Wednesday , 19 September 2018

Goa News

Exporters get jittery as fish import ban ending

NT NETWORK PANAJI The local fish exporting units on Tuesday said that they will be badly hit if the government decides to extend the  15-day fish import ban, which is set to  expire. Exporters said that they had made considerable efforts in developing the overseas market and indentifying buyers, and that they should not be made victims of the formalin ... Read More »

Fish unloading activity: Cavelossim panchayat issues strict guidelines

NT NETWORK CAVELOSSIM The village panchayat of Cavelossim has issued strict guidelines pertaining to the fish unloading activity, after a local complained of open defecation taking place in the area. Speaking at the recently held gram sabha, Cavelossim sarpanch Dionizio Dias had said that following an inspection, “a list of recommendations have been made, which have to be strictly followed.” ... Read More »

KTC workers threaten indefinite strike

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Demanding immediate implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations, KTC Drivers & Allied Employees Association, affiliated to All India Trade Union Congress, on Tuesday, threatened to go on an indefinite strike “if the government failed to extend the benefits” to them within a month. AITUC leader, while condemning the delay in the implementation, and silence maintained by ... Read More »

Year on, state’s biogas run bus yet to hit road

NT NETWORK PANAJI Unavailability of biogas is delaying the trial run of 36-seater multi-axle bus which is lying idle with the Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd (KTCL) since August last year for want of gas. KTCL is awaiting installation of biogas plant by Scania India Pvt Ltd, who will be operating the bus on a trial basis. The company is facing ... Read More »

‘Goenkars Against PDA’ sees red over TCP amendment

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Strongly opposing the Goa Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill, 2018, NGO ‘Goenkars Against PDA’ has said that it will prove disastrous for the state in “absence of proper infrastructure and population census and growth.” Addressing media persons, its convener Arturo D’Souza along with Rama Kankonkar, Roshan Mathias and Anna Gracias, said that transfer of development ... Read More »

Tripartite agreement empowers state on development of rivers

NT NETWORK PANAJI Stating that the state government has through a tripartite agreement signed between Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and the Captain of Ports taken over all the rights and powers for various permissions to develop rivers of national importance in the state, Minister for Captain of Ports Jayesh Salgaonkar said that with this ... Read More »

Most MLAs for scrapping of no-detention policy

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that quality education is the need of the hour, members of the state legislative assembly on Tuesday urged the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to upgrade the syllabus of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. “The syllabus of the Goa Board is weak; students passing out under this board cannot compete with students who ... Read More »

Bill empowering collector to act against illegal land-filling introduced

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte on Tuesday introduced the Goa Land Revenue Code (amendment) Bill 2018 which will empower the collector to take immediate action against illegal land-filling in any low-lying area, khazan land, land under coastal regulation zone, water bodies or environmentally or ecologically-sensitive areas. The Bill seeks to amend Section 33 of the Goa Land ... Read More »

Coconut production in Goa has reduced to some extent due to lack of care: Vijai

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Admitting that the coconut production in Goa has reduced to some extent due to lack of care, the Agriculture Minister, Vijai Sardesai on Monday said that furthermore, as a result of low wholesale rates of coconuts prevailing during past few years – except for the period from September 2017 to March, 2018 – taking up coconut ... Read More »

House passes Bill for constituting state higher education council

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state Assembly, on Monday, unanimously passed the Goa Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2018 allowing public functionaries to file assets and liabilities statements by November 5 of the financial year. The Bill moved by the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar states that the public functionaries find it difficult to file their assets and liabilities statements by June 30 ... Read More »