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CBI feud: Congress holds protest at Bambolim against Modi govt

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state unit of the Congress party on Friday staged a demonstration outside the Central Bureau of Investigation office at Bambolim as part of the nationwide protest against the central government’s decision to divest CBI director Alok Verma of his power and send him on leave. The demonstration was led by Opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar and ... Read More »

IFFI-2018 to mark birth centenary of Ingmar Bergman

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The 49th International Film Festival of India to be inaugurated in Goa on November 20 will commemorate the birth centenary year of the internationally-acclaimed Swedish filmmaker, Ingmar Bergman, who was born on July 14, 1918. IFFI 2018 will include a tribute section titled as #Bergman100, where films like ‘Summer with Monika’ (1953), ‘Seventh Seal’ (1957), ‘Persona’ ... Read More »

2-hour shutdown by vendors hits Mapusa market activities

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA The shutdown called by Mapusa merchants in protest against the “illegalities” in the market was successful as all shops were shut down for two hours. There was tension in the market as merchants moved around and asked outside vendors to leave. Merchants also lodged a complaint against the chief officer of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) with ... Read More »

Rs 8.5 lakh loss in blaze at two Mapusa shops; foul play suspected

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Two shops were completely gutted in a fire near Carvalho petrol pump in Mapusa, on Thursday midnight, resulting in a loss of around Rs 8.5 lakh. The owners of the shops have raised a suspicion of foul play in the incident. According to Mapusa fire station, at around 12.46 a.m, they received a call from control ... Read More »

Sattari farmers running out of patience over wild animal menace

NT NETWORK   VALPOI Farmers from Sattari villages, especially in Bhirondem panchayat area, are agitated over wild animals, including bisons, destroying their crops frequently. “At around 3 a.m, on Friday, a herd of 14 bisons wandered into my farm at Advoi and damaged banana and other fruit-bearing trees,” stated Prashant Desai, a progressive farmer. He said that the bisons not ... Read More »

Commuters at risk at slippery Panaji ferry ramp

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Around 7 ferry commuters including 2 women slipped and had a fall on the slippery cemented ramp at the Panaji ferry point while rushing to board the ferryboat on Thursday evening. Luckily, nobody fell into the water or came in contact with the ferry but all ended up dirtying their clothes and escaped with bruises. Of ... Read More »

Mapusa merchants to shut shop for 2 hours today

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA In protest against the “failure” of Mapusa Municipality to streamline vending activity and other issues in the municipal market, Mapusa Merchants Association members have decided to shut down their shops for two hours on Friday and undertake verification of vendors in the municipal market. Friday is the main Bazaar Day in Mapusa. Ashish Shriodkar, president of ... Read More »

Mackerels, sardines still hold the sway in city fish market

NT NETWORK   PANAJI People of Tiswadi have not yet reposed their faith in the big-sized fish sold in the Panaji municipal market, and go for the small-sized fish caught by ramponnkars and other traditional fishers. As  the `formalin-in-fish’ row is at the back of their mind, Goans  do not opt for big-sized fish, bringing down the prices of varieties ... Read More »

Price rise: Mahila Cong issues 8-day ultimatum

NT NETWORK PANAJI The state Mahila Congress unit, on Tuesday, issued 8-day ultimatum to the central and state governments to decrease LPG cylinder, petrol, diesel and other essential commodity prices or else it will intensify its agitation further. President of Mahila Congress Pratima Coutinho said that every woman is suffering, and finding it very hard to adjust expenses against income ... Read More »

New Mandovi bridge is not meant for 2-wheeler riders

SHAIKH JAMALUDDIN | NT   PORVORIM In an unsettling revelation for commoners, officials of the firm that has been constructing the cable-stayed Mandovi bridge have disclosed that the new bridge is not meant for two-wheeler riders, and that it is suitable for heavy vehicles and four-wheelers. Sources told ‘The Navhind Times’ that two-wheeler riders will face a lot of difficulties ... Read More »