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FDA seizes food items in Navelim

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials raided a house in Navelim and seized food items worth 3.5 lakhs, on Friday at 7pm.
FDA inspectors Rajiv Korde and Priya Kolkhar seized large quantities of unlabelled packages of cashew nuts, chikki, sonpapdi, halwa, dry fruits, sweets, mango bar sweets, etc. from a house in Calcodem, Navelim owned by Shravan P. Singh. “All the products are misbranded and we have drawn samples to check the quality of the food items,” said an FDA official.

Census duty affecting government duty

Deputation of staff for census work has largely affected the daily working of government offices and the functioning of panchayats. On an average, nearly 50 per cent of the staff of various government offices have been deputed on census work in Ponda taluka. The work will continue till March 5.

Collector wants proper records of tenancy, mundkar cases

Taking a serious view of head clerks in taluka offices not maintaining proper records of old, disposed of tenancy and mundkar cases, North Goa collector R Mihir Vardhan has directed the officials to prepare an inventory of all such cases within three months. In a memorandum, Vardhan noted that head clerks, who are the custodians of such records, have stopped maintaining the custody of old, disposed of files pertaining to tenancy and mundkar cases.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Goa on March 3

All India Congress committee (AICC) general secretary and in charge of the Indian Youth Congress Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Goa on March 3 for a 1-day youth Congress convention in Margao.
Goa Pradesh Congress committee president Subhash Shirodkar told TOI that Gandhi will visit Goa as part of his nationwide tour to meet and interact with youth Congress members all over India.

Vishwajit to head National Rural Health Mission of Goa

Health minister Vishwajit Rane will chair the newly-constituted district level vigilance and monitoring committee to monitor the progress of implementation of the national rural health mission (NRHM), as directed by the central ministry of health and family welfare.
Both Goan Lok Sabha members will be members of the committee that will also include two MLAs from either district, collectors and zilla panchayat chairpersons of both districts and the director of the department of women and child development. Other members include the directors of education, panchayats, social welfare, the PWD chief engineer and project director of the district rural development agency. The director of health services will be the member secretary and convenor of the committee.

Stoking Churchill’s Ego

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RTO Cracks Whip On Mining Trucks

The Transport Department on Saturday seized 23 trucks and booked over 200 cases in a major crackdown on violations by trucks transporting ore in the mining belt of the State. While 103 cases were registered in North Goa, in South Goa 119 cases were registered.
The trucks were booked for overloading and not carrying valid documents including license from the mining department and the detained trucks are held at Dodamarg, Bhamai, Pale and Bicholim under police security.

Goodies Galore For Panjim Voters

Probably taking advantage of the fact that the State Election Commission has not yet appointed observers for elections to the City Corporation of Panjim, voters are being heaped with goodies and the poor are receiving a bonanza of gifts they could not have afforded to purchase.
Education Minister Babush Monseratte has apparently pulled up all the plugs to off load television sets, washing machines, refrigerators, bicycles, cash to purchase Nike shoes to the voters, while the poorer lot is being offered money to repair their houses, improve their roofs and even construct toilets.

Protest Rally On 15th March

A newly formed collective of various groups, the Goenchea Rakhondarancho Awaz (GRA) has given a clarion call to all Goans concerned about the state of affairs to march to Azad Maidan, Panjim on 15th March from 2:30 pm onwards to protest against “the anti-Goa and anti-Goan policies” of successive governments.
Addressing media persons, Advocate Yatish Naik of the Pilerne Citizens Forum said there is no single leader for the collective which comprises of various groups which at present number 35 different organizations from different parts of the State.

Labourer Murdered at Bicholim

A 52-year old daily wage worker Babi Viro Moto was murdered at Vathadev Bicholim and his naked body along with the koita used to kill him were found when somebody went to call him for work.
The deceased was living in an old house which does not even have an electricity connection, belonging to Adnyan Beig. In fact the murder was discovered when Adnyan sent somebody to call Babri to work at his house.