Reason for 2 deaths in Sattari-Goa is not only KFD

Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) , detected in Goa in 2015, is also called monkey fever. The death of a monkey continues to create a stir in Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) infested villages of Sattari taluka, Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday that the death of two persons in Sattari taluka were not purely due to the Kyasanur forest disease (KFD).

KFD, detected in Goa in 2015, is also called monkey fever. The Health Minister as well as Deputy Chief Minister of Goa Francis D’Souza, confirmed that both the deceased had co-morbid conditions. One of the deceased had acute diabetes, and contracted the KFD infection. So it is difficult to conclusively say if KFD alone was the cause of death.
They would start vaccination as soon as stock is received however if the people are reluctant to come forward for the vaccinations they cannot help hence it is a difficult task.
Precautionary measures must be taken in the form of vaccines and injections. Goa State CM said at a function while speaking that it?s not advisable to create fear amongst people over monkey fever

Goa State Police Complaint Authority Orders No Increments

The Goa state police complaint authority has taken serious action of? recommending reduction of pay scale by one stage for a police constable attached to Maina- Curtorim police station for a period of two years for not doing their duties properly,? registering first information report (FIR) in an accident case in November 9, 2012.

The SPCA bench headed by justice R M S Khandeparkar ordered reduction in the scale of pay of the police constable Mr.Arun Rane by one stage for a period of two years with effect from the date of imposition of penalty. It is further recommended that he shall not earn any increment during that period of two years

Goa: An International Tourist Destination!

The smallest and the beautiful state of Goa is a most famous tourist destination for the domestic as well as international tourist.It has also become a hub for various types of events such as conferences,seminars,weddings etc.

For last few years many wealthy people from across the country as well as celebrities prefer Goa as most wanted destination for wedding celebrations.

Shortly the Def- Expo scheduled to be held in Goa where in more than eight hundred countries will be participating. In this prestigious event many International personnel and CEOs and Presidents of different ?Indian Companies shall also be attending this event.

Exciting sightseeing spots of Goa for this vacation

Goa, a highly sought-after tourist destination in India, is an ideal place to visit on holidays. Although, it is small in area, yet is a large storehouse of interesting and varied tourist attractions. Head to the state to explore it for real and pick from the best hotels in Goa.

It is a worldwide known fact that Goa is a must-visit tourist destination in India. Its apt location, which is in the middle of glamorous Maharashtra, alluring Karnataka, and Arabian Sea has given it a nature rich and varied topology. Home to everlasting hills, emerald fields, old fishing villages, tranquil backwaters, and a never-ending stretch of sun-bleached beaches, holidaying in Goa is an escapade into the richness of nature. It can be easily put in the list of most sought-after tourist destinations in the country; the huge annual footfall of domestic as well as international tourists is the testimony of the fact. Although, the state is the smallest state on Indian mainland area wise, however, its tourism industry is enormous. Starting from the old European monuments, Portuguese era monuments to be precise, highly revered churches and temples, serene beaches, lavish hotels in Goa, hottest beach parties, extravagant carnivals and festivals, exotic backwaters, sumptuous seafood and east meets west cuisines, calm and slow paced villages, and many others to include, there is a large array of attractions and allures. If you are planning to visit the place shortly, given below are some tourist attractions that are absolute visit if you seek to relish your trip to the fullest.

Aguada Beach – It is one of the most famous beaches in the state and home to a grandiose eponymous fort. Best noted for its serene environment and natural beauty, especially at dusk and dawn, the charm of the beach is hard to ignore. Attributes that make the beach more significant are the remnants of the old Portuguese Fort built in 17th century. Close to the shoreline there are a couple of tourist cottages, hotels, and shacks, that offer a relaxing stay while their guests relish the sun, sand, and the sea.

Cansaulim Church – It is interesting to note that there are equal or perhaps more number of churches as there are temples in Goa. Cansaulim Church is one of the numerous churches in the state. It is an old church which is pretty much visible on the walls of the structure. Built in late 1500s the church is still a wonderful piece of monument. It draws visitors primarily because of its high religious and historic significance. The last time it was renovated in the year 1632.

Chapora Beach – The most bewitching attraction of Chapora Beach is its tranquility. Even though, it is surrounded by some of the most tourist busy destinations and beaches, the Chapora Beach is charmingly quiet. It holds clean golden sea beach with a long string of palm fringes stretching along the shoreline. There also exists an old fort eponymous to the name of the beach. The fort counts amongst the oldest forts in India and was built in 1617 by the Portuguese. It is quite easy to access the beach thanks to its close proximity to other well-known tourist destinations, including: Anjuna, Vagator, Mapusa, and Solim.

In a nutshell, Goa is a good destination to visit and spend a memorable vacation. The state’s tourism is huge, varied, and much more than just the beaches. Dabolim Airport, Goa’s own airport, connects the state to rest of India in an excellent manner. It has flights of air carriers like Air India, Go Air Airlines, SpiceJet, IndiGo, etc. serving it on a regular basis.

Goa Nuvem MLA Mickky likely to surrender this week

The absconding Nuvem MLA Francisco (Mickky) Pacheco who was sentenced to go to jail for assaulting an engineer of the state electricity department eight years ago, is likely to surrender this week, sources said.

Law caught up with the flamboyant politician from Salcete on March 30 when the Supreme Court dismissed his petition challenging the high court order which had upheld sentence of six month’s imprisonment.

Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, before going on a private holiday with his family, had last week expressed confidence that Pacheco would surrender within two days. That didn’t happen and Pacheco continued to be on the run.


The sources told TOI that Pacheco is likely to surrender in a Goa court in a day or two.

Sources said that the police had sent 2-3 teams to the national capital as they had some information that he had been hiding in north India. This was after arrest warrant was issued.

The police have come under severe criticism for their poor attempts to nab the absconding former minister especially after the first team was sent to Delhi by train.
Pacheco resigned on April 3 from the cabinet saying he did not want to cause further embarrassment to the BJP-led government in the state. The chief minister said he had asked Pacheco who was minister for RDA, archaelogy & archives, to quit in view of the apex court ruling. His berth is still vacant in the Parsekar-led cabinet.