Sunday , 22 July 2018

Goa News

Monsoon session begins on stormy note

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The first day of the monsoon session of the state legislative assembly was washed out, with the Opposition Congress party disrupting the proceedings and forcing Speaker Pramod Sawant to adjourn the House five times, over the issue of the formalin-preserved fish imported from other states being sold in Goan fish markets. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stated ... Read More »

Liquor banned in Surla for 30 days

NT NETWORK   PANAJI/VALPOI North Goa district collector Levinson Martins on Thursday banned the sale and serving of liquor starting from Friday for the next 30 days in Surla village which comes under the Thane Dongurli village panchayat in Sattari taluka. The prohibitory order was issued under Section 29(A) of the Goa Excise Act and the Goa Excise Rules read ... Read More »

Fisheries dept has no technical officer to check fish quality

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Admitting that the department of fisheries does not have any technical officer to look after the quality of fish, and any complaint received shall be reported to the food and drugs administration, Minister for Fisheries Vinod Paliencar on Thursday said thAe mechanism to check fish products and import of such products from other state like Karnataka, ... Read More »

Prices of local fish soar as import ban takes full effect

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The government ban on fish imports from neighbouring states has come into full effect in Goa with consumers turning to local fish the prices of which have started soaring forcing consumers to shell out more money or cut down on quantity of purchase. The Panaji fish market wore a deserted look with fish mostly caught in ... Read More »

Vishwajit apologises for ‘permissible limit’ remark

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Thursday admitted that the term ‘permissible limit’ used by him during the clarification on ‘formalin-in-fish’ row was a ‘mistake’. “The Chief Minister has taken the decision to ban the fish imports after giving it a deep thought. The issue is serious hence he has taken the decision. I made a mistake ... Read More »

Formalin row is basically economic issue, says CM

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said the issue of formalin-laced fish sold in Goa is primarily an economic issue. “The government can easily take care of the health aspect related to this issue,” he observed. Parrikar, informally speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, said that there are “four to five people”, who have links with  president ... Read More »

Mangueshi temple priest booked for molestation

NT NETWORK   PONDA The Ponda police on Thursday booked  the priest of   the Mangueshi  temple for allegedly molesting a Mumbai-based Goan-origin girl in the temple premises during her  visit  with her parents in June this year. The offence has been registered after a complaint was received from the girl via email on Thursday. Ponda deputy superintendent of police  Mahesh ... Read More »

Ajgaonkar-led teams visited four nations to promote Goa

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Tourism Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar has visited four nations since April 2017 to till date for promoting Goa as tourist destination. This was disclosed by Ajgaonkar in a written reply to the state assembly on Thursday. The question in this regard was asked by Congress MLA Dayanand Sopte. As per the information provided on the floor ... Read More »

South Goa taximen object to doing away of commercial licences

NT NETWORK   CAVELOSSIM Members of the South Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association (SGTTOA) on Thursday held an urgent meeting against the central ministry’s decision to do away with commercial licences for driving taxis. During the meeting, it was resolved to object the decision and will instead take the matter to court. Speaking at the meeting, SGTTOA president Vincy Carvalho ... Read More »

Vagator EDM festival: organiser’s security deposit cheques bounce

NT NETWORK   PANAJI In a shocking revelation, it has come to light that the post-dated cheques (PDCs) of security deposit of Rs 1.50 crore obtained by the Tourism department from the organiser of ‘Time Out 72’ EDM festival held at Vagator last year have bounced due to insufficient balance in the bank account of the proponent. In a reply ... Read More »