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Cong plans to stage dharna in Delhi over Mhadei row

Panaji: State unit of the Congress party is planning to stage a dharna at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to draw the attention of the central authorities to save river Mhadei, the lifeline of Goa. “Our agitation will continue…we will not stop here we will soon go to Delhi and protest to pressurise the Prime Minister and the President …

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Mala recreation centre keeps senior citizens in good spirits

SHAIKH JAMALUDDIN | NT Panaji: B N Melwani recreation centre for senior citizens at Mala evokes tremendous response from senior citizens from as far as Bicholim and Vasco besides Mala, Miramar, Dona Paula, Tonca and Taleigao within a short span of one year. Late B N (B N Melwani) had a dream plan to start a centre for senior citizens …

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In pursuit of women’s safety

Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ In a wonderful example of how art can inspire more creative endeavours, ‘Quest’ for Reality’ a dance performance by Impana Kulkarni and Prerna Palekar will be performed, at Sunaparanta- Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho on December 11, 7 p.m. Conceptualised and directed by Arundhati Chattopadhyaya, the idea was inspired by the work of …

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Geared up

India Bike Week (IBW) 2019 held in Vagator witnessed more than 15,000 people from across the country ride in to celebrate the biggest biking extravaganza in Asia. The two-day festival saw bike launches, racing tracks, bike stunt arenas, rare edition bikes, shopping arenas with biking accessories, as well as some of the biggest names in bike design participating. Popular stunt biker Rok Bagaros judged the final stunt winner and battled with the winner to showcase …

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BJP sweeps K’taka bypolls

Bengaluru: The ruling BJP on Monday swept the assembly bypolls in Karnataka winning 12 of the 15 seats to help the four-month-old Yediyurappa government retain majority, in a morale booster for the saffron party after its recent setback in Maharashtra. The BJP sweep had an immediate fallout in the opposition Congress with its legislature party leader and former chief minister …

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Freedom fighters’ kin protest against govt over job reservation

Ponda: Protesting against the “non-implementation” of job reservations, around 50 children of freedom fighters under the banner of Goa Freedom Fighters Children’s Association (GFFCA) staged a symbolic funeral procession of the government from the old bus stand to Kranti Maidan, Ponda. Two freedom fighters were also part of the protest. As per information, the government had in 1996 notified 2 per …

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More than 2,000 koalas killed in Australia bushfires

Sydney: The massive bushfires that have been raging in eastern Australia since November have killed more than 2,000 koalas, a species classified as vulnerable, an ecologist said on Monday. Australian ecologist Dailan Pugh told Efe news that the recent fires have claimed the lives of around 25 per cent of the approximately 8,400 koalas in the region. Pugh’s data, calculated …

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Feast of Immaculate Conception celebrated

The feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception was celebrated in Panaji with great fervour. People of all faiths from all over the state were seen participating in the grand feast mass at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panaji at 10 a.m. and the procession that followed. The feast of Immaculate Conception was also celebrated in parishes in Margao, …

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Test your knowledge

After battling against each other and showcasing their intellectual skills, 24 contestants qualified into the semi-final round of the eighth edition of the Navhind Times School Quiz 2019, an all-Goa competition for students up to class ten. In the North Goa Round held at Dempo House, Panaji, the 12 contestants who qualified into the semi-final round were students, Pratik Prasad …

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Reis Magos residents oppose shifting of casinos to Verem side

Reis Magos: Villagers of Reis Magos on Sunday passed a resolution opposing shifting of casinos to Verem side of the Mandovi river. A large number of locals was present for the gram sabha held on Sunday wherein the issue of casinos was discussed. It was decided by the villagers that the panchayat of Reis Magos should revoke the temporary licence …

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