Sunday , 21 October 2018

Goa News

Matka gambling: there is IPS officer shortage for SIT, HC told

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The High Court of Bombay at Goa, in a matka gambling case, was informed by a government advocate that no IPS officer can be put on the special investigation team (SIT) as there is shortage of IPS officers. The government advocate said that there are three retired judges who can head the SIT and so they ... Read More »

Remo acquitted in verbal abuse case

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Children’s Court on Thursday acquitted pop singer Remo Fernandes in the case relating to verbal abuse of a minor girl from Maharashtra who had met with an accident in 2015 which involved a car allegedly driven by Remo’s son. On December 1, 2015, the girl, a native of Malvan in Maharashtra, was walking towards Old Goa church ... Read More »

CM returns to Goa after medical review

NT NETWORK   PANAJI/VASCO Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned Thursday evening to Goa from the US, where he had gone for medical review, including carrying out some health-related tests related to his pancreatic ailment. Parrikar had left for the US on August 30, after being referred by the doctors at the Mumbai-based Lilavati Hospital, where he was admitted on August ... Read More »

FDA method for testing fish is flawed: transport dept

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The method employed by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to check the imported fish for chemicals does not guarantee that the entire fish in the trucks is safe for consumption, according to sources in the transport department. The FDA inspection teams at the check-posts in North and South Goa undertake a random sampling of fish ... Read More »

HC refuses interim stay on suspension of Goa Dairy MD

NT NETWORK PANAJI/PONDA The High Court of Bombay at Goa has refused to grant interim stay on the suspension of Goa Dairy managing director (MD) Navso Sawant. The High Court has also directed the Registrar of Co-operative Societies (RCS) to hand over the seized documents relating to Goa Dairy to administrator Damodar Morajkar to complete an inquiry expeditiously. The High Court had earlier directed ... Read More »

30% vendors in Panaji switch over to cloth bags

NT NETWORK PANAJI With the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) announcing to make the city plastic-free from October 2, around 25-30 per cent of the vendors in the Panaji municipal market have already switched over to the biodegradable cloth bags. However, fish, mutton, fruit and vegetable vendors continue to use plastic bags. A bangle seller Shahid Shaikh said ... Read More »

PWD Minister promises 3 flyovers in Salcete

NT NETWORK   MARGAO PWD Minister Ramkrishna Dhavalikar, on Thursday,  promised to construct three flyovers in Salcete to  smoothen the traffic movement in the taluka. Addressing the media, after having a meeting with the TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai at the Collectorate building to  take stock of the Fatorda development works, Dhavalikar said, “We have decided to construct three flyovers – one at  Nuvem  junction, one at Rawonfond  ... Read More »

6 artisans found using PoP for Ganesh idols last year

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Joint inspections by Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) and Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (GHRSSIDC) last year brought to the fore use of plaster of Paris (PoP) mixture to make Ganesh idols, with six artisans being involved in such an activity. The team had visited 213 artisans last year and collected ... Read More »

Woman complains of cash theft, voyeurism

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Panaji police have registered an FIR against unknown accused, who reportedly committed theft of cash of over Rs 20,000 from different flats and also allegedly watched women while they were sleeping in their rooms at a residential complex in Dona Paula. Police said that based on a complaint lodged by a woman, an FIR has been ... Read More »

Clafacio says he has taken up works in municipal, panchayat areas

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Cuncolim MLA Clafacio Dias on Thursday rubbished allegations levelled against him by Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC) vice chairperson Shashank Desai, and added that he has indeed taken up works in both the municipal and panchayat areas. Speaking to the media persons in Margao along with his CMC panel including CMC chairperson Lavita Mascarenhas, Dias said that ... Read More »