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Coastal villages in S Goa face tough task of tackling wet waste

Margao: Though most of South Goa’s coastal villages engage in door-to-door collection of dry waste on a weekly and monthly basis, they are however struggling with the setting up of a system to tackle wet waste in their villages. Earlier last week, villages along Salcete coast in Benaulim were asked to formulate a garbage management plan for their respective villages. …

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MMC fish market partially gutted in Vasco

Vasco: The fish market, belonging to Mormugao Municipal Council, was partially gutted, while a vegetable kiosk was totally engulfed in the flames, in a major fire incident that was reported at Chhotta Bazaar, Baina, Vasco during the wee hours of Tuesday. As per available information from station fire officer Dilip Bicholkar attached to the Vasco fire station, they received a …

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9 crew of three fishing trawlers rescued off Baina, Betul coasts

Vasco: Nine crew members’ onboard three fishing trawlers were rescued by Drishti Marine personnel who were found in distress in three different incidents that were reported in the Arabian Sea off Baina and Betul coasts respectively on Sunday and Monday. As per available information, the first incident was reported off Baina coast during the late evening on Sunday. A fishing …

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Doctor drowns while taking selfie

Canacona: A staffer of GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute) ambulance service drowned off the Colomb coast after four staff members of the ambulance service were hit by a huge wave while they were busy taking selfies on the rocky area at the Colomb beach in Canacona, on Tuesday. Canacona police informed that the fatality occurred at around 6 pm …

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AAP promises ward clinics, satellite markets for Panaji

NT NETWORK Panaji The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Monday promised ward clinics, ward sabhas, facilitation centres for government services, multi-level car parks and satellite markets for Panaji. The manifesto was released in the city by AAP convenor Elvis Gomes and AAP’s candidate for Panaji by-election Valmiki Naik. Stating that Panaji will be rebranded as “India’s most beautiful capital city,” AAP …

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Victim girl in rape case involving Babush goes missing

NT NETWORK Vasco The victim girl in the alleged rape case involving former education minister Atanasio Monserrate alias Babush is reported missing from the vocational training institute (convent) where she was kept for rehabilitation at Verna. In this connection, the Verna police have registered a case of abduction under Section 365 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) on May 10 after …

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Babush first candidate in Goa to advertise criminal antecedents

NT NETWORK Panaji Congress nominee for Panaji by-election Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate is the first candidate in the state to advertise criminal cases lodged against him. The details of the pending cases were published on Monday in English daily. As per the published information, Babush has revealed two FIRs lodged against him in 2016 and 2008. The 2016 FIR registered at …

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GU failed to seek govt nod for relaxing domicile clause

NT NETWORK Panaji It has come to light that Goa University (GU) did not take the state government’s permission to relax the 15 years domicile certificate clause for recruitment of its staff. Highly placed sources in the state administration have confirmed that the Goa University authorities had not taken prior permission from the government before arriving at a decision to …

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Traffic hit for hours along Panaji-Margao highway

Vasco: The vehicular traffic along Panaji-Margao highway (NH66) was paralyzed due to the ongoing construction work of the new Zuari Bridge on Sunday, causing major inconvenience to commuters and tourists at large.

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