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Villagers oppose eco sensitive zone in Sanguem taluka

NT NETWORK Curchorem The people from Sanguem taluka who will be affected by the proposed eco sensitive zone of the government have decided to organise various programmes including a public meeting, signature campaign and a resolution by the panchayat in order to pressurise the government not to include their villages in the eco sensitive zone. The decision was taken during …

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South Goa district hospital building to be handed over to DHS in phases in Dec: GSIDC

NT NETWORK Margao The South Goa’s district hospital project has missed yet another deadline, and the building will now be handed over to the Directorate of Health Services  (DHS) in phases over the month of December. The reasons for the delay in the completion of the hospital building are  pending payments to contractors and ‘indecision’ over the top two floors …

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Birla calls for uniform rules for state assemblies, Lok Sabha

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that there is a need to bring in reforms, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday informed that his office has initiated the process for framing common legislative regulations and protocols for the functioning of all state assemblies and the Lok Sabha. Interacting with media persons at the state assembly complex, Porvorim, Birla called for amendment …

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Portugal Ambassador to India calls on CM

NT NETWORK Panaji The Ambassador of Portugal to India, Carlos Jose de Pinho e Melo Pereira Marques on Friday called on the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant in his office at the Secretariat. Later, the Chief Minister informed about his meeting with the Portuguese Ambassador through a Twitter message stating, “Had positive discussion on technical co-operation between Goa and Portugal on …

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Margao civic meet: oppn councillors stage walkout over minutes’ issue

NT NETWORK  Margao A high-voltage drama was witnessed at Margao Municipal Council (MMC) meeting on Thursday as 13 opposition councillors staged a walkout minutes after the meeting started claiming that the minutes were manipulated and included what was not discussed and decided in the previous meeting. They protested by squatting in front of the chief officer’s cabin and raised slogans for almost 45 minutes. The protest …

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We are ready to modify startup policy to woo IT firms: Sawant

NT NETWORK Panaji  Stating that the startup world is changing, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the state government is willing to modify its startup policy so as to bring IT companies into Goa. On Thursday, the Dempo Group of Companies, one of the leading industrial houses of the state, set up a facility called ‘MeWo – Meetings & …

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Navelim VP seeks geo-tagging of cattle in village

NT NETWORK  Margao While the stray cattle menace has plagued the village of Navelim, the panchayat has written to the department of animal husbandry for geo-tagging of all cattle in the village.  Sarpanch Vilma D’Silva said that the panchayat has written to the department to come to the village for a joint meeting to find a solution to the cattle …

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IFFI’s Konkani section in a muddle

NT NETWORK Panaji  The directorate of film festivals has begun the process of scrutinising around 10 entries received by the Entertainment Society of Goa for ‘The Goan Story’ section of Konkani films at the forthcoming International Film Festival of India. However, the condition that the films under this particular section should not have a commercial release has directly disqualified many …

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Stray cattle menace goes unchecked at Santa Cruz

NT NETWORK Panaji The stray cattle menace is haunting most areas of the state, and the situation in Santa Cruz and Bambolim is no different. A herd of cows keeps roaming near the Goa Medical College and Hospital, market area and blocks traffic during peak hours. A herd of around 35 cows are seen near the football stadium at Bambolim blocking the …

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CCP issues deadline for completion of works involving road digging

Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) will stop issuing NoCs for road cutting, digging, gas pipe laying and cable laying from November-end, stated city Mayor Uday Madkaikar. CCP has issued a deadline to public in general, government departments, private agencies, and other individuals to complete road cutting work or laying of sewage pipes, trench digging, laying of …

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