Politics & Governance

Valanka wins Youth Cong presidentship

MARGAO: Valanka Alemao surpassed the odds stacked against her candidature by winning the state Youth Congress president polls to script a significant comeback after her defeat at the March 2012 assembly elections. Alemao, who went about her campaign with a guarded silence, aware of how her electoral battle to the same post had prematurely ended in 2011 when she was disqualified at the eleventh hour, won Sunday's elections by a margin of 168 votes.

Ponda: Power minister Milind Naik has said that spot billing is a pilot project and if it proves successful, the electricity department will undertake spot billing themselves by employing some more meter readers from next year onwards.

Compensate flood-hit Cuncolim locals: Sardinha

PANAJI: South Goa member of Parliament Francisco Sardinha on Monday demanded that the government should immediately compensate the flood affected residents of Cuncolim.

MARGAO: Valanka Alemao may have succeeded in wresting control of the state Youth Congress, but the development has only exposed the faultlines in the balance of power within the Congress party, given that the top leadership of the party was working overtime to thwart Alemao's march to assume the leadership role, political commentators observed.

Mapusa: A neurosurgery has to be conducted almost everyday in the state because of the increasing number of road accidents, health minister Laxmikant Parsekar said.

210 Moti Dongor hutments ordered to be razed

MARGAO: Administrator of comunidades, South zone, Sangeeta Naik, on Monday ordered the demolition of 210 hutments at Moti Dongor and restoration of the land to its original condition. The order was passed after she disposed of the proceedings initiated against the Moti Dongor slums at Margao under provisions of the Goa Land (prohibition of constructions) Act, 1995

CCP to crack whip on tax defaulters

PANAJI: Faced with a financially weak position, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) on Monday decided to act tough with defaulters as the house tax arrears has jumped to 7.5 crore.

MARGAO: Valanka Alemao was elected as the president of Goa Pradesh Youth Congress Committee on Monday.

MARGAO: The issue of pollution of Saipem lake dominated the proceedings of the gram sabha of the Navelim village panchayat held on Sunday, with villagers expressing their opposition to allowing raw sewage from Margao into the sewage treatment plant at Sirvodem, Navelim.

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