Wednesday , 17 October 2018

Goa News

Consumers asked to assess their power load

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Attributing the recent power outages to consumers overshooting the sanctioned loads, the state electricity department has asked consumers to assess their existing load and apply for regularising the excess power units within the next 30 days. The department has said the consumption of power units beyond the sanctioned load must be overloading and tripping the power ... Read More »

Cong threatens stir on formalin row

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Congress party on Wednesday threatened to mobilise people and resort to agitation and hunger strike if the government fails to provide formalin-free fish to Goans. Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Goa pradesh Congress committee president Girish Chodankar said the government has continued importing fish from neighbouring states just to pander to the vested interest ... Read More »

Illegal sand mining: govt files affidavit in HC saying flying squads will be deployed

NT NETWORK PANAJI Under pressure to monitor illegal sand mining in the state, the government on Friday filed an affidavit in court that flying squads cum patrolling boats would be deployed wherever sand extraction is carried out. The affidavit, submitted by the department of mines to the High Court of Bombay in Goa, says that flying squads would be deployed ... Read More »

Congress fears Parrikar may try to dissolve Assembly, writes to Governor

NT NETWORK PANAJI Sensing the possibility that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may opt for dissolution of the state Assembly, Congress on Wednesday wrote to Governor Mridula Sinha to verify veracity of the resolution recommending dissolution of the Assembly if it comes to her for consideration. “The government led by Manohar Parrikar is in minority and struggling with its allies ... Read More »

FIR against Michael Lobo over alleged assault

NT NETWORK CALANGUTE Calangute police have filed an FIR against Calangute MLA Michael Lobo following a complaint from a local alleging assault on him. The complaint has been lodged by Kevin D’Sousa over the alleged incident that occurred at Calangute market on Wednesday afternoon. As per information, Kevin, who runs a business in the fish market, questioned a contractor over ... Read More »

Debris in its backyard wrong-foots GSPCB

ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT   PANAJI The Goa State Pollution Control Board, which  keeps a hawk’s  eye for  maintaining   the environment of the state, has found itself  in an embarrassing  situation. The detritus dumped at the newly-constructed building of the board at Saligao has attracted the ire of the Goa Waste Management Corporation, which has asked the GSPCB to ... Read More »

Rs 361-crore works will be taken up in Bardez, says PWD Minister

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, on Tuesday, announced that works worth Rs 361 crores will be taken up in all the seven constituencies of the Bardez taluka. The Minister was interacting with the media persons in Mapusa. Speaking in the presence of Aldona MLA Glenn Ticlo and others, Dhavalikar said that the infrastructure including roads, ... Read More »

Reginaldo demands judicial probe into ‘formalin in fish’ issue

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Alleging that the fish-checking kits that are available in the market are of inferior quality, and also expressing concern over the FDA’s ‘claim’ that it cannot check the fish for  formalin at the   Goa boarders any further, Curtorim  MLA  Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, on Tuesday, demanded a judicial probe into the ‘formalin in fish’ issue. Addressing the ... Read More »

Charge-sheet filed against former CMC chairperson

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Crime Branch police, on Tuesday, filed charge-sheet before the Special Court, Margao, against Devendra Dessai, the then chairperson of Cuncolim Muncipal Council (CMC), and Kukaram Chaudhary, owner of Mahalaxmi Electricals, Margao, in the alleged electrical fixtures scam. A 494-page charge-sheet has been filed under the prevention of corruption Act and under the IPC sections for ... Read More »

One lakh women to be screened for breast cancer

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The health department will undertake a mammoth exercise to screen one lakh women from across the state for early detection of breast cancer, which has been spreading its tentacles in Goa. Breast cancer accounts for 23 per cent of all new cancer cases registered in the state every year. As per the medical records with the ... Read More »