Friday , 21 September 2018

Goa News

Fewer people come forward to donate organs, says Oza

NT NETWORK PANAJI Stating that fewer people come forward to donate organs, urologist Dr Umesh Oza, on Friday, said that myth and fear are the causes of dearth of organs in the country. “There is a requirement of 1.5 lakh kidneys every year periodically for the patients of kidney failure. We need about 15,000 to 20,000 livers for people of ... Read More »

PSI booked over suicide of woman cop

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The crime branch on Friday registered an FIR against the police sub-inspector Gautam Shetkar for allegedly sexually exploiting a 20-year-old woman police constable and abetting her suicide. Shetkar has been booked under the IPC Section 306 (abetment of suicide) and Section 377 (unnatural offences — whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with ... Read More »

Casino policy to be ready by Aug-end

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday told the state legislative assembly that the government will prepare casino policy and also identify zones to shift offshore casinos by August-end. Parrikar said the licences to offshore casinos will be issued provided they grant their willingness within a year’s time from the date of policy declaration to shift their ... Read More »

Schools not forthcoming on drug abuse by students, says Parrikar

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Admitting that although narcotic drugs are not manufactured in Goa,   their trafficking exists in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday told the state legislative assembly that after his directions to the police in August 2017 to crack down on the local drug trade, especially that targeting school students, the number of drug-related cases tracked ... Read More »

Govt orders ban on fish unloading at Mobor

NT NETWORK   CAVELOSSIM The fisheries department has issued an order to stop unloading of fish at Mobor while directing that the unloading be instead done at the Cutbona jetty. Director of Fisheries Vinesh Arlenkar on Friday issued a notice to the South Goa Superintendent of Police to stop unloading of fish at Mobor, Cavelossim. Citing a government notification issued ... Read More »

Seraulim locals irked over dumping of construction debris

NT NETWORK   SERAULIM Locals from Seraulim, irked over dumping of construction debris along village roads, have filed a complaint with Colva police and will meet with local MLA Churchill Alemao in this regard. Locals along with panchayat members raised an alarm after seeing five truckloads of debris positioned along the road from the SGPDA market up to the village. ... Read More »

FDA to keep hawk’s eye at borders for safe fish

NT NETWORK   PANAJI As the 15-day ban on fish imports from outside state is coming to an end on the intervening night of August 3 and August 4, the state government has come up with a comprehensive action plan to ensure that the quality and safe fish is imported into the state. “The temporary ban period is expiring and ... Read More »

Tourism Master Plan will be ready in next 4 months, says Azgaonkar

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Tourism Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Azgaonkar, on Thursday, said that the Tourism Master Plan, including the Tourism Policy for Goa, would be ready in the next 4 months, and will provide a new twist to the state tourism. Stating that the government has appointed the consortium of M/s KPMG Advisory Services Private Limited and Tourism & ... Read More »

Marginal hike in power tariffs

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Following the review of the of the existing ‘fuel and power purchase cost adjustment formula’  for Goa by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission, the state government through a notification issued on Thursday marginally increased the power tariffs for the next three months. “The increase in power tariff is very minimal as  compared to  the last quarter. ... Read More »

Govt vows action against violation of LED fishing ban

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar on Thursday  told the state legislative assembly that the state government will take stringent action against those who violate the ban on LED fishing and bull trawling. The fisheries department has already written  a letter to the coastal police to implement the order in this regard, he informed. Replying to the demands ... Read More »