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Mining dependants wind up Delhi sit-in protest

NT NETWORK Panaji The three-day sit-in protest staged by the Goa Mining People’s Front at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi concluded on Thursday evening. The mining dependants were in the national capital from April 9 to press for their demand of early resumption of mining operations in Goa. GMPF convenor Puti Gaonkar told this reporter that over 500 mining dependants ... Read More »

PM promises push to resume mining

NT NETWORK Panaji Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Centre  and  the state government will try to remove obstacles for the resumption of mining operations  in Goa. Addressing the Vijay Sankalp rally organised as part of the Lok Sabha election campaign by the Goa unit of the Bhartiya Janata Party at the Shyama Prasad Mukharjee stadium in Bambolim, ... Read More »

I have emotional bond with Goa: PM

PANAJI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that he has an emotional attachment with Goa. “Goa brought in an important turning point in  my life. The BJP working committee meeting was held in Goa five years back, and  I was appointed as the chief of the party campaign for the Lok Sabha polls and simultaneously as the candidate for ... Read More »

Straight contest between Utpal and Babush on cards

NT NETWORK Panaji A straight contest between Utpal Parrikar as Bharatiya Janata Party candidate and former MLA Atanasio Monserrate as Independent seems likely in the Panaji bypoll scheduled for May 19. According to BJP sources, Utpal Parrikar has shown a clear inclination to contest Panaji, which was represented by his late father Manohar Parrikar. Monserrate told ‘The Navhind Times’ on ... Read More »

Sawaikar is confident of second innings in LS

BJP candidate for the South Goa parliamentary seat NARENDRA SAWAIKAR, who is seeking a second term, in an interview tells JOAO SOUSA M that the development brought about by the Modi government will stand him in good stead.   Q: How has been the response to your candidature, as you are seeking a second innings in the Parliament? The response ... Read More »

Cong terms Modi visit a damp squib

NT NETWORK Panaji The Congress party on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who addressed a public meeting at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium in Taleigao, failed to give concrete assurance to revive mining activities in the state. The opposition party said that Modi came to Goa without doing his homework, claiming that he knew nothing about the ground ... Read More »

EC restricts release of drug offenders on parole

NT NETWORK Panaji The Election Commission of India (EC) on Wednesday wrote to the Chief Secretaries of all states including Goa putting a restriction on release of drug offenders on parole during the election period. The poll panel has informed the states that the model code of conduct shall apply in cases of release of convicts on parole. “If the ... Read More »

GSPCB cracks whip against civic bodies over open burning of waste

Abdul Wahab Khan | NT Panaji Over the last two and half years, the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 each on eight panchayats and four municipalities including the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) for laxity in initiating action against violations of burning of waste in the open in contravention of the ... Read More »

Congress will repeat feat of 2017 in Mandrem: Bagkar

BABI BAGKAR, the Congress nominee for Mandrem by-poll has said that all the party leaders and workers are united. In an interview with SOIRU VELIP, he expressed confidence of the party retaining Mandrem seat in the by-poll to be held on April 23   Q: How enthusiastic are the Congress party workers over a loyalist like you getting ticket for ... Read More »

Fire breaks out at factory in Verna; loss pegged at `5 cr

NT NETWORK Vasco In a major fire incident, a company manufacturing world class wooden products like pallets, having its administrative and production units was gutted at IDC Verna causing a loss of over Rs 5 crores. A stationary truck was also destroyed in the flames. As per available information from station fire officer Rahul Dessai attached to the Verna fire ... Read More »