Breaking News

Goa News

Goa News

CM writes to PM seeking changes to MMDR Act

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that he has written to  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and  the ministries  of home affairs and mining requesting them to amend the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 for restarting mining activities  in the state. He told media persons during a web briefing on Monday that the state …

Read More »

Discovery sailors tested negative for COVID: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday revealed  that the 66 Goan sailors, who had disembarked from the ‘Marella Discovery’ ship and undergone medical tests for the COVID-19 pandemic, have tested negative for the  deadly disease. Addressing media persons, Sawant  said the 66 seamen  are still held up in Mumbai as ‘e-passes’ allowing their travel to Goa  have …

Read More »

Majority of firms operating at less than 25% capacity: CII survey

NT NETWORK Panaji Although economic activity has resumed during the lockdown period, majority of the firms are operating at less than 25 per cent of their capacity, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) survey has stated. To step up the industrial activity, the CII has suggested that, current system of permits and passes, issued by state governments, must be done away …

Read More »

For it to dry

A farmer seen spreading paddy grains, for it to dry, on a tarpaulin laid along a road at Taleigao. Farmers across the state are in the process of drying the paddy grains before stocking it.

Read More »

10 MLD water treatment plant will be set up at Mencurem: Pauskar

NT NETWORK Curchorem The PWD Minister and Sanvordem MLA Deepak Pauskar, on Monday, reiterated that the 10 MLD water treatment plant, estimated to cost Rs 46 crore will be set up at Mencurem in order to resolve the drinking problem of the Bicholim taluka. Addressing a press conference at his office in Sanvordem, Pauskar said that he was compelled to …

Read More »

On an average 4 distress messages ‘handled’ by police’s social media cell a day for last 1 month

NT NETWORK Panaji During the lockdown, the Goa police’s social media cell has been ‘handling’ on an average 4 distress messages/calls a day for the last one month. The social media cell has a dedicated team of police personnel who work round-the-clock, and apart from responding to distress messages, the cell also keep a check on rumours/ fake messages on …

Read More »

Coastal security police tightens surveillance along coastline

NT NETWORK Margao  Dinraj Goveker the superintendent of police coastal security police visited Cutbona and other coastal areas and directed the concerned police officer to tighten surveillance along the coastline. He visited Betul, Talpona, Cutbona, jetty Palolem, Pollem, Agonda, Rajbhag Tarir and Canacona and supervised the awareness programme carried out by Betul coastal security police station. He was accompanied by …

Read More »

Distribution of food grains not an easy task, says fair price shop owners

NT NETWORK Margao Even though the government authorities have geared up to provide free ration  quota  to deserving people under the PM GKAY at the  fair price shop across Goa, the  fair price shop owners claimed that they  were not taken  into confidence  and that free lifting of stock and distributing it to the entitled  beneficiaries  are not possible to all the fair price …

Read More »

Milagres feast celebrated behind closed doors

NT NETWORK Mapusa The feast of our lady of Milagres which used to attract thousands of faithful across Goa was celebrated at St Jerome Church Mapusa without any congregation in view of the Covid pandemic. On Monday the feast mass was celebrated by Fr Deniz Fernandes along with other members of the clergy inside the closed doors of the church as public celebration of …

Read More »