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Farmers suffer heavy losses due to animals, admits govt

NT NETWORK PANAJI While admitting that animals like wild boar, gaur/ bison, monkey and peacock are causing damage to the agricultural fields and horticultural crops in the state, resulting in heavy losses to the farmers, besides some wild animals being responsible for death of people, the department of forest stated that no proposal has been submitted by government to the ... Read More »

Police bust matka den in Calangute, arrest 29

NT NETWORK PANAJI In a major raid on matka gambling activities, the Crime Branch police arrested 29 persons reportedly operating ‘main mumbai’ matka from residential premises at Orda-wada in Calangute on Friday. Police claimed that owing to the raid, the ‘main mumbai’ matka has been stopped on Friday night. All the 29 persons who have been arrested are from out ... Read More »

25 temples generating lot of waste asked to undertake segregation

NT NETWORK PANAJI The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has asked temples and deaneries to put proper infrastructure in place focussing on segregation of dry and wet waste for collection and safe disposal. The corporation has identified 25 temples and two deaneries as major waste generators and decided to collect, transport, process and dispose of waste generated at these religious ... Read More »

FDA officials must check at least 3-4 crates from each fish container: Palyekar

NT NETWORK MARGAO Minister for Fisheries Vinod Palyekar has said that the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials testing fish samples at the state’s border check-posts for adulterants must check at least a few crates from each fish container. He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a cultural programme at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao recently. Officials ... Read More »

No mother-to-child HIV cases in last 2 years

NT NETWORK PANAJI Having brought down the mother-to-child transmission of HIV to zero during the last two years, the Goa State AIDS Control Society (GSACS) now faces a major challenge to sustain its achievement in order to achieve Global Goal of Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMCT) of HIV and syphilis in India by 2020. “We have been successful ... Read More »

Farmers suffer heavy losses due to animals, admits govt

NT NETWORK PANAJI While admitting that animals like wild boar, gaur/ bison, monkey and peacock are causing damage to the agricultural fields and horticultural crops in the state, resulting in heavy losses to the farmers, besides some wild animals being responsible for death of people, the department of forest stated that no proposal has been submitted by government to the ... Read More »

Negligible impact of dry spell on paddy crop

NT NETWORK PANAJI Stating that the sudden dry spell in the monsoon season is not conducive for a good paddy yield, director of agriculture Nelson Figueiredo on Friday said that the crop situation in Goa is not bad, as most of the transplantation has already been undertaken by farmers. Figueiredo, however, said that the farmers who have failed to carry ... Read More »

Govt to take steps soon for security of WRD officials

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar on Friday said that the state government will take appropriate steps to ensure safety and security of the officials of the department visiting the Kalsa-Bhanduri worksite. He said steps will be taken after obtaining legal advice from Advocate General Dattaprasad Lawande and Additional Solicitor General of India Atmaram Nadkarni. In view ... Read More »

Check-post to be set up in Belagavi district to monitor Goa teams

NT NETWORK PANAJI Belagavi district police administration has decided to set up a police check-post to monitor the movement of ministers and officials from Goa to the Kalsa-Bhanduri worksite in Khanapur taluka in Karnataka. While quoting Inspector General of Police Alok Kumar, a local daily from Hubli said that the check-post will be set up to ensure the safety and ... Read More »

Govt has failed to keep dependants posted on developments on mining issue: Kavlekar

NT NETWORK   CURCHOREM The opposition leader and Quepem MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar on Friday said that mining activities will restart in the state at the earliest and that a resolution has been unanimously passed on the floor of House during the recent Assembly session appealing to the central government to take steps to resume mining as thousands of dependants and ... Read More »