Friday , 6 May 2016

Goa News


ROAD TO INFAMY:  St Cruz MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate being taken by crime branch sleuths on Thursday to medical checkup after he was arrested in the alleged rape case

  PANAJI: St Cruz MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate was on Thursday arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl. In addition, Monserrate has also been booked for exploiting a trafficked person. Read More »

Babush allegedly bought girl for Rs 50 lakh

PANAJI: St Cruz MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate, who is accused of raping a minor girl, had allegedly purchased the victim for a sum of Rs 50 lakh for sexual exploitation. Read More »

Child sex ratio declining in Goa

SHOAIB SHAIKH | NT Staff Reporter PANAJI : After seeing positive indicators for two consecutive years in the child birth sex ratio, Goa  has recorded a sharp decline with 932 girls birth registered per thousand boys in 2015. Read More »

Govt soft-pedals on fare meters and GPS for cabs

PANAJI : Succumbing to the pressure from taxi owners, the government on Thursday postponed to August 1, 2016 the date for enforcing the rule on fare meters and global positioning system tracking devices for cabs. Read More »

St Inez animal shelter land attracting builders

Panaji, within a month-and-a-half of getting a new council for its civic body, which promised to earnestly undertake development, is now facing threat to its tree cover from none other than the councillors and ex-councillors. Read More »

Ward 13 councillor recklessly balding trees

PANAJI : Commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Sanjit Rodrigues on Thursday issued a circular charting out guidelines for cutting trees in the jurisdiction of the Corporation, just as ward 13 councillor Dinesh Salgaocar took up the work of recklessly balding tress in St Inez, a part of his ward, with the help of the CCP ... Read More »

Navelim VP to impose 3% penalty for delayed house tax payment

NAVELIM: With all other efforts failing, Navelim village panchayat in order to recover Rs 26 lakh outstanding house tax has decided to impose 3 per cent penalty for delayed payment. The panchayat had carried out drives to encourage villagers to pay the outstanding house tax. Read More »

Protest over digging works near Margao pick-up stand

MMC chief officer Deepali Naik giving a patient hearing to the protesters including pick-up drivers

  MARGAO: Citing danger to the building adjoining the pick-up stand from work of digging up of trenches, pick-up drivers along with some nearby residents complained to chief officer of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Deepali Naik. They claimed that the trenches dug up by a land owner endanger the building. Read More »

GSL prime exporter of ships: Governor 

VASCO: Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) is not only at the forefront of building ships for defence establishments in India but it is a prime exporter of ships from the country, the Governor Mridula Sinha said on Thursday. Read More »

Shantaram assured on protecting voting rights of over 1 lakh Goans

PANAJI: Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik, in a letter to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, a copy of which has been sent to the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, has demanded that the government immediately introduce a Bill to amend Indian Citizenship Act 1955, so that, over one lakh voters are not deprived of their voting ... Read More »

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