Friday , 19 October 2018

Goa News

Tough road ahead for 40 ‘off-target’ RTO inspectors

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Nearly 40 out of the 95 Regional Transport Office (RTO) inspectors have failed to achieve the monthly target of issuing ‘challans’ to traffic rule violators and will now have to work in more night shifts and also at weekends without compensatory off so as to meet the challan target. Taking serious note of the underachieved targets, ... Read More »

Now, night riders to be penalised for traffic violations

NT NETWORK   PANAJI If you intend to violate traffic rules at night thinking there will be no presence of the traffic police on roads, then beware! The Goa police have decided to deploy traffic police at night to penalise drivers and two-wheeler riders found violating traffic rules. “People have got this impression that traffic rules are to be followed ... Read More »

Govt to take undertaking from casinos to shift them out of Mandovi

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Even as the government has given six-month extension to the offshore casinos to operate on River Mandovi, two licences out of the six casino vessels have already expired in August and September 2018. However, the government has said that renewal of the licences is under process. The proposal of granting further extension of six months from ... Read More »

IFFI preparations this year most lacklustre since its arrival in Goa

NT NETWORK   PANAJI It’s exactly 45 days before the curtains rise on the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), while the related preparations are the slowest as witnessed since 2004, when the annual mega film event arrived in Goa. IFFI 2018 is scheduled to be held from November 20 to November 28, 2018. To start ... Read More »

CM’s absence badly affecting recruitment in govt depts

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is undergoing medical treatment for his prolonged illness, has badly impacted the job recruitment in the government departments and it is worrying the ministers and MLAs in the coalition government. Many members of the ruling dispensation are keeping their fingers crossed over job recruitment, as they have to face ... Read More »

Season’s first chartered flight lands at Dabolim airport

NT NETWORK   VASCO Boeing 747 Jumbo ‘Rossiya Airlines,’ the first chartered flight of this season, landed at the Dabolim international airport from Moscow, Russia, bringing  522 passengers to the state. The flight landed at the airport at around 5 am. The officials of the Goa Tourism, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), Airport Authority of India, Travel and Tourism Association ... Read More »

Tension erupts in Cuncolim over ‘sealing of illegal houses’

NT NETWORK   CUNCOLIM Tension erupted in Cuncolim on Thursday, as the chief officer of Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC) Shankar Gaonkar undertook sealing of ten more ‘illegal’ houses in Panzarconi and Savarmodi areas. The last month the chief officer had sealed one ‘illegal’ house in the municipal jurisdiction. On Thursday morning, just as the chief officer and his team were ... Read More »

Environment ministry’s sand mining guidelines under examination: AG to HC

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Advocate General Dattaprasad Lawande has stated before the High Court of Bombay at Goa in a sand mining case that the State, is in the process of examining various aspects such as fulfillment of conditions of the environmental clearances and the Sustainable Sand Management Guidelines 2016 issued by the Ministry of Environment, and that a decision in respect ... Read More »

Mac Hotels becomes first small Goan firm to list on BSE

NT NETWORK   PANAJI In a milestone that underscores the strength of local companies, Goan company Mac Hotels Ltd got its shares listed on the Bombay SME Stock Exchange on Thursday, making it the first small company from the state to access the capital market on the small and medium enterprise (SME) platform. The listing was carried out by simultaneous ... Read More »

Govt extends deadline for regularising illegal houses

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government has given another 30 days deadline by enhancing the time limit for filing of applications for regularising unauthorised constructions built on private land under the Goa Regularisation of Unauthorised Construction (amendment) Bill, 2018. As per notification issued by the Revenue department on Thursday, the people will get more 30 days from October 4, ... Read More »