmentalist after observing a rise in the number of tigers in them. The three protected reserves spread across 22,000 square kilometres and overlap three states – Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The proposal for the same has been sent to the…

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