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Mr CM! What non-sense is this?

You have a bunch of villagers peacefully demonstrating against the atrocities of the government, mining companies and mining transporters by blocking the passage road on which the mining trucks ply. This action of theirs has been on account of the government order that does not allow mining trucks to ply on those roads after a particular time.

Another Student Commits Suicide

Two students from Ponda taluka, both having failed the IX standard examination attempted suicide and while one survived the other died.
16-year-old Jayshree Bheno Gaude from Gaunem hanged herself with a dupatta. She is believed to have taken this drastic step as she failed her IX standard examination for the second time.

Two Helped By Lifeguards At Calangute

Lifeguards posted at the Calangute beach helped two tourists in distress recently.
In the first incident, one Somshekhar Bandiwad from Dharwad was assisted by the lifeguards after he collapsed on the beach. The lifeguards noticed some commotion and found that four persons were trying to revive a person who was unconscious.

Battle Between Jose Philip And Tara Kerkar

Revenue Minister Jose Philip D’Souza who is accused of having grabbed Mormugao Municipal Council land at Kharewado, struck back by accusing MMC councilor Tara Kerkar of illegally constructing a bungalow in Goa Housing Board (GHB) developed plot, a charge refuted by Tara.
Jose Philip accused Tara Kerkar of constructing a posh bungalow illegally in the GHB scheme for Economically Weaker Section.

Money Grab on Ship Scrap!

River Princess saga continues to be stretched. This time around the issue is the scrap. GoaChronicle.com has learnt through its investigation that at the Centre of this status quo and uncertainty is the vested interest of politicians keen on considerable kick-backs and also raises a question as to the reason behind the Chief Minister’s insistence on sticking with Arihant Ship Breakers…

Wagons Derail On KR Route

Two wagons of an empty freight train while on its way from Margao to Verna derailed last night at around 9:30 disrupting traffic on the Konkan Railway route for the entire night.

GMC Suspends Doctor

Goa Medical College authorities placed under suspension Dr. Vanita Pereira from the gynaecology department in connection with the botched caesarian operations last week that resulted in three infants being born with traumas.
It may be recalled that last week junior resident doctor at GMC conducted three caesarian operations in the absence of a senior gynaecologist to supervise which resulted in all the three infants delivered suffering from some injury or the other.

Tar Balls Re-Surface At Benaulim

Tar balls, the nemesis of tourism in Goa, surfaced once again at Benaulim beach on Saturday evening thereby raising once again concerns about monitoring of the territorial and international waters.
For last few years, black oily substance is being washed on the shores of Goan beaches during the monsoons which authorities have always tried to dismiss as caused by the change in ocean currents during the monsoons.

IAS Officers Retire For Better Posting

Goa is everybody’s favourite destination and while earlier bureaucrats wanted to be posted here, the latest trend, particularly amongst Indian Administrative Service officers is to opt for Voluntary Retirement Scheme only to bag plum posting from the Government of Goa.
In the last few years, as many as nine IAS officers who were posted in Goa have opted for VRS and then taken up lucrative postings offered by the Government of Goa with very little workload but exemplary perks.

Anjuna Residents Oppose Hill Top Project

Anjuna residents have taken strong objections to a project coming up on the hill in the village known as Sankvachi Aradi where they alleged that a construction project is coming up under the guise of “farmhouses”. They also alleged that Communidade land is being encroached upon for this project.