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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Goa slum dwellers pay highest bribe money

Times of India
PANAJI: Goa has only Mumbai ahead of it when it comes to seeking bribes from slum dwellers in exchange for public utilities like water and other services, reveals the India Corruption Study 2012, compiled by New Delhi-based Centre for Media Studies ...
 

South Goa planning and development authority's deadline to clean up, repair ...

Times of India
MARGAO: With the government failing to meet the deadline to clean up and repair the South Goa planning and development authority (SGPDA) wholesale and retail markets in Margao on Tuesday, Margao resident and scail activist Savio Dias will go ahead ...
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Workshop on burns at Goa Medical College
Times of India
The medical education cell of the Goa Medical College (GMC), Bambolim, in association with the plastic surgery unit of GMC's department of surgery, will conduct a workshop on burns on October 4 and 5. The faculty for the workshop will comprise Dr S M ...
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Are politicians compounding problems in the mining sector with frivolous ...
Times of India
The whole episode has exposed the inefficiencies of the central and state governments. It is shocking to note that both didn't have data about legal and illegal mining in Goa till date as is evident from the blanket ban on mining. What were the ...

Lokayukta team must be of impeccable integrity

Times of India
The Goa government should have no role to play in the selection of staff for the Lokayukta. It should be the Lokayukta himself who should screen and select the entire team of officers and staff that will work under him, so as to prevent persons with ...


HC upholds 10-year RI in drugs case

Times of India
PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa has upheld the sentence imposed by a trial court on Thagendra Budhmagar, a native of Nepal, to undergo rigorous imprisonment for ten years for possessing charas. Budhmagar was caught by the anti narcotics cell ...


500m to separate turtles, shacks

Times of India
The Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) had suggested carving out of a 500-metre buffer zone at Morjim two years back. Enforcement of other conditions, like switching of lights after dusk, was also stressed as vital to create eco-friendly ...


TB detection rate up, but cure rate stays same

Times of India
PANAJI: The case detection rate for tuberculosis in Goa has improved from 65% in 2011 to 67% this year, but the state's 'cure rate' of 84% has remained unchanged. Improvement in detection rate means the number of TB cases has reached 1,044 in the first ...

Ambani yacht anchors in Mandovi

Times of India
Da Silva said that the yacht will be taken to the Goa Shipyard, Vasco, for maintenance on October 9. As per the Goa government's charges of Rs 10 per cubic metre for berthing space, the 'Tian' is expected to fetch the captain of ports an estimated Rs ...

Calangute beach to get new promenade

Times of India
CALANGUTE: Work on the Calangute beach promenade beautification project is expected to commence before October 15. "It will give a totally new look to the entrance of Calangute beach," Michael Lobo told TOI. The work order for the project was issued to ...

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