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Governor, CM extend Revolution Day greetings

NT NETWORK Panaji Governor Mridula Sinha and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant have extended greetings to the people of Goa on the occasion of Goa Revolution Day. The Governor in her message stated that “the Goa Revolution Day, which is being commemorated annually on June 18, has special significance for Goans as it was on this day, in the year 1946, Goans …

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Govt nudges forest dwellers to report ‘obstruction’ to farming

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has said that the people from scheduled tribes’ community and other traditional forest dwellers can report to the Tribal Welfare department if the forest officials are not allowing or obstructing them from cultivating chillies and other seasonal vegetables on the land that they have claimed under the Forests Rights Act, 2006. The state-level monitoring …

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Shakib inspires Bangladesh to record chase

PTI Taunton All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan struck a magnificent unbeaten 124 to help Bangladesh record a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over the West Indies and script the second highest successful run chase in World Cup history here on Monday. The 32-year-old Shakib (124 off 99 balls) produced a batting master class as he led Bangladesh to a famous win, chasing down …

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Germany eliminate South Africa

AGENCIES PARIS Germany had no trouble dispensing with South Africa in Montpellier, as the Banyana Banyana go home from their first World Cup without a point. Leupolz was left unmarked to head in the opening goal from six yards out in the 14th minute at the Stade de la Mosson, and Sara Daebritz — who recently signed for Paris Saint-Germain …

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Tilamol United prevail over Cana Benaulim

NT NETWORK Benaulim Tilamol United entered the quarterfinals of 43rd Cana Benaulim Soccer defeating hosts Cana Benaulim Sporting Association 5-4 via tie-breaker, at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Monday. The teams played a 2-2 draw during the regulation time. It was hosts Cana Benaulim SA who went into the lead in the 40th minute of the second session …

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Joseph Dias is new chief of Salcete FC

MARGAO: Joseph Dias was elected as the president of the managing committee of Salcete Football Club for the term 2019-21, during the Annual General Meeting of the club held in Margao on Sunday. The other committee members are as follows: vice-presidents: Armando Colaco, Schubert Furtado, Mauricio Afonso and Justo Costa; honorary general secretary: Agnelo L Fernandes; asst secretary: Antonio Fernandes; …

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Lenders to take Jet Airways to NCLT, revival hope gets bleaker

IANS New Delhi The future of the grounded Jet Airways just got a shade bleaker on Monday with the lenders, led by State Bank of India (SBI), deciding to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against the airline after all attempts to rope in a buyer failed. As revival hopes faded, investors dumped the airline’s shares. Jet’s stock closed 16.76 per cent or …

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Budget: new power projects may get investment-linked deductions

IANS New Delhi To boost power sector investments, the government is considering a proposal to include power generating units in the list of infrastructure projects that qualify for getting investment-linked deductions, official sources said on Monday. The move is expected to bring investments into a sector considered crucial for economic growth. Money flows into greenfield power projects have dried out …

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Pune firm develops solar-powered irrigation system

IANS Pune To solve water crisis for farmers throughout the varied climate conditions in India, Pune-based company Khethworks has developed solar-powered irrigation system. The irrigation system is intended to make farmers independent of seasonal rains or expensive fuel along with reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving food security by developing solar pumps. “We enable year-round irrigation, cultivation and income generation …

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Goa to take entire power feed from Western grid, no power shortage: Cabral

Goa government has decided to stop taking power supply from Sothern grid via Karnataka and draw its entire allocated power from the Western grid. Power Minister Nilesh Cabral has also said once again that Goa is not short of power, but it could stabilise only after expanding and strengthening its transmission network. He wants Goans to provide additional land for …

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