Saturday , 17 November 2018

Goa News

2 cases registered for damaging roads

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Panaji town police station, on Tuesday, registered two cases for bursting crackers beyond notified timings, one case for playing loud music, and 2 cases for damaging public property on account of the burning of Narkasur effigies. Cables were also found damaged at few places while the Narkasur effigies were being burnt. A case under section 336 ... Read More »

Fish imports: Vishwajit holds his ground on compliance of norms

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that the government will not ‘succumb’ to the pressure tactics adopted over the formalin-in-fish controversy, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday reiterated that no fish-laden vehicles will be allowed to enter the state till the transporters comply with the directives issued by the food and drugs and administration. Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Rane ... Read More »

Diwali celebrations begin in Goa

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Diwali, the festival of lights, was ushered in the state following burning of effigies of the demon king, Narkasur in the wee hours on Tuesday. This year, following the Supreme Court order, burning of such effigies filled up with firecrackers was allowed from 4.30 am to 5.30 am. The bursting of firecrackers has also been allowed ... Read More »

Madkaikar returns to state after five months of hospitalisation

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Kumbharjua MLA and former power minister Pandurang Madkaikar, who had been recuperating from a brain stroke for the last five months in a Mumbai-based hospital, has returned to Goa. Sources said the former minister has been incapacitated and undergoing physiotherapy for partial paralysis. It was further informed that the Kumbharjua MLA will not be able to ... Read More »

New law mulls land-based gaming houses

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government is considering bringing in a new legislation which will restrict authorised gaming houses to designated land areas and five-star hotels.  The proposed law aims to provide immediate relief from the inconvenience of casino operations in the river and restrict gaming to tourists only. The government intends to repeal the Goa, Daman and Diu ... Read More »

Fish exporters inclined to fall in line

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The government push on the compliance of fish import rules is seeing results as local fish exporting units on Monday said that they are willing to comply with the mandatory FDA licensing needed for fish transporting vehicles. Several exporters told ‘The Navhind Times’ that they are in talks with their suppliers, many of whom have indicated ... Read More »

Ibrahim: ‘formalin in fish’ issue has broken backbone of fishing community

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The ‘formalin in fish’ issue has broken the backbone of the fishing community in the state, and ban on fish imports will have far more effect on the state economy than that created by the mining closure, said the Margao Wholesale Fish Market Association and All Goa Fish Vendors Association president M Ibrahim, and added  that ... Read More »

CCP decides to refer St Inez cemetery proposal to govt

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP), on Monday, decided to refer to the government the proposal for restoration of 140-year-old St Inez cemetery, for its decision. The CCP had called a meeting of local residents and parishioners with the official of Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) seeking their final suggestions for any changes required ... Read More »

‘Hindus, Christians alike can engage in efforts to defend, protect, assist vulnerable’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Diocesan Centre for Social Communications Media, Goa (DCSCM) has released a Diwali message for Hindus all over the world, entitled ‘Christians and Hindus: In Defence of the Vulnerable of Society,’ issued by the secretary of the  Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Bishop Miguel ÁngelAyusoGuixot, MCCJ. In the message, Bishop Miguel states that the celebrations surrounding the ... Read More »

Mining pit water to be used for agriculture

NT NETWORK   SANKHALI A high level meeting to discuss the issue of supplying water to fields from the mining pit was held in the chamber of the Speaker Dr Pramod Sawant on Monday. During the meeting Dr Sawant briefed the concerned officers regarding the problems faced by farmers due to shortage of water in the mining area. It was decided to ... Read More »