Wednesday , 21 November 2018

Goa News

Scores of dependants take to streets for early resumption of mining

NT NETWORK   PANAJI In order to push for immediate resumption of mining activities in the state, mining dependants on Friday met leaders of various political parties in city. Over thousand mining dependants under the banner of Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) gathered at the Azad Maidan in Panaji and later marched to the Congress party office and also headed ... Read More »

Stopgap arrangement in place to clean prime beaches: GTDC

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) on Friday said that 100 labourers have been deployed as a stopgap arrangement to clean important beaches along the state’s coastline. However, there is a requirement of around 350 labourers to cover the entire beach stretch. GTDC chairman Dayanand Sopte said that a decision has been taken to appoint a beach-cleaning ... Read More »

Now, tourists can explore city, nearby areas on e-bike

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Giving tourists an opportunity to explore the city by electric bikes, the tourism department and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) on Friday launched electric vehicle tourism initiative. There are 50-odd e-bikes in three variants that will be made available for the tours in the city and the nearby areas including Divar Island. The tour offers the ... Read More »

Fish-testing lab in Margao in 6 months: Vijai

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai on Friday said that a fish-testing lab of the Export Inspection Agency (EIA), Mumbai will be set up in the retail fish market area in Margao within six months. The lab will come up on a 500 sq mts land, he added. Vijai along with EIA joint director Dr ... Read More »

Cong demands FDA director’s resignation

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Terming the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) handling of formalin-in-fish row as shameful, Congress’ Curtorim legislator Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco on Friday demanded resignation of FDA director Jyoti Sardessai on the grounds that she has failed in fulfilling her duties to test fish for formalin. Lourenco also demanded the report of the detailed enquiry carried out by ... Read More »

Mapusa, Camurlim villagers gherao PWD AE over water shortage

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Demanding regular water supply, the residents of Mapusa and Camurlim led by sarpanch Vishant Gaonkar gheraoed the assistant engineer of water supply department Subhash Belgaonkar on Friday. They questioned him over the lack of water supply for the last four days. Camurlim sarpanch Vishant Gaonkar said, “We have been put through a lot of inconvenience over ... Read More »

Yashroy says TDS contribution to direct tax collections nearly 45%

NT NETWORK   PORVORIM The Commissioner of Income Tax Bhavna Yashroy, on Friday, said that TDS contributes nearly 45 per cent to the total direct tax collections, and is an important revenue source for the nation building. Yashroy was addressing the gathering at the seminar organised by the office of Commissioner of Income tax, TDS, Panaji, for creating public awareness ... Read More »

Anjuna police bust flesh trade racket, arrest two

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA The Anjuna police, on Friday, informed that on Thursday they busted a prostitution racket, and arrested two pimps and rescued three women, who were forced into the flesh trade. The police said that acting on a reliable information, “a police team led by  police inspector Chetan Patil conducted the raid near Anjuna Villa on Thursday night ... Read More »

Free press is cornerstone of democracy: Mahajan

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The secretary for Information and Publicity Sudhir Mahajan, on Friday, said that it is very important for the media to act responsibly and adhere to the basic code of ethics. “Free press is the cornerstone of democracy and people have reposed a lot of faith and credibility into the media,” Mahajan stated, adding that press does ... Read More »

Smart City: residents blame politicians, builders for parking mess

NT NETWORK   PANAJI: After going through the draft parking policy under Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL) and imposition of parking fees, residents blamed the politicians, bureaucrats and builders for the present parking mess in the city. A concerned citizen brought to the notice of the authorities that there are traffic congestions and parking problems only from Monday ... Read More »