Monday , 24 September 2018

Goa News

Tech companies have understood the importance of Hindi: Negi

NT NETWORK   VASCO The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has kicked off a Hindi Fortnight at Dabolim airport from September 14. The Hindi Fortnight was inaugurated at the hands of airport director Bhupesh Chand Hans Negi by lighting the traditional lamp in the presence of former head of Hindi department Parvatibai Chowgule College Margao Dr Om Prakash Tripathi, project ... Read More »

Sal villagers irked over irregular water supply

NT NETWORK   BICHOLIM Sal villagers from Bicholim are annoyed over the irregular supply of water during the Ganesh festival. The villagers had to face a lot of hardship on the second day of the festival on Friday as taps went dry and people had to fetch water from wells and tankers. According to villagers the situation has not improved ... Read More »

Salcete records drastic increase in matka cases

JOAO SOUSA M | NT   MARGAO Matka gambling continues to thrive in Salcete despite the state government forming a special investigation team to investigate the matter as the police have no statistical data on their operation and depend only on intelligence reports to carry out raids. A senior official who did not want to be named said, “The police ... Read More »

Kidnapping case: Konkan railway police identifies 3-yr-old girl in Bhopal

NT NETWORK   MARGAO The Konkan railway police team which was sent to Bhopal in search of a three-year-old girl kidnapped from Margao Railway station platform has identified the girl. The team headed by a police sub-inspector reached Bhopal on Friday and met the three-year-old girl who has been kept at a children’s home. A team member who visited Bhopal said, ... Read More »

No theft cases reported in South Goa this Chaturthi

NT NETWORK   MARGAO South Goa superintendent of police Arvind Gawas said that during the last three days no incidents of thefts have been reported in South Goa. Gawas said that the sarvajanik Ganesh utsav mandals have been asked to ensure enhanced security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident. Every sarvajanik Ganesh utsav mandal has to install CCTV cameras and have security personnel posted ... Read More »

CM visits ancestral house for Ganesh’s darshan

NT NETWORK   CANDOLIM Ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been hospitalised in a Candolim-based hospital, on Friday visited his ancestral house at Parra for the ‘darshan’ of the idol of Lord Ganesh, and returned to the clinic after half an hour. Parrikar was admitted to the hospital  on Wednesday, and will stay there for some more days. Hospital ... Read More »

CRZ structures: elation and misgivings on NGT order

SHOMA PATNAIK | NT   PANAJI Even as environmentalists are hailing the National Green Tribunal  order on the misuse of dwelling units in no-development zone within coastal regulation zone,  several stakeholders in  state’s tourism and hospitality have expressed their misgivings on the order. The stakeholders said on Friday that the order will affect prominent restaurants and shacks near beach areas ... Read More »

Immersion of Ganesh idols begin

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Hindus  began bidding adieu to the idols  of Lord Ganesh  installed and worshipped at the homes for one and half day, immersing  the idols on Friday in the sea and various  water bodies of the state. The celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi began on September 13 in Goa. The immersion of the idols began on Friday ... Read More »

Respiratory diseases insidiously spreading in Goa, says study

NT NETWORK   PANAJI A Lancet study has said the incidence of respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD and asthma has  witnessed a substantial rise in Goa in the last 26 years. The latest study has revealed that the crude prevalence of COPD, which was found among less than 2,750 persons per one lakh population in ... Read More »

Rachol poses challenge to govt’s December ODF mission

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Around 35 per cent of the total existing houses in the ST-dominated village of Rachol do not have toilet facilities and this is primarily because of lack of space and lack of goodwill between the landlords and tenants. There is also no scope for construction of more community toilets and, hence, the goal of the government to make Goa open defecation free (ODF) by December ... Read More »