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Goenkar making global movie on Abbé Faria

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR Goa experienced the resurrection of the locally produced movies, during the beginning of this century, and the state is now all set to witness a locally rooted movie taking this movement to another level. Gurudas Kamat, the well-known documentary maker and photographer, is planning a film based on Abbé Faria, the Goan Catholic monk, who pioneered …

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RBI slaps 6-month curbs on PMC Bank

NT NETWORK Panaji The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed stringent restrictions on the Mumbai-based Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd (PMC Bank) under Section 35A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with immediate effect. It restricts depositors of PMC Bank from withdrawing a sum exceeding Rs 1,000 of the total balance in every savings bank account or current …

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Hard-pressed account holders rush to Margao branch

NT NETWORK Margao Accountholders of the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank Ltd (PMC Bank) which has come under restrictions of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are worried about their money and savings and rushed to the bank’s branch in Malbhat-Margao on Tuesday. Hundreds of customers waited in a queue at the Malbhat branch of the PMC Bank after receiving …

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Ponda civic body to implement bylaw to tackle stray dog menace

NT NETWORK Ponda With an aim to monitor pet dog number in the town and eradicate stray dog menace, Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) has resolved to implement dog management bylaw wherein each dog owner will have to register their pet with the municipality. The decision was taken during the council meeting held on Tuesday. “Each dog owner will have to …

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‘Outsiders’ running shacks for locals indulge in illegalities: SOWS chief

NT NETWORK Panaji Claiming that ‘outsiders’ get involved in illegal activities while operating shacks along the coastal belt, Shack Owners’ Welfare Society (SOWS), on Monday, advised its members to refrain from subletting the shacks. “Some of the shack owners hand over the shacks to outsiders to operate, and they in order to recover their money get involved in illegal activities …

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State tourism industry in for ripple effect

NT NETWORK Panaji The collapse of the iconic British tour operator Thomas Cook could deliver  a major blow to Goa’s tourism sector, which is already facing threat due to the lower number of tourist arrivals in the state. “The British tour operator brought majority of the British tourists to Goa, which ranged from high-end to middle-level tourists,” explained president of …

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Mauvin: Centre needs to check ‘GST evasion’

NT NETWORK Vasco The Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho, on Sunday, said that the central government needs to check GST evasion across the country. Godinho was speaking to the media on Sunday on the sidelines of Dandia Garba Dance Workshop, organised by Dabolim Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha at Keshav Smruti High School Hall at Dabolim. The BJP state …

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No one should favour nepotism in education sector: Vijai

NT NETWORK Vasco Former deputy chief minister Vijai Sardessai has said that nepotism in education sector has to be opposed. “Sadly, today there is a controversy in the selection of the teachers in Goa,” he said, adding, education is not a field to play around with. “Nepotism in education sector has to be resisted by all,” he maintained. Speaking to the media …

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Yet-to-be commissioned south district hospital stares at traffic chaos

JOAO SOUSA M | NT Margao South Goa district hospital building in Margao, which is in completion stages, is likely to be commissioned later this year, however, the lack of planning could prove to be a hindrance to the movement of vehicles to and fro the hospital. As the PWD is yet to make a provision,   ‘crossing’ of vehicles on …

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Fire breaks out at Assagao saw mill

NT NETWORK Mapusa A fire broke out at a saw mill at Assagao early Saturday morning. The loss due to the fire is estimated to be round Rs 10 lakh. The exact cause of fire is not known, however, it suspected to be due to an electric short circuit. The incident took place at around 7 am; the saw mill …

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