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MMC holds stakeholders’ meet to ensure smooth Saptah celebrations

NT NETWORK VASCO: The Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC), on Wednesday, held a meeting of the stakeholders to ensure smooth and peaceful Saptah celebration in Vasco, to be held on August 2. The meeting which was held at Janata Vachanalaya Hall, Vasco, was chaired by the MMC chairperson Bhavana Bhosle. The deputy chairperson Jerry Fernandes, councillors Manesh Arolkar and Shekhar Khadapkar ... Read More »

Goan priest appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi

NT NETWORK PANAJI: Pope Francis has appointed Fr Theodore Mascarenhas, belonging to the Missionary Society of St Francis Xavier (Society of Pilar) as the Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi and Titular Bishop of Lisinia. The announcement was made public on Wednesday 9 at 12.30 pm at Vatican and Ranchi simultaneously. Currently Fr Theodore is working as Official at the Pontifical Council ... Read More »

Unjustified demands of vendors will not be fulfilled: PMC chief

NT NETWORK PONDA: Sending a clear signal of action against twelve vendors opposing the hiked rate of sopo tax, Ponda Municipal Council chairperson Dr Radhika Nayak said that unjustified demands of the vendors will not be fulfilled. “Let him (chief officer) conduct an enquiry and if unjustified demands are made by them (twelve vendors), then we will definitely take action.’’ ... Read More »

Divar farmers aggrieved as saline water enters fields

NT NETWORK SAO MINGUEL/DIVAR: Fields in Sao Minguel panchayat area have been left fallow and abandoned by owners due to non-availability of farm workers, high labour costs and the entry of saline water etc. Fish farmers, who take to sluice gate on contract basis release the sluice gate water directly into the fields rendering the fields useless for paddy cultivation, ... Read More »

DEATH OF THE ‘BEAUTIFUL GAME’

BELO HORIZONTE: Because it is turning out better than expected, the World Cup is doing more good than harm to brand Brazil. The opposite is true for Brazil’s brand of football. The national team’s grinding route to Tuesday’s semifinal against Germany, its play pockmarked with fouls, gamesmanship and win-at-all-costs realpolitik, has driven a stake through the myth of Brazilian football ... Read More »

Quepem Deputy Collector fails to convince parents

SANGUEM: Management of Our Lady of Fatima High School, Rivona has assured agitating parents of reaching an amicable solution over the issue of admission of 23 ‘normal’ children of Nitya Seva Niketan (NSN) in the school in two days. However, agitated parents persisted with their demand on removing the 23 children and threatened to withdraw their wards from the school. ... Read More »

Valpoi garbage treatment plant in the dumps 

VALPOI: The completion of garbage treatment plant project at Sayyad nagar-Valpoi, taken up in 2011 at an estimated cost of Rs 3 crore, has been delayed by over two years ostensibly due to the lack of a full-time chief officer and also cost escalations. At present, a private agency is engaged in collecting household waste through 10 workers who undertake ... Read More »

Raia pipeline ruptures, floods surroundings

NT NETWORK MARGAO:  A main water pipeline ruptured at Raia Tembi, on Sunday night, and water gushed into the courtyards and a verandah of  nearby two  houses causing  inconvenience  to the  occupants. Worried  residents  tried to  divert the  gushing  water after they came to know that the major pipeline has broken down in  front of their houses along the  main Raia–Borim road. “Water entered ... Read More »