Thursday , 17 January 2019

Goa News

Lokotsav to focus on organic farming, healthy living

NT NETWORK   CUNCOLIM With formalin being used in fish and chemicals in vegetables and fruits, the Lokotsav which will be held from December 7 to 9 in Canacona will focus on organic farming and healthy living. Speaking to media about the annual event, Lokotsav organiser in-charge Ramesh Tawadkar said, “With the issue of formalin in fish and the use ... Read More »

Job rackets: 38 cases registered in South Goa this year

NT NETWORK   MARGAO South Goa police stations from January to November 2018 have registered 38 cases of job rackets and 33 cases have been detected. Most of these cases pertain to accepting huge amounts of money assuring jobseekers of jobs outside the country and later cheating them. Police sources said that job advertisements in newspapers, online are being used as traps by ... Read More »

Candolim VP backs Bomra’s restaurant over ‘dog meat food’

NT NETWORK   CANDOLIM The Candolim Village Panchayat has said that it will support Bomra’s, a Burmese restaurant and the FDA cannot suspend the license until the allegation is proved that dog meat was served to customers. Candolim sarpanch Blaize Fernandes said, let the allegation be proved, until then we will support the restaurant and locals. He said that such ... Read More »

RERA defaulters to face higher penalty

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) has raised the penalty on errant developers to Rs 3 lakh from Rs 2 lakh, the earlier penalty for builders who fail to list their projects with the housing regulator until the extended deadline of October 31. An informed source pointed out, that higher penalty is to expedite registration ... Read More »

65-yr-old woman raped by history-sheeter in Salcete

NT NETWORK   MARGAO A history-sheeter Seby Ferrao whom South Goa police are looking for allegedly raped a 65-year-old woman in the village of Salcete. The incident took place on Friday late night at a house where the woman was working as a home nurse. Seby was amongst 12 inmates who had escaped from Margao sub-jail in 2010, during the ... Read More »

MEATY MOVE: FDA suspends licence of Bomra’s Restaurant

NT NETWORK PANAJI The licence of the Bomra’s, a Burmese restaurant at Candolim, has been suspended by the food and drugs administration for failing to meet the compliance of the standards set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and the FDA. “The FDA team inspected the Bomra’s Restaurant;  shortcomings as far as guidelines are  concerned were noticed. ... Read More »

Gadkari to open new Khandepar bridge on December 10

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar has said that   Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the new Khandepar bridge on December 10. Dhavalikar, who returned to Goa  after attending 79th annual session and conference of state PWD Ministers held in Nagpur, said that Gadkari has accepted the invitation to inaugurate ... Read More »

We urged BJP high command to let Parrikar hold on to CM’s post: Sudin

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Senior MGP leader and Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Friday said that he and Goa Forward Party chief and Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai had impressed upon the BJP’s central leadership to let Manohar Parrikar continue as the Chief Minister when he offered to resign. Dhavalikar told ‘The Navhind Times’  that when the Chief ... Read More »

No solatium over ‘nixed’ beach cleaning contracts

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Arbitral Tribunal under Justice (retired) N A Britto has rejected the prayer made by M/s Bhumika Cleantech Services Pvt Ltd and M/s Ram Cleansers and Developers Pvt Ltd for damages or compensation for the alleged termination by the government their contracts for beach cleaning. In its orders, the arbitrator said  the contracts were  not terminated but ... Read More »

Iva may face legal action for not cooperating with FDA director

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government in its reply to the Goa Human Rights Commission has stated that legal action will be taken against South Goa designated officer of the FDA Iva Fernandes for not cooperating with FDA director Jyoti Sardessai in any official matter. In a joint reply filed before the commission on Friday, the FDA director and ... Read More »