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Rs 25 cr central aid for Aguada fort restoration: Lobo

NT NETWORK Candolim The GTDC has taken up the work of restoration of Aguada fort at Sinquerim that will be converted into a museum, showcasing Goa’s freedom struggle and thereby promoting it as a tourist attraction. The work, estimated to cost Rs 25 crore and funded by the Ministry of Tourism-New Delhi, is expected to be ready by year-end. The …

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BJP spokesperson Patra non-committal on Uniform Civil Code, Education Policy

NT NETWORK Panaji National spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sambit Patra, with his party’s government at the Centre presently facing a backlash over its decisions such as abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), on Wednesday refrained from making any concrete statement as to when the Narendra Modi government …

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Goa police get 44 new PCR vehicles

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday flagged off 44 new four-wheelers that have been purchased by the Goa police department. The 44 vehicles will replace the existing police control room (PCR) and highway patrol vehicles. Sawant said that regular upgradation of various departments which are serving the community is undertaken. He said that it is necessary to …

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Four-lane NH17B works to be completed by Dec 2021: CM

NT NETWORK Vasco Stating that the major issue of cost sharing between Mormugao Port Trust, National Highways Authority of India and Goa government that had delayed completion of the balance portion of four-lane highway NH17B was resolved by the Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that the work of the ambitious …

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Violence continues to wrack Delhi

PTI New Delhi Smoke billowed in the air and mobs roamed unchecked through the streets, burning shops, pelting stones and threatening locals, as fresh violence tore through north-east Delhi, killing more people on Tuesday and taking the toll in the communal clashes over the amended citizenship law to 13. Over 200 people, including 48 police personnel, have been injured and …

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Role of wetlands as part of ecology underscored

NT NETWORK Panaji Subhash Chandra, PCCF, department of forest has highlighted the importance of wetlands as regards the ecology, the society, historic perspective and the spiritual connect. Goa State Wetland Authority (GSWA) with the support of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Department of Environment, Goa and Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) celebrated the World Wetlands Day 2020 …

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TRUMP EXALTS INDIA AND MODI

PTI Ahmedabad/New Delhi India and the US are working to defend their people from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism, boost defence cooperation and are negotiating a “fantastic” trade deal, US President Donald Trump said on Monday, asserting that his country loves India and will remain its “loyal” friend. In an address to a huge cheering crowd at the ‘Namaste …

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Venkaiah exhorts youth to study issues before forming opinions

NT NETWORK Panaji Advising the youth to “shun negativism”, Vice-President of India Venkaiah Naidu on Monday urged them  to study the issues academically, and even join politics if they desire so, but never form   opinions without making proper assessment. Delivering an address at the 32nd convocation of the Goa University at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Kala Academy in Panaji, Naidu …

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Issue of iron content in Keri water: Vishwajit directs PWD officials to send water samples to lab for evaluation

NT NETWORK Panaji/Valpoi The Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, on Monday, instructed the PWD officials to draw samples of water being supplied to the Keri villagers and send them to laboratory for carrying out further ‘evaluation.’ Rane also directed the officials to carry out inspection for identifying an alternative location to set up a water pump to continue providing clean water …

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Gold paste worth over Rs 63.6 lakh seized from air commuter

NT NETWORK Vasco An air passenger travelling to Bengaluru from Dubai via Goa by Air India flight (AI-994) was apprehended as he was found in possession of 1,728 grams of gold paste valued at Rs 63,64,837. As per information from AIU Goa customs a team conducted a search of the passengers of Air India flight (AI-996) upon its arrival at …

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