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The Panjim Municipal market is always abuzz with activity as people from every nook and cranny from the city, come to stock on vegetables, fish, flowers, fruits, and various other items. But the last two days have seen his colorful market in darkness due to the disconnection of power supply by the electricity department, owing to the nonpayment of dues to tune of rupees five crores.
Continuously pouring rains have created a flood-like situation in the Capital city of Goa but the Taps in the city are running dry in the city for almost two days due to the landslide caused washing away two major pipelines in Ponda that supplies the water to North Goa. Although the government has assured the completion of repairing work Panajikars see no relief coming to them soon.
Panaji is yet to attain a ‘Smart city’ status, although the government has injected Rs 200 crores in its kitty for this purpose alone. Though the Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Corporation Limited has outlined a number of small and medium projects, they have remained an imaginary prospect on paper so far.
Traffic congestion and haphazard parking have led to ever-increasing chaos in the city. To streamline both these, the CCP has once again re-started pay parking on two of the busiest roads in Panjim – 18 June road and Atmaram Borkar road from July. Fees will be applied on per hour and hiked on a pro-rata basis.
Babush Monseratte is coming into the news after a very long time and this time with a new agenda. According to the reports, Babush has decided to leave the Goa Forward Party in a view to contesting the Panaji by polls. After the demise of former CM Manohar Parrikar, the seat of Panaji constituency remains Vacant. According to the sources, Babush is the only candidate who can presently challenge the ruling BJP and content the by-polls from Panaji.
Destiny is something nobody can predict, it does not matter how big you are, but the ultimate truth remains the same. Death is inevitable, but the way one leaves this world is what decides their fate. Here, in this case, the wife of a former cabinet minister of Goa was found dead in an apartment situated at Panaji, shockingly when police recovered her body, it had already started decomposing.
The celebration of Holi festival marks the beginning of the Shigmo festival in Goa. This year the celebration of colourful Holi across India will commence on the 14th March and on the same day Shigmo festivities will begin in Ponda Goa. The celebration of Shigmo in Goa always begins from Ponda, said the sources.
There is nothing more important in the kitchen than the onion as most of the recipes need a stint of onion and some of the important dishes cannot be prepared without the Onion. with the Onion hitting the mark of 150 rupees in the marketplace things would turn unpleasant during this festive season. Onion is supposed to be one of the most essential commodities and the government does not seem doing anything to control the prices of the same, but no one would leave an opportunity to play the politics over it.
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has started its reign with the opening ceremony on Wednesday and it will keep ruling the heart and mind of the film enthusiasts for the next seven days. The organizing committee, the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) actively encourages local talent, artists, film fans and the like to play a vital role in the visuals of the festival. With this aim, ESG has asked students of the Goa College of Art to create unique art installations to be showcased across the ‘IFFI Mile’, the road that runs alongside the Mandovi River promenade in Panaji.
Waste management is the biggest concern that every developing city faces today and Goa is no exception to that. In fact, Goa is more prone to the situation since it is a tourism-oriented place and garbage disposal is a challenge of enormous scales that the Government is facing. From the Calangute, a major tourism hub, to the capital city of Panaji and further south to Margao, the rubbish monster is haunting everyone. The situation is such that we all know there is a problem but none of us have any idea about a solution. At this juncture, YIMBY enters as Superman by setting up Goa’s first Waste Management Consumer Centre.