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Lobo slams govt for failing to provide jobs to youth

NT NETWORK   CALANGUTE Stating that Goa is sitting on unemployment time bomb, Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Friday lambasted his own BJP-led coalition government for not doing enough to make government jobs available to the youth. In his letter to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is presently being treated at the All India Institute of Medical ... Read More »

‘Bogus’ fish traders registered with FDA

ROHAN SHRIVASTAV | NT   PANAJI The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has issued registration certificates to ten fish traders from South Goa who have failed to provide their business address. The registrations were issued after the ban on import of fish was lifted by the government. Interestingly, all these ten traders have obtained registration from FDA giving the address ... Read More »

Goa reduces VAT on fuel by 4%; prices down by Rs 5

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa government on Friday reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel by 4 per cent following direction from the Centre. Thus petrol will be cheaper by Rs 2.57 and diesel by Rs 2.50 per litre. Now, with the reduction of fuel price by Rs 2.50 per litre by the central government and further by the state ... Read More »

Despite Rs 187 crore with mineral fund, no project taken up under PMKKKY

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa is among the four states that have not started any project under the Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY), which is being implemented by the District Mineral Fund of respective districts of the states. As per the information available with ‘The Navhind Times’, although Goa government has collected Rs 187 crore under District Mineral ... Read More »

One held with drugs at Anjuna

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Anti Narcotic Cell (ANC) of Goa police arrested one Mohan Lal and seized drugs worth Rs 5.65 lakh during a raid conducted in Anjuna on Friday afternoon. Police said that the accused was found to be in possession of suspected LSD liquid, LSD papers and charas. Based on source information, a trap was laid and the ... Read More »

Agency owner, 3 workers booked for LPG pilferage

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Mapusa police have booked a case against proprietor of a Saligao-based LPG gas agency and its three employees for allegedly illegally transferring liquefied petroleum gas from filled cylinders into empty cylinders by tampering with the seal. According to Mapusa police, a vigilant citizen from Pomburpha had on September 30 raised alarm over weight of LPG cylinders ... Read More »

Man sets motorcycle on fire hours after getting possession from court

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Venting his anger over the alleged delay in getting possession of his motorcycle which had got caught up in a legal tangle for over eight years, Anwar Raj Guru, aged 40, a migrant currently residing at Colvale, put the vehicle on fire near the Mapusa court on Thursday evening just hours after it was handed over ... Read More »

Goans need to unite to defeat BJP in parliamentary polls: Chodankar

NT NETWORK   PONDA Terming Bharatiya Janata Party as opportunistic, Congress state president Girish Chodankar has urged people to defeat BJP in parliamentary elections at state level. Chodankar has also called for a ‘satyagraha’ movement to get a full-time chief minister. He was speaking during a programme held to mark Gandhi Jayanti at Ponda on Tuesday. Ponda MLA Ravi Naik, ... Read More »

Sattari farmers up in arms over amendment made to Land Revenue Code, forest policy

NT NETWORK   VALPOI Sattari is presently in the agitation mode as the farming community has decided to strongly oppose the amendment made to the Goa Land Revenue Code by the state government and the forest policy for not declaring certain animals as vermin. For the last 6 months farmers were stepping up pressure over the vermin issue and a ... Read More »

Tough road ahead for 40 ‘off-target’ RTO inspectors

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Nearly 40 out of the 95 Regional Transport Office (RTO) inspectors have failed to achieve the monthly target of issuing ‘challans’ to traffic rule violators and will now have to work in more night shifts and also at weekends without compensatory off so as to meet the challan target. Taking serious note of the underachieved targets, ... Read More »