25May/17

Goa Heritage takes on social media avatar

Back in 2005, the Goa Heritage Action Group (GHAG) converted the Latin quarters at Fontainhas, Panaji, into a venue of an art festival. In the wake of this exposure, this heritage conservation area went on to feature as the backdrop in many advertisements and movies and the flow of tourists that followed helped some residents maintain their heritage houses.

25May/17

High court stays quota, delimitation of some wards

The high court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday stayed the reservation and delimitation of a few wards for the June 11 panchayat elections. The stay was granted on the plea that the rotation policy of reservation of wards was not followed and it was made without adhering to criteria. The stay was also sought on the grounds that delimitation of wards was undertaken illegally.