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Sonsoddo fire brought under control : Collector

NT NETWORK Margao South Goa Collector and fire department officials, on Friday, said the fire at Sonsoddo that broke out on Thursday afternoon has been brought under control. On Friday, truckloads of mud was dumped on parts of the dump that had caught fire, and also water was sprayed, so as to bring the fire under control. The fire has …

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Navy safeguarding country round-the-clock: Governor

NT NETWORK Vasco Stating that Indians are proud of the country’s Navy, Governor Satya Pal Malik said that India’s waters and land are safe as they are guarded by the Indian Navy round-the-clock. The Governor was speaking as the chief guest on the occasion of Navy Day function held at Navy House based at INS Gomantak in Vasco. Chief Minister …

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Bondvol lake on way to become wetland

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa State Wetland Authority has decided to declare as a wetland  the Bondvol lake in Santa Cruz village of Tiswadi taluka. The decision was taken at the sixth meeting of the GSWA, which was chaired by Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral, who is  also the chairman of the authority. The GSWA members attending the meeting arrived at …

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No illegal Bangladeshi nationals in Goa: police

NT NETWORK Panaji The foreigners regional registration office had detained around 40 foreigners,  who were found to be staying illegally. However, there have been no Bangladeshi nationals among the detained,  police officials have clarified. Those detained are  the nationals from Tanzania, Uganda, Russia, Nigeria, British, Ukraine, Brazil and Kenya. It is pertinent to note here that recently at  the Chimbel …

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Panchayat to help Bethoda woman

Ponda: The Bethoda panchayat has decided to help Bhima Gaonkar (75), who has lost her nest egg of Rs 52,000 to the 2016 demonetisation of bank notes. Bethoda sarpanch Tejas Shetkar, deputy sarpanch Jaanvi Gaonkar and panch member Chandrakant Samant visited the elderly woman at her residence  at Taiginyem in Bethoda  in Ponda taluka on Tuesday. Samant said the panchayat …

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30,000 animals to be sacrificed at Nepal temple festival

Kathmandu: Nepal’s Gadhimai temple is all decked up for a five-yearly sacrificial ritual that will see over 30,000 animals, including buffaloes, sacrificed over two days at a massive slaughterhouse set up at the temple premises, ignoring protests by animal rights groups and an apex court order. Gadhimai, located in Bariyapur 100 km from Kathmandu, comes alive every five years when …

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Drogba makes up for snub, clicks photo with Mbappe

Paris: Didier Drogba kept his promise to get clicked with Kylian Mbappe after turning him down in 2009. On the night when Chelsea dramatically lost to FC Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal at Stamford Bridge with Drogba playing for the Blues, a then 10-year-old Mbappe was present and asked for a photo with the Ivory Coast star. The forward …

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A festival in a vaddo

Danuska Da Gama GoaPhoto is an international photography festival that will be held from December 6 to December 8, in Aldona, a quintessential Goan village that holds a rich historical and material culture in Bardez. Curated by Akshay Mahajan and Lola Mac Dougall, the venues of this unconventional festival include private residences where traces of the Portuguese presence in the …

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Following in the footsteps of St Francis Xavier

All roads led to Old Goa as people of all walks of life, dressed in their best attire, celebrated the feast of Goa’s patron saint, St Francis Xavier. With masses beginning as early as 4 a.m., Goans and pilgrims from various states were up and awake, to bring in the feast of the ‘Goencho Saib’. The high mass was celebrated …

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Feast of St Francis Xavier to be celebrated today

NT NETWORK Panaji The feast of St Francis Xavier, revered as ‘Goencho Saib’, will be celebrated with devotion and enthusiasm at the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa, on Tuesday. After a preparation through the novenas held for the last nine days, with the theme ‘Rooted in Christ like St Francis Xavier, go and do likewise’, the feast of St …

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