Sunday , 22 July 2018

Goa News

Colva police file chargesheet against 3 in Betalbatim gangrape case

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Colva police on Thursday filed a chargesheet against the three Betalbatim gangrape accused before the judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) Margao on Thursday. Colva police said that it is a 292 pages chargesheet in which 55 persons are shown as witnesses. Police have arrested three alleged accused in connection with the crime. The names of the three accused are ... Read More »

Identity disclosure: FIR registered against Pratima, others

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Panaji women police station has registered an FIR against the president of the Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Pratima Coutinho, Savitri Kavlekar and three others in connection with the case of allegedly revealing the identity of a minor girl, who is a molestation victim. The other three persons who have also been booked in connection with the ... Read More »

Thieves strike at seven offices, shops in Mapusa

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA A burglary was reported in Mapusa wherein seven offices and shops were targeted by unknown persons who decamped with cash worth Rs 3.40 lakh. According to Mapusa police the incident came to light on Thursday morning when the owners came to their shops. The thefts were reported in Mapusa at Laxmi Bhavan building and Coscar corner. ... Read More »

Phase I of Mopa airport by Sept ’20: Parrikar

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that the phase I of the Mopa International Greenfield Airport is expected to be commissioned by September 2020, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that presently, the earth work is in progress at the site of the proposed airport. Informing the state legislative assembly by way of a written reply, Parrikar, who also holds ... Read More »

Khorlim, Angod areas in Mapusa identified as high-risk zones for dengue

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Mapusa urban health centre has been continuously making efforts in its jurisdiction to create awareness on malaria and dengue with the help of school students. The urban health centre has identified Khorlim and Angod as high-risk zones for dengue and Karaswada for malaria. On Monday, the health centre along with NCC cadets of Janta High school ... Read More »

Govt bans fish imports for 15 days

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Admitting the absence of a comprehensive mechanism with the state food and drugs administration for monitoring all the fish imported to Goa, the government on Wednesday announced a 15-day ban on the imports of fish from other states. The government will also monitor the quality of fruits and vegetables imported in Goa. Coming out with this ... Read More »

Formalin-laced fish unsafe, says govt

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Secretary for health and commissioner of food safety J Ashok Kumar on Wednesday evening issued a notification stating that the fresh fish treated/ added with formalin/formaldehyde are to be considered as “unsafe food” under Section 3(1)(zz)(v) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. “Formalin/formaldehyde is not permitted for use in foods as per Food Safety and ... Read More »

Formalin episode casts shadow on integrity of FDA director

ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT   PANAJI Even as the government ordered temporary ban on fish imports, the role of director of food and drugs administration Jyoti Sardesai has come under cloud as she not only overruled and bypassed the team that conducted raids on the Margao wholesale fish market but also showed inexplicable haste in rejecting its findings and ... Read More »

Vijai seeks watch on meat, veggies brought into Goa

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai on Wednesday said the food and drug administration should also monitor meat and vegetables coming from outside Goa, and that the watch should be continuous one so that Goans get only safe food. Speaking to reporters, Sardesai said the FDA should periodically test not just fish but also meat and vegetables to ... Read More »

Congress questions timing of import ban

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Smelling a rat over the ban on fish imports from outside Goa, the Congress party on Wednesday questioned the government on announcing the ban on the eve of the monsoon session of the state legislative assembly. Addressing a press conference in Panaji, former Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes said the decision of the government to ban the ... Read More »