Tuesday , 19 March 2019

Goa News

I quit mainly due to lack of govt support: ex-chief of women’s commission

Former chairperson of Goa State Commission for Women advocate Subhalaxmi Naik, who recently resigned from the post alleging lack of government support, in an interview with Abdul Wahab Khan said that the Commission’s sorry state and lack of penal power forces women to knock the doors of NGOs and penal bodies for redressal which shows that the government is not ... Read More »

Salcete BDO receives DoP order on removing banners

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Salcete block development office received a memorandum from the director of Panchayats (DoPs) on Tuesday stating that all the banners and posters of political parties or any prospective candidates shall be removed immediately from their respective jurisdiction, Salcete BDO Amitesh Shirvoikar said on Wednesday. Speaking to this daily, Shirvoikar said, “We have received a memorandum from ... Read More »

18 booked for drunken driving in week-long drive along Salcete coast

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Eighteen motorists were booked for drunken driving during the week-long drive held along coastal villages in Salcete. The drive also saw registering of other violations including helmet-less riding. Yet another drive against traffic violations started in the area on Wednesday and will continue till March 19. During the week-long drive, traffic personnel were posted at various ... Read More »

State pays tributes to first CM Bandodkar

NT NETWORK PANAJI Leaders of the state paid rich tributes to the first chief minister of the state late D B Bandodkar, on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Chief Secretary Parimal Rai, IAS, Minister for Public Works Department (PWD) Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar, and other dignitaries offered flowers at the Bandodkar memorial at Miramar. D B Bandodkar’s daughter Jyoti Bandekar ... Read More »

LS polls, a litmus test for BJP and Congress in Goa

SOIRU VELIP | NT   PANAJI The 2019 Lok Sabha is the litmus test for both the BJP and the Congress in Goa.  It would be an onerous challenge for the saffron party to retain   both the parliamentary seats; and for the Congress  also, restoring the people’s confidence  expressed through the 2017 mandate will not be a cakewalk. It is ... Read More »

Over 10,000 mining dependants likely to participate in morcha

NT NETWORK PONDA Over 10,000 mining dependants are expected to participate in the morcha that has been called by the Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF). The GMPF has decided to take out a morcha to the Secretariat on March 14, to impress upon the state government to take up a legal battle to restart mining in the state, and also ... Read More »

Poll candidates know the ways to get around spending limit

NT NETWORK PANAJI Although the Election Commission is most likely to raise the spending limit of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections, a prominent citizen body that works in the area of elections on Tuesday said that it doubted whether the expected hike would induce more truthfulness in reporting poll expenses. According to the Association for Democratic Reforms, an apolitical ... Read More »

Police seeking 20 companies of central paramilitary forces

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa police have sought 20 companies of paramilitary forces from the Centre for deployment during the Lok Sabha elections. The police had sought 10 companies of  paramilitary forces during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, while this time they have asked for 20 companies. Sources said that a company of a paramilitary force will be arriving ... Read More »

‘Trickster’ arrested for sexually assaulting widow

NT NETWORK   CALANGUTE The Calangute police have arrested one Karl Hendricks (38) of Saligao  for allegedly hoodwinking and sexually assaulting a 50-year-old widow from Calangute. The arrest was made after Nisha Vernekar of NGO ‘Goenchi Nari Shakti’ filed a complaint at the Calangute police on behalf of the woman, alleging that the accused had  sexually assaulted the woman. The ... Read More »

Monserrate panel selects Madkaikar for CCP Mayor’s post

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The chairperson of market committee and councillor from Bhatulem Uday Madkaikar has been selected as a candidate for the post of city mayor at a crucial meeting held in a private hotel late Tuesday evening while councillor from Taleigao Pascoela Mascarenhas has been selected as candidate for the post of deputy mayor, revealed the panel leader ... Read More »