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Waste disposal a challenge, but change is happening: Collector

NT NETWORK   MARGAO South Goa Collector Dr Tariq Thomas on Friday that though waste disposal is a big challenge, the people of the state are being sensitised on cleanliness and a change in that direction was happening. He was speaking as chief guest at Swachh Survakshan Grameen programme at the Collectorate here. “Waste disposal is a challenge. However, now, people are talking about ... Read More »

Drunk driving: police crack down on motorists

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa police on Friday conducted a special drive against drunken driving throughout the state. “In future we will be conducting such drives at many places either by surprise or by announcing it in advance,” said Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Muktesh Chander adding, “My intention is that everybody should be safe. Please do not drink ... Read More »

Vijai allays fear over danger to Colva church from road widening

NT NETWORK   COLVA Town and Country Planning (TCP) Minister Vijai Sardesai on Friday assured the Colva residents that the Colva church would not be affected due to the road extension under the Regional Plan 2021. Assuring that the Our Lady of Merces Church at Colva would be exempted from the 25-metre road extension, Sardesai said the issue will be ... Read More »

Rumblers proposed for Mapusa as mishaps rise

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA With an aim to cut down the speed of vehicles entering Mapusa, rumblers have been proposed opposite Hotel Braganza along with a walkway opposite the PWD office. The road leading to the town via Gandhi Circle is one of busiest where hundreds of vehicles enter the town. Besides continuous traffic flow there is a constant pedestrian ... Read More »

Heavy rain claims 26 lives in Kerala

PTI   THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered a series of landslides in the hilly Idukki district and northern parts, killing 26 people since Wednesday night with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Thursday describing the situation as ‘very grim.’ The army and National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in affected areas in Idukki, Kozhikode, Waynad and Malappuram districts to assist ... Read More »

Goa files contempt petition in SC over diversion of Mhadei water by K’taka

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa government on Wednesday filed a 306-page contempt petition against Karnataka before the Supreme Court on account of gross acts of wilful disobedience of the undertakings and statements made by the neighbouring state on an affidavit before the apex court and the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal (MWDT). Karnataka had in its affidavit filed on September ... Read More »

Sanguem sarpanchas demand hike in honorarium of VP members

NT NETWORK   CURCHOREM Sarpanchas of panchayats from Sanguem taluka have demanded that the nominal honorarium that is being paid to them and the panchayat members at present should be hiked to at least Rs 25,000. This demand was made during a press conference, held in Sanguem on Wednesday, attended by Bhati sarpanch Udai Naik, Netravali sarpanch Rajani Gaonkar, Vadem-Curdi ... Read More »

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday….

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday and briefed him on the mining issue and other developmental works in Goa. Also present on the occasion were Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, South Goa, Narendra Sawaikar, Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, North Goa and Union Minister of State for Ayush (Independent charge) Shripad ... Read More »

PM, GoM assure Parrikar of solution to mining imbroglio

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi and discussed the mining matter to find a solution through legal means for early resumption of mining activity in the state. A delegation comprising Parrikar, Union Minister for Ayush ... Read More »

Vijai: widening of Ravindra Bhavan-Arlem highway stretch will be completed by Dec

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Town and Country Planning (TCP) Minister Vijay  Sardesai,  on  Tuesday,  informed  that  the widening of the   highway  stretch  from Ravindra  Bhavan to  Arlem  will be completed by  December 2018 . The work is estimated to cost around Rs 100 crore. Addressing the media, after the review meeting held at the South Goa Collectorate building with the ... Read More »