Category: Current Affairs

Fifth Bird Hit at Dabolim Airport Within a Month


An international flight landing at Dabolim airport early Sunday morning was hit by a bird making it the fifth bird hit within 23 days.

It may be recalled that on 11th September two bird hits were reported at Dabolim within three hours then four days later on 17th September an Indian Airlines flight from Mubai was hit by a bird. More recently, on 25th September an Air Arabia flight was badly damaged due to a bird hit.

Unscientific methods adopted for garbage disposal with most of just dumped on land above the air corridor is the cause of birds hovering around the airport which is resulting in the bird hits.

Garbage Treatment Site Selected at Cortalim

Officials of Industrial Development Corporation and Goa Pollution Control Board approved the site in Cortalim identified by Deputy Speaker Mauvin Godinho for garbage treatment of all the villages in his...

Nepali Girls Lured for Prostitution to Goa

Nepali Police arrested four persons including one Indian national for reportedly attempting to lure girls from that country for prostitution in Goa. According to media reports in Nepal, Nepali girls...

Bengali Girl Raped in Goa

Margao Police have booked a case of rape against a Kolkata resident Ranjit Sarkar for raping a young 19-year-old girl at a city hotel here.

The sordid saga began when the young girl hailing from West Bengal was travelling to Delhi in search of a job. In the train, she met Ranjit Sarkar and they got talking. Ranjit Sarkar persuaded the girl to travel with him to Goa by offering her a job at his factory that he claimed to be having in Goa.

CM Stands by Demand for Monitoring Social Networking Sites

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat confirmed that he had asked the Department of Information Technology to see how social networking sites can be monitored and even blocked if necessary.

Speaking to Goa Chronicle, he said he had written to the Department not only because of the complaints from his ministerial colleagues but also from the public in general.

Citizens to Approach Court over Civic Poll Reservation

The All Goa Councillors Forum and the People’s Choice from Margao decided to move the courts challenging the procedure adopted by the government to reserve seats for women, ST and OBC for the ensuing civic polls in Goa.

Charges of the reservation being done to suit political compulsions have come from practically all the municipal council including Cuncolim which is represented by Urban Development Minister Joaquim Alemao.

Ex-MP John Flays Navy’s Island Plans

Ex-Rajya Sabha Member John Fernandes flayed the Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire the two islands off Mormugao and said that this was because the Navy considers Goa to be a holiday posting.
John Fernandes who was a member of the Parliamentary Civil Aviation Consultative Committee said that the Navy was seeking to acquire more and more land in Goa in the name of security but actually using it to erect offices and even rest houses to be used by the senior officials of the navy.
If security was the real concern then why is the Navy also not seeking control of the islands off the coast of Malwan, Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra State, he wondered.

CM Decries but Traffic Cops Support Facebook

Even though Chief Minister Digambar Kamat feels that social networking sites are a nuisance and irritant to the people, the Traffic Cell of Goa police is very happy with the...

Mahanand Says Cops Framed Him

Mahanand Naik who was accused of having murdered 18 girls over a period of 15 years, earning him the nickname ‘dupatta killer’ has charged the police of framing him in these cases.
He spoke to media persons while being led away from the court premises, Mahanand Naik said the police tortured him the lock up to force him to ‘confess’ to the crimes he never committed and further alleged that the police carried bones with them whenever he was taken to different spots for investigations and those bones would be noted to have been picked up from those spots.

Tourism Expected to Boom, But Ills Persist

Even the tourism industry is anticipating an increase in arrivals to Goa this year, the government unfortunately is found sleeping in providing basic necessities that the visitors need in terms of cleanliness and peace and tranquility.

Travel and Tourism Association of Goa has officially stated that the main charter from Sceandinavia has withdrawn from Goa this year because of the garbage and litter found on the beaches. TTAG spokesperson Ralph de Souza pointed out  that this particular charter has withdrawn after continuously bringing tourists for the last eight years.