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IDC to sell 5 lakh sq mtrs to repay SEZ promoters

Industries Minister Vishwajeet Rane has decided to sell 5 lakh square meters belonging to the IDC to repay the promoters of the Special Economic Zone. Industries Minister Vishwajeet Rane now wants a vision document for industries. The vision document will help to bring clean and green industries in Goa and also provide employment to youth. The five Special Economic Zone …

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Hit and run case accused Anandi Pagi arrested

The driver allegedly involved in the hit and run accident Canacona accident has been arrested on Thursday in Panaji. Canacona was tense from morning with locals blocking road in protest demanding that that the alleged driver Anand Pagi who is accused of hitting Premanand Naik with his car be arrestd within 24 hours.

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Swiggy employees on strike, No deliveries in some places

Do Swiggy takeaways reach your home on time? Because Swiggy delivery boys are out on strike due to the increase in payout timings and non payment of their incentives. Swiggy delivery boys are on their 2nd day of strike in the capital city. The Swiggy employees are demanding more incentives, dues and reduce the working hours. They want fixed work …

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AIFF looks at AFC for status quo till 2022

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji The roadmap for football in India is again being left to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to decide with All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel stating, at the end of a meeting with I-League clubs on Wednesday that recognition for the I-League will need to be got from the parent body. The AFC …

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Upping the ante, tourist taxi owners give 7 days to govt

NT NETWORK Calangute The North Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association and NGTTOA Rent A Car Association have issued a 7-day ultimatum to the government demanding scrapping of GoaMiles-the app-based taxi service, if not, they said, they would be compelled to come out streets with their families. The members of the associations held a press conference in Calangute where the leader …

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23 feared dead after dam breach in Ratnagiri

PTI Mumbai Twenty-three persons are feared dead after a dam in Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rains leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said on Wednesday. Bodies of 11 persons have been recovered so far, a police official said. The total toll would be 23, he added. The Tiware dam in Chiplun taluka of Ratnagiri district …

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Rahul resigns as Congress chief

PTI New Delhi In more trouble for the crisis-hit Congress, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday publicly announced his resignation as its president, taking responsibility for the Lok Sabha polls debacle, and called for “hard decisions” to rebuild the party and making people accountable for the “failure” of 2019. In a four-page open letter, Gandhi also urged the Congress working committee  to …

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Now, garbage sentinel scheme in Margao

NT NETWORK Margao    Taking a leaf out of the traffic sentinel scheme, the Margao municipal council on Wednesday launched a scheme to pay Rs 1,000 to the citizens who report illegal dumping of waste through a photograph or video via Whatsapp. The MMC was compelled to launch the garbage sentinel scheme after the officers observed that there has been a …

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‘Plant to start converting plastic waste into fuel from August 15’

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has informed the High Court of Bombay at Goa that the plant being set up to convert plastic waste into fuel will become operational from August 15. In the petitions related with garbage management in the state, the government has told the High Court that the plant being established to convert plastic waste into …

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Drafting of mining dump policy will take 3 months

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that new Goa mining dump policy will take at least three more months to come out. “The formulation of the policy needs some more time and it cannot be done overnight,” he added. Meanwhile, an appeal filed by a mining company challenging a 1987 law that abolished mining concessions granted …

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