Tuesday , 18 December 2018

Goa News

Many Goans reluctant to pay income tax

SHOMA PATNAIK | NT   PANAJI The reputation of Goans of being honest and law-abiding citizens is likely to take a beating with the state income tax department on Tuesday saying that a lot of Goans are averse to paying income tax. The department detected Rs 158 crore of undisclosed income with residents in 2017-18. The detection was through spot ... Read More »

Bypolls: campaign aggressively, Cong tells its MLAs

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Congress party has asked its MLAs to work hard and campaign aggressively in Mandrem and Shiroda constituencies ahead of the by-election, which will be held in the two constituencies within six months. The bypolls have been necessitated after Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar recently resigned as Congress MLAs from Mandrem and Shiroda, respectively and joined ... Read More »

‘Community farming can help bring fallow land under cultivation’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Agriculture Minister Vijay Sardesai on Tuesday said that Goa presently has altogether 13,193 hectares of fallow land and it should be the endeavour of the department of agriculture to reduce this land by at least 3,000 hectares, in a year’s time, by bringing this land under cultivation, preferably through community farming. The Agriculture Minister also said ... Read More »

MSWTP fire: MMC CO files complaint

NT NETWORK   VASCO Following directions from Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC)’s chairperson Kritesh Gaonkar, chief officer (CO) Agnelo Fernandes, on Tuesday, filed a police complaint against some unknown persons for setting up the dry waste at Mormugao Solid Waste Treatment Plant (MSWTP), Headland-Sada on fire. Speaking to this daily, Gaonkar said, “The fire incident needs to be thoroughly investigated, as  ... Read More »

Mapusa civic body recovers `50 lakh tax arrears in last 24 days

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA In a bid to recover arrears from the tax defaulters in its jurisdiction, Mapusa Municipal Council has been undertaking a special drive, and has recovered around Rs 50 lakh in last 24 days and has sealed around 21 stalls for the non-payment of various taxes. Under the supervision of chief officer Clen Madeira and account-cum-administrative officer ... Read More »

PWD yet to install speed breaker on Margao-Ponda road at Uzro-Raia

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Despite the South Goa Collector issuing a notification in the year  2012 to install a speed breaker on  Margao-Ponda state highway at  Uzro-Raia, the PWD has still not installed it for the  reasons best reason known to it. And, so, the residents of Gavon, which falls in  Camorlim and Raia panchayats, find it difficult to cross ... Read More »

Employed as a driver, he stole high-end cars

NT NETWORK PANAJI The Panaji police have arrested a driver, who had allegedly fled with a high-end car valued at Rs 40 lakh, belonging to his employer. This is the third such incident wherein the accused driver fled with a car. Following complaints, police succeeded in arresting him on all the three occasions and recovered the cars. The accused had ... Read More »

Godown at Bombay Bazaar gutted in city

NT NETWORK   PANAJI A godown located on the third floor terrace of Bombay Bazaar in the city opposite Sher-e Punjab was gutted late Tuesday evening in a fire which broke out in the air-condition. City fire fighters had a tough time to control the fire and about nine to ten fire tenders were used from Old Goa and Mapusa ... Read More »

Joggers park at Miramar in state of neglect

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Despite being one of the prominent parks in the city, the jogger’s park at Lake View Colony, Miramar is crying for attention. With stray animals, littering and garbage bags lying outside the park, it is no longer a place to visit with family or children. The joggers’ park is located in the Lake View Colony on ... Read More »

Need for ‘cohort study’ of cancer cases in Goa: Salkar

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that the risk factors of 60 per cent of cancer cases are still unknown, the Goa Cancer Society on Tuesday said that there is a need for a ‘cohort study’ on cancer cases in Goa. “We need to have a cohort study on cancer cases in Goa. For our 15 lakh population we need to ... Read More »