All’s not well at Mapusa dist hospital

Missing floor & wall tiles in wards; toilet fixtures broken & non-functional STP

It’s not as bad as it appears to be, maintains Dr Geeta Kakodkar

North Goa District Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr Geeta Kakodkar has claimed that apart from some repair work, the hospital was extending excellent service to the public.

GTDC demolishes encroached structure in Anjuna property

The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) on Friday demolished a restaurant, which had reportedly encroached in its property in Anjuna.

Raid on sand mining: 17 held, canoes seized

Seventeen workers were arrested, while seven canoes were seized in a raid jointly conducted by the Mines and Geology department and Captain of Ports at a sand extraction site at Nhaibag-Pernem on Friday.

Spice Jet flight leaves 14 passengers stranded at Dabolim airport

Chaos prevailed at Dabolim airport on Friday, after Spice Jet flight SG 172 took off without taking 14 passengers and left them stranded along with their baggage due to the delay in the Chennai-Goa Spice Jet flight.

Mid-day meals coverage for upper primary not complete

Goa is yet to cover over 15 per cent of the students at upper primary level under the Mid-day Meal Scheme (MDMS).

FDA raid yields chemically ripened bananas, gutkha

In a major haul in Mapusa, the Food and Drugs Administration seized 16 bags of gutka worth Rs 45,000 and destroyed 350 kgs of artificially ripened bananas.

Day 3: MPT in dock over EIA report

n Speakers cite irregularities, point out discrepancies in Form 1 n Re-development of berths for rncargo activity opposed n Agitated citizens demand eviction of MPT officials from dais

MMC gets down to ‘business’, to tax illegal establishments

Margao municipality embarks on exercise to issue provisional trade licenses to mop up additional revenue

Committees constituted to eliminate malaria, leprosy

The State department of public health has constituted task forces for elimination of malaria and leprosy in the State. In a notification issued, the task forces set up for the districts of south and north Goa are constituted to entirely eliminate the two diseases from the State.

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