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With HC order, SIDCGL looking to commission Colva STP

NT NETWORK Colva The Sewerage and Infrastructural Development Corporation of Goa Ltd (SIDCGL), armed with a recent High Court order has expressed its interest in commissioning the Colva sewerage treatment plant (STP) that locals have raised objections to. In a letter to the village panchayat, local MLA and directorate of panchayat, the corporation’s managing director states that, “In view of …

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Sonsoddo site: GWMC restarts bio-remediation of waste

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) re-started the bio-remediation work for the 2.3 lakh tonne waste at Sonsoddo on Saturday, just as the government announced its willingness to set up a small solid waste management plant on this site. Coming out with this information the Minister for Waste Management, Michael Lobo said that the bio-remediation work had …

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Rider dies on spot in Bicholim mishap

NT NETWORK Bicholim A youth died on the spot at Bordem-Bicholim on Saturday afternoon following a motorbike and car collision. According to information,  Sharab Khan (29), a native of Uttar Pradesh, but residing at Bicholim, was proceeding towards Bicholim on his motorbike when it collided against a car that was proceeding towards Mapusa. The impact of the collision was so …

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PMC to upgrade Keriya waste treatment plant

NT NETWORK Ponda With Rs 4 crore funds granted by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar, Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) is all set to upgrade the garbage treatment plant at Keriya-Khandepar into a bio-methanation plant, PMC chairperson Venkatesh Naik announced on Friday during the council meeting.  Naik stated that all the paperwork related to extension and renovation of the garbage treatment plant …

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Lobo: Verna plant will resolve Salcete’s garbage woes

NT NETWORK Arpora Minister for Solid Waste Management Michael Lobo said that a garbage treatment plant will come up soon at the Verna industrial estate, and added that the plant would solve the garbage problem of Salcete taluka. Lobo, while interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of a function at Arpora, said that another plant at Verna industrial …

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Three more held in demonetised currency seizure case

NT NETWORK Canacona Police have arrested 3 more persons in connection with the case of Rs 1.48 crore worth demonetised currency which was seized at Polem border check post on Thursday.  Taking a lead in the case, the cops arrested three alleged counterparts of the 5 alleged accused from Kerala who were arrested on Thursday. Canacona police informed that the three …

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2 more locals arrested in Mhadei tiger deaths

Valpoi: The forest department officials on Friday arrested two more locals in connection with the recent poisoning of four tigers, which led to their death in the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary near Golavli village in Sattari taluka. Earlier, three locals were arrested and they have admitted to killing the tigers. During interrogation, they stated that they committed the crime to exact …

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Cultural marks from forthcoming academic year

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that the government is likely to implement the state cultural marks policy from the forthcoming academic year 2020-21, and the state cabinet would soon discuss the same before its approval. Speaking to the pressmen after inaugurating Lokotsav 2020 at Darya Sangam, Campal, the Chief Minister said that the draft state cultural marks …

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Proposed Bainguinim waste facility gets EC

Panaji: The Goa State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (GSEIAA) has granted prior Environmental Clearance (EC) under the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006 to the proposed centralised Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility (ISWMF) to be set up at Bainguinim in Old Goa. The authority has accorded the clearance with a validity of seven years with stringent conditions on pre and …

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Goa BJP likely to get new chief today

Panaji: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hopeful of its new president being elected unanimously on January 11. The returning officer for the state organisational elections of the BJP, Govind Parvatkar, coming out with this information at a press conference stated that the nominations for the particular election would be accepted between 2 pm and 4 …

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