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Crop insurance scheme a damp squib in Goa

JOAO SOUSA M | NT   MARGAO The ‘Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana’, which was launched in 2016 in the country, has failed to take off in the state as only one per cent of the farmlands has been covered under the scheme. In the ongoing kharif season, only 272.71 hectares of land has been covered under the scheme, and ... Read More »

Strict punishment will deter drunk drivers: DGP

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Director General of Police Dr Muktesh Chander has said that drunken driving has become a serious menace, which must be rooted out with strict punishment. In the recent past, monthly around 127 persons have been fined, convicted and sentenced to jail terms ranging from one day to 10 days for riding and driving under the influence ... Read More »

Governor exhorts youth to take care of elders

NT NETWORK   BICHOLIM Calling upon youth to take proper care of their aged parents by giving them affection and love, Governor Mridula Sinha said that the situation for aged people is not so well in the country. She said that youth should avoid sending their parents to old-age homes as it is their moral responsibility to look after them. ... Read More »

Planning key to success: Jayesh tells students

NT NETWORK   VALPOI Pointing out that planning is a key to success, RDA Minister Jayesh Salgaonkar said that felicitation not only boosts morale of meritorious students but puts responsibility on them to perform well. Salgaonkar was addressing a gathering on the occasion of the felicitation of meritorious students from the Muslim community organised by the Association of All Goa ... Read More »

Congress to revert case-to-case land conversions if re-elected

NT NETWORK   PANAJI President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Girish Chodankar, on Sunday, appealed to the people “not to fall prey to TCP case-to-case land conversion,” as the Congress will revert the land so converted to its original status within a month of its coming to power. Addressing media persons, the GPCC chief said that all the case-to-case ... Read More »

Alert cops foil bid to steal ATM data, arrest foreigner

NT NETWORK   PANAJI An alert team of the Panaji police station foiled a bid of a foreign national, who had allegedly installed skimmer devices in two different ATMs located along the A B Road in the city, to steal the ATM card details of customers. The accused has been identified as Miroslav Antonov Stanoev (30), a Bulgarian national, and ... Read More »

CM takes Lobo to task for making anti-govt comments

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday took his party MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo to task for approaching the media and lambasting his own Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in the state for “not doing enough to make government jobs available to the youth.” It may be recalled that Lobo, on October 5 had expressed his ... Read More »

Ministers from allies must cooperate: Ticlo

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Aldona Glenn Ticlo Saturday said that all ministers in the cabinet should cooperate with the MLAs. “Becoming a minister is a matter of luck and they should cooperate with the MLAs. It is very important that all ministers, ministers from allies should cooperate with us and get our works done. If ... Read More »

Francis suggests mining portfolio for Cabral

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Stating that an ordinance likely to be brought by the Centre during the upcoming winter session of Parliament could be a solution to the mining imbroglio in the state, senior BJP leader and Mapusa MLA Francis D’Souza on Saturday suggested that Nilesh Cabral be given the mining portfolio, as he is well-versed with the various issues ... Read More »

ON THE JOB

on the job: An artist working on an idol of Goddess Durga in his studio in Mayem on Saturday, ahead of the festival of Navratri, which will commence on October 10. Goddess Durga is worshipped during the festival Please like & share: Read More »