Two people have died and several others missing after a Portuguese era footbridge that connected south Goa's Curchorem to Sanvordem collapsed on Thursday evening. The Navy has been called in for rescue operations and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is also tracking the situation.
Road accident deaths in India can be brought down if the victims are provided immediate care. To ensure that help reaches sooner, the Goa health department is introducing two-wheeler ambulances in the state to negotiate through traffic that can be traumatic and puts lives at risk. The vehicles that will cut response time for patients needing instant help will hit the road from July onwards.
The Goa Forward Party (GFP) has expressed apprehensions over the Union Government's proposal to nationalise six rivers in the state fearing that it might adversely affect the livelihood of fishing community.
In the backdrop of allegations that the state government was singling out a particular community for creating nuisance on Goa beaches, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has said that all those operating illegally in the coastal destination, would face action.
Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Wednesday April 26, 2017, Panaji
Don't break your marriage, or send your parents to old age homes... Take a stand when you see women being exploited, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha made some unusual requests while addressing students at the 29th convocation ceremony of the Goa University, which was attended by President Pranab Mukherjee and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, who has earlier blamed outsiders for ruining Goan culture, has now announced that CCTV cameras installation on Goa's beaches had started and in the first phase it would cover the coastline of North Goa.
Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Saturday April 15, 2017, Panaji
After its 'no late night parties in Goa' diktat, the state government is now planning to make the casinos out of bounds for Goans. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government is mulling ban on entry of locals to casinos. "Gambling is not good. If we can, we should remove it from the state," he said. But he was quick to add that "it is human nature to gamble that is why we cannot eradicate it completely".
As Goa, the country's hottest tourist destination, moves to end its famous all-night dance parties, the state's Tourism Minister has blamed visitors for causing "chaos" because unlike Goans, he said, outsiders cannot hold their alcohol.