Tuesday , 26 March 2019

Goa News

After three months, all services of electricity dept to go online: Cabral

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Power Minister Nilesh Cabral on Thursday announced that after three months, citizens will not need to come to electricity department offices as all services of the department will be online. Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of smart conversion of overhead to underground electrical network in Panaji and Ribandar, under Imagine Panaji Smarty City Development ... Read More »

Extension counters opened for compounding violations

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Subsequent to the launching of ‘Goa Traffic Sentinel’ App, the entire process of issuing notices under Traffic Sentinel Scheme has been streamlined, says a press communiqué issued here. As a result, the number of violators approaching concerned authorities to compound the violations has increased manifold. Hence, in order to facilitate the violators adduction, extension counters have ... Read More »

Govt will build MLA Niwas for sitting, ex-MLAs: Speaker

NT NETWORK PANAJI Speaker of Goa legislative assembly, Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the government will construct an MLA Niwas, a residential complex for sitting and former legislators and the legislative secretariat is also considering formulating a special mediclaim scheme for lawmakers. Speaking at the annual function on Goa Legislature Day organised by Goa Legislators’ Forum at the assembly ... Read More »

7th time in 4 months tender for bio-toilets is floated

NT NETWORK PANAJI A more than four-month-old tender of the Goa Waste Management Corporation to procure bio-toilets would be further delayed as new changes have been brought in the tender document for bidders with new dates fixed for receiving new proposals. This is the seventh time in four months that the Goa Waste Management Corporation has extended the time for ... Read More »

Goa likely to experience chilly nights

NT NETWORK   PANAJI This January, with the northern states experiencing the coldest days, the night temperature at most places in Goa is likely to remain below normal (-1.6°C to -2.0°C) for the next two days. The lowest minimum temperature of 17.4 degree Celsius was recorded in Panaji and 10 degree Celsius was recorded in Valpoi on January 2 after ... Read More »

Mahadev Naik ready to contest Shiroda bypoll as Cong candidate

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Former BJP minister Mahadev Naik on Wednesday said that he is interested in contesting bypoll from the Shiroda constituency on Congress ticket. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, the two-time former BJP legislator said that if Congress offers him ticket for the upcoming by-election in Shiroda constituency, which has fallen vacant after then Congress MLA Subhash Shirodkar ... Read More »

National Commission for ST disappointed with Goa’s welfare programmes for community

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over the work done by Goa government for the welfare of the tribal community in the state. The Commission has directed the state government to carry out a special drive for filling up the backlog vacancies reserved for ST people in various departments and given ... Read More »

Ray of hope for 560 shut bars in panchayat areas

NT NETWORK PANAJI Hopes remain alive for the remaining 560 liquor outlets in the state still remaining shut following the Supreme Court highway liquor ban order. The liquor outlets located in panchayat areas have been left out from relaxations in the apex court order and are struggling to get back to their livelihood after remaining closed for business since April ... Read More »

Bandh throws normal life out of gear

NT NETWORK   PANAJI People using public bus transport and ferryboat commuters were on Wednesday badly hit by the bandh called by trade unions as part of the nationwide strike against government’s “anti-worker” policies. Students, office goers and others were left stranded in various parts of the state.  Ferryboat operators supported the bandh in the morning hours leaving commuters stranded ... Read More »

Rent-a-vehicle operators ‘overcharge’ in Calangute

NT NETWORK   CALANGUTE Tourists who visited Calangute on Wednesday were badly affected as most of the tourist taxis went off the road and the rates of rent-a-bike and rent-a-car services were increased in the beach belt. Almost 90 per cent of tourist taxis were off the road, the private buses which used to ply on different routes also went ... Read More »