Aims to complete project by first week of June
The Chief Electoral Officer has cautioned representatives of political parties about ‘rumours’ circulating that the political parties and candidates are approaching holders of postal ballots and bribing such holders in their favour thus undermining the secrecy of the voting process.
Come elections, whether Assembly or Lok Sabha, it’s not uncommon to find politicos of all hues making promises galore to Goans to do away with traffic bottlenecks at railway level crossings across Salcete.
Asserting that he would only the support the Congress in the formation of the new government in the State, former PWD minister Churchill Alemao has sympathised with the beleaguered retail and wholesale liquor dealers, and promised to solve their problems after the new government comes to power after March 11.
The absence of just one member supporting the no-confidence motion and a provision in the Goa Panchayat Raj Act were enough to safeguard Bushan Prabhugaonkar from being ousted as sarpanch of Loliem-Polem.
Alleging that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar pressurised Union Home Ministry officials to pass the citizenship order in favour of former Benaulim MLA Caitu Silva, former PWD minister Churchill Alemao on Thursday said that he has in his possession new documents which will be enough to nail Caitu in the Portuguese citizenship case.
Unhappy with the case papers provided to him, the father of the minor girl said the CBI, instead of providing attested photocopies of the case, had provided him with plain photocopies of the case at the last minute on Thursday.
The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court at Vasco on Thursday adjourned the hearing on CBI’s plea to close the Sada minor student rape case to March 30.
Only six of the 35 mining-affected panchayats have so far utilised the entire amount of ` 4.28 lakh received as one-time grant-in-aid from Directorate of Panchayats on December 9, 2015. On the other hand, three panchayats have submitted nil utilisation certificates.
Aequs, a leading Indian firm in aerospace precision engineering, will set up its manufacturing facility at the upcoming Tuem Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Park. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Tuem ESDM in November 2016, this will be the first anchor unit at this much-ambitious project of the state government.
Bribery remarks: Defence Minister asked to be more circumspect and careful in future
The Union Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday launched a unique initiative for providing pre-loaded sim cards to foreign tourists arriving in India on e-visa.
In a novel Swachh Bharat, Nitol Goem (Clean India, Clean Goa) initiative that has won the admiration of locals, a group of foreign tourists from Canada and England cleaned up the Mandrem beach on Wednesday.
They came, they saw and they instructed the contractor in-charge to submit relevant licences to the Collector’s office, but they could not stop the constructions on a hill in an area under the jurisdiction of Ucassaim-Paliem-Punola Panchayat.
With the State gearing up to implement the Supreme Court’s order banning the sale of alcohol along national and state highways, the excise department has sought a clarification from the Public Works Department (PWD) on whether bypasses are part of national highways.