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Joshua assures to expedite Mapusa projects

NT NETWORK Mapusa Many projects which are in the pipeline and initiated by my father will soon be taken up and completed within the next two years in Mapusa, said MLA Joshua D’Souza. Joshua was addressing a gathering at the commencement of phase II of illumination of public streets in Mapusa. On Tuesday, Mapusa MLA Joshua D’Souza in the presence …

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Govt will pay fine to IOA under protest, says CM

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji “The government will be writing to IOA (Indian Olympic Association) on Thursday that we will be paying the hosting rights fee imposed by them on us under protest and that they immediately let us know whether we can host the National Games from November 1 to 16 or earlier,” Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told The …

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Kane’s ton leaves SA staring at exit

PTI Birmingham Skipper Kane Williamson struck a composed unbeaten century as New Zealand virtually knocked South Africa out of the World Cup with a four-wicket victory in a last over finish here Wednesday. Chasing a target of 242 in 49 overs in rain-truncated match, New Zealand recovered from a mini slump at 137 for five riding on a 91-run stand …

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Minerva dent Chennaiyin’s knockout hopes

PTI Guwahati Mohammed Rafi struck a last-minute goal to snatch a 1-1 draw for Chennaiyin FC against Minerva Punjab in their penultimate group match of the AFC Cup here on Wednesday, but the result dented the team’s chances of qualifying for the knockout stage. Samuel Lalmuanpuia gave ‘host’ Minerva the lead in the 62nd minute and the former I-League champion …

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Mhamal, Belurkar collect 2 points each

NT NETWORK Panaji In the second round of the 2nd Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament Goa’s Anurag Mhamal and Fide Master Nitish Belurkar maintained their winning momentum in the tournament played at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Taleigao on Wednesday. Playing with a queen, Anurag was pitted against Fide Master Wagh Suyog, where Anurag penetrated into the second …

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Prajot’s lone goal takes Goan Warriors into semis

NT NETWORK Benaulim Goan Warriors FC, Tivim entered the semifinals of 43rd Cana Benaulim Soccer defeating Sao Jose de Areal by a solitary goal played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Wednesday. The all important goal that proved to be the match winner came off in the 15th minute of the first session when attacking medio Rahul Naik …

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SC to hear PIL on AES outbreak on Monday

IANS New Delhi The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction to the Centre to send a team of medical professionals to review and assist in preventing the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. AES has already claimed lives of nearly 128 children in the district. Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh was earlier …

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Is Fish Safe For Consumption?

FR CARLOS LUIS SAC, Chicalim On the one hand, the Health Minister Vishwajit Rane assured us that the fish is safe to eat, after the NCP MLA Churchill Alemao urged the people not to eat fish for next two months. And on the other we were told that the fish samples are tested only during the nightime in a room …

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Law panel for tough legal framework to hold simultaneous polls

PTI New Delhi As the government toys with the idea of holding simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies, the Law Commission has recommended a tough legal framework for such a gigantic exercise. The law panel, in its draft recommendations made last August, recommended amendments to the Constitution and the Representation of the People Act to ensure simultaneous elections. …

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China opposes ‘politicisation’ of Huawei issue in India

IANS Beijing China has said it is opposed to the “politicisation” of Huawei’s likely participation in the 5G network trial in India after New Delhi said it has security concerns in letting the Chinese company take part in the much-awaited exercise. China’s Foreign Ministry told IANS that Beijing expects India to take an “independent” view on Huawei’s participation and asked …

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