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Judge Anuja Prabhudessai Reinstated Honourably

Bombay High Court has cleared Judge Mrs. Anuja Prabhudesai of all charges and she has been reinstated as the District and Sessions Judge.
Legal fraternity suspects her suspension to be a conspiracy to sideline and abort her as she was to be elevated as Judge of the Bombay High Court and feels that it has to be probed whether her suspension was a very systematic ploy to sideline and abort her hopes of elevation as judge of the Bombay High Court.

Jila Bakers adjudged best bakery in India

{youtube}EzSXPdL9t9c{/youtube} Jila Bakers and Confectioners situated in the tiny village of Ambora along the Margao-Ponda state highway has earned the distinction of being adjudged the best bakery in India by...

Workshop On Monsoon Awareness & Disaster Preparation Held

Saritsa Foundation in association with India Meteorological Department and Goa State Disaster Management cell conducted one day workshop on monsoon awareness and preparedness for disasters for Goa’s coastal communities at International Centre, Dona Paula on Friday.
The workshop dealt with disasters which commonly affect coastal people such as floods, rise in the sea-level, tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes and climate change.
The campaign aimed at raising awareness and imparting education to fishermen, rural youth, women, and village representatives through practical training with innovative use of local resources to respond to disasters and adapt to climatic changes.

‘Walk For Smile’ For Arthritis Patients

‘Walk For Smile’, a one-and-half kilometer walkathon competition for senior citizens suffering from arthritis will be held on 8th May with more than 100 citizens participating in the same.
Organised by Goa Medical College (GMC), the event will start from the Entertainment Society of Goa to Hotel Mandovi, Panjim.
Addressing media persons, GMC’s Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Shivanand Bandekar said ‘Walk for Smile’, aims at making Goans aware that free treatment for arthritis is available at GMC.

Dissent of Mopa Locals Should Be Considered: Official

Former Chairman of Projects Assessment and Appraisal Committee (Infrastructure and Miscellenous projects), Union Ministry of Environment and Forest Nirmal Andrews said dissent of the locals should also be considered before going ahead with the Mopa airport.
Speaking at the Indo-French Seminar on Sustainable Tourism organized by Confederation of Indian Industry, he said that for the airport to be environment friendly, the people should be keen about it.

Gram Sabhas Consent Mandatory For CWH: MoEF

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has made Gram Sabha’s consent mandatory for declaring any area as Critical Wildlife Habitats (CWH) in its revised guidelines.
Revising the earlier guidelines set in 2008, it is now mandatory for the Gram Sabha to officially give its consent to the creation of the CWH within the limits of their village.
The new guidelines are prepared after taking into account the objections and suggestions made by social scientists, wildlife experts and others.

TCP Taking Detrimental Decisions: GBA

The Goa Bachao Abhiyan has accused the Town & Country Planning Department of taking decision detrimental to the Goa Regional Plan 2021 and referred to some recent decisions of the Town & Country Planning Board to prove its charge.
GBA Convenor Sabina Martins pointed out that the TCP Board has decided that RP 2021 rules will not be applicable to Outline Development Plan areas, a policy that was flayed by Edgar Ribeiro whom the government had appointed on the State Level Committee to prepare RP 2021.

Indo-French Seminar on Sustainable Tourism Underway

The two-day Indo-French Seminar on Sustainable Tourism organized by Confederation of Indian Industries kicked off at Arossim on Monday with tourism industry players from India as well as France participating in the same.
Discussing at the seminar, tourism industry players from India and France said ‘responsible tourism’ should be the main focus for both the countries as they attract sizeable number of tourists and that conservation of environment and heritage is the bottom-line of responsible tourism.

500 Russians Faced Medical Emergencies In Goa: LDM

Almost 500 Russian tourists holidaying in Goa faced medical emergencies during the current tourist season, stated Liga of Defense and Medical Assistance (LDM), a cashless insurance initiative of the Russian parliament.
LDM attended to 486 Russian tourists who warranted emergency medical attention during their vacations in the State, out of which 18 cases were fatal in nature.
Moscow-based LDM is an initiative of the Russian Parliament to provide assistance to Russian Citizens abroad as well as foreign citizens in Russia. The facility, which is a cashless medical insurance, was extended to the state of Goa from this season onwards.

‘Experts’, Not Politicians Should Decide About MoI: Bhembre

Konkani Writer Adv. Uday Bhembre on Wednesday said that ‘experts’ and not ‘politicians’ should decide about the Medium of Instruction (MoI) issue in the state.
Bhembre pointed out that Right to Education (RtE) Act provides for an academic authority to decide upon education related matters. He said State Government should form a committee of the experts to address this issue. “The committee should comprise of experts in child psychology, pedagogy, etc,” he said and stated that the parents should go by the decision of the experts.