Sunday , 21 April 2019

Goa News

GGEA’s ‘emergency’ letter to CS over ‘non-receipt of salaries’

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) on February 4 wrote an emergency letter to the Chief Secretary (CS) Parimal Rai as regards non-receipt of salaries by the employees of the electricity, excise and police departments, for the month of January. “It has been reported that the employees of some divisions/ sub-offices of the electricity department, excise ... Read More »

For better management of crops, govt commences geo-tagging of agri assets

NT NETWORK PONDA Following guidelines from the central ministry, the state agriculture department has started geo-tagging of all the agricultural assets with the farmers across the state for better land and crop management. With this geo-tagging, the government aims to create an online database of all agricultural resources/assets in the state and it will be linked with the National Remote ... Read More »

Fire breaks out at fibre boat building factory in Cuncolim

NT NETWORK   CUNCOLIM A fire broke out early Thursday afternoon at a fibre boat building factory located at the Cuncolim Industrial Estate. The firefighters, who rushed to the spot, first rescued several employees working  in a nearby factory as a precautionary measure. Though the fire department hasn’t estimated the loss, it is likely to be over Rs 2 crore. ... Read More »

Illegal fishing taking place with ‘blessings’ of politicians: Maggie

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Raising grave concern over the rampant ‘illegal fishing’ in River Zuari, the Goa unit of Bharat Mukti Morcha (BMM) on Thursday alleged that the illegal activities are taking place with the ‘blessings’ of politicians. The traditional fishermen mainly from Odxel, Cacra, Nauxim, Bambolim, Siridao and Curca villages affiliated to BMM have been raising the issue of ... Read More »

Inclusion of play area was a collective decision: Sidharth

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Vice chairperson of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) Sidharth Kunkalienkar Thursday said that incorporating children’s park and open garden gym as part of the integrated cremation and burial ground complex at St Inez was not the view of an individual but a collective decision. He said that the decision was arrived at after a lot ... Read More »

Panaji citizens take exception to play area in crematorium-kabrastan complex

NT NETWORK PANAJI The crematorium and kabrastan complex coming up at St Inez and which will also include children’s park, a jogging track and open garden gym as part of the project apart from an animal shelter has upset many of the citizens of Panaji. Many Panjimites feel that the project, which will see the last rites of Hindu, Lingayat, ... Read More »

Villagers raise pitch against open air hall project near Verna lake

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Raising the pitch against the construction of open air wedding and celebration hall and dance floor near ‘Ambulor Lake’ in Verna, villagers of Verna including farmers on Thursday strongly criticised the Verna panchayat for allegedly illegally issuing trade licence to the project despite their strong objection. The villagers also claimed that Verna’s indigenous community, residing along ... Read More »

Colvale sarpanch booked for threatening secretary

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Mapusa police have registered a case against Colvale sarpanch after the secretary lodged a complaint that he had threatened him. However, the panchayat body led by sarpanch has also filed a complaint before director of panchayats and block development officer, Bardez accusing the panchayat secretary of committing illegalities. According to Mapusa police, Colvale panchayat secretary Bhiva ... Read More »

Rent-a-cab operators protest against entry of ‘outsider’

NT NETWORK   CALANGUTE In protest against the file submitted by one Surya Rathod seeking permission to operate more than 200 vehicles under the rent-a-cab scheme, members of the North Goa Rent-a-Cab Association staged a morcha requesting the government not to issue the permit. The morcha started at 11 am next to St Anthony chapel with protestors walking along the ... Read More »

By month-end, traders must renew licence with agriculture marketing board

NT NETWORK   PANAJI With licenses of traders empanelled to conduct business expiring on March 31 2019, the Goa Agricultural Marketing Board (GAMB) has announced February 1- 28 as the window period for the annual renewing of licenses. The licenses are for the year 2019-20 and traders are asked to submit the application form along with the renewal fee and ... Read More »