Booth level officers (BLOs) from Panaji are making the best use of the 52nd Iffi, not to watch films, but to spread awareness about the system of EVMs and VVPAT machines for the upcoming state assembly elections.
Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai on Friday clarified that neither he as town and country planning (TCP) minister nor his Goa Forward Party (GFP) was involved in issuing permissions for the controversial house at Old Goa, and challenged the incumbent TCP minister Chandrakant Kavlekar to prove otherwise.
Residents of Velsao, Mollo along with Goencho Ekvott and village panchayat members, on Friday stopped the demarcation work being undertaken by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) contractors who are hired by South Western Railways (SWR) for the rail doubling work.
The directorate of education (DoE) has warned schools against conducting physical classes for students below Class VII, as the state government has not permitted the same. DoE has said that action will be initiated against schools violating the directives.
Social welfare minister Milind Naik on Thursday said that the first pilgrims to Velankanni and Shirdi under the new scheme Mukhyamandtri Dev Darshan Yatra Yojana will leave by two special trains on December 1.
After the state government gave its approval for schools to allow Class VII and VIII students back on campus, some institutes began physical classes for these students for the first time during the pandemic. Schools have started offline classes by calling the Class VII and VIII students in batches at 50% capacity to be able to maintain social distancing, as sessions for students from Class IX to XII are already on.