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Dairy farmers demand rollback of cattle feed price hike

NT NETWORK Ponda Irked over sudden hike in the cattle feed price by Rs 4 per kg by Goa Dairy, farmers protested at the Dairy premises demanding rollback of the price hike. The aggrieved farmers gheraoed the managing director Dr Phadte in his office and also retrained the Dairy staff from leaving the premises during lunch break. However, deputy collector …

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CM assures Sattari Bhumiputra Sanghatna over land ownership issue

NT NETWORK Valpoi Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday urged the Sattari Bhumiputra Sanghatna (SBS) not to take law into their hands. Sawant spoke to SBS members who were protesting outside forest department office in Valpoi and assured them of resolving their issue pertaining to right to ownership of land. Sawant was in Valpoi to inaugurate third national bird festival …

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Permission for anti-CAA, NRC meet in Mapusa revoked as 2 NGOs object

NT NETWORK Mapusa The Mapusa Municipal Council and Deputy Collector’s office, on Friday, revoked the permissions granted for organising a protest meeting against Citizen Amendment Act, NRC and NPR, which was supposed to be held on January 18 in the town, following a strong objection raised by two NGOs against it. On Friday, the chief officer of Mapusa Municipality Clen …

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Navelim villages seek end to ‘release of sewage into creek’

NT NETWORK Margao While the National Green Tribunal has cracked the whip over the release of untreated sewage into the River Sal, Navelim villages are up in the arms as thousands of litres of untreated sewage continues to be discharged in the open into the creek at Kudchadkar hospital, which flows down into the Saipem lake. Ironically, just around 25 …

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Ex-Panaji MLA smells a rat in recent fire at waste treatment facility in city

NT NETWORK Panaji The former Panaji MLA and Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Sidharth Kunkalienkar has raised doubts over the recent fire at the waste treatment facility in the city. Alleging that the facility was “deliberately lit,” Kunkalienkar expressed his suspicion that the entire fire incident was orchestrated to change the security contract of the facility from government to a private …

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3 chassis gathering rust as MMC fails to float e-tender

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao The dilly-dallying on the part of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) during the last three months in creating a `key’ in the computer system to help complete e-tendering process for carrying out bodybuilding of the three chassis that the civic body bought six months back, has resulted in the chassis, worth Rs 39 lakh, gathering …

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Khaunte demands ‘Action Taken Report’ from CM over ‘assurances’

NT NETWORK Panaji Demanding that the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant should table an Action Taken Report (ATR) about his assurances given in the State Legislative Assembly during the monsoon session of the House, as well as present a White Paper on the financial status of the government, during the forthcoming budget session of the Assembly, the Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte, …

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CM ask toddy tappers to revive traditional occupation

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has appealed to toddy tappers in the State to revive their traditional occupation and generate more avenues of income by introducing innovative products made up of toddy. Chief Minister made this statement at a meeting with officials of Goa Toddy Tappers Welfare Fund Board and All Goa Toddy Tappers Association at his Official …

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Lobo pitches for law banning sale of agri, orchard land to non-Goans

NT NETWORK Calangute The RDA Minister Michael Lobo, on Thursday, said that protecting Goa for Goans is the need of the hour and hence, legislation is required to ban sale of agricultural and orchard land to non-Goans so that “our land can be preserved for our future generations.” “With migrants’ influx being witnessed, and outsiders settling in Goa by buying …

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Nippy days ahead in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji The state is likely to witness cold weather in the next couple of days, owing to western disturbances coming from central Rajasthan that bring in severe cold conditions in northern India. Due to this system, the state is facing northerly winds blowing from northwest side of the country, which is gripped by intense cold wave. Minimum temperature …

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