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Most RS MPs support private member’s bill for OBC quota in Parliament, Assemblies

PTI New Delhi Cutting across party lines, most Rajya Sabha members Friday supported a private member’s bill, which proposed to provide reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Lok Sabha and state Assemblies to ensure proportionate representation. V Vijaysai Reddy of the YSR Congress party moved a private member’s bill. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (insertion of new articles 330A …

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Scoring cannot be taught; can be nurtured: Floyd Pinto

The India U-19 football team scored three goals in five games in the Granatkin Memorial tournament in Russia once again highlighting that scoring is not India’s forte. India U-19 head coach FLOYD PINTO dispels this notion in conversation with Sports Editor AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Q: India still needs foreign players to score. As coach of the India U-19 team, how do …

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Sports Minister Rijiju assures CM to waive off IOA penalty

NT NETWORK Panaji “I met Union Minister for Sports Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi and urged him to waive off the Rs 6 crore penalty imposed by Indian Olympic Association (IOA). He assured me that he will issue directions to consider the demand of the State of Goa,” Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told The Navhind Times over the phone from …

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Malinga, Mathews bring home big win over Eng

PTI Leeds Angelo Mathews hit a patient fifty before veteran pacer Lasith Malinga returned with a sensational four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka stunned hosts England by 20 runs in a low-scoring thriller to keep their World Cup semifinal hopes alive, here Friday. Electing to bat, Sri Lanka managed a modest 232 for nine, riding on an unbeaten 115-ball 85 by …

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Goan players keep up winning momentum

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa’s GM Anurag Mhamal, Fide Master Nitish Belurkar and IM Leon Mendonca won and progressed during Round 5 of the 2nd Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament held at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Taleigao on Friday. Anurag Mhamal beat his opponent Pranav after he opted to play the Scotch Gambit. He was steady in his …

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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

1st Nat’l Women Master Athletic C’ship from Jun 29 PANAJI: Goa Masters Athletic Association will be conducting the 1st National Women Masters Athletic Championship in Goa from June 29-30. It’s the first of its kind event in Asia being held in Goa. Entries must be submitted by June 20; for further information contact – Angela de Braganza 880662442 & Anita …

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Finally, monsoon arrives in Goa

Panaji: After a long delay of 14 days, the  southwest monsoon finally arrived in the state on Thursday,  the India meteorological department said. The IMD  issued heavy rainfall warning for the next five days: strong winds with speed reaching 40 to 50 kmph are likely to prevail over southwest and adjoining west-central Arabian sea for the next 48 hours. This …

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CM to meet Sitharaman today

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is expected to seek a financial package for Goa during his forthcoming meeting with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Chief Minister left for Delhi on Thursday evening. He will meet Sitharaman on Friday. The state is presently facing financial crunch due to the closure of the mining industry and slump in the tourism sector. …

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Nighttime traffic diversion to kick in on June 24

Panaji/Vasco: Brining about the pains of additional travel of 18 km for the gains of a new bridge over the Zuari,  the government on Thursday issued a notification stipulating that Verna to Cortalim stretch of the national highway will be closed from June 24 to October 15, 2019  between 11 pm to 7 am for all vehicular traffic except emergency …

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‘Watermark’ leaves Mandovi to evade GCZMA action

Panaji: The  floating restaurant vessel ‘Watermark’ moored along  the Mandovi riverbank in the city disappeared before  it could be inspected and action could be taken on Thursday by the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority  for an outright CRZ violation. ‘Watermark’ has been touted as Goa’s first floating luxury lounge and bar, which is  jointly owned  by Trivesh Azgaonkar, who is …

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