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BJYM-backed students panel sweeps GU Students Council election

NT NETWORK Panaji The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)-backed panel of students swept the election for the Students Council of the Goa University (GU), conducted on Monday by 63:22 votes, defeating the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) panel. Khemal Prabhu Shirodkar of the BJYM has been elected as the president of the Students Council. The BJYM has dedicated the victory …

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Golden jubilee signature project yet to take off in Vasco

NT NETWORK Vasco Despite laying foundation stone for the golden jubilee signature project, the work has still not yet commenced. MMC chairperson Nandadeep Raut said that due to some technical problem, the work on the proposed signature project is delayed. The piling cost was not considered in the tendering process, said Raut. He said that the MMC was falling short …

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Candolim constitutes special panel to draft CZMP

Candolim: Giving in to the demands of the villagers, the Candolim panchayat at the gram sabha on Sunday formed a special committee comprising of stakeholders including representatives of fishermen, toddy tappers, shack owners, guest house operators etc to draft the coastal zone management plan (CZMP). Villagers objecting to the draft CZMP also demanded holding of a special gram sabha before …

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Goods worth Rs 10 lakh seized in legal metrology crackdown

Panaji: Sleuths of the department of legal metrology conducted raids at various towns of the state in the last fortnight, confiscating goods worth Rs 10 lakh. The department cautioned the consumers against buying any good that does not have manufacturing and food safety details. The sleuths conducted raids in Panaji, Mapusa, Vasco, Bicholim,   Margao and in Sattari taluka, booking several …

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SINDHU CONQUERS THE WORLD

Basel (Switzerland): P V Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in a one-sided final. Sindhu’s gold is the second medal that India won at the Worlds this year with Sai Praneeth winning a bronze in men’s singles category. The last time Sindhu and …

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Dairy entrepreneurship workshop for Goan farmers

With an aim to promote dairy farming in the state, NABARD Goa, organized a state level workshop on Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) and other government sponsored schemes on August 20. Sanjay Gihar, secretary, animal husbandry department, was the chief guest at the function attended by Eknath Chakurkar, director, ICAR- CCARI, Dr Santosh V Dessai, director, department of animal husbandry …

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India bury Bhutan under seven goals

Kalyani: India pumped seven goals past a hapless Bhutan side on a rain-drenched day at the Kalyani Stadium, on Sunday, as the Blue Colts propelled themselves to the top of the 2019 SAFF U-15 Championship table. Bibiano Fernandes’ side, that had posted a 5-0 victory against Nepal in their first game, were as dominant as ever, as Taison Singh and …

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Tension in Davorlim over wet waste composting unit

NT NETWORK  Margao Tense moments were witnessed in Davorlim Saturday morning near the village panchayat, as the villagers strongly opposed the panchayat’s plan to install a wet waste composting unit in one of the shops located near the panchayat building. The situation was brought under control after almost two hours of chaos and confusion, with the intervention of a strong police …

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GSAI appeals to seafarers to make ‘declaration’ about fake certificates

NT NETWORK Margao Goa Seamen Association of India (GSAI), on Saturday, appealed to the seafarers who have submitted fake certificates to obtain Indian Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) to come forward and declare about it, as well as file complaints against ‘third party’ agencies that were asking for money to settle ‘penalties’ arising from it. The Director General of Shipping (DG …

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Fisheries Minister: govt ‘working’ on plan to de-silt mouth of River Sal

NT NETWORK Margao Fisheries Minister Filip Neri Rodrigues, on Saturday, informed the fishermen that “the government is working on a plan to de-silt the mouth of River Sal. Traditional fishermen from Naqueri, Betul and Velim met the Minister, on Saturday morning, and asked for his assistance in removing the sand bar that has been formed at the mouth of River …

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