Wednesday , 24 April 2019

Goa News

HC directs authorities to clear debris along Panaji-Old Goa road

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Monday directed the authorities to clear all the construction debris and garbage dumped along the Panaji-Old Goa bypass road, adjourning to January 23 the further hearing on a contempt petition filed over the inaction of the authorities on the issue. In the contempt petition, it has been pointed ... Read More »

Stray cattle management scheme evokes poor response

NT NETWORK   PANAJI There has been a ‘tepid’ response to the Goa stray cattle management scheme 2013 (modified) with only seven local bodies having come forward to avail the benefits of the scheme. This scheme was modified by the government in 2015 providing attractive incentives to municipalities, panchayats, animal welfare organisations, goshalas and civic and consumer forums to impound ... Read More »

Census on Goa’s water bodies to begin soon

ROQUE DIAS | NT MARGAO The state government will conduct a census on water bodies to gauge their condition, some of which are acutely polluted. Director of planning,  statistics and evaluation  and  minor irrigation  census commissioner Dr Y  Durga Prasad,  who has issued a  circular on January 11 to this effect,  said   the  census has been aimed at finding out ... Read More »

Minor minerals: the onus is on landowners to curb illegalities

NT NETWORK   PANAJI In an attempt to check illegal extraction, transportation and trade of minor minerals, especially sand, the government has put the onus to curb illegalities on the property owners or surface right owners. Henceforth, viz., after January 16 2019, the property owner or the surface right owner will be held responsible if illegal extraction, storage, transport or ... Read More »

Bicholim man held with hashish worth `18 lakh

NT NETWORK   VASCO An alert sub-inspector of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) attached to the Dabolim airport detained a passenger, who was supposed to board Doha-bound Qatar Airways flight (QR-523), for allegedly smuggling 3.518 kg of hashish, worth Rs 18 lakh, during the wee hours of Monday. As per available information from CISF commandant Nilotpal Mrinal, attached to the ... Read More »

unveiling the foundation stone for infrastructure works of Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya Vidya Sankul

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday unveiling the foundation stone for infrastructure works of Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya Vidya Sankul at Cujira wherein Minister Rohan Khaunte, Mauvin Godinho, Deepak Pauskar, Sidharth Kunkalienkar and representatives of educational institutions including trustee of Dempo Charities Trust, Pallavi Dempo were present Please like & share: Read More »

Jan 31 meet of tribal dept to decide on NCST observations

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Minister for Tribal Welfare, Govind Gaude on Monday said that he has convened a meeting of the officers of tribal department on January 31, to decide on the recent observations of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) as regards welfare of tribal population in Goa. It may be recalled that the members of the ... Read More »

Govt effects bureaucratic reshuffle

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The government on Monday has done a major reshuffle in the state administration by issuing transfer order of senior scale officers before the model code of conduct for bypolls for two constituencies Shiroda and Mandrem comes into force. While issuing the order the government has asked the South Goa collector Dr Tariq Thomas (IAS) to report ... Read More »

Kudchadker: IIT-Bombay ready to assist Goa in ‘software sector’ development

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Noted educationist and Professor Emeritus, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Arvind Kudchadker said that Goa can come up on the map of software world through paradigm shift in the state education sector as also in the overall development of students, and IIT-Bombay is ready to assist in this endeavour. “IIT-Bombay has been talking to Goan educationists and ... Read More »

Traffic cell prosecutes 7.74 lakh violators, `9.19 cr fine collected

PANAJI The traffic police has prosecuted 7.74 lakh traffic violators for the year 2018 under the Motor Vehicle Act and collected fines amounting to Rs 9.19 crore as per the annual report released by the Goa police. There has been a significant increase of 48% in prosecution of traffic offenders as compared to the corresponding year and 20 % reduction ... Read More »