Category: Current Affairs

Stage Set for Liberation Day Celebrations

The State government has planned various programmes to observe Goa’s Liberation Day not only in the State capital but even at the taluka headquarters as this year starts the Golden Jubilee of Goa being freed from the Portuguese rule.
On 17th December a martial art festival will be held at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao from 7 pm onwards while on 18th December, the eve of the liberation day, a torch lit procession will be held at Panjim. The procession will start from three different places – Kala Academy Campal, Joggers’ Park Altinho and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Park near the bus stand. The three groups will converge at Azad Maidan to pay tributes to the freedom fighters following which the formal inaugural function of the Golden Jubilee celebrations will be held. Later a cultural programme of music will be held by Sumedha Dessai and group.

Adoption Easy Says Sahoo

Secretary for Women and Child Development D.C. Sahoo has asked the Non Governmental Organizations to play an important role in matters related to adoption of a child and its proper care, while speaking at the inauguration of a two-day state orientation programme on Adoption and Non-Institutional Care in Goa on Thursday. The programme is organized by the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) in collaboration with the Directorate of Women and Child Development for representatives of NGO’s in Goa.
Sahoo said adoption is very easy but it is necessary to ensure that the child is adopted by capable parents who really need the child and added that adoption is not for any economic purpose and misuse.

Micky Patiently Awaiting Developments

Former Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco at whose behest Goa is witnessing its latest political shenanigans is closely monitoring the unfolding drama by remaining constantly in touch with the national as well as state leadership.
While not naming anybody, he however said that the persons responsible for his troubles in recent times are now coming in public eye with the latest developments.

Cong MLAs Brief Hariprasad, CM for Delhi

Even as the Nationalist Congress Party has initiated action against its two ministers, Congress leaders who were party to the Wednesday meeting have turned to All India Congress Committee observer for Goa B Hariprasad and Chief Minister Digambar Kamat who is in Delhi is expected to further clarify the matter.
The Congress leaders from Goa have reportedly told Hariprasad that maintaining the status quo was in the best interest of the party in Goa and suggested to wait for the co-ordination committee meet before taking any action on the matter.

Cong. Communal: Jitendra

Nationalist Congress Party Secretary Jitendra Deshprabhu on Thursday accused his former party the Indian National Congress of not only abetting corruption but also of being communal,
Briefing media persons, he said the Congress of today has lost its focus and is now turning communal in order to remain in power.
He lamented that the Congress to which he belonged earlier, has deviated from the principle of secularism as professed by Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru and is now dividing Hindus for political gains.

Tourist Security Force Constituted

With two tourist supervisors and 22 tourist wardens, the State government has constituted the Tourist Security Force comprising of ex-servicemen. The Government of India had recommended setting up this force.
After undergoing training and also orientation programmes, the Tourist Security Force has begun patrolling beaches and other places of tourist interest in Goa.
Though they are yet to be provided with an uniform, the Tourist Security Force personnel have been provided personal identity cards to enable the tourists to identify them.

High Powered Trawlers Killing Goan Fisheries

The Mandovi Fishermen Marketing Co-operative Society has expressed concern over high powered trawlers from neighbouring states fishing in Goan waters and depleting the marine resources and regretted that the Fisheries Department of Goa is not taking any action on this issue.
Chairman of the society Menino Afonso said that the Fisheries Department was informed about this development, but till date the authorities have not initiated any action.

NCP Asks Desouza, Halankar to Resign

In a move to make way for the poster-boy of NCP in Goa – Mickky Pacheco, the National Congress Party has asked its two ministers Jose Philip Desouza and Nilkanth Halankar to resign.
In a meeting held this evening, confidential sources in NCP have confirmed that these deliberations did occur and both Desouza and Halankar have been officially asked by Dr Praful Hede – the national party head of NCP in Goa to put in their papers.
Further elaborating, sources stated that these instructions came directly from the NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar under advice from Praful Patel.

Residents Oppose Land Deal with Temple Trust

Residents of Madkai under the banner of the Madkai Nagrik Kruti Samiti (MNKS) and Parampoi Citizens’ Forum have strongly opposed the move by Madkai communidade to lease out around two lakh square metres of land in the village to a temple trust headquartered in Canacona taluka.
Speaking to media persons MNKS president Mahabaleshwar Ghaisas disclosed that the communidade was in the process of handing over 1,99,650 square metres of land to the Canacona headquartered Swami Vidyadhiraj Teerth Charitable Trust of Partagal.
The Trust has apparently sought the land for educational, medical and social purpose thereby indicating that some school, nursing home is proposed to be set up.

2000 Students to Bring in Golden Jubilee of Goa’s Liberation

Over 2000 students from the State will participate in the celebration of the State’s 49th Liberation Day to be held at Parade Grounds, Campal on 19th December 2010 from 9:15 am onwards. This year is of special significance as it marks the beginning of the golden jubilee year of Goa’s liberation from the Portuguese rule.
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will unfurl the National Tricolour and review the parade and also present awards to people from different walks of life who have rendered outstanding services in their respective fields like agriculture, performing arts, teaching, etc.
Besides, there will also be a presentation of cultural floats and mass P.T. Drill by students.