Mining ban protesters block highway for nearly three hours, police resort to lathi charge

Mining ban protesters blocked the two bridges over River Mandovi which connect Porvorim with Panaji. The blockade started at around 11:45 am and lasted till about 2:40 pm. Commuters were inconvenienced with many domestic, foreign tourists and locals resorting to walk towards the nearest available transport. Besides, the motorists were forced to halt in queues…

Vasco MLA shifted to GMC from pvt hospital

Vasco MLA and Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTC) Chairman Carlos Almeida was shifted to Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) from a private hospital on Friday. He is currently under observation. The MLA had been rushed to a private hospital on Thursday after suffering from a minor stroke. According to the authorities of the hospital,…

Goa to tackle the issue of cross-massage at parlours

The Goa government has decided to take action against massage parlours that offer ‘cross-massages’. A group of massage professionals have complained and brought light to the issue, prevalent in the coastal belt of the state. A group of 30 women from the North East of India, working in Goa, submitted a detailed memorandum to the…

Goa on the path to self-sufficiency in milk production

Goa has witnessed a rise in its average milk production to 72,000 litres from 66,000 litres per day in 2016-17, as pr the findings of the Economic Survey report tabled in the Goa Assembly during its just concluded session. Various government schemes have been credited for the rise in production. Officials have said the rise in…

CM Parrikar’s Rs 17123-crore Goa budget

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar presented a  Rs 17,123-crore budget for 2018-19 in the state assembly on Thursday. It marks an increase of  6.84 per cent that stresses on job creation and education. Parrikar returned to Goa on Thursday afternoon, surprising many, after undergoing treatment at Lilavati hospital in Mumbai for a pancreatic ailment. The CM…

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