Monday , 22 October 2018

Goa News

Land acquired for NIYN-AIIA project at Mopa: Shripad

VASCO: Union Minister of State for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) (Independent charge) Shripad Naik, on Sunday, informed that the central government has acquired 2 lakh square metres of land near the site of upcoming new green field airport at Mopa in the North Goa district to construct state-of-the-art project – National Institute of Yoga and ... Read More »

Statue of Unity will be a befitting tribute to Iron Man of India: Parmar

PANAJI: Minister of Social Justice and Environment of Gujarat Ishwarbhai Parmar, on Sunday, said that the Statue of Unity will be inaugurated on birth anniversary of the freedom fighter late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31 at Sadhu Bet, approximately 3.5 kms south of Sardar Sarovara Dam at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat. Please like & share: Read More »

Process for amending MMDR Act on, relief soon, assures Sawaikar

VASCO: South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar on Sunday said that the BJP-led government in the state and the central government are both serious about resuming mining activity in the state by amending the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) or MMDR Act which is likely to be taken up during the forthcoming winter session of the Parliament. Please like & ... Read More »

Procession marks anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparition

NT NETWORK   VASCO Hundreds of faithful on Saturday participated in the grand candle light Marian procession, organised by the parish of St Andrew’s church, along the streets of Vasco,  to mark the anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparition. A mass was held earlier at the church by Fr Xavier Braganza from St Joseph Vaz  Spiritual Renewal Centre, Old Goa in ... Read More »

FDA unequipped to check fruits, veggies for pesticide residues

ROHAN SHRIVASTAV | NT   PANAJI The functioning of the directorate of food and drugs administration has yet again come under cloud with information emerging that it has no facilities to test the presence of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables. The FDA, being the regulatory institution, is entrusted with the responsibilities for analysis of various food and food items, ... Read More »

Collective farming gets a push

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The agriculture department has introduced two new schemes to give a big-push to collective farming and organic farming, which will help give a new lease of life to uncultivated farmlands in the state. The first scheme – ‘assistance for community farming’ – aims to deal with the fallows while promoting collective farming. The second scheme – ... Read More »

Parrikar expected to return to Goa today

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to return to Goa on Sunday. He has been presently admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for the treatment of his pancreatic ailment. Coming out with this information, highly placed sources informed that although all arrangements have been completed for the return of the Chief Minister to ... Read More »

Sudin hopeful of GoM meet on mining crisis

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Saturday said that although he is unaware about the reason for the cancellation of the meeting with the group of ministers appointed by the Union government to discuss the current crisis faced by the state mining industry, he expects it to be convened soon. The said meeting was ... Read More »

GRE opposes SWR’s track doubling

NT NETWORK   VASCO Goenchea Ramponkarancho Ekvott (GRE), on Friday, has submitted a letter of objection to the deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate Mormugao Mahadev Aroundekar against the land acquisition in Pale and Issorcim village of Mormugao taluka for the Madgoan-Vasco track doubling project. GRE president Agnelo Rodrigues said, “The coal spillage from the wagons has caused dust pollution and ... Read More »

One held for murder of woman at Old Goa helipad

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Police have arrested an accused in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a 24-year-old woman near helipad at Dhauji-Old Goa. Police sources informed that the accused in the crime has been arrested. A senior police officer informed that 18 teams were formed to solve the case. The body of the deceased was found in ... Read More »