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Sawant allocates portfolios to four new ministers

Kavlekar gets TCP, agriculture; Lobo bags waste management, port; revenue, IT  go to Jennifer; Neri gets WRD, fisheries Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday allocated portfolios to the newly-inducted ministers, besides effecting minor changes in the portfolios of three incumbent ministers. Newly-inducted Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar has been allotted the portfolios of town and country planning, agriculture, …

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Bicholim farmers pour milk on road near assembly complex in ‘protest’

Panaji: Several farmers from Bicholim, on Monday, poured hundreds of litres of milk on the road near State Legislative Assembly Complex in a ‘protest’ against the ‘action’ of the Gujarat-based Sural District Co-op Milk Producer’s Union Ltd (SUMUL), which is operating in the state. The farmers were stopped near Sanjay School, Porvorim by the police when they were marching towards …

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Death toll in Himachal building collapse climbs to 14

Shimla: Six more bodies were retrieved on Monday from the debris of a building collapse in Himachal Pradesh’ Solan district, taking the death toll to 14, officials said. Twenty-eight people, including 17 Army personnel and 11 civilians, were injured after the four-storey building, which housed a restaurant, collapsed on the Nahan-Kumarhatti Road on Sunday evening following heavy rains, they said. …

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‘Goa holds a special place in my life’

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Q. Firstly, tell us about your roles in ‘Sacred Games 2’ and ‘Typewriter’? ‘Sacred Games’ is a very special show and I have a lot of expectations about the second season. The show is only going to go to greater heights and I am very happy that my character of Markhand who works with the …

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Voices of devotion

On the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, Ravindra Bhavan Margao hosted a programme titled ‘Bolava Vithal’, musical performances in praise of Lord Vithal. The evening featured a performance by Pune-based Bharatanatyam dancer Arundhati Patwardhan. A musical programme was also performed by Prachala Amonkar, Pradeep Sarmokadam and Gayatri Patil. The programme was inaugurated by chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Prashant Naik. Also present …

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IFFI’s golden jubilee edition will be a memorable event

Panaji: Aiming to make the forthcoming golden jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India a memorable “professional show”, the steering committee for this mega film event, which met in the city on Sunday, reached many decisions including having a special showcase to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi as well as holding a business exhibition for …

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England become new World Champions

London: England lifted their maiden ICC World Cup trophy, beating a battle-hardened New Zealand in a nerve-wracking final that was decided via a dramatic Super Over here on Sunday. Opting to bat, New Zealand once again put up a modest batting performance under overcast conditions to post 241 for eight against a quality England pace attack that kept on asking …

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Navelim fight off Don Bosco scare to enter semis

Raia: Navelim Sporting entered the semifinals of 48th Custodio Memorial football tournament defeating Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda 4-1 via the tie breaker played at panchayat grounds, Raia on Sunday. The match started on a slow pace but as the proceedings wore on the teams began going strong with some attacking play. Navelim’s attacking medio Aulon Gomes made two smart moves …

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Copperleaf wins Restaurants award 2019

Copperleaf one of Porvorim’s most busy and well-frequented eatery bagged the Restaurants award 2019, for serving the best coastal cuisine. The award recognizes the restaurant for its splendid work in Goan and coastal cuisine in west India. Located near the NH-66 highway, Copperleaf is in business for three years and in a short span is already a household name for …

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British tabloid claims Shahbaz embezzled UK aid

Islamabad: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday denied reports by British tabloid ‘’Daily Mail’’ that its leader Shahbaz Sharif embezzled millions given to Pakistan by the UK in aid. According to the Pakistani media, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb slammed report that accused Shahbaz Sharif of “embezzling tens of millions of pounds of public money and laundering it in Britain”. …

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