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MLAs To Meet, Parents To Hold Candle Light March Over MOI

A meeting of all legislators including ministers supporting the demand of government giving grants to English medium primary schools, is scheduled to be held on Monday. Parents from Margao constituency are scheduled to hold a candle light procession in the evening over the same issue.

PWD Minister Churchill Alemao who has been quite vocal in demanding that government provide grants to English medium schools called on Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Sunday after he returned from the Gulf, but what transpired at the meeting is now known.

Fatorda Serves 2 Month Deadline On Scrapyards

After blocking the main road leading to Chandrawado, residents of Fatorda served a two-month deadline on the authorities to rid their area of the illegal scrapyards.

Residents used burning tyres to create a barricade at the entrance to the main road leading to Chandrawado.

Margao Town police immediately rushed to the scene where heated discussions were held between them and the residents.

Goans apathy evident at GRA rally

{youtube}FXaz9TgBawc{/youtube} The Goemchea Rakhondarancho Awaz rally at Margao once again exposed people’s apathy to the morass that has set in the Goan society, as the turnout was quite poor even...

Ana Hazare To Be In Goa On 7th May

As part of an all India Awareness campaign against Corruption (IAC), noted crusader against corruption Anna Hazare will be visiting Goa on 7th May to talk against corruption and setup a mechanism in the state to work against corruption.

Golf Course At Pernem

The Tourism Department has finalized Leading Hotels Pvt. Ltd. to set up and manage a golf course in Pernem and asked it to submit their detailed plan for scrutiny, disclosed Tourism Director Swapnil Naik. Leading Hotels beat other players in the field like DLF and Oxford Properties.

The government of Goa had invited expression of interest last year to set up a golf course at Pernem that would be of standards approved by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).

Illegal Religious Structure At St Inez

Even though the authorities have classified the religious structure at St. Inez in the midst of government employees colony as illegal, instead of demolishing it as per the Supreme Court directive, the authorities are permitting its expansion which is undertaken illegally.

A nearly 10 metre long trench has been dug along with a huge tank to supplement this religious structure which has been termed as illegal by a government notification dated 14th March 2010.

Caurem dominates GRA rally at Margao

{youtube}ETCKdKI6lSQ{/youtube} Caurem village that has been in news in recent times for having the grit and determination to take on the might of the administration in the face of violations...

GRA Margao Rally: Same Old Wine

The rally called for by Goemchea Rakhondarancho Awaz at Lohia Maida on Friday proved to be a damp squib as the crowd turnout was quite disappointing. Even though the organizers had placed 750 chairs quite a number of them were empty and according to those present the attendance was only around 500.
The reason for the slump in attendance from the impressive crowd they had managed to get at Azad Maidan on 15th March are many with the main one being that GRA failed to do the necessary spade work to mobilize crowds.

CS Made 9 Trips In 4 Months

Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava made as many as seven official trips in four months from January this year including a 12-day controversial trip to the United States of America.
As per information obtained under the Right to Information Act by activist Aires Rodrigues, Srivastava made seven trips to Delhi, one to Diu and one to USA.
While the bills of three trips to Delhi and the USA trip are yet to be submitted, the State incurred an expenditure of Rs. 39,019 on his two day trip to Diu and Rs. 1,05,560 on his four trips to Delhi.

Sagar Kavach Once Again

Sagar Kavach an exercise aimed at checking Goa’s preparedness for terror attack is to be held once again shortly according to a press release by the Department of Information and Publicity.
This time in addition to the security service personnel, staff of Drishti entrusted the task of maintaining safety on the beaches will also be roped in for the exercise.
Co-ordinated by the Chief Secretary, the exercise involves the Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, Goa Police, Goa Coastal Security Police, Mormugao Port Trust, Central Industrial Security Force, Customs and various departments of the State Government.