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Mapusa CO writes to collector over dredging of Tar river

NT NETWORK Mapusa Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) has approached the North Goa collector seeking direction under Section 33 of National Disaster Management Act, 2005 to Captain of Ports (COP) and water resources department (WRD) to undertake the work of dredging of the Tar river bed immediately.  Desilting of Tar river has been a major concern for Mapusa Municipal Council as ... Read More »

Vote counting will take five hours more this time: South RO

NT NETWORK  Margao South Goa district collector and returning officer for the south parliamentary seat Ajit Roy said that it would take at least five more hours this time for counting of votes as VVPAT slips of five EVMs in every assembly segment will have to be counted.  Speaking to this daily on Saturday after holding two crucial meetings, Roy said that “the counting process this time will ... Read More »

Mahadayi award benefitting Goa under severe threat

NT NETWORK Panaji The August 14, 2018 award of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, which proved advantageous to Goa, now seems to have come under severe threat, following the recent act of the central government to seek nine clarifications from the Tribunal on its particular order, out of which seven clarifications are clearly in favour of Karnataka. In its order ... Read More »

Camera trap captures tiger’s presence in Mollem

NT NETWORK Ponda After obtaining indirect evidences of the presence of tiger in Mollem for the last one year, forest department officials have finally managed to get the first ever direct evidence of tiger’s presence in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary in Mollem. The forest department officials released a photograph of the Bengal or striped tiger on Saturday, captured by ... Read More »

Nod to mines will boost Goa’s economy: CM

Chief Minister PRAMOD SAWANT, in an exclusive interview with ‘The Navhind Times’ speaks to RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR about the decision of the government to finally permit a mining lease in the state to start its operations. The Chief Minister, who is presently camping in Panaji to campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate, also speaks about various issues related to ... Read More »

Panaji’s Political Roulette

Political candidates have time and again given assurances to shift the offshore casinos from River Mandovi. A look at how the casinos first came to begin operations in Goa, and whether a change in location could indeed happen U D Kamat Come elections and candidates turn into redeemers! When the campaign to Panaji by-poll was at its peak, the voters ... Read More »

Stand-up comedy hits refresh with quiz, game show formats

Suhit Kelkar Traditional stand-up comedy, which involves a single comedian addressing an audience, is about a decade old in India. Long enough to have grown some tentacles, and sure enough new formats are now emerging. Among these, the comedy jugalbandi, where two comedians riff on their lives, relationships and each other; comedy debates that take on absurd subjects for entertainment; ... Read More »

Justice or charade?

Karan Thapar Let me begin with an admission. I’m only a layman and I have no legal training whatsoever. I’m also not conversant with the procedures of the Supreme Court and how enquiries against sitting judges must be conducted. But that said and done, there’s a lot about the way the Supreme Court handled allegations of sexual harassment levelled at ... Read More »

How safe are your eggs?

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Eggs have always been considered as a standard safe food. Few people realise that every egg is different, and some may not be fit to eat at all. An egg is made up of albumen, yolk, and a porous shell made of calcium carbonate. The internal ingredients of an egg can be altered by manipulating the feed ... Read More »

Good fight must be fought equally

Lalita Panicker This election, as with elections before, has seen the usual sniping at the women in the fray by their male counterparts. So, we had ugly references to the feisty Smriti Irani’s marital status to Priyanka Gandhi’s change of attire from skirts and trousers to sarees with the aim of getting votes. Film actresses in the arena seem to ... Read More »