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New district hospital will be inaugurated by April ’18: Rane

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Stating that the work of the new South Goa district hospital building will be personally monitored till it is completed,  Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, on Saturday,  assured to inaugurate  the  hospital by April 2018 with all the required  healthcare facilities. This assurance came after he visited, perhaps for the first time as the Health Minister in  the ... Read More »

One drowns at Hollant beach; 2 feared drowned in Khandepar river

NT NETWORK   VASCO/PONDA A picnic turned tragic for three individuals in Goa, as the state witnessed a middle-aged man drowning and two youth feared drowned in separate incidents that occurred on Saturday. In the first incident, a 51-year-old man from Headland-Sada in Vasco drowned at the Hollant beach in Cortalim on Saturday afternoon. As per information from the Verna ... Read More »

Sonia drops Digvijay as incharge of Goa Cong

PTI   NEW DELHI Digvijay Singh, the long-standing Gandhi family loyalist, was Saturday removed as the party’s general secretary incharge of Karnataka and Goa. The development follows Congress’ failure to form its government in Goa despite having emerged as the single largest party in the assembly election this February. The party had clinched 17 seats in the 40-member legislature, four ... Read More »

Private hospital may get nod for organ transplant despite deficiencies

NT NETWORK   PANAJI At a time when the government is tightening the laws to stop “trading” in human organs by some unscrupulous hospital authorities, particularly in the private sector, some unprincipled officials in the state administration are leaving no stone unturned to give permission to a private hospital to start organ transplant facilities despite the fact that it does ... Read More »

Azgaonkar wants local taxi owners’ interests protected

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Commenting on the ongoing online petition to support Ola and Uber taxi services in Goa, Tourism Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Azgaonkar on Saturday said that the local taxi owners and drivers should always be ready for healthy competition and urged the government to take all stakeholders into confidence before considering the online petition. “I am aware of ... Read More »

Taxi owners threaten to hold strike

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that the local taxi operators have the capability to operate their own taxis digitally, the North Goa Tourist Taxi Owners’ Association (NGTTOA) has threatened to hold a strike, if the government allows the entry of mobile app driven cabs such as Uber, Ola and others into the state. The reaction by the taxi association came ... Read More »

Digital meter to soon be mandatory for Goa taxis

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The local public as well as the visiting tourists would soon get respite from the high rates charged by drivers of the commercial cabs in Goa – both tourist as well as passenger taxis – with the government all set to make it mandatory for the taxi drivers to have digital meter fitted on their taxis. ... Read More »

GSPCB finds only one parameter violated in Sonshi

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that, as of now, the mining operations in Sonshi village have not been stopped, the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) said that it has issued show-cause notices to ten cluster monitoring stations – including those related to the mining operations – functional in the Sonshi village in Sattari taluka, and sought replies from the ... Read More »

Goa all set for GST implementation

NT NETWORK PANAJI The government is confident of implementing Goods and Services Tax (GST) on time, said Deepak Bandekar, Commissioner of commercial taxes on Saturday. Bandekar said that the new tax regime is moving forward on schedule in Goa and is “not likely to witness hurdles in execution.” With little more than two months for the roll-out, there are concerns ... Read More »

Complaint against MPT chairman

NT NETWORK VASCO The Old Cross Fishing Canoe Owners Association president Custodio D’Souza has filed a police complaint against Mormugao Port Trust chairman I Jeyakumar for his alleged statement referring to people attending the environmental public hearings as outsiders, seeking action under Section 153 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). D’Souza, in his complaint, disclosed that the environmental public hearing over coal ... Read More »

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