Class XII results of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will be declared on May 21 at 5pm. The results are awaited by 18,201 students – 8,925 boys and 9,276 girls.
Panchayat elections in the state are likely to be delayed as the state government on Thursday decided to seek some time from the state election commission (SEC) to obtain a detailed report from the OBC commission on OBC reservation.
In yet another incident of an underground cable getting punctured, Vasco, Baina, Mangor, Sada, Varunapuri, Gandhi Nagar and Shantinagar went without power supply for around 21 hours on Thursday after a gas pipeline contractor accidentally damaged three 33kV underground cables supplying electricity to Vasco and surrounding areas.
Of the 10,000 women who were screened for breast cancer since October last year, seven were detected with the disease. The screening was done under ‘Swasth Mahila, Swasth Goa’ a joint initiative of cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s YouWeCan Foundation, the SBI Foundation and the Goa government.
Chief minister Pramod Sawant said the state government will requisition water pumps from mining companies to drain water from mining pits during the monsoon in order to prevent any mishaps. He was speaking after meeting with the chief secretary, the directorate of mines and the disaster management authority to discuss safety measures that need to be taken up at mining pits.
Goa Medical College on Wednesday rusticated four MBBS students from the boys’ hostel for three months for assaulting another inmate of the hostel.