Sunday , 22 July 2018

Goa News

Use only ice to preserve fish, warn watchdogs

ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT PANAJI The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India  and the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, in their  jointly prepared ‘guidance note’ has asked the fish traders to strictly use ice as preservative for interstate fish import, warning that if any traders are found adding formalin intentionally or unintentionally then they will be punished. ... Read More »

Formalin row: directorate mulls taking over fishing jetties

JOAO SOUSA M | NT   MARGAO In the backdrop of ‘formalin in fish’ row, all eyes are on the Directorate of Fisheries pertaining to the issue of ‘control’ over operations at all the fishing jetties in the state. The directorate is firm on having control over the operations at the Cutbona jetty, it is learnt. The directorate has suggested ... Read More »

Government’s ‘no’ to Western Bypass construction on stilts

NT NETWORK   MARGAO As per the answer submitted during the ongoing assembly session, the state government is not considering building Western Bypass on stilts in the areas of Seraulim, Mungul and Benaulim despite the locals demanding for it. In response to a question posed by Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao on whether the government would consider stilt bridges for Western ... Read More »

Priol villagers want new liquor outlet shut down

NT NETWORK   PONDA Demanding closure of the liquor outlet opened recently at Apewal-Priol, villagers, who had recently staged a one-day hunger strike, have threatened to stage an indefinite hunger strike if the panchayat fails to take action within 15 days. Villagers including a panch member addressed a press briefing at Ponda under the banner of Veling-Priol-Cuncolim Nagrik Sudhar Samiti on ... Read More »

CCTVs to check sand mining: NGT rejects govt’s high-cost argument

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the state government to reconsider its decision over installing CCTV cameras along the shore of River Chapora on both sides of the island ‘Zovum de Tuyem’ to ensure preventing the illegal sand mining activities. The order passed by Justice S P Wangdi, judicial member and Dr Nagin Nanda, expert ... Read More »

Mapusa TCP scheme: task force panel begins discussion on draft plan

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA After a detailed survey, consultant for Mapusa town and country planning scheme has drafted a tentative plan.  The task force committee will bring onboard various professionals and stakeholders to seek their views on the plan. The task force committee, headed by councillor Sudhir Kandolkar, on Thursday commenced with its rounds of dialogue with professionals wherein around 18 ... Read More »

Draft CRZ notification a ploy to ‘open up’ coast for builders: NGOs

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Terming the statements made by some politicians that the draft CRZ notification 2018 will help local fishermen to regularise their houses and benefit tourism as an outright lie, ‘Goans Against CRZ’, a federation of NGOs and political parties, said that instead it will destroy and damage the coastal belt by opening it up for the builders’ ... Read More »

CCMC decides to allot house numbers to ‘illegal structures’

NT NETWORK   CURCHOREM Curchorem Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) has decided to allot house numbers to the illegal structures in its jurisdiction for the purpose of collecting house tax so that the civic body can generate some revenue. Chief officer Kapil Fadte informed that the decision has taken as a circular has been issued by the Directorate of Municipal Administration ... Read More »

Thane-Harijanwada locals meet PWD official over water woes

NT NETWORK   VALPOI The villagers of Thane-Dongurli panchayat area are facing immense hardships due to the poor water supply The villagers, including women from Harijanwada of Thane, led by panch member Nilesh Parwar, visited the PWD office at Valpoi and sought to know the reason behind intermittent supply of water to their village. The PWD official there assured them ... Read More »

Traffic chaos in Margao as private buses make unauthorised stops, ‘crawl’ along

JOAO SOUSA M | NT   MARGAO While the district administration and traffic cell are working on the ways to decongest Margao, the commercial capital of the state, unauthorised stops and ‘crawling’ along the routes by the private buses are resulting in the ‘undoing of all the efforts.’ The bus operators, however, defend the multiple stops stating that the transport ... Read More »