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Taleigao not fully prepared for rains

Panaji: Even though the monsoon is just a few days away, Taleigao village is not fully prepared as the work of de-silting of storm drains is not completed. The pre-monsoon work was started late however the panchayat is pointing fingers at the enforcement of model code of conduct however after cleaning the storm drains in most of the wards, the …

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23% arrested in drug cases in state are Goans

Panaji: Around 23 per cent of the accused arrested by the Goa police in drugs cases in the last 5 months are Goans. While around 50 per cent of the accused are from other states of India and just over 25 per cent are foreign nationals.   Since January this year, the Goa police have booked 89 cases under the …

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11-yr-old succumbs to accident injuries

Panaji: A 11-year-old Amandeep Khalko who had suffered injuries in a road accident at Gaundalim Old Goa died while undergoing treatment at the GMC Bambolim. The deceased had suffered injuries in the accident that occurred on Saturday at Gaundalim wherein the water tanker driven by his father Imdan Khalko turned turtle. Amandeep was sitting on the passenger seat, informed Old …

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HC acquits Nepali man in drugs case

Panaji: High Court of Bombay at Goa has acquitted a Nepali in a drugs case. The appellant, Krishna Malla, a native of Nepal, was convicted by the special judge of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Court, Mapusa for being found in illegal possession of commercial quantity of ‘charas’ weighing 2.225 kgs.  He came to be convicted and sentenced to undergo …

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Seraulim gram sabha discusses plastic ban, solid waste management

NT NETWORK Seraulim The village panchayat of Seraulim during its gram sabha held on Sunday discussed the implementation of the plastic ban and how to manage the solid waste management in their village. In addition, gram sabha members questioned the status of the railway underbridge work that is yet to begin. On the issue of solid waste management, the panchayat …

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6000 people sign online plea in support of GoaMiles

NT NETWORK Panaji An e-petition seeking support for GoaMiles, app-based taxi service has gone viral and has been signed by almost 6,000 people from across the country. The petition ‘Stand with us #SupportGoaMiles’ has been started by a company who promotes GoaMiles on different social media platforms, the petition has  been receiving overwhelming support from not only local Goans but …

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Urgent meet today to review measures in view of Nipah scare

NT NETWORK Panaji Following confirmation of a case of Nipah virus in Kerala, the Goa government has convened an urgent meeting of the health officers and other concerned officials on Monday to review the public health measures for Nipah virus. The meeting will be chaired by Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and attended by Secretary, Health, Ashok J Kumar, state epidemiologist …

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A shanty becomes makeshift school for Cotigao students

NT NETWORK Canacona As schools reopened across the state on June 6, an overjoyed lot of students walked into their respective schools, but students of government primary school in Avali village in Cotigao are disappointed with the reopening, as they do not have proper classrooms to attend their classes, thanks to the delayed renovation works of the school. The students …

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Jayesh ignorant about addl portfolio allocation

NT NETWORK Panaji Minister for Ports Jayesh Salgaonkar on Sunday expressed ignorance about the distribution of additional portfolios to the ministers by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. “I am learning about it only through the social media. I have not received anything officially. The moment I receive official communication about the additional portfolio, what is allotted to me, then only I …

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Formalin-laced fish back in markets: Cong

NT NETWORK Panaji Alleging that formalin-laced fish is back in the local market, the Congress party on Sunday said that the state government has failed on all fronts to ensure quality and safe fish to Goans. Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar accused the BJP-led coalition government of supporting the fish mafia in …

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