Monday , 10 December 2018

Goa News

BJP panel wins GU students’ council polls

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The panel of Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha has won the elections to the Goa University Students Council for the year 2018-2019. Addressing media persons in city, its chairman Ram Naik Premanand of Quepem Government College of Arts and Commerce and Science promised to resolve all problems faced by students during the course of his tenure. ... Read More »

Water samples for testing taken from mining pit at Vagurem

VALPOI The team including officials from Goa Pollution Control Board, fire service, PWD water supply, former sarpanch and local panchas conducted an inspection of the water mining pit at Vagurem Sattari recently. It may be recalled that the mining affected villages like Vagurem, Phanse of Pissurlem panchayat and Sonshi, Solye in Honda were facing problems due to shortage of water ... Read More »

CM will ‘decide’ on allocation of addl portfolios after Dec 11: BJP

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Taking into account the ‘discontent’ among the alliance partners in the Manohar Parrikar-led government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Thursday, announced another ‘deadline’ for the allocation of ‘additional’ portfolios to ministers. The crucial meeting of BJP’s core committee and office bearers was held on Thursday at the party’s office in Panaji wherein the party leaders ... Read More »

Gold loan market on the upswing in state

SHOMA PATNAIK | NT PANAJI While the allure of gold remains strong in the state, Goans it looks like have got comfortable with the idea of ‘using’ jewellery to raise ready money. According to the local banks and financial institutions, the gold loan market in the state is growing at a steady rate of 10-15 per cent annually, with the ... Read More »

Bhoma scrapyard gutted in fire

NT NETWORK   PONDA A scrapyard spread on an around 300 square metre area at Muslimwada-Bhoma was gutted in fire on Thursday. Though luckily no one was injured in the incident, it took more than 25 fire fighters and around 6 fire tenders over 6 hours to put off the fire. According to Kundaim fire personnel, the fire erupted in ... Read More »

FDA raids restaurant over ‘dog meat food’ complaint

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Acting on a complaint that  ‘dog meat is used  in  place of normal meat in the preparation of food items being served,’ officials of the Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), on Thursday morning, raided Bomra’s, a Burmese restaurant, at Candolim. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times,’ Health Minister Vishwajit Rane confirmed that upon receiving a ... Read More »

Last-ditch effort by Sanjivani factory to prevent closure

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Sanjivani sugar factory, the only sugar producing co-operative in the state, is making the last-ditch effort to save itself from closure on the grounds of pollution. A year ago in June, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had directed the sugar factory to close the plant operation with immediate effect for not complying with its ... Read More »

Process to settle forest rights claims expedited

NT NETWORK   PANAJI In order to expedite the process of disposal of claims under the Schedule Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights), Act 2006, which is popularly known as Forest Rights Act, the State-Level Monitoring Committee has decided to send letters to applicants through Forest Rights Committee to produce documentary evidence to support the claims. ... Read More »

Congress to support mining dependants’ protest in Delhi

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Alleging that the MPs and ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have not done anything other than making false assurances on resumption of mining in the state, Congress party on Thursday announced active support to the mining dependants who have decided to stage protest at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Addressing a press conference ... Read More »

HC ad-interim stay on CIC order of Raj Bhavan coming under ambit of RTI

NT NETWORK   PANAJI High Court of Bombay at Goa has given ad-interim stay till December 10 on the order passed by the Goa Chief Information Commissioner holding that the Goa Raj Bhavan is a public authority and comes under the ambit of the RTI Act. Justice C V Bhadang of the High Court fixed for December 10 the final hearing of ... Read More »