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Benaulim villagers oppose govt’s proposal to hold panchayat elections on party lines

NT NETWORK BENAULIM: The villagers of Benaulim on Sunday passed a resolution unanimously opposing the government’s proposal to hold panchayat elections on the party lines. They said the move would lead to the death of grassroots level democracy. The re-convened meeting which lasted for over four hours also sought that the panchayat body take a similar resolution and forward it to ... Read More »

Garbage, water stagnation problems figure at Candolim gram sabha

NT NETWORK CANDOLIM: Problems pertaining to garbage and water stagnation dominated the discussions at the village gram sabha on Sunday. The villagers raised the issue of garbage being dumped along the beach and in this regard the sarpanch Sandra Fialho assured the residents that the panchayat will be writing to the tourism minister requesting him to look into the matter. ... Read More »

Alva takes oath as Goa Governor; says it feels like homecoming

PANAJI: Margaret Alva, who was earlier this week given additional charge of the state, was sworn in as the Governor of Goa at a simple but impressive ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday. Alva is the 17th Governor of Goa. Alva was administered oath of office as Governor by the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice Mohit Shantilal ... Read More »

Mormugao’s solid waste treatment plant awaiting upgradation

VASCO: The Mormugao Solid Waste Treatment Plant (MSWTP) located at Headland-Sada is in urgent need of upgradation, but despite constant follow up with the state government by the MMC authorities, it has been a distant dream for Vascoites. The MSWTP is operated by Envirex India Pvt Ltd which was earlier known as Chemstrol Engineering Pvt Ltd. The MMC authorities had ... Read More »

House damaged, roof tiles of 2 Margao schools blown away due to strong winds

MARGAO: A house at Dharmapur-Bhondori was damaged, while roof tiles of two school buildings, in the heart of the Margao town, were blown away due to the strong winds, that accompanied the heavy rains that lashed the state on Saturday. Huge trees fell on the roads at 5 different places in Salcete leading to traffic congestion. Corrugated metal sheets, put ... Read More »

23 orphanage children to stay in Rivona school

SANGUEM: Education department officials on Friday finally came to the rescue of 23 children from the orphanage Nitya Seva Niketan, who are studying in Our Lady of Fatima High School, Rivona and told the agitating parents that they will not be moves out from the school. Reacting to this decision, around 40 parents have decided to withdraw their wards from ... Read More »

Most of unsafe Baina hutments demolished

VASCO: Most of the hutments along the Baina beach that were served evacuation notices were demolished by the South Goa district administration on Friday without any untoward incident. However, the demolition drive had to be stopped when almost all the structures were razed as an occupant produced an order from the High Court of Bombay at Goa on maintaining status ... Read More »

Germany supremely confident they can beat Argentina

REUTERS SANTO ANDRE: Germany captain Philipp Lahm and forward Thomas Mueller sounded supremely confident on Friday that their team will be able to neutralise Argentina’s Lionel Messi and win the World Cup on Sunday. Sounding at times as if they had already won the match, the two players told reporters at their team base that Germany have more talent, more ... Read More »

Bring wages under MGNREGS on par with minimum wages: SC

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to bring wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) on par with minimum wages prevailing in different states. A bench of justices S J Mukhopadhaya and S A Bobde directed the Centre that wage under the scheme cannot be less than the minimum wage fixed by the ... Read More »

Put your flags up in the sky

It was in the initial stages of the FIFA world cup tournament and we were enjoying it at one of the many beautifully decked up restaurants around the Panaji city. This particular place, like many others had a huge screen, and also lots of tiny flags of all countries that had reached the 32 team stage. So there we sat ... Read More »