Wednesday , 20 March 2019

Goa News

BJP’s doors open for members of other parties, says Vinay

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday maintained that the “doors of the BJP office are open for any member of other political parties, who has trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and  Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, and desire to work under them.” He also said the entry of such people in the ... Read More »

Fire guts storeroom set up for Atal Setu works

NT NETWORK   PANAJI A makeshift storeroom set up by L&T under the new Atal Setu bridge near Kranti circle, Panaji was totally destroyed in a major fire on Wednesday morning. Two empty gas cylinders kept along with discarded safety material like gloves, shoes and other plastic material in the locked storeroom also burst in the fire. The storeroom was ... Read More »

LS polls: collectors, others transferred

NT NETWORK   PANAJI In view of the ensuing general elections to the Lok Sabha 2019, the state government on Wednesday affected transfers of both District Collectors. IAS officer R Menaka has been posted as Collector North while IAS officer Ajit Roy has been posted as Collector South. IAS officer Shashank Tripathi has replaced Ajit Roy as Commissioner of Corporation ... Read More »

Salcete saw frequent transfer of panchayat secretaries

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Panchayats in Salcete taluka saw frequent transfer of secretaries with the Carmona village panchayat having as many as nine secretaries in the year 2017-2018 with some serving the panchayat for just a couple of weeks. It has cast further doubts on whether the government is actually interested in empowering the grass-roots level bodies. As per information ... Read More »

Only 50% farmers to benefit from PM-KISAN Scheme

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Nearly 50 per cent of registered farmers in the state will benefit from the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme launched in Budget 2019, under which Rs 6,000 per year is paid as minimum income support to farmers. Madhav Kelkar, director of agriculture on Monday said that names of 1,504 farmers have been submitted to ... Read More »

NGOs, locals raise voice against cutting of fruit-bearing trees at Colvale

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Various NGOs along with locals on Wednesday gathered at Amvani, Colvale to raise their voice to save six mango trees which are likely to be axed by a highway contractor while undertaking the construction of a flyover.  The protestors are to meet PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Thursday to discuss the issue. An alert citizen noticed ... Read More »

HC directs state to fully activate detention centre

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday directed the state of Goa and others to make the detention centre set up by order dated February 7, 2019 at the old judicial lockup at Mapusa, fully operational by providing necessary infrastructure and staff, as expeditiously as possible or within a period of three months from ... Read More »

20% decrease in road accidents for 2018

NT NETWORK   PANAJI 96 pedestrians have died in road accidents in the previous two years. According to police 49 pedestrians in 2018 and in 2017, 47 pedestrians have died in road accidents. As per police records in 2018 deaths due to road accidents have decreased by around 20 percent. 262 persons have died in road accidents in 2018 whereas ... Read More »

Congress will reach out to ‘anti-BJP force’: Chodankar

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa Pradesh Congress committee president Girish Chodankar on Wednesday said that the Congress will reach out to ‘anti-BJP force’ in the state and try to build a ‘consensus’ over the selection of candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha election. He said that in the recent past he has held informal discussions with local leaders of the ... Read More »

CM discharged from GMC

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday was discharged from the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, three days after he had been admitted to the hospital for apparent internal bleeding. Doctors had recommended a gastrointestinal endoscopy on the ailing Chief Minister. Parrikar was driven in a car to his private residence at Taleigao on Tuesday evening, ... Read More »