Sunday , 24 February 2019

Goa News

Govt to review traffic sentinel scheme

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The government on Thursday told the state legislative assembly that it will review the controversial traffic sentinel scheme as legislators cutting across the party  lines strongly opposed the scheme, demanding that either it be  scrapped or kept in abeyance. Raising strong objections to the scheme, Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo called the scheme illegal, seeking its withdrawal. ... Read More »

CM flown to Delhi for medical check-up at AIIMS

NT NETWORK   PANAJI/VASCO The ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar left the state on Thursday evening for his regular medical check-up at the New Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Coming out with this information, the Chief Minister’s Office said the Chief Minister flew to Delhi on Thursday evening for regular medical check-up at the AIIMS, which was pending ... Read More »

PAC report lays bare medical gas cylinders ‘scam’ at GMC

NT NETWORK PANAJI The public accounts committee has found gross ‘irregularities’ and serious ‘lapses’ in the billing and monitoring of the medical gases supplied to the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim. The committee report has said that there was an abnormal increase in the consumption of medical gases and significant variation in the quantities of oxygen indicated as received ... Read More »

House passes Goa appropriation bill 2019

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state legislative assembly on Thursday passed the Goa appropriation (vote on account) bill, 2019, of Rs 8,145 crore to meet the expenditure charged on the consolidated fund of the state for five months (April to August 2019). The bill, which was moved by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on the floor of the House, was passed ... Read More »

Environment dept fails to comply with NGT order on draft CZMP submission

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The environment department has failed to comply with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order on submission of draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, which was fixed on January 31, 2019. The principal bench of National Green Tribunal had given a last opportunity to the state government for ... Read More »

Cabral seeks nod from civic bodies, panchayats for ‘power tariff hike’

ROQUE DIAS | NT   MARGAO The Minister for  Power  Nilesh  Cabral has written to the panchayats and municipalities in the state seeking their consent  for the proposed  public lighting duty – of 5 paise per unit for domestic connections and  8 paise per unit for  commercial  connections, for  taking over and maintaining the streetlights by the electricity department. This ... Read More »

Milind assures ‘solution’ to disposal of garbage generated in Margao

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Minister for Urban Development, Milind Naik, on Thursday, told the state Legislative Assembly that “the government will ensure some changes for the Sonsoddo garbage site,” so that a solution can be found for the disposal of garbage generated in the Margao city. Naik also said that he has had 4 to 5 related meetings with the ... Read More »

Tuem factory blast: duo including owner released on bail after arrest

MAPUSA Two persons including owner of the Tuem cement factory were arrested by Pernem police in connection with the blast which had claimed lives of two factory employees. The two accused were later released on bail. Following investigation, Pernem police had arrested Rajendra Joshi and Samir Mandrekar under various IPC sections and then they were released on bail. Ajeet Nake, a ... Read More »

Mining imbroglio: Oppn urges CM to seek PM’s intervention

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Even as many legislators urged the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to talk to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for early resumption of mining tangle of the state during the discussion in the state assembly on Thursday, the government failed to come out with any concrete solution to the issue which has affected over 3 lakh people ... Read More »


NT NETWORK   PANAJI Vowing to serve Goa with sincerity, integrity and dedication until his last breath, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday presented a Rs 455.10 crore revenue surplus state budget for the financial year 2019-20, with the gross budget size estimated at Rs 19,548.69 crore as against Rs 17,123.28 crore for the fiscal year 2018-19, showing an increase ... Read More »