Tuesday , 13 November 2018

Goa News

Thousands throng Vasco’s Swatantra Path to witness Narkasur effigy contest

NT NETWORK   VASCO A large number of people thronged Swatantra Path in Vasco to witness the Narkasur effigy contest, organized by Murgao Hindu Samaj Shree Mahalaxmi Pujanotsav Samitti-2018 late Monday evening. In all, 24 groups participated in the contest as it was limited to the Mormugao taluka. Some foreign tourists, who had come to witness the contest danced to ... Read More »

Need for stricter surveillance at Margao railway station

SHYAM ZAMBAULIKER | NT   MARGAO Cases of baggage thefts, besides transportation of liquor, fish and mutton through the railways, are learnt to have become rampant at Margao railway station. It is learnt that packed liquor and other items are being transported illegally on a large scale from Margao to other places and vice versa.  Passengers alleged that it was ... Read More »

Dramapur VP cracks down on illegal work atop hill

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Dramapur village panchayat has acted against another illegal work atop a hill along the Navelim-Dramapur border wherein hundreds of trees were destroyed to build an illegal road and construct a shed. The incident came to light after villagers noticed unprecedented activity on the hill close to Navelim-Dramapur border and alerted panchayats of both the villages. During ... Read More »

Ban on flying sky lanterns, ‘wish kites’ in vicinity of Dabolim airport

NT NETWORK   VASCO South Goa District Collector Dr Tariq Thomas has imposed a ban on flying sky lanterns and ‘wish kites’ in the vicinity of the Dabolim airport. Speaking to this daily, the Collector informed that “sky lanterns have been a major safety concern not only for the pilots, but also for the air traffic controllers (ATCs). Pilots and ... Read More »

Cabral assures to provide 24-hr power supply in state in 2 years

NT NETWORK   CURCHOREM Asserting that he will work towards providing 24 hours power supply to the whole state in the next two years, Power Minister Nilesh Cabral, who is also the Curchorem MLA, said that the government will in the next fifteen days launch a scheme under which solar-powered LED lights will be given to each household in the ... Read More »

2 cases registered for damaging roads

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Panaji town police station, on Tuesday, registered two cases for bursting crackers beyond notified timings, one case for playing loud music, and 2 cases for damaging public property on account of the burning of Narkasur effigies. Cables were also found damaged at few places while the Narkasur effigies were being burnt. A case under section 336 ... Read More »

Fish imports: Vishwajit holds his ground on compliance of norms

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that the government will not ‘succumb’ to the pressure tactics adopted over the formalin-in-fish controversy, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday reiterated that no fish-laden vehicles will be allowed to enter the state till the transporters comply with the directives issued by the food and drugs and administration. Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Rane ... Read More »

Diwali celebrations begin in Goa

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Diwali, the festival of lights, was ushered in the state following burning of effigies of the demon king, Narkasur in the wee hours on Tuesday. This year, following the Supreme Court order, burning of such effigies filled up with firecrackers was allowed from 4.30 am to 5.30 am. The bursting of firecrackers has also been allowed ... Read More »

Madkaikar returns to state after five months of hospitalisation

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Kumbharjua MLA and former power minister Pandurang Madkaikar, who had been recuperating from a brain stroke for the last five months in a Mumbai-based hospital, has returned to Goa. Sources said the former minister has been incapacitated and undergoing physiotherapy for partial paralysis. It was further informed that the Kumbharjua MLA will not be able to ... Read More »

New law mulls land-based gaming houses

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government is considering bringing in a new legislation which will restrict authorised gaming houses to designated land areas and five-star hotels.  The proposed law aims to provide immediate relief from the inconvenience of casino operations in the river and restrict gaming to tourists only. The government intends to repeal the Goa, Daman and Diu ... Read More »