Local Goa News

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mapusa traffic signal ‘shut’ as seconds’ duration leads to chaos

MAPUSA: Despite fulfilling a long pending demand of installing a traffic signal in Mapusa there has been no relief to motorists. Lack of planning and coordination has resulted in putting off the traffic signal which was considered the best to regulate the traffic flow in Mapusa.

Fake Chief Secretary and equally fake doctor is real life ITI instructor

So-called Dr Henry, duped many by promising jobs; this “govt servant” has been suspended thrice and arrested four times, demanded Rs 25,000 from each ITI student promising them jobs; said their money would go towards the CM relief fund

No politicians, bureaucrats as PCB chairman: NGT

Tribunal makes knowledge, experience in environment protection mandatory for Chairman and Member Secretary of pollution boards

PANJIM: Stating that the proper constitution and functioning of the State Pollution Board (SPB) is a matter of serious concern, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday made special knowledge or practical experience in environment protection studies mandatory for the post of Chairman and Member Secretary of SPBs.

Mapusa police register FIR in duping case following JMFC order

MAPUSA: Acting on the direction of Judicial Magistrate First Class, the Mapusa police, on Wednesday, registered an FIR against three persons for allegedly duping two persons from Gujarat to the tune of Rs 8.40 lakh which was paid towards purchase of a flat at Mapusa housing board.

Final arguments commence in Scarlett case

PANAJI: Final arguments in the death case of British teenager Scarlett Keeling begun before Children's court on Wednesday and the hearing is likely to continue on Thursday.

Real estate law left hanging as Goa depts tussle

Panaji: The state government may have shown urgency to clear the Goods and Services Tax Act as quickly as possible, but the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (RERA) Act, 2016, recently passed by parliament, has failed to attract the same attention. What's worse is that the state government appears clueless on how to implement the much needed reform that will benefit the thousands looking to purchase their own home.

Sensitive combat data of India's $3.5 billion submarine project compromised?

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar held a crisis meeting with Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and defence secretary G Mohan Kumar here on Wednesday in the wake of a massive 22,400 pages data leak on the sensitive combat capabilities of Indian Navy's latest submarine project 75I (P75I) for Scorpene class ships.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cabinet nod for GST Bill

PANJIM: The Cabinet on Tuesday granted its nod to the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill, via circulation. The government will now call for a special one-day session to pass the GST bill on August 31.
Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar confirmed this to media persons and said the Bill will be passed in the Assembly by end of this month.

Scarlett’s mother returns from England looking for closure

Fiona MacKeown, the mother of British teenager Scarlett Keeling allegedly killed in Anjuna in 2008 arrives for the final hearing of the case; two local boys charged with culpable homicide in one of the most high-profile cases in India

Cong terms Kejri a ‘street side joker’

PANJIM: The Congress Party on Tuesday termed Aam aadmi Party (AAP) Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as a ‘street side joker’.
“Kejriwal is nothing beyond a joker, who is trying all cheap tricks to win people’s trust like a street side joker,” Congress spokesman Trojano D’Mello told media persons warning AAP not to play with the emotions and sentiments of the people by making vague promises.

6 foreigners rescued in sex racket escape

PANAJI: Nine women from Turkmenistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mumbai and Delhi who were rescued in a prostitution racket on Monday night escaped from the protective home at Merces. Later, the police managed to apprehend three of them within a few hours.

Now, surplus ferry to take on cruise boat avatar

PANAJI: The state's river navigation department will soon introduce a 'pleasure craft' which combines the features of a cruise ship with that of a regular ferry boat, and this will be available for use by citizens and tourists.

A game that’s taking people places

PANAJI: It's 7pm and daylight is starting to fade at Miramar Circle in Panaji. All the regular beach walkers are starting to make their way home. But one group of people stubbornly hangs on in the darkness, never looking at the sea and seemingly unconcerned about the food stalls, either. They have power banks in their pockets and stay hunched over their phones, looking up now and then to peer curiously, or sometimes, competitively, at one other.

India's Mission Kashmir: Cripple security forces, wring hands as pro-Pakistan agents take control

India is in the middle of an undeclared war over Kashmir. And we are losing the fight. Not only because we don't understand the nature of the beast, the sad truth is we are not even interested. As New Delhi alternates between hackneyed responses to an inscrutable attack and futile promises of healing touch that evoke derision in the Valley, the enemy has taken the battle right till our doorstep and like metastatic cancer, it is using our own agencies against us.

Absconding Gujarat boy found in Candolim after fortnight

PANAJI: Goa cyber crime police has traced a 17-year-old boy at Candolim who had gone missing from Gujarat.
A case of kidnapping was registered with Rander police station in Gujarat on 9th of this month and upon suspicion that the boy, an engineering (diploma) dropout could be in Goa, the Gujarat police contacted the cyber crime police for assistance.