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Names of several criminals referred for externment in S Goa

Margao: South Goa police in the last five years have initiated externment proceeding against 48 criminals in view of their continuous involvement in illegal and muscle power activities. Police said that most of these criminals on whom externment proceeding has been initiated were booked in cases of kidnapping, robbery, body and property offences, chain snatching. Police also said that in some of these cases district collector has passed an externment order under Section …

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Police stop illegal mudfilling at field in Calangute

Calangute: The police stopped an illegal mudfilling that was being carried out by an unknown person in the fields with the help of earth moving machinery and trucks after receiving a complaint from the Porba waddo panch members Rupa Chodankar near Palmarinha hotel at Calangute. Speaking to this daily the Calangute panch member from Porbawaddo Rupa Chodankar said that in …

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Raia villagers resolve to have detailed survey of migrants

Margao: Raising a deep concern over the increase of migrants in the village, the villagers of Raia resolved to have a detailed survey of the migrants put up in rented rooms and that a special gram sabha will be conveyed within a month.   Rosario Fernandes,  Anthony Barbosa,  Xavier  Fernandes,  Manuel  Barbosa, Peter  Quadros and several other villagers  pointed out that a room which …

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Dindi festival lights up Margao

Margao celebrated the Dindi festival on November 10 with great pomp. Like always the Dindi procession began from Hari Mandir, Pajifond and stopped at all traditional places. The procession will return to the Hari Mandir in the wee hours of Monday.  After the Gopal Kalo at dawn, the Dindi celebrations will conclude on Monday. The Dindi festival is dedicated to …

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Crime branch writes to FRRO to verify identity of woman

NT NETWORK Panaji After a 25 year old victim woman, an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh was rescued from alleged flesh trade activity in Goa, the crime branch police have written to the foreigner’s regional registration office (FRRO), Panaji in order to verify the identity of the woman through the concerned embassy. The woman was rescued earlier this week by the …

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Villagers oppose eco sensitive zone in Sanguem taluka

NT NETWORK Curchorem The people from Sanguem taluka who will be affected by the proposed eco sensitive zone of the government have decided to organise various programmes including a public meeting, signature campaign and a resolution by the panchayat in order to pressurise the government not to include their villages in the eco sensitive zone. The decision was taken during …

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Missing US girl traced, heads back home

NT NETWORK Calangute The missing American girl Elizabeth Mae Mann (20) was traced on Friday  midnight on the Goa border at Patradevi. The Anjuna police inspector Suraj Gawas said that soon after a missing report was filed at the Anjuna police, pressure had come from the US embassy to trace the missing girl. The police in Goa immediately flashed the …

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A historic judgment: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that we all should accept the unanimous verdict of the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya land dispute case which was pronounced on Saturday.  Terming the verdict as a “historic judgment”, Sawant said, “We all should accept the unanimous verdict of the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya land dispute case and collectively work …

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CM disfavours merger of Dodamarg into Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that he is not in favour of merger of Dodamarg taluka of Maharashtra into Goa. Some leaders from Dodamarg taluka of Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra have demanded merger of the taluka into Goa. Opposition parties in the state, including the Goa Forward Party and the Congress, had sought Chief Minister’s …

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South Goa district hospital building to be handed over to DHS in phases in Dec: GSIDC

NT NETWORK Margao The South Goa’s district hospital project has missed yet another deadline, and the building will now be handed over to the Directorate of Health Services  (DHS) in phases over the month of December. The reasons for the delay in the completion of the hospital building are  pending payments to contractors and ‘indecision’ over the top two floors …

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