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Goemkarponn desk PANAJI: Union ministers and other leaders will attend ‘Lok Utsav’, a five-day cultural festival that begins on December 7 in Canacona taluka of South Goa, state legislative Assembly Speaker Ramesh Tawadkar said. Tawadkar said Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai would be present for the inaugural function with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on December 7. President Droupadi Murmu was scheduled to attend the inauguration, but her visit got cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances, he said. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda, Union Minister of State for Rural Development Faggan Singh Kulasthe, Union Minister of Health and Family…

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Goemkarponn desk PANAJI: Calangute MLA Michael Lobo today said that illegal activities need to be stopped at Goa’s beaches. MLA Michael Lobo today, along with panch members, meet CM Sawant over tourism-related issues. “Illegal activities on the beaches need to be stopped; touts are cheating tourists, and legal businesses are at stake,” said Lobo. He further said that if this happens, people and tourists will find Calangute unsafe in the future if the government takes no action. “We will come back again to meet Chief Minister Pramod Sawant people should follow HC’s order on sound pollution,” he added. Lobo has…

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Goemkarponn desk PONDA: Bethora Sarpanch Umesh Gaude, along with Panchmembers, today cleared the truck parking on the pass road at Bethora Borim road, citing it is inviting accidents. Sarpanch Umesh Gaude said the Curti locals had recently cleared roadside parking on NH, and those truckers had now started parking their vehicles on both sides of Bethora Borim Bypass road. For the past month, it has been creating a nuisance. Earlier fatal accidents are also caused. Considering the risk to life of locals, He said Panchayat would also install signboards to prevent truck parking on Bethora Borim road.

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Goemkarponn desk PONDA: Four out of eleven Panchmembers, along with Borim locals, protested today against Panchayat Secretary issuing House Number to one applicant without proper construction. They said the structure is toilet-size and does not even have a roof over it. It is close to the electricity pole. Four Panchmember condemned the act of the secretary. Panchmember Vinay Parpati from ward no 11, where the house number is issued for said structure, said he resigned over the issue as he was not taken into confidence. He had submitted his resignation to Sarpanch. He said though the secretary has power to…

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Goemkarponn desk PANAJI: Unnecessary placement of Barricades resulting in Slow Vehicular Movement, Deployment of Police Personnel who are clueless about Traffic Management at Cortalim Junction & Absence of Signages is the cause of Massive Traffic Jam at Cortalim. It is man-made traffic jam due to government negligence, stated Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao. Releasing three Videos of the Cortalim Traffic Jam today, Yuri Alemao exposed the complete mess at the Cortalim Junction. The videos show complete mismanagement of traffic at Cortalim Junction. The Traffic Police deployed there need to be adequately trained. It is shocking to see Home Guards monitoring…

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Goemkarponn Desk PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be inaugurating the New Goa International Airport on December 11. Sawant also said that GMR will commence flight operations on January 5, 2023. “Prime Minister will inaugurate the Mopa Airport on December 11, and GMR will commence flight operations on January 5, 2023,” announced CM Sawant during a press conference. He further said that Phase 1 works of the airport are 100 per cent completed. “As of now, international flight operations will continue at Dabolim. Twenty new routes will be added at Mopa airport,” responding…

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Goemkarponn desk CORTALIM: An accident reported between a tourist taxi and a Tempo Traveller on early Monday morning held traffic movement at ransom for over one hour A huge queue of vehicles piled up on either side of the Zuari Bridge and also along roads between Vasco and Cortalim as well. The traffic police immediately swung into action and managed to control the traffic and allow one-way movement on the Zuari bridge till the crane could be pressed into service to clear and shift the vehicles off the bridge. Finally, after about 45 minutes, the towing crane managed to tie…

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