Wednesday , 27 March 2019

Goa News

Madkaikar set to be declared CCP Mayor today

NT NETWORK   PANAJI With Uday Madkaikar, the councillor from ward 18, being the only councillor to file nomination for the post of city Mayor, he is set to be declared elected as Mayor of the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) on Thursday. Ward 17 councillor Pascoela Mascarenhas was the only councillor to file nomination papers for the deputy ... Read More »

Interlocutory application will have no impact: Nadkarni

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Additional Solicitor General of India Atmaram Nadkarni on Wednesday said that the interlocutory application (IA) filed by the Union Ministry of Mines will have no impact, positive or negative, on the Goa mining issue presently before the state government. The government of India has recently filed an interlocutory application (IA) before the Supreme Court, seeking ... Read More »

Parrikar panel not to field candidates for posts of city Mayor, deputy

NT NETWORK PANAJI The 13-member Manohar Parrikar panel of councillors at the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) decided not to field its candidates at the election for the posts of city Mayor and Deputy Mayor as “it has no necessary numbers” to win the election. “We would be chowkidar, the guards at the Corporation and work as constructive ... Read More »

I quit mainly due to lack of govt support: ex-chief of women’s commission

Former chairperson of Goa State Commission for Women advocate Subhalaxmi Naik, who recently resigned from the post alleging lack of government support, in an interview with Abdul Wahab Khan said that the Commission’s sorry state and lack of penal power forces women to knock the doors of NGOs and penal bodies for redressal which shows that the government is not ... Read More »

Salcete BDO receives DoP order on removing banners

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Salcete block development office received a memorandum from the director of Panchayats (DoPs) on Tuesday stating that all the banners and posters of political parties or any prospective candidates shall be removed immediately from their respective jurisdiction, Salcete BDO Amitesh Shirvoikar said on Wednesday. Speaking to this daily, Shirvoikar said, “We have received a memorandum from ... Read More »

18 booked for drunken driving in week-long drive along Salcete coast

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Eighteen motorists were booked for drunken driving during the week-long drive held along coastal villages in Salcete. The drive also saw registering of other violations including helmet-less riding. Yet another drive against traffic violations started in the area on Wednesday and will continue till March 19. During the week-long drive, traffic personnel were posted at various ... Read More »

State pays tributes to first CM Bandodkar

NT NETWORK PANAJI Leaders of the state paid rich tributes to the first chief minister of the state late D B Bandodkar, on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Chief Secretary Parimal Rai, IAS, Minister for Public Works Department (PWD) Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar, and other dignitaries offered flowers at the Bandodkar memorial at Miramar. D B Bandodkar’s daughter Jyoti Bandekar ... Read More »

LS polls, a litmus test for BJP and Congress in Goa

SOIRU VELIP | NT   PANAJI The 2019 Lok Sabha is the litmus test for both the BJP and the Congress in Goa.  It would be an onerous challenge for the saffron party to retain   both the parliamentary seats; and for the Congress  also, restoring the people’s confidence  expressed through the 2017 mandate will not be a cakewalk. It is ... Read More »

Over 10,000 mining dependants likely to participate in morcha

NT NETWORK PONDA Over 10,000 mining dependants are expected to participate in the morcha that has been called by the Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF). The GMPF has decided to take out a morcha to the Secretariat on March 14, to impress upon the state government to take up a legal battle to restart mining in the state, and also ... Read More »

Poll candidates know the ways to get around spending limit

NT NETWORK PANAJI Although the Election Commission is most likely to raise the spending limit of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections, a prominent citizen body that works in the area of elections on Tuesday said that it doubted whether the expected hike would induce more truthfulness in reporting poll expenses. According to the Association for Democratic Reforms, an apolitical ... Read More »