Wednesday , 19 September 2018

Goa News

Clafacio says he has taken up works in municipal, panchayat areas

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Cuncolim MLA Clafacio Dias on Thursday rubbished allegations levelled against him by Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC) vice chairperson Shashank Desai, and added that he has indeed taken up works in both the municipal and panchayat areas. Speaking to the media persons in Margao along with his CMC panel including CMC chairperson Lavita Mascarenhas, Dias said that ... Read More »

25% of suicides happen due to family-related problems

By Arya Timblo Many may wonder why World Suicide Prevention Day should be focused upon in Goa, but the inconvenient truth is that Goa has one of the highest suicide rates in India. “At a shocking 5 per cent more than the national average, we Goans should not turn a blind eye to this dimension of reality. The national suicide ... Read More »

Incompetent persons testing imported fish for chemicals

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Assistant electrician and helper from Brackrish Water Development Agency (BFDA) are among the unqualified persons who have been drafted to check fish trucks at the Pollem check-post in South Goa and Patradevi in North Goa for formalin. They are directed to perform the tests along with the team of food safety officers of the directorate of ... Read More »

Repatriate Sameer in 15 days, Indian Embassy warns agent

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Taking cognisance of the complaint from Sameer Naik, a Goan trapped by his employer in a Saudi Arabian desert, the Embassy of India in Saudi Arabia has begun the process of his release. The Embassy has written to the office of Armex Travels, Mumbai, in this regard, with copy of the same marked as ‘Most Immediate’ ... Read More »

Our officials not qualified to conduct chemical tests: transport department

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The transport department feels two of its officials asked to join the FDA team for checking the quality of imported fish are not qualified and competent to detect both, formalin and ammonia contamination in fish at the Patradevi and Polem check-posts. The FDA recently conducted training for two senior RTO officials to detect both, formalin, a ... Read More »

Goa Dairy’s official works come to a standstill as RCS seizes documents

NT NETWORK   PONDA Implementing the order issued by the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Tuesday to keep in safe custody the documents of the Goa Dairy, officials of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) on Wednesday seized all the documents bringing the dairy’s official work to a standstill. As per information, a six-member RCS team headed by ... Read More »

Issue of ice-cream parlours in market area dominates CCMC meeting

NT NETWORK   CURCHOREM The Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) at its monthly meeting was dominated on initiating action against ice-cream parlours operating in the Curchorem market. The meeting was attended by chairperson Felix Fernandes, councillors, chief officer Kapil Phadte and Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral. It may be said that acting on complaints of parents the Curchorem police had filed a ... Read More »

70% streetlights non-functional in Sanguem, says Gaonkar

NT NETWORK   CURCHOREM Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar has appealed to the government to handover the power portfolio to another minister as Pandurang Madkaikar is recovering from illness and most of the works are delayed. He made the demand during a press conference held in Sanguem on Tuesday. SMC chairperson Roumaldo Fernandes, councillors Caroz Cruz, Suryadatta Naik, Sandesh Kosambe, Anita ... Read More »

MPT public hearing: Vascoites averse to meeting at Chicalim ground

NT NETWORK   VASCO Concerned citizens of Vasco have raised their strong objection against the MPT environmental public hearing which is scheduled to be held at Chicalim ground instead of Tilak Maidan which is more convenient and accessible for public to attend. Residents strongly opposed the notice from GSPCB member secretary Dr Shamila Monteiro which was issued in a local ... Read More »

Ayurveda can treat diseases which allopathy cannot cure: Vishwajit

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Convinced of the enduring powers of ayurveda, international tourists travel to India to avail ayurvedic treatment, said Minister for Health Vishwajit Rane. The Minister was speaking after inaugurating  a 5-day mega ayurvedic neuro therapy medical camp organised by Matrubhumi Seva Pratishthan Goa, Dr Manoj Sharma Ayurvedic Neuro Hospital and Research Centre, Sant Sohirobanath Ambiye Government College of Arts and Commerce, ... Read More »