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NDZ demand: HC issues notice over Baga hill

NT NETWORK Panaji The High Court of Bombay at Goa has issued a notice to the concerned parties in the case for declaration of the Baga hill as a no-development zone. The HC issued the notice returnable on July 2, 2019, acting on a public interest litigation. The petition has sought High Court’s urgent intervention for the conservation of the …

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CCTV cameras installed in aided schools

NT NETWORK Panaji  Following the recommendation for installation of CCTV cameras in the school premises, as observed in the guidelines issued by the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, most of the aided primary as well as secondary schools in Goa have set up such a facility in their campus. Coming out with this information, education director Nagaraj …

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AG hopeful of solution to mining tangle

Newly-appointed Advocate General of the state DEVIDAS PANGAM believes that a solution to the vexed mining tangle could emerge through a legal way. In an interview with SOIRU VELIP, Pangam says that power should be exercised for the interest of the people. ­Q:  How do you look at the position of Advocate General of the state? Advocate General is a …

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Joshua assures to expedite Mapusa projects

NT NETWORK Mapusa Many projects which are in the pipeline and initiated by my father will soon be taken up and completed within the next two years in Mapusa, said MLA Joshua D’Souza. Joshua was addressing a gathering at the commencement of phase II of illumination of public streets in Mapusa. On Tuesday, Mapusa MLA Joshua D’Souza in the presence …

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CM: govt has finalised places to set up plants for treating e-waste, biomedical waste

NT NETWORK Panaji The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Tuesday, said that the government has finalised places to set up plants for treating e-waste, and biomedical and hazardous waste from the state, and added that after two years, Goa will be the only state in the country to treat all types of waste. Sawant visited the Goa Solid Waste Management Plant …

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Shelter for urban homeless: ‘NGO’s failure’ cause of Goa’s low ranking

NT NETWORK Panaji The state of Goa is placed at the 16th spot in the ranking, done by the central government, for the states, on the implementation of shelter scheme for urban homeless, under  Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission. And, the reason for the low ranking is  the failure on the part of  the NGO Street Providence with whom …

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Cong: interest of Goan taxi operators needs to be protected

NT NETWORK Panaji With an aim to understand the core issues faced by the private cabbies after the entry of GoaMiles, an app-based taxi service, in the state, the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will hold a meeting with the representatives of the private taxi unions in the state on Thursday. Addressing a press conference at the State Assembly Complex, Porvorim, …

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Govt effects major bureaucratic reshuffle

NT NETWORK Panaji The government, on Tuesday, carried out a major reshuffle in the state administration by issuing transfer orders to 37 senior bureaucrats. This is the first major reshuffle in the administration after Pramod Sawant took over as the Chief Minister. According to the order issued by the Department of Personnel on Tuesday, Michael D’Souza has been transferred as …

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Vijai asks MMC CO to undertake segregation of Fatorda waste

NT NETWORK Margao The  Deputy Chief Minister  Vijai Sardesai,  on Tuesday, asked the  Margao Municipal Council (MMC) chief officer (CO)  Siddhivinayak Naik to  immediately start segregating the waste collected from  Fatorda. The Deputy Chief Minister asked the chief officer to undertake segregation of the waste at the  proposed  pickup stand ( SGPDA  tarred area),  and  hand it over to Fomento Green, …

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PMFBY blighted in Goa by poor response

SHOMA PATNAIK | NT  Panaji Dejected by the poor response to the   Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in the state,  the agriculture department  has made a pitch towards farmers  to apply for the central crop insurance scheme.  The PMFBY  aims at addressing the problem of crop losses due to the risky nature of farming. However in Goa, the scheme is …

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