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Mapusa civic body passes Rs 7.23-cr surplus budget 

NT NETWORK Mapusa The Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC), on Monday, passed  a surplus budget of Rs 7.23 crore for the financial year 2020- 2021. After addressing the council, chairperson Ryan Braganza presented a surplus budget, wherein consolidated opening balance stands at Rs 33.11 crore,  receipts for the year 2020-21 stand at Rs 79.72 crore and the total expenditure is Rs 72.49. Following discussion, the …

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Govt focusing on development of health, education sectors: CM

NT NETWORK Candolim Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Monday, said that despite of facing financial crunch due to the mining closure in the state, Goa is the only state in the country to provide free treatment for cardiac patients. “We have the distinction of being the only state in the country to have spent huge sum on treating different types …

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Nachinola residents seek action against parking nuisance on road

NT NETWORK Mapusa Nachinola villagers on Sunday raised the issue of roadside parking stating that it affects smooth flow of traffic on the road and sought action against the parking nuisance. They demanded an inspection to be carried out by the panchayat of the stretch from Arcado up to panchayat junction. Sarpanch Pooja Mayekar assured to carry out the inspection. …

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Saligao sarpanch assures action on roadside food vans, carts

NT NETWORK Saligao The issue of food vans and carts operating along roadsides, that is contributing to traffic chaos and littering, highlighted by this daily, resonated at the Saligao gram sabha on Sunday. A resident, citing the report that appeared in this daily highlighting how food vans and carts operating near Saligao church and along the busy stretch of Porvorim …

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Four panchayats oppose ‘urban area’ tag

NT NETWORK Vasco/Candolim/Margao Gram sabhas held by Chicalim, Candolim,  Saligao  and Sao Jose de Areal village panchayats on Sunday passed resolutions, strongly opposing the categorisation of their villages as ‘urban areas’. The special gram sabha of the Chicalim panchayat unanimously resolved to oppose the declaration of the village as an urban area, arguing that neither the panchayat nor villagers were …

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Parking provision by buildings will help resolve traffic woes: Lobo

NT NETWORK Parra Port Minister Michael Lobo has said that buildings coming up along the main road from Mapusa to Calangute via Parra need to have designated parking provision for four-wheelers as that will ensure smooth flow of traffic. Lobo was speaking at a function at Parra where he inaugurated a parking lot.  Also present were sarpanch of Parra Delilah …

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Dy CM: will make new Hospicio Hospital functional soon

NT NETWORK Margao Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant  (Babu) Kavlekar, on  Saturday, said  that  the government will make functional the much awaited  new Hospicio  Hospital at the earliest and added that the Chief Minister  Pramod  Sawant is  laying emphasis on the health sector  and the education sector, and this is  evident from the  budgetary provisions. Speaking as the chief guest at …

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It is India’s duty to teach the world to walk on path of ‘samanvay’: Joshi

Agencies Panaji To create an awareness and unity amongst the Hindus does not amount to (taking) an action against others (community), said the general secretary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Suresh alias Bhaiyyaji Joshi, on Saturday. “No one should feel it that way. We can say with utter self-confidence before the entire world that Hindus becoming strong won’t result in …

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‘My father was a fantastic storyteller’

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT BUZZ Q. You head the Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society. What is the purpose behind forming this body? We founded this Society in 1997. It happened because a lot of people told me of their desire to watch my father’s films, which by then had completely vanished from the theatres, though one could …

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