Tuesday , 21 May 2019

Author Archives: nt

Mamata meme: SC grants bail to BJP activist

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed immediate release of BJP’s youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma on bail, days after she was arrested by the West Bengal police for allegedly posting a morphed image of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media. The top court directed Sharma to tender a “written apology” at the time of her release from ... Read More »

‘AIFF behaving like silent killer with I-League clubs’

New Delhi: Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj on Tuesday called the All India Football Federation (AIFF) a “silent killer” and said the sole purpose of the sporting body is to destroy the I-League and its participating clubs. Known for criticising the parent body, which often lands him in trouble, Bajaj said: “The game plan is clear. The federation’s disciplinary ... Read More »

Ex-India cricketer GS Lakshmi becomes first female ICC match referee

Dubai : Former India women cricketer GS Lakshmi has become the first woman to be appointed to ICC’s international panel of match referees and will be eligible to officiate in international games with immediate effect. Claire Polosak had become the first ever woman umpire to stand in a men’s ODI, earlier this month. Lakshmi, 51, who first officiated as a ... Read More »

Moira edge out Taleigao in 7-goal thriller

Duler: AA De Moira registered a hard-fought 4-3 win over Clube Sao Miguel de Taleigao in the GFA First Division League match played at Duler stadium here on Tuesday. Lloyd Mascarenhas scored a brace, while Rohit Tatad and Noel D’Silva scored a goal each for the Bardez side. Sachin Shirvoikar, Philip Pavzis and Yogesh Gauns found the net for Ilhas ... Read More »


Cocktails & Dreams emerge beach football champions MAJORDA: Cocktails & Dreams, Canacona won the 5-a-side beach floodlight football tournament, organised by Village Panchayat ad Youth of Majorda-Utorda-Calata, as they defeated Faria Strikers, Cansaulim 2-1 vie tie-breaker in the finals. Earlier in the regulation time, the teams were locked 4-4 with Cocktail & Dreams getting their goals from Sidhu Komarpant and ... Read More »

Lax security measures at Margao rail station ‘facilitate’ easy access

Roque Dias | NT Margao: The Margao railway station, which is one of the busiest stations in Goa, is allegedly quite porous with the metal detectors being out of order and no manual checking done. Miscreants can easily enter or exit from five openings to the railway station even without a platform ticket, it is said. Margao railway station areas ... Read More »

EC rejects plea to relax election code for Tuem EMC park work

Panaji: The Election Commission of India (EC) has rejected the plea of the state government seeking approval to undertake the work on the Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) park at Tuem even as the model code of conduct is in force. The poll panel has asked the state to carry out the said work only after the conclusion of counting, which ... Read More »

S Goa administration directs Railways to rid Foli lake of debris

Margao: South Goa collector Ajit Roy on Tuesday directed the South West railway officials to share the details of the track-doubling work with villagers while also ensure that necessary precautionary measures are taken so as to prevent flooding during the monsoon by removing debris along the Foli lake. Roy, speaking to reporters after a joint inspection of the lake along ... Read More »

Yoga routine to keep N Goa cops healthy

Panaji: Considering the immense benefits of yoga, the North Goa police have started conducting yoga sessions for its personnel. Initially the yoga sessions are being held from May 6 (twice a week), at three police stations of Anjuna, Mapusa and Calangute. Subsequently, it will be held at Porvorim and later other police stations in North Goa. “It is known that ... Read More »

Youngsters in law enforcement

The ‘Crocs and Cops Community Policing Unit’ at Verna Police Station launched the ‘Crocs and Cops Junior Academy’ for youngsters from South Goa interested in seeing how the Verna Police Station operates and to observe some of the more exciting aspects of police work. The academy focuses on the basics of ‘Community Policing and Pro Active Crime Management’. A first-of-its-kind in ... Read More »