Saturday , 17 November 2018

Goa News

Anjuna police bust flesh trade racket, arrest two

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA The Anjuna police, on Friday, informed that on Thursday they busted a prostitution racket, and arrested two pimps and rescued three women, who were forced into the flesh trade. The police said that acting on a reliable information, “a police team led by  police inspector Chetan Patil conducted the raid near Anjuna Villa on Thursday night ... Read More »

Free press is cornerstone of democracy: Mahajan

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The secretary for Information and Publicity Sudhir Mahajan, on Friday, said that it is very important for the media to act responsibly and adhere to the basic code of ethics. “Free press is the cornerstone of democracy and people have reposed a lot of faith and credibility into the media,” Mahajan stated, adding that press does ... Read More »

Smart City: residents blame politicians, builders for parking mess

NT NETWORK   PANAJI: After going through the draft parking policy under Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL) and imposition of parking fees, residents blamed the politicians, bureaucrats and builders for the present parking mess in the city. A concerned citizen brought to the notice of the authorities that there are traffic congestions and parking problems only from Monday ... Read More »

Woman, toddler mowed down by crane at Priol

NT NETWORK   PONDA In a tragic incident, a woman and her 3-year-old nephew were crushed to death under the wheels of a heavy duty crane while they were crossing the Panaji-Belgaum highway at Conem-Priol on Thursday. As per information, the accident occurred at around 3 pm when the woman identified as Sangeeta Gaude (38), a resident of Sangav Priol ... Read More »

Dona Paula pedestrianisation: Monserrate says parking problem needs to be addressed first

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chairman of Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority Atanacio Monserrate alias Babush on Thursday said that parking woes of Dona Paula residents should be addressed in the first phase of the proposed redevelopment of Dona Paula view point area and, thereafter, take up pedestrianisation. Speaking during a public consultation held in the city over pedestrianisation plan ... Read More »

ESG plays spoilsport, defers cards distribution without prior notice

NT NETWORK PANAJI The organisers of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) have yet again disappointed the delegates of the mega film festival by postponing the distribution of IFFI 2018 cards, which was scheduled to commence from November 15. The approval e-mail addressed to those, who had applied for the IFFI 2018 delegate registration, had stated that the IFFI ... Read More »

Empanelment of ‘unreliable’ NGOs raises doubts over child-care homes survey

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Doubts are being raised over the credibility of the investigation that would be taken up by the department of women and child with the help of non-accredited non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to ascertain whether inmates in 78 child-care institutions in the state are actually in need of care and protection or parents pay for their stay and ... Read More »

Tourism dept allowed beach cleaning without work order

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The gross irregularities and complete mismanagement in the department of tourism have come to the fore, following revelation by Drishti Marine, the beach cleaning agency that it carried out beach cleaning work for five months – between December 2016 and April 2017 – without any work order from the department. The particular agency has recently stopped ... Read More »

Fed up with BJP, many grassroots workers to join GSM: Gaonkar

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that its pre-poll alliance with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) for the 2017 state assembly election was a big mistake, the Goa Suraksha Manch on Thursday said that presently, there is no sympathy wave for the ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the state, and many of the grassroots-level BJP workers, who are fed up ... Read More »

7th pay panel scales: govt begins granting nod to corporations, autonomous bodies

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The government has begun granting approval to the state-run corporations and autonomous bodies, which have followed the process of assessment of staff and generation of additional revenue, for implementing revised pay structure under seventh pay commission to its employees. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday cleared the file pertaining to Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited for implementing pay ... Read More »