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Terrace parapet of old Canacona Municipal Council building falls off in Goa

Students of the primary section and their teachers of St Thereza of Jesus School, Chaudi, had a lucky escape on Friday when a portion of the terrace parapet of the Canacona Municipal Council building at Chaudi came crashing down on the pathway used by the students and teachers.

Students of the primary section and their teachers of St Thereza of Jesus School, Chaudi, had a lucky escape on Friday when a portion of the terrace parapet of the Canacona Municipal Council building at Chaudi came crashing down on the pathway used by the students and teachers.
The CMC’s residential-cum-commercial building has been in dilapidated condition for last several years and the occupants of the shops and flats have blamed the CMC for the poor condition of the building.
According to sources, the incident took place minutes before students and teachers began to arrive along the pathway to proceed to their school. A large portion of terrace protection wall, which incidentally has overgrown bushes jutting out, gave way and came crashed down on the pathway.
Incidentally, the building is one of CMC’s two oldest commercial buildings in the precincts of Chaudi’s old fish market, which was constructed decades ago. Despite being in precarious condition, both buildings continue to be used for commercial and residential purposes.
When contacted, CMC Chairperson Simon Rebello agreed that the buildings are in bad shape and are in need of urgent maintenance work.
Rebello said, “I will ask the PWD engineers to examine the condition of the two old municipal buildings.”

 

Courtesy: HD

 

Goa Navratri is celebrated with Garba at Mahalaxmi Temple at Panaji

All the Goans are playing Garba Dance on the occasion of Navratri Festival celebrated at Goa.

Garba        

Happy Navratri

Goa Blog and its team wishes you all ”HAPPY NAVRATRI” May Godess Durga Bless You All.

DURGA MANTRA

OM KAATYAAYANYAI VIDMAHE

KANYAAKUMAARYAI DHIIMAHI

TANNO DURGAA PRACODAYAAT

OM GIRIJAAYAI VIDMAHE

SHIVAPRIYAAYAI DHIIMAHI

TANNO DURGAA PRACHODAYAAT

Om Aim Hrim Klim Chamundayei Vichce

1. Shailputri mata 2

 

Goa Gujarat, Maharashtra, to experience very heavy rains today

Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, west Madhya Pradesh and Goa in the next couple of days, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.

With southwest monsoon remaining vigorous over West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha and active over Marathwada and Telangana, it said a few places in these region could experience “extremely” heavy rainfalls on Tuesday and the day after.

Heavy rainfall is also expected over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam and Meghalaya, East Rajasthan, coastal Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during this period.

However, no such warning has been issued for Jammu and Kashmir where rains and floods during the last week claimed 150 lives.

The monsoon trough, meanwhile, passes over Barmer, Chittorgarh, centre of well-marked low pressure area over southwest Madhya Pradesh and adjoining north Madhya Maharashtra, Raipur, Paradip and towards east central Bay of Bengal.

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Goa defers iron ore e-auctioning after slump in international prices

The Goa government has put on hold the fifth e-auctioning of iron ore, which was scheduled to be held this week, owing to falling prices in international markets.

The e-auctioning has been postponed, it may be held sometime next week, state mines and geology department director Prasanna Acharya said.

“The state government will have to decide the further date,” he said.

“Looking at the international prices of the ore we decided to postpone the e-auctioning. The international market does not look promising at this point of time,” he said.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently out of station, will return on September 09 and only after that the call on the next date of e-auctioning would be taken, he said.

Around 2.18 million tonnes of ore was supposed to be put for e-auctioning by the state government, which has already auctioned in four different phases and earned Rs 583 crore revenue in the form of sale proceeds, besides Rs 62.2 crore as Value Added Tax, royalty, transport cess and processing fee.

The e-auctioning is being held under the supervision of a monitoring committee appointed by the Supreme Court.

Total 15 million metric tonnes of ore lying at Mormugao Port Trust, jetties and mining leases is supposed to be sold through auctioning.

The first e-auctioning was held on February 17 this year with 5.8 lakh tonnes of ore fetching Rs 102 crore, followed by 10.75 lakh e-auctioned on March 5, collecting Rs 167 crore.

The third e-auctioning was held on May 12, wherein 5.53 lakh tonnes was auctioned for Rs 77 crore, and the fourth e-auction was held for three days on August 19, 20 and 21 when 19.36 lakh tonnes of ore was sold, earning Rs 237 crore for the state government.

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