GOA Top Stories

The Hindu: CommodoreC.D. Balaji (retd.), Outstanding Scientist, on Friday took charge as the Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Programme Director of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), according to an official announcement. Bengaluru-based ADA is...
The Times of India: PANAJI: When DannyBraganza, a Goan who frequently travels abroad, feels nostalgic about Goa, he turns to his smart phone not to call somebody in Goa but to turn on Goa LiveKonkaniRadio, an app designed by Ponda resident Rohir Rohidas Naik. The app streams...
The Times of India: PANAJI: Under pressure to bring down road accidents in Goa, the department of transport plans to soon implement the negative point marking system on driving licences and prosecute owners who allow minors to drive their vehicles. The department also intends to...
The Times of India: PANAJI: Goa's population density of 394 persons per square kilometre is above the national average of 382 persons/km2, its rural unemployment rate is higher than the country average, and air pollution is high in some parts of the state. These are the findings...
The Times of India: PANAJI: Drawing attention to the trauma faced by the family after Francisco 'Mickky' Pacheco was sent to prison to serve a six-month jail term for slapping a junior engineer of the electricity department in 2006, the mercy petition, written on behalf of the...
The Times of India: PANAJI: "The Supreme Court had to intervene because we were too voracious without understanding the ecological balance (consequences). Mining activity had increased to such an extent that if it continued probably in a decade's time I don't know what would...
The Times of India: A delegation of the Goa PradeshMahila Congress called on governor Mridula Sinha seeking her intervention in redressing women-related issues in Goa. The delegation led by the association's president Sunita Verenkar also submitted a memorandum to the governor...
The Times of India: Mapusa: Mapusa police on Friday arrested three persons in a forgery and cheating case in which property owned by a Porvorim resident was sold to a Mumbai resident by forging documents. A year ago, complainant BrunoPereira, resident of Porvorim, received...
The Times of India: Margao: Three independent MLAs on Friday petitioned the speaker of Goa legislative assembly, Rajendra Arlekar, to allot them more time to raise issues during the...
The Times of India: There is growing concern amongst environmentalists and scientists over the delay in mapping coastal sand dunes, which act as natural buffers to soil erosion and rising sea levels, across Goa's coastal belt. Irresponsible expansion of beaches, in the name of...
The Times of India: QUEPEM: Hordes of stray cattle squat at the main circle in Quepem, Tilamol junction and other areas as no action has been initiated to impound them. The situation has worsened over the past few months despite the Quepem municipal council (QMC) engaging a...
The Times of India: Quepem: Following a call by the chairman of the district disaster management authority to all sub-divisional magistrates to carry out mock rescue drills in case of natural calamities in the state, various...
The Times of India: PANAJI: In a bid to recover money from illegal mining activity, chartered accountants appointed by the state government have submitted an audit report of 82 mining leases out of 118 mining leases. A Directorate of Mines and Geology official said that audit of...
The Times of India: PANAJI: Boosting e-governance to citizens in Goa, chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday launched a series of e-services in the two departments of revenue and transport as part of the launch of the 'DigitalIndia week' from July 2 to July 7. Parsekar...