Wednesday , 24 January 2018

Goa News

Centre at Hospicio soon for victims of domestic violence

DIANA FERNANDES | NT   MARGAO The Hospicio Hospital in Margao will soon start a special one-stop centre for victims of violence at its premises. This initiative is being undertaken as a part of the hospital’s sesquicentennial (150 years) celebrations. Noticing a growing number of cases of domestic and sexual abuse, doctors in the government-owned hospital will now work towards ... Read More »

No delay in projects: IT secy

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Information Technology (IT) secretary Ameya Abhyankar on Tuesday said that there was no delay in Goa’s two information technology projects – the electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) cluster at Tuem and the IT Park at Chimbel. “Both the projects are on track,” he told ‘The Navhind Times.’ Referring to the progress of the ESDM project, ... Read More »

Dona Paula, Miramar to get piped gas

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Piped cooking gas to Dona Paula-Miramar residents is set to become a reality soon with Goa Natural Gas Ltd, the joint venture (JV) company responsible for the implementation of the project, receiving green signal for laying the pipeline. It would soon begin the process for laying the distribution network in the locality. KK Sachdeva, chief executive ... Read More »

Youth held for Colva businessman’s murder

NT NETWORK   MARGAO A 21-year-old youth from Colva was on Tuesday arrested for the murder of 51-year-old businessman Baptista D’Costa that had come to light on Sunday. Police have arrested Aman Kavatiya who was also staying at Forth Waddo, Colva from where the victim is. The accused is a rickshaw driver. Colva police revealed that the accused claims that ... Read More »

Fear of inclusion in Margao civic limits again haunts Navelim VP

NT NETWORK   MARGAO While the outline development plan for Margao has been kept open in public domain, Navelim panchayat has written to the South Goa Planning and Development Authority and the town and country planning department seeking clarification over December 2014 notification seeking to expand Margao urban areas by including surrounding villages. The circular had sought to include villages ... Read More »

Open gate at Dabolim airport could pose danger to air traffic

NT NETWORK   VASCO The mobilising of machinery and other material at the construction site of the parallel taxi track towards the eastern side of Dabolim airport runway could pose threat to air traffic due to easy access for strangers, stray dogs and cattle. There is a need for shutting the gate in order to avoid any contingencies.  There were ... Read More »

Maharaja Casino may start operations in Mandovi soon

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The home department on Monday gave approval to Golden Globe Hotels Pvt Ltd for operating offshore casino ‘Maharaja Casino’ onboard M V San Domino vessel in the river Mandovi. The Golden Globe Hotels is owned by former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda and its offshore casino will be operated on M V San Domino instead of M ... Read More »

Dabolim garbage may be treated at Saligao

NT NETWORK   SALIGAO The garbage generated in village panchayats in Dabolim which pose threat to airport commuters owing to the threat of bird hit may be treated at the Saligao garbage plant if the panchayats engage a contractor, formulate a plan and identify a site for waste segregation, Minister for Panchayats Mauvin Godinho has said. Godinho was speaking after ... Read More »

24-yr-old woman convicted in Nirankal murder attempt case

PONDA Court at Ponda, on Monday, convicted Sarita Gaonkar (24), a resident of Nirankal for attempting to commit murder of her boyfriend in September 2014. Gaonkar has been sentenced to one year rigorous imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 during the hearing. Public prosecutor advocate Satyavan Raut Desai informed that sentence was pronounced on Monday. “She has ... Read More »

2 Mapusa councillors raise objections over market roof, plaza plans

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA The two ruling councillors of Mapusa civic body – Tushar Tople and Vibha Salgaonkar have submitted a memorandum to Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza opposing erection of a roof in the market and over the issue of Shakuntala statue. The duo has said that if these two issues are not viewed seriously then they would be ... Read More »

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