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Sattari farmers demand scrapping of amendment to land revenue code

VALPOI: Sattari farmers, under the banner of Sattari Bhumiputra, in a meeting held at Valpoi, demanded immediate steps to resolve the Alvara land issue and also objected to the amendment made to the land revenue code. Over 700 farmers were present for the meeting. Please like & share: Read More »

Goa decision on time slot for firecrackers by tomorrow

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government is in the process of deciding the two hours of the day when Goans will be able to burn firecrackers on the occasion of Diwali. A senior government official told this daily that the related decision would come by November 5. Diwali will be celebrated on November 6. Unlike other states, Goa witnesses ... Read More »

Anxious moments for passengers as Panaji-Betim ferry breaks down

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Around 70 ferry passengers commuting from the Panaji ferry wharf to Betim were stranded on Saturday on River Mandovi waters for almost an hour after the ferryboat they were travelling in broke down due to a technical snag. The incident occurred around 2.30 pm and the ferry that broke down was the lone vessel plying on ... Read More »

Government directs depts to start recruitment process

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The government has given fresh directions to all the departments and autonomous bodies, which have finalised the sanctioned strength after the approval by the high-level empowered committee headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, to initiate process to recruit staff for various posts. The personnel department has sent the order to all the departments and autonomous bodies ... Read More »

Bondla Zoo bids goodbye to its only elephant Krishna

NT NETWORK PONDA After losing its hippo and tigers in the last two years, the state’s Bondla Zoo has now also lost its lone elephant Krishna. Krishna, a male elephant, died in a mysterious condition in October and officials of the zoo kept the tusker’s death a secret until the visitors could learn about it, said sources. Krishna was brought ... Read More »

Sale of artificially-ripened fruits goes unchecked

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Papayas sold  in the market are not safe for eating, Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai had said adding, “I eat only homegrown papayas. I don’t eat papayas brought from outside because I cannot swallow carbide early morning. I have stopped eating papayas that  are available  in the market.  The former chief minister late Dr Wilfred D’ Souza had advised me to eat  papaya ... Read More »

If permission sought for EDM, it will be granted: Ajgaonkar

NT NETWORK   CALANGUTE Tourism Minister Manohar (Babu) Ajgaonkar said that Goa needs electronic dance music (EDM) event to attract tourists, however, “this year we have not received any application for EDM and, if received, we will grant it.” The minister was speaking to media in Baga where he inaugurated a tourism-related facility at Tito’s lane. He said Rs 100 crore ... Read More »

‘Not in favour’ of mid-term polls but ready for it: Cong

NT NETWORK   MARGAO The Congress party, on Saturday, said that though in principle it is not in a favour of mid-term polls, but it is ready to face the elections, and would win at least 25 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party would not be able to win even five seats, the party added. Speaking to media persons at the ... Read More »

Condi rivulet ‘pollution’ raises a stink

NT NETWORK   CURCHOREM The alleged pollution of the rivulet at Condi, Quepem due to  sewage ‘flowing’ down into it  has become a cause for concern among the residents there. A councillor Amol Kanekar alleged that the Quepem Municipal Council (QMC) has neglected the serious issue of sewage from some residential buildings flowing down into a canal, which meets the ... Read More »