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Efforts on to get CM, Joaquim, Monserrate, Parrikar for meet on garbage today: Parekh

PANAJI: Stating that there is still no solution in sight for the disposal of garbage regularly generated in the city, the Mayor, Mr Yatin Parekh on Wednesday said that he is trying to get the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, Minister for Urban Development, Mr Joaquim Alemao,

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Ore export and royalty collected match perfectly: mines dept statistic

BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT

PANAJI: Allegations from various corners of "rampant" illegal mining in the state notwithstanding, the statistics provided by the mines and geology department as regards to permitted capacity for mining and the export of ores and royalty collected thereon, reveal that figures of production and exports almost match perfectly.

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Petition by 5 Anjuna parents was catalyst in MoI relief: Willy

PANAJI: Stating that neither the Congress MLAs, Mr Churchill Alemao and Mr Mauvin Godinho, nor the meeting with the senior Congress leaders in New Delhi was responsible for government’s decision to provide grants for the primary level English schools in Goa, the deputy chairman of the state Planning Commission, Dr Wilfred de Sousa, on Wednesday said that it was a petition filed by five concerned parents from Sacred Heart School, Anjuna in the court of law, which acted as a catalyst in the matter.

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Thick textbooks to be divided in parts

BY RAMNATH PAI RAIKAR | NT

PANAJI: In an effort to reduce the weight of books in the school bags of the students, the State Council of Education Research and Training has decided to break up the textbooks into parts, from this year.

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Ugam is Goan topper of IIT-JEE exam

PANAJI: The results of the prestigious entrance exam - IIT-JEE were declared on Wednesday. The topper from Goa of IIT-JEE is Ugam alias Vassudeo Kamat from Assagao, and a student of Saraswat Vidyalaya’s Purshottam Walwalkar Higher Secondary School, Mapusa.

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Jose Philip urges NHAI to expedite work

VASCO: The Revenue Minister, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza has directed the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to expedite the work of the NH17B, from Varunapuri-Mangor Hill to Gandhinagar. He said the incomplete work was causing inconvenience to the people, so much so that they have to agitate over the issue.

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AGCTA issues ultimatum to govt

PANAJI: The All Goa Computer Teachers Association (AGCTA), in a press note issued here, has issued an ultimatum to the state government, through a memorandum to the Education Minister and the Chief Minister,

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BBSM swears to fight for local languages

PANAJI: Demanding that the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, who till date is silent on his stand as regards the medium of instruction issue should come out with the same within next 24 hours, the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch on Tuesday said BBSM activists would also approach all the MLAs soon, asking them to clarify their stand in the matter.

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