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School kids take up beach cleaning drive at Canacona

CANACONA: The NCC Unit of Shri Mallikarjun Vidyalaya High School, Char-Rasta, Canacona in collaboration with Canacona municipality joined the beach-cleaning exercise at Patnem-Colomb beach on Thursday.

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Revaluation of answer sheets of SSC, HSSC exams proposed

PANAJI:  The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has forwarded a proposal to the government as regards extending facility of complete recheck of the answers papers related to SSC and HSSC Board examinations, if the candidates apply for the same.

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New jetty coming up at Penha de France

BY JOAO SOUSA M | NT NETWORK
PANAJI: The dormant marine slipway at Penha de France will buzz with activities again this October after lying in hibernation for over three and half decades as the Captain of Ports has commenced constructing a new jetty around it. However, works for repairing ships, barges etc at the slipway may still take some time.

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Coaching classes for civil service exams on the cards

PANAJI:  The Goa Education Development Corporation will seek assistance of experts from Mumbai and Delhi to introduce coaching classes in the state for the benefit of the youth desiring to answer competitive examinations such as various civil service examinations, and those conducted by the Union Public Service Commission as well as Goa Public Service Commission.

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Confusion as former ESG members invited for meet

PANAJI: Total confusion seems to prevail in the administration of the Entertainment Society of Goa with the excluded members of the governing body of the ESG being invited to attend a meeting for deciding on the multi-cuisine food court, including its tender and plan, proposed to be set up in the ESG Complex. The meeting is scheduled to be held on September 3, at 11 a.m.

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Rs 1.5 crore damage in Kundaim factory fire

PONDA: Plastic bottle caps, worth Rs 1.5 crore, were destroyed in the fire that broke out at Oriental Containers Ltd at Kundaim, on Thursday morning, informed the Fire and Emergency Services’ senior fire station officer, Mr D D Redkar.

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Sorry state of affairs at Mapusa police station demoralises force

By Erwin Fonseca | NT
MAPUSA: The police personnel working at the Mapusa police station are forced to work under deplorable conditions. The police force that is supposed to be the guardians of law, is many a times neglected by not being provided with the necessary conditions or environment, which would make their work effective.

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Pune couple robbed at Calangute

MAPUSA: A couple from Pune was robbed at Calangute on Wednesday night while on their way back to the guest house where they are staying.

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5 Karnataka natives held for thefts

VASCO:  Verna police arrested five persons including four jewellers in connection with a case of theft worth Rs 1.60 lakh, wherein two bungalows were burgled at Utorda. Police have also succeeded in recovering the stolen property from the accused.

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Passenger rickshaw operators in state find the going tough

PANAJI: Contrary to the general perception that the auto rickshaw operators are ‘fleecing’ the public, some of them are finding it difficult to make a living due to the poor public response to them and an intense competition with the motorcycle pilots and taxis.

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