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Child rights panel issues advisory against deadly ‘Momo Challenge’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (GSCPCR) has issued an advisory on the deadly ‘Momo challenge’, asking the education department to start awareness in schools to ensure that children are not engaged in the “dangerous” online game. The child rights commission also asked the department to implement the centre’s advisory asking parents to ... Read More »

Congress MLAs meet Governor, demand floor test by BJP-led govt

PANAJI: The Congress MLAs led by Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Chandrakant Kavlekar on Tuesday met Governor Mridula Sinha and urged her to convene a special one-day assembly session for a floor test by the BJP-led coalition government.   Please like & share: Read More »

Vasco shopkeepers adhere to ban on plastic carry bags

VASCO: Traders and shopkeepers in Vasco have adhered to the ban on plastic bags imposed by the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. They have welcomed the decision of MMC to implement a total ban on plastic carry bags beginning from Saptah celebration and continuing the same during all the festivals this year. Please like & share: Read More »

Now, coaching classes in colleges to help candidates crack tough exams

PANAJI: The directorate of higher education has arrived at a decision to constitute a committee comprising of educationists and senior officials from higher education to work out a road map for providing coaching to the Goan students in colleges for preparation of any kind of competitive examinations. Please like & share: Read More »

Excessive heat threatens to destroy crop of 3,000 farmers

JOAO SOUSA M | NT QUEPEM/CANACONA: The unprecedented dry spell has threatened to destroy nearly 5,000 hectares of paddy cultivation in 11 villages of Quepem and Canacona affecting nearly 3,000 farmers. Please like & share: Read More »

18% rainfall deficit in Goa

ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT PANAJI: The current break in monsoon has resulted in a gaping rainfall deficit of 18 per cent with Goa receiving 2,359 mm of rainfall as against the expected 2,871 mm of rainfall, which is 512 mm less rain between June 1 and September 18.  Please like & share: Read More »

Dry spell likely to hit paddy yield by 25%

SHOMA PATNAIK | NT PANAJI: The virtual absence of rain during the months of August and September is expected to hit the state’s paddy crop badly. Although the agriculture department is still assessing the setback to the total crop due to the scanty rainfall, initial estimates look gloomy for paddy during the ongoing kharif season. Please like & share: Read More »

Mapusa residents block road over water crisis

MAPUSA: Tension prevailed in Mapusa on Tuesday as residents of the town took to the street and resorted to a morcha, upset over acute water shortage since the last six days. The residents also blocked the main road near the town’s bus stand. Please like & share: Read More »

Parrikar’s health improving, says senior BJP leader

PANAJI: The political turmoil which has been triggered in the state following the ill-health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is still continuing with national president of Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Shah yet to take a decision on the leadership issue of the BJP-led coalition government in the state. Please like & share: Read More »

BJP summons its Goa MPs to Delhi

PANAJI: Following the uncertainty faced by the state government due to the illness of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, the Bharatiya Janata Party central leadership has called the three Members of Parliament (MPs) of the party from Goa namely Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Naik, state party president Vinay Tendulkar and Narendra Sawaikar to New Delhi. Please ... Read More »