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Mining dependants fear BJP favouring big business in Goa

NT NETWORK   PANAJI It is quite clear by now that the central government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party is not in favour of amending the Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act for resumption of mining activity in Goa. A leader of Goa Mining People’s Front, which is an umbrella organisation of mining dependants in the state, ... Read More »

Dhond’s deliberations lighten up mood in BJP

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The presence of the newly appointed organisational secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party for Goa, Satish Dhond, at the meeting of the BJP state office bearers on Saturday, largely helped in clearing the murky and gloomy atmosphere within the state unit of the party. The meeting, which witnessed deliberation as regards strengthening the state unit of ... Read More »

Vishwajit urges M’rashtra, K’taka FDAs to cooperate with Goa

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday said that he has sought support from his counterparts in Karnataka and Maharashtra and has urged them to ask their respective state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to come on board with Goa FDA in resolving the issue of transportation of fish. “I have spoken to the concerned ministers of ... Read More »

Separate evaluation based on performance soon for small universities: Javadekar

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on Saturday announced that the government will come up with a separate ranking category for small universities, like Goa University, in the country under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). He was speaking at the 31st convocation ceremony of the Goa University here to confer degrees on 10,060 ... Read More »

Parrikar unveils NIT-Goa plaque

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday unveiled at his private residence, the plaque of the National Institute of Technology-Goa campus. Released on the official Twitter handle of the Chief Minister, a related photograph shows the presence of Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar and director of the institution Prof Gopal Mugeraya. The Union Minister ... Read More »

4,631 houses in Bardez lack toilets

NT NETWORK MAPUSA A total of 4,631 houses in Bardez taluka lack the basic facility of toilet and the taluka requires around 603 community toilets as per a recent survey carried out across Goa by district rural development agency. With an aim to make Goa open defecation free (ODF), the state government has, through the district rural development agency (DRDA) ... Read More »

Govt unveils STEMI care programme

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government, on Saturday, unveiled ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI or heart attack) care programme that is aimed at taking care of cases of critical cardiac emergencies. The Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, in association with the GVK EMRI and Directorate of Health Services, has been entrusted with the responsibility to implement this project. ... Read More »

Fire breaks out at scrapyard

NT NETWORK   MARGAO A major fire broke out at the scrapyard located at Sucaldem, Chinchinim, thereby damaging a service station and partially damaging an adjacent house. The fire department is yet to assess the loss, but the owner is claiming the loss to be around Rs 2.25 crore. The fire broke out around 3 pm, and spread quickly through ... Read More »

Velim MLA demands immediate ‘relocation’ of scrapyards

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Velim MLA Filip Neri Rodrigues, on Saturday, demanded that  the government should immediately shift the scrapyards that are in the residential areas to the industrial estates, and added that the government has failed to keep its assurance on the relocation of the scrapyards. Rodrigues said that the scrapyards should not be in residential areas, and added ... Read More »

Administration in state has totally collapsed: Congress

NT NETWORK   VASCO President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Girish Chodankar, on Saturday, called upon the President of India “to dismiss the defunct BJP-led government in the state as the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is incapable of running the administration.” Chodankar was addressing a public meeting ‘Jan Aakrosh’, a taluka-wise awareness agitation launched by the Congress party against the ... Read More »