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Illegal communidade land deals to be probed: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji  The government on Monday assured the state legislative assembly that it will probe illegal land transfers and fraudulent mutations pertaining to all the communidades in Goa. Coming out with this assurance, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that he will seek records of the land deals done by each and every communidades in the state and will conduct …

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Reliance foundation awards 1000 teachers

Reliance Foundation awarded 1000 teaching professionals for excelling in the Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) 2018. Select winners were felicitated by leaders from UNESCO, UNICEF, CBSE Board in the presence of leaders from several organizations. The next edition of the awards is scheduled for December 14, 2019 and registration is open for teachers across the country. The contest will …

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Raia villagers voice opposition to proposed waste treatment plant

Margao: The members of  Raia  gram sabha, on  Sunday, resolved to oppose setting up of a proposed waste  treatment plant on a land admeasuring 30,000 sq mts in the village that was acquired by Margao Municipal Council (MMC) decades ago. Commotion was witnessed as Anthony Barbosa, a  gram sabha member  informed that  “the House has agreed to  set  up  a waste …

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Cortalim panchayat to issue show-cause notice to DBL

Vasco: Cortalim Village Panchayat, on Sunday, decided to issue a show- cause notice to Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL) over ‘land reclamation carried out close to Zuari bridge.’ The issue of the land reclamation near Zuari bridge by the DBL was raised by the villagers during the gram sabha.   “DBL has reclaimed land from Zuari rivulet. The Cortalim Village Panchayat will …

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Rider dies after crashing Bullet into car at Cortalim

Vasco: A rider of a Royal Enfield Bullet died following an accident that was reported on NH17 Vasco-Cortalim stretch near Cortalim junction late Sunday evening. As per available information, the accident occurred at around 10 pm when the rider of the ill-fated Royal Enfield Bullet was heading towards Vasco from Cortalim. When he crossed the Cortalim junction, he allegedly rammed the two …

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Irate Chandor villagers boo Clafasio out of gram sabha

Margao: Cuncolim MLA Clafasio Dias on Sunday had to make an unceremonious exit from Chandor gram sabha venue after he was booed by locals. This was the first visit of the MLA after he had switched loyalty from the Congress to the BJP. After having to wait for a while as the villagers were discussing the market issue, the MLA finally …

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Draft CZMP raises hackles in Betalbatim

DIANA FERNANDES | NT Betalbatim : The Coastal Regulatory Zone Notification 2011 was praised for being inclusive and protective towards traditional fishermen and   traditional occupations carried out along the river and seaside. However, Betalbatim villagers maintained that fishing activities and the  traditional occupations are not reflecting in the draft coastal zone management plan, which has been a bone of contention …

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Govt fails to act against flourishing farmhouses

Panaji: The assurance of the government, during the 2013 monsoon session of the state legislative assembly, to check the legal status of all the farmhouses in Goa and amend the related legislation accordingly, remains yet to be implemented, which in turn allows the non-Goans to purchase land here and construct farmhouses, ignoring the conditions laid down by the related legislation, …

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Church opposes Bainguinim plant

Panaji: The Church in Goa on Sunday, yet again, explicitly made known its objection to the proposed garbage treatment plant at Bainguinim at the environmental public hearing held at Old Goa. A press statement issued by the church body Diocesan Centre for Social Communications Media said that there have been some media reports falsely stating that the Church has no …

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Clamour grows against Bainguinim waste plant

Old Goa: Upping their ante against setting up of integrated sanitary landfill and solid waste management plant on the Kadamba Plateau at Bainguinim, the people attending a public hearing on Sunday said the proposed plant in the vicinity of the world heritage site, Old Goa, will prove to be a health hazard to the residents and destructive to environment. The …

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