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Deepak assured Gadkari of withdrawing from Shiroda electoral fray: Tendulkar

NT NETWORK   PANAJI State president of the Bharatiya Janata Party Vinay Tendulkar on Wednesday said that president of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party Pandurang ‘Deepak’ Dhavalikar has already assured national BJP leader Nitin Gadkari that he will be withdrawing from the Shiroda electoral fray. “I was a witness to this recent telephonic assurance from the MGP president,” he added, further ... Read More »

Mapusa robbery: father-son among 3 held

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Alertness of Mapusa police personnel, who were deployed in the municipal market on patrolling duty, resulted in nabbing of three thieves, including a father-son duo, who were attempting to commit theft at a shop in the market. Mapusa police have recovered items worth Rs 1 lakh, including cash. The police disclosed the names of the arrested ... Read More »

PWD ad hoc engineers’ salary issue: human rights commission seeks report

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Taking a serious view of non-disbursement of salaries to 32 ad hoc assistant and executive engineers of public works department, the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) has issued directions to the state government to submit a detailed report on it. A single-member bench, headed by justice A D Salkar, has issued notices to the chief secretary, ... Read More »

Two elephant tusks seized in Verna raid, two arrested

NT NETWORK   VASCO Verna police on late Tuesday evening seized two elephant tusks from possession of two persons. The cost of the tusks in the international market is said to be over Rs 20 lakh, the police said. As per available information from Verna police, they received information from some sources that two persons were transporting two tusks in ... Read More »

‘Parrikar, a leader of the masses’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Paying tributes to the departed former chief minister Manohar Parrikar, Panaji Shigmotsav Samittee remembered him as a man of principles and a great leader who worked selflessly for the welfare of the people. Newly-elected Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, while recalling his association with the former chief minister, said, “If the credit of taking education to remote ... Read More »

Pak SC Chief Justice constitutes larger bench to define ‘terrorism’

PTI   Islamabad Pakistan will soon have a definition to the word ‘terrorism’. This was decided by Supreme Court Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Wednesday when he constituted a seven-member bench to determine the definition of ‘terrorism’ and the cases that fall within the category, Pakistani media reported. The apex court’s decision comes amid intense pressure on Pakistan government ... Read More »

Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller contributed to US man’s cancer: jury

AFP San Francisco The weedkiller Roundup was a “substantial factor” in the cancer of a US man who developed a lump in his throat after decades of spraying his garden — the second major legal defeat to agrochemical giant Monsanto in a year. Edwin Hardeman, 70, treated his property in Sonoma County, California, regularly with the herbicide from 1980 to ... Read More »

Lobo averse to becoming Speaker

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that he will not take up the Speaker’s post even if it is offered to him by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the near future, Deputy Speaker of Goa assembly Michael Lobo said that he wants to continue to be vociferous MLA of the ruling party and raise issues concerning Goa and Goans on ... Read More »

All the chief minister’s men

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR IT is a general perception that Goa was lucky to have a chief minister in the form of Manohar Parrikar. However, very few know that Parrikar himself was fortunate to have a very dedicated, committed and loyal staff at the Chief Minister’s Office; many of these staff members serving him since the past two decades, or ... Read More »

Acts of power

Marathi play ‘Avyahat’ directed by Rohan Ravindra Naik, is an adaption of the English novel ‘A Spoke in The Wheel’ by Amita Kanekar. It explores the relationship between history, religion, and the state. NT BUZZ finds more VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ   Goa-based Hauns Sangeet Natya Mandal’s latest Marathi play ‘Avyahat’ is making waves at various theatre festivals. It ... Read More »