Wednesday , 20 February 2019

Goa News

Dept seeks help of coastal police to crack down on illegal fishing

NT NETWORK PANAJI/VASCO The state fisheries department on Friday sought assistance from coastal police to crack down on ‘illegal’ fishing in River Zuari. Fisheries director Vinesh Arlenkar held an emergency meeting with officials of the coastal police and asked them to report the illegal activities to the department. “Under the existing laws, both, the coastal police and fisheries department are ... Read More »

NIT-Goa campus work progressing at good pace

NT NETWORK PANAJI Director of the National Institute of Technology-Goa (NIT-Goa), Prof Gopal Mugeraya on Friday said that the work towards construction of the new campus of the institute at Cuncolim has already started and would be completed by the end of 2020 as scheduled. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ on Friday, Prof Mugeraya said that the construction of 6.71 ... Read More »

A section of bureaucracy wants concurrent polls: Vijai

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Asserting that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is not in favour of dissolution of the House, Goa Forward Party (GFP) chief and TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai on Friday said a section of the bureaucracy was espousing holding of by-polls to Shiroda and Mandrem Assembly seats simultaneously with the Lok Sabha election. Speaking to reporters, Sardesai said “A section of the bureaucracy is espousing simultaneous elections ... Read More »

Cumbharjua constituents feel clueless in ‘absence’ of MLA

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Even as Manohar Parrikar-led government has been claiming that developmental works are happening in the state and issues of citizens are being taken care of, people from Cumbharjua constituency are feeling ‘neglected’ when it comes to getting their grievances resolved in absence of their MLA Pandurang Madkaikar, who has been under treatment for last over seven ... Read More »

Vijai assures to revoke proposed Cuncolim housing project

NT NETWORK   MARGAO TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai has agreed to intervene and thwart the 2,600-unit housing project in Cuncolim after locals objected and issued a memorandum to him. He said that he will take up the issue of the project currently being executed by GSUDA under a central government scheme with the Urban Development Minister Milind Naik. Speaking to ... Read More »

Mashelkar optimistic about Goa overcoming economic challenges

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Though the state’s economy faces challenges due to mining closure, tourism slowdown and problems caused by lack of push from the top, eminent scientist Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, one of the most-respected Goan, on Friday sounded optimistic while talking about the state’s prospects. He said that Goa remains one of the best states of India on account ... Read More »

4 Santa Cruz panch members booked for demanding bribe

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths have filed an FIR against four ruling members of St Cruz panchayat for allegedly demanding bribe of Rs 25,000 each for issuing licences for 29 flats at Santa Cruz. Investigating police inspector lodged a case upon the complaint by Cedric Vaz, a partner in Edcon Real Estate Developers with office in Panaji ... Read More »

Mining dependants hope Shah will announce solution during Goa visit

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF), an umbrella organisation of mining dependants, has expressed hope that national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Shah will announce a concrete solution for resumption of iron ore mining in the state, during his visit to Goa on February 9. Shah will address the state BJP workers during the ... Read More »

SGPDA chief: panel will decide on objections, suggestions

NT NETWORK   MARGAO South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA)  chairperson,  Renuka  Da Silva, on Thursday, informed  that  all the  500-odd  objections and suggestions received by the SGPDA on the draft  ODPs of Margao and Ponda, will be heard and decided on by the  three-member sub-committee that has been constituted. The last  date for filing of  objections and suggestions ... Read More »

GGEA’s ‘emergency’ letter to CS over ‘non-receipt of salaries’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) on February 4 wrote an emergency letter to the Chief Secretary (CS) Parimal Rai as regards non-receipt of salaries by the employees of the electricity, excise and police departments, for the month of January. “It has been reported that the employees of some divisions/ sub-offices of the electricity department, excise ... Read More »