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Govt notifies Community Dairy Farming Scheme

Panaji: Milk production in the state could receive a boost in future with the government notifying the Community Dairy Farming Scheme (Amended 2019), on Thursday. The scheme aims at promoting dairy farming as an industry, and providing self-employment to the local youth. The scheme can be availed by community group of minimum five members with minimum five acres of land …

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Cong asks CM to appoint Iva as designated FDA officer at Margao fish market

Panaji: The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee chief Girish Chodankar, on Thursday, dispatched a letter to the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant requesting him to appoint Food and Drugs Administration official Iva Fernandes as a designated officer with full powers at Margao fish market as soon as possible in order to “instill” confidence among the fish-consuming Goans. In the letter, Chodankar has …

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GoaMiles issue: Kavlekar says govt must take taxi operators into confidence

Panaji: The Congress Legislative Party (CLP), on Thursday, held a meeting with taxi operators from South and North Goa, and heard their grievances over app-based taxi service -GoaMiles. Addressing the media after the meeting, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar said that the government must hear the grievances of private taxi operators, who are Goans, and resolve the issue immediately. …

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Four TDP MPs join BJP

New Delhi: In a boost to the BJP, four of the six TDP MPs in the Rajya Sabha joined the party on Thursday and sought merger of the TDP legislature party with it in the Upper House. In a day of fast-paced developments, the four MPs led by their Rajya Sabha leader Y S Chowdary – long seen a trusted …

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Sacked IPS officer gets life term in custodial death case

Jamnagar: A court in Gujarat on Thursday sentenced sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in a custodial death case dating back to 1990 when he was posted as an additional superintendent of police in this district. Bhatt, who earlier made allegations against then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi over his handling of the 2002 Gujarat riots, has been …

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Pompeo to visit India next week

New Delhi/Washington: In the first high-level visit from any country following the Lok Sabha polls, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will be in India from June 25-27 and hold talks with the leadership here to strengthen the strategic partnership. His visit comes ahead of a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines …

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Red-hot Warner brings Aussies closer to semis

Nottingham: Australia moved closer to World Cup semifinals after David Warner inspired the defending champions to a comfortable 48-run win over a combative Bangladesh with his second century of the tournament. The left-handed opener contained his natural aggressive self before swinging his arms freely to build a 166-run knock, which steered Australia to a mammoth 381 for five, their second …

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Kohli goes Mahi way with new haircut

London: After some clinical performances on the field, especially the massive 89-run win over archrivals Pakistan in the World Cup, the Indian cricketers were handed a two-day break before they regrouped in Southampton on Wednesday. And no sooner did they hit the training ground did they catch the attention of the fans with their new haircuts. Skipper Virat Kohli along …

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GOA BRIEFS

Dicarpale SC advance to semifinals ASSOLDA: Dicarpale SC entered the semifinals of St Anthony’s Festival Cup football tournament defeating Margao SC 2-1, at Assolda panchayat grounds on Thursday. The teams were level 1-1 at half time as Dicarpale SC took the lead through Joel Colaco and Margao SC levelled from a Serineo Fernandes strike. Robinson Colaco scored the match-winning goal …

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PY Nuvem see off Marna-Siolim on way to semis

Benaulim: Parish Youth, Nuvem rode on fine brace by striker Francis Colaco and a strike from Godfrey Mascarenhas to beat St Anthony’s SC, Marna-Siolim 3-1 and enter the semifinals of 43rd Cana Benaulim Soccer tournament, at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Thursday. Playing an attacking game PY Nuvem went into the lead in the very 3rd minute after …

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