Sunday , 18 November 2018

Goa News

Weekly review meets of cabinet ministers take a backseat

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Decision over holding weekly review meeting of the state cabinet ministers, in absence of chief minister, appears to be a farce as no meeting has been held after the first meeting on September 27. It was announced by the ministers, who had attended the first meeting in the last week of September, that review meetings would ... Read More »

Monsoon likely to withdraw in 4 days

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The four-month long southwest monsoon is likely to withdraw from the state in next four days, says the weather department. Though a cyclonic storm Luban over west central and adjoining southwest Arabian sea may cause some rainfall at few places in the state till it moves west northwestwards towards Yemen and south Oman coasts in next ... Read More »

Draft CZMP riddled with errors

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority has sought more time from the National Green Tribunal for submitting Goa’s draft coastal zone management plan to the Union ministry of environment and forests, as the draft plan has been found to be riddled with errors and inadequacies. The GCZMA has sought time till October-end from the NGT. The ... Read More »

CM may be discharged from AIIMS in first week of November

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to be discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the first week of November, and return to Goa during the Diwali festival. Parrikar has been undergoing treatment at the Delhi-based AIIMS since mid-September for his pancreatic ailment. Bicholim MLA Rajesh Patnekar, who called on the Chief Minister ... Read More »

Mining may not resume next month: Gaude

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude on Tuesday opined that mining operations are unlikely to resume in the state in November 2018 even if the Parliament adopts an amendment to the Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation Act during its forthcoming winter session. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Gaude said, “I am of the opinion that ... Read More »

Prayer service for sick at Sancoale

NT NETWORK PANAJI Holy mass with the breaking of the Word of God and special prayers for the sick will be held at the Sanctuary of St Joseph Vaz, Sancoale, on October 12. The first mass is at 7 a.m, followed by the prayer service before the Blessed Sacrament, which begins at 7.45 a.m. The second mass begins at 9 a.m, ... Read More »

Congress suspects scam, seeks white paper on regularising Alvara land

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Suspecting a scam, the Congress party on Tuesday demanded a white paper on the regularisation of land under Alvara which were gifted or rewarded by Portuguese rulers to hundreds of Goans in the year 1917. “The BJP-led government has enacted Land Revenue Code Amendment Act 2017…this law facilitates the sale of such (Alvara) lands as well ... Read More »

2 teachers ‘deputed’ in Usgao govt school after parents’ protest

NT NETWORK   PONDA Giving into the demands of parents of children studying in government primary school at Dhaushire-Usgao, who staged a protest over shortage of teachers in the school on Tuesday, the director of education has transferred a teacher from a Tiswadi school to the Usgao school on Tuesday while ADEI, Ponda has given written assurance that the teacher ... Read More »

Margao to get local garbage collector, car park project work to be re-tendered

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Margao Municipal Council (MMC), during a special meeting held on Tuesday, has decided to hire a new contractor for garbage collection from wards one to seven and also re-tender work for the multi-level car parking project in Margao. MMC chairperson Babita Prabhudessai, while speaking to media persons after the meeting, said that a decision was taken ... Read More »

Fish business affected  very badly: vendors

NT NETWORK MARGAO The fish  vendors  from Margao retail  fish market, on Monday, lambasted the government  for not having made any efforts to restore the people’s trust in consumption of fish that is being sold by them at the market. “People are still hesitant to buy fish from us. They come,  see the fish from  far off and walk past us. There are no  ... Read More »