Wednesday , 25 April 2018

Goa News

20,000 tourists avail Hop-on Hop-off bus service in 11 months

NT NETWORK PANAJI On an average, approximately 70 tickets are bought by tourists to avail the Hop-on Hop-off bus services for sight-seeing tours. Besides over 20,000 tourists have availed the services over the last 11 months which is run by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC). The services were launched in May 2017 with two double deck buses and two high ... Read More »

Final arguments begin in transportation of mining ore post March 15

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The High Court of Bombay at Goa has begun final arguments in a matter related to transportation of mining ore post March 15. The counsel appearing for petitioner NGO while arguing before the High Court said that the Supreme Court in its February 7 order held that the mining lease holders who have been granted the ... Read More »

Francis orders crackdown on illegal food carts in city

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza on Tuesday directed the Corporation of the City of Panaji to remove all illegal handcarts (gaddas) from the city and streamline the system for issuing trade licenses and payment of taxes. The Minister also directed the CCP mayor, Vithal Chopdekar and Commissioner, Ajit Roy, to look into grievances of hoteliers and ... Read More »

Youth held for raping minor girl from Zuarinagar

NT NETWORK   VASCO Verna police, on Tuesday, arrested a youth for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl from the slum area of Zuarinagar. Deputy superintendent of police, Vasco, Sunita Sawant said that the mother of the victim has lodged a complaint with the Verna police on Tuesday. The police swung into action and nabbed the alleged accused  Nurjul Islam Abdul ... Read More »

Khaunte assures swift NOCs for staffing in private sector

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Labour and Employment Minister Rohan Khaunte on Tuesday said the government is making efforts to come up with a mechanism to issue no-objection certificates within 48 hours to 72 hours to industrial units for carrying out recruitments. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Khaunte  said the industry should understand the efforts that are being made to create ... Read More »

Panchayati Raj Day

Susan D’Souza from a Goa based NGO interacting with children at Merces Panchayat during the special gram sabha organised to celebrate Panchayati Raj Day on Tuesday Please like & share: Read More »

Kick invites transfer for high-handed PSI

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Acting swiftly after a video purportedly showing a police official assaulting a man went viral on the social media, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander ordered the transfer of the errant police sub-inspector Sudin Redkar, attached to the Sanguem police station, to the Goa Reserve Police force. In the video, Redkar is purportedly seen kicking and ... Read More »

Makeover bid for Ladli Laxmi

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The monitoring-cum-advisory committee of the department of women and child development will ponder over the proposal of renaming and converting the Ladli Laxmi scheme into mass marriage scheme. An official in the department said the government may not be receptive to the idea put forth recently by chairperson of Goa State Commission for Women Shubhlaxmi Naik ... Read More »

Mining ban: CAC may meet tomorrow over review plea

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The three-member cabinet advisory committee looking after the state administration in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to meet on April 26 to discuss the opinion of  senior counsel Harish Salve as well as representations received from various stakeholders in the mining industry. The committee could also make related recommendation to the Chief ... Read More »

Goa to watch moves on commercial driving licence

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Minister for Transport Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Tuesday said the state government will wait and watch the decision of the central government as well as other states as regards the advisory recently issued by the Union ministry of road transport and highways on relaxation of licence norms for commercial vehicle drivers including taxi operators. The Union ... Read More »