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Sawant to meet PM to resolve mining crisis

IANS Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant  on Sunday said he would meet  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi to seek ways to restart  mining in the state.  “We will meet the Prime Minister and the Mines Minister after some time so that he (Joshi) has  time to understand his ministry,” Sawant said, adding resolving the mining …

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CLP meet today on Speaker’s selection

NT NETWORK Panaji A meeting of the Congress legislature party will be held on Monday to decide whether or not to field a candidate for the contest on the Speaker’s  post of  the state legislative assembly. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, CLP leader Chandrakant Kavlekar said  the party is yet to decide on putting up a candidate for the said …

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Clamour rises against Sonsoddo dump

NT NETWORK Margao Braving the thick cloud of smoke still emanating from the Sonsoddo dump, residents of Raia, Curtorim, Camurlim, Rachol, Margao and Fatorda on Sunday clamoured for a stop to the dumping of garbage at the site. The pitch against the Sonsoddo dump reverberated at a meeting held near the dumping site. Thereafter around 500 residents marched past the …

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CM: offshore casinos will be shifted to Mopa gaming zone

Panaji: Ascertaining his government’s intention to follow the proposal of the Manohar Parrikar government as regards moving the offshore casinos anchored in Mandovi river to the planned casino/ gaming zone near the in-development Mopa International Airport, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday categorically said that the process to move these offshore casinos to the particular zone would start once this …

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Police file FIR against 2 women, others

Panaji: Panaji police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) against one Shreha Dhargalkar, Farida, Rahim Shaikh and others including staff of an offshore casino on various charges such as rioting, outraging modesty of a woman and also assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty. The incident was reported along the DB Marg on …

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Babush moves court seeking anticipatory bail

Panaji: Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate, Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Mayor Uday Madkaikar and former mayor Yatin Parekh have approached the District and Sessions Court, Panaji, seeking anticipatory bail in connection with the case of allegedly outraging modesty of a woman. The Panaji police on Friday had registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Monserrate, Madkaikar and …

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GEL wants Goa entrepreneurs to secure govt websites

Panaji: In a move to tighten the security of government websites, Goa Electronics Limited (GEL) has invited applications for the enlistment of local Website Development and Designing Agencies (WDDA) bidders for design, development and maintenance of various state government department websites. According to information technology (IT) department, in the last four years, as many as 20 major government websites were …

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Trough to bring light rain over Goa

Panaji: A trough is likely to bring light rainfall over coastal regions at isolated places till June 5 bringing slight relief to people from the scorching heat. The weather system over Karnataka at 1.5 to 2 km height resulting in cloud generation at the Karnataka border may bring in light rain at a few places in Goa. The India Meteorological …

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Draft National Education Policy suggests review of no-detention system

Panaji: The Draft National Education Policy 2019 released on May 31 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development states that the no-detention policy under the Right to Education Act should be reviewed. “The recent amendments to the RTE Act on continuous and comprehensive evaluation and the no-detention policy must be reviewed,” it says, pointing out, “This policy states that there …

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Panjimites unaware of Smart City concept

SHAIKH JAMALUDDIN | NT Panaji: Though the work on converting Panaji into a smart city under Smart City Mission has been going on since 2016, most of the city residents contacted by this paper said that they were not aware of what was going on and that the transformation of the city was not visible. Public awareness about the smart …

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