Sunday , 21 October 2018

Goa News

Day after cabinet snub, Sanguem MLA resigns as GFDC chairman

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Independent Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar on Tuesday resigned as chairman of Goa Forest Development Corporation (GFDC) alleging lack of support from the government to run the autonomous body for the last 15 months even though he is part of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led ruling coalition. While announcing his decision to resign as GFDC chairman at a ... Read More »

CM writes to Centre, seeks legislative cure for mining

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has urged the Centre to amend the mining laws to extend the tenure of the existing mining leases, which have been abolished by the Supreme Court in its February 2018 order, so that mining can restart in Goa. Parrikar, who is undergoing medical treatment for pancreatic ailment at the All India Institute ... Read More »

Parrikar to meet ministers over governance within 8 days: Sudin

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar said that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will individually meet the ministers of his cabinet within next eight days and discuss with them ways to improve the state administration, possibly by delegation of powers to them as linked to their respective portfolios. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ on Tuesday, ... Read More »

Salcete police fail to get single conviction in matka gambling

Joao Souza M | NT MARGAO Ironic but true, the five police stations in Salcete are yet to convict a single person despite booking a total of 110 cases of matka gambling till September. The news comes at a time when the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jaspal Singh has directed the South Goa Superintendent of Police Arvind Gawas to ... Read More »

Goa to replicate Portugal water, sanitation model

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Public Works Department (PWD) will ink a MoU with the Portugal government to replicate in the state the service model for water and sanitation services, principal chief engineer of PWD Uttam Parsekar has said. He was speaking as guest of honour at the 50th annual foundation day of the Indian Water Works Association’s (IWWA) Goa ... Read More »

Inordinate delay in repatriation of Goan youth from Saudi

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The apathy on the part of the Riyadh-based Embassy of India in Saudi Arabia, and a hold-up from the concerned travel agency M/s Armex Travels has resulted in an inordinate delay in the repatriation of Sameer Naik, a Goan youth, who is presently trapped in the desert of Saudi Arabia by his tyrannical employer Hamoud Mana ... Read More »

‘Strict enforcement has resulted in increase in helmet rule compliance’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Muktesh Chander, on Tuesday, said that strict enforcement by the police has resulted in the increase in compliance of wearing helmet by two-wheeler riders. Referring to the two-wheeler riders booked for not wearing helmet, Chander informed that, “last year there were 1 lakh cases while this year 93 thousand riders ... Read More »

NIT Goa to shift to new premises in 2 years’ time

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Goa will shift to its new premises in the Cuncolim village in two years’ time, with the intake capacity of the technical institute soon to be raised to 600, out of which 200 to 300 seats would be reserved for Goans. Coming out with this information, the director of NIT, ... Read More »

‘Formalin in fish’ issue: Vishwajit says Congress’ test was faulty

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Health Minister Vishwajit Rane along with the  scientists and FDA officials, on Tuesday, tested fish at the SGPDA’s retail market using FSSAI-approved  kit; the fish tested negative for formalin. Three  days  back Congress  leaders had checked fish for formalin at the  same market  with a  special kit, and found the fish testing positive for formalin. Rane, ... Read More »

Mapusa ruling councillors back Francis, demand re-induction after his recovery

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA The ruling councillors of Mapusa Municipal Council, on Tuesday, expressed shock over the removal of local MLA Francis D’Souza from the state cabinet, and demanded that “once D’Souza is back, after his recovery he should be re-inducted in the cabinet. On Tuesday, the group, of 17 ruling councillors, including Joshua D’Souza, led by chairperson Ryan Braganza, ... Read More »