Tuesday , 19 March 2019

Goa News

By month-end, traders must renew licence with agriculture marketing board

NT NETWORK   PANAJI With licenses of traders empanelled to conduct business expiring on March 31 2019, the Goa Agricultural Marketing Board (GAMB) has announced February 1- 28 as the window period for the annual renewing of licenses. The licenses are for the year 2019-20 and traders are asked to submit the application form along with the renewal fee and ... Read More »

Curchorem villagers seek removal of school gates

NT NETWORK   CURCHOREM Residents of Bepequegal, which is in the jurisdiction of Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC), have threatened to stage a dharna if the gates put up by a school management allegedly blocking public roads are not removed immediately and have sought action against the management for obstructing public access. It may be recalled that the school management had ... Read More »

PM assures Goa mining team to look into matter

NT NETWORK   PANAJI There appears to be no immediate end to the mining imbroglio in the state with Prime Minister Narendra Modi not giving any categorical assurance to the Goan delegation that called on him on Wednesday morning. The Prime Minister, however, told the delegation of mining dependants, Members of Parliament from the state and state legislators that he ... Read More »

MGP move to contest by-elections threatening govt’s continuity: Vijai

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa Forward Party chief and Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai on Wednesday warned that the disunity in Manohar Parrikar-led government can lead to its collapse if corrective steps are not taken immediately. Referring to the announcement made by Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, an alliance partner of the Parrikar-led government, to contest the upcoming bypolls in ... Read More »

Stricter rules for handling hazardous waste

NT NETWORK PANAJI While Goa is yet to find a solution to the handling of hazardous waste generated by the local industry, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in a directive aimed at monitoring compliance, has asked units engaged in the handling, generation, collection, transportation, treatment, recycling etc of hazardous waste to submit an inventory of the waste to the ... Read More »

State election office fully prepared for bypolls, LS polls

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Wednesday said that it is fully prepared to hold the by-elections to Mandrem and Shiroda constituencies and the subsequent Lok Sabha elections. The official, however, said that it was still uncertain as to when the election schedule for the bypolls and the Lok Sabha election would be ... Read More »

Youth engaged in catching fish

Youth engaged in catching fish with their bare hands off the Ribandar coast. Locally called ‘porshavani’, fish trapped during low tide is picked by hand Please like & share: Read More »

Cong: norms flouted in granting nod to Parrikar’s son for eco-tourism project

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Congress party on Wednesday accused successive Bharatiya Janata Party-led governments of favouring Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Abhijat in clearing the proposal for setting up eco-tourism project close to Netravali wildlife sanctuary in Sanguem by flouting all norms of the Indian Forest Act and the Goa Investment Promotion Act. The opposition party has also filed ... Read More »

GSPCB submits draft river rejuvenation plan to CPCB

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has forwarded the draft action plan on river rejuvenation to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for its approval in the first week of February. This has been done in compliance with the last opportunity given by the principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the state ... Read More »

Atal Setu thrown open for traffic

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Atal Setu, the new cable-stayed bridge over the River Mandovi, was thrown open from Tuesday morning for vehicular traffic by chairman of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) Deepak Pauskar and its vice-chairman Sidharth Kunkalienkar. Earlier, GSIDC officials offered floral tributes to the image of former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee as a conch was blown ... Read More »