Friday , 22 February 2019

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Flight forced to return to Los Angeles thrice

IANS   LOS ANGELES A Hawaii-bound flight was forced to return to the Los Angeles airport three times and was finally cancelled, the media reported on Saturday. The Hawaiian Airlines Flight 33 was headed to Maui’s Kahului Airport from Los Angeles International, but turned back three times, said Alex Da Silva, the airline’s senior manager. The plane had already taken ... Read More »

China to provide $2.5 bn loan to Pak to boost foreign cash reserves

PTI ISLAMABAD China will provide $2.5 billion in loans to Pakistan to boost the foreign exchange reserves of its “all-weather ally”, a media report said Saturday. Pakistan is nearly broke with the drying up of foreign cash reserves and mounting external debt. The country’s $8.12 billion reserves, which are below the minimum level that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and ... Read More »

Telling the Goa story, in unusual ways

Frederick Noronha When I look back, it seems like yesterday; actually, it was a good thirty years ago. I vividly recall my surprise on coming across an unusual and unexpected article. It struck me like a bolt from the blue while spending time scanning through periodicals in my favourite space at the old Goa University campus library (when it was ... Read More »


PTI   NEW DELHI Making a big populist push in its final budget before elections, the Narendra Modi-government on Friday exempted people with an earning of up to Rs 5 lakh from payment of income tax, announced an annual cash dole-out of Rs 6,000 to small farmers and provided a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 to workers in the unorganised ... Read More »

CII gives thumbs-up to budget

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Giving the thumbs-up to the Union interim budget presented in the Parliament on Friday by Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal,  vice-chairman of CII (Goa council) and director of Sancoale Shipping Lalit Saraswat  said that more money in hand will mean increased domestic demand that will positively impact businesses. Participating in a panel discussion on the interim ... Read More »

Wooing small farmers, income taxpayers

AJIT RANADE THERE was much drama involving economic data on the eve of the budget. Firstly, the remaining two independent members of the Statistical Commission resigned. Their exit made the constitutional body effectively vacuous, since the chairman’s post had been lying vacant since July. This is an apex advisory body to ensure that all the government’s data collection, collation, processing ... Read More »

Some densely populated villages up for more commercial activities

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Seven villages in the state broadly fit into the criteria of densely populated rural areas with a population of more than 2,161 persons per square kilometre under the new Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2018. The villages  fit into the category for reduction in no-development zone to 50 metre from high tide line or width of the ... Read More »

Surge in exports of Goa’s depleting fish catch

NT NETWORK   PANAJI After mining and tourism sectors, yet another sector of the Goan economy may head towards turmoil. The fishing sector has witnessed a huge surge in fish exports over the last three years even as the state has been witnessing a substantial decline in fish catch over the years. As per the data provided by the government ... Read More »

Mancurad mangoes

Mancurad mangoes were available at the Panaji municipal market on Friday. The particular fruits were being sold by a vendor for Rs  300 a piece Please like & share: Read More »

Government considering amending public health act, says Vishwajit

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, on Friday, said that the government is considering amending the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Health Act, 1985, making it mandatory for the school canteen operators to fulfil the dietary and nutrition requirements for students. “There is a need to have a scientific approach towards the needs of the children. Canteen in schools ... Read More »