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ATM containing Rs 10.66 lakh stolen from Colvale booth

Mapusa: In a shocking incident, unknown miscreants decamped with an automated teller machine (ATM) of a private bank from an ATM booth at Colvale leading to theft of Rs 10.66 lakh. The broken ATM was recovered from roadside along the Revora-Thivim road, around three kilometres from the booth. According to Mapusa police, the incident came to light on Sunday morning …

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Draft CZMP shows lakhs of sq metre of Loutolim land as shipyard

Roque Dias | NT Margao: A visit by this daily to the village of Loutolim has found that the two ferry ramps existing in the village, one at Rassaim, which helps to transport people from Loutolim to Durbhat (Ponda taluka) and another near Borim bridge are not reflected on the CZMP, but instead a huge plot belonging to a shipyard company with a workshop at Borim is …

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Uncertainty over Goa’s participation in tourism events

Panaji: The participation of Goa in the forthcoming India International Travel Mart (IITM) to be held at Bengaluru from August 2 to August 4 and other similar events is uncertain due to the irresponsibility on the part of the department of tourism towards issuance of work orders to the selected event management agencies. These agencies coordinate and manage such events …

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Around Rs 17 cr worth developmental works completed in Benaulim

Margao: According to information placed at the ongoing assembly session, a total of around Rs 17.84 crore development works undertaken by the Public Works Department (PWD) have been completed in Benaulim constituency. Works that have been completed include resurfacing of internal roads in Cavelossim, improvement of roads and drainages, resurfacing and hot-mix carpeting of various roads in Seraulim, repairs to …

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Onus on govt, not parents for curbing drug menace: Cong

Panaji: Strongly objecting the statement made by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant that parents are responsible for involvement of school students’ in drug abuse, Girish Chodankar of the Congress termed it as an irresponsible statement when it is the responsibility of the government in power to curb drug peddling. Chodankar, who recently resigned as the president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, …

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Rs 56.38 lakh gold seized at Dabolim airport

Vasco: The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Customs apprehended three Tajikistan nationals at the Dabolim international airport, on Sunday, for possessing 1.787 kg of assorted gold jewellery, worth Rs 56.38 lakh, which was concealed in inner wears, and hand baggage. According to sources, based on intelligence inputs, the air customs officers of Goa headed by deputy commissioner of customs Dr …

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St Anthony’s SC, Colva emerge winners

Benaulim: St Anthony’s SC, Colva won the 34th Strikers Trophy soccer tournament defeating St Anthony’s SC, Assolda 3-1 via tie-breaker in the finals played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Sunday. The teams played a goalless draw during the regulation time. St Anthony’s SC, Assolda who should have won the final comfortably, were made to rue their missed …

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Indian Army approves Dhoni’s request to train with Parachute regiment

New Delhi: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat approved former India captain MS Dhoni’s request to train with the Parachute regiment for two months, top Army sources said on Sunday. The wicket-keeper batsman had requested the Indian Army to allow him to train with a territorial army battalion of the Parachute regiment for two months. “The request has now been approved …

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Umpire Dharmasena admits ‘error’ in awarding England six runs in World Cup final

Colombo: The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an “error” and should have given one run fewer, a report said Sunday. A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he tried to complete a second run …

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Sindhu falters in final

Jakarta: P V Sindhu’s hopes of breaking a seven-month title drought came crashing down as the Indian lost in straight games to Akane Yamaguchi in the finals of Indonesia Open BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament here Sunday. Seven months after becoming the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals in December, Olympic silver medallist Sindhu had an …

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