Tuesday , 16 October 2018

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Mapusa residents stopped from using SAG joggers track; Aldona MLA intervenes

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA People from Mapusa who came for their usual walk or jog  at the Peddem Sports complex in Mapusa were in for a rude shock on Saturday when the gates were locked and none were allowed entry into the track. The reason, a notice sent by Executive Director of SAG V Prabhudesai dated 27/9/2018. The notice read: ... Read More »

Cosme to contest, Arnold & Anthony rejected

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa Football Association (GFA) Returning Officer is believed to have cleared the nomination paper of Cosme Oliveira and rejected the nominations of Arnaldo Costa and Anthony Fernandes. “I am not supposed to inform the press about my decisions. If the GFA office is closed today you can get the information on Monday,” Returning Officer John Abreu ... Read More »

The cry of the elephants

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi We may have 26,000 elephants today – but this is all that is left of a several lakh population, which is decreasing annually. Today, we have only about a thousand tuskers. The worst part?  3,500 elephants are in captivity. An elephant is emotionally, exactly like a human. Its intelligence is as great as ours and the extra ... Read More »

State asked to prepare ‘action plan’ for making polluted rivers ‘fit for bathing’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered all the states, including Goa, and Union territories (UTs) in the country to prepare an action plan for making all the polluted river stretches fit at least for bathing purpose, and asked them to submit reports for consideration on December 19. The three-member bench headed by ... Read More »

50 truckloads of garbage collected during Bicholim cleanliness drive

NT NETWORK   BICHOLIM ‘Swachh Dicholi, Sundar Dicholi’ abhiyan in collaboration with Bicholim Municipal Council (BMC) had launched a 15-day special cleanliness drive in BMC jurisdiction. The campaign concluded on Thursday. During the cleanliness drive, more than 50 truckloads of garbage were collected and treated at BMC waste treatment plant. More than 50 persons, including government servants, professionals, school students ... Read More »

Environmental public hearing on MPT projects concludes

NT NETWORK   VASCO The environmental public hearing over expansion projects of the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), including  proposed development of fishing jetty, passenger jetty, multi-purpose general cargo berths and petroleum oil and lubricants (POL) terminal, concluded on Saturday evening. District Collector, South, Dr Tariq Anwar made announcement about the conclusion of environmental public hearing on expansion projects of the ... Read More »

CCMC CO issues show cause notices to ice cream parlours

NT NETWORK   CURCHOREM Chief officer of Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) Kapil Phadte on Friday issued show cause notices to all the ice cream parlours located in the Curchorem market over the internal illegal constructions. Acting on the complaints received from some parents regarding the “misuse of the ice cream parlours,” police inspector of Curchorem police station had written a letter to the chief ... Read More »

The curious case of Indian anxiety, despite optimism

Gopalkrishna Gandhi Three ‘D’s — decline, decay and destruction— are prefixed to ‘institutions’ when discerning citizens speak about the three pillars or ‘estates’ of the Republic of India, the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. “Our institutions are in decline,” they say. Just look at the first pillar — the executive. Is the RBI being allowed to be what it ... Read More »

Senate moves to final vote on Kavanaugh

UNI   WASHINGTON In a crucial procedural vote along partisan lines, the US Senate has wrapped up the debate on the confirmation of a highly controversial President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, moving forward to the final floor vote. The vote tally is 51-49, while the fate of full confirmation, which could be as early as Saturday, remains ... Read More »

The #MeToo media?

Frederick Noronha Over the past weekend, the Indian media underwent its #MeToo moment. Women journalists from parts of the country well connected by instant online communication, shocked cyber readers by naming names and shaming persons who they said had sexually misbehaved with them. As someone who has worked with the media, and watched its power with a mix of fascination ... Read More »