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Cabral announces hike in power tariff

NT NETWORK Ponda Power Minister Nilesh Cabral, on Saturday, announced hike in electricity tariff by 5 paisa (per unit) in order to recover the streetlight maintenance expenditure of the state.  Cabral made this announcement at Shiroda on the occasion of the launch of the project for renovation of low tension power lines. Shiroda MLA Subhash Shirodkar, sarpanch Amit Shirodkar and …

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Rider dies on spot in Bicholim mishap

NT NETWORK Bicholim A youth died on the spot at Bordem-Bicholim on Saturday afternoon following a motorbike and car collision. According to information,  Sharab Khan (29), a native of Uttar Pradesh, but residing at Bicholim, was proceeding towards Bicholim on his motorbike when it collided against a car that was proceeding towards Mapusa. The impact of the collision was so …

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PMC to upgrade Keriya waste treatment plant

NT NETWORK Ponda With Rs 4 crore funds granted by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar, Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) is all set to upgrade the garbage treatment plant at Keriya-Khandepar into a bio-methanation plant, PMC chairperson Venkatesh Naik announced on Friday during the council meeting.  Naik stated that all the paperwork related to extension and renovation of the garbage treatment plant …

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2 more locals arrested in Mhadei tiger deaths

Valpoi: The forest department officials on Friday arrested two more locals in connection with the recent poisoning of four tigers, which led to their death in the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary near Golavli village in Sattari taluka. Earlier, three locals were arrested and they have admitted to killing the tigers. During interrogation, they stated that they committed the crime to exact …

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Dempo SC beat Sesa FA, move to the top

Sirsaim: Dempo Sports Club scored a second half penalty goal win over Sesa Football Academy (SFA) to climb to the top of the table of the All India Football Association (AIFF) Elite League (Goa zone) at SFA ground, Sirsaim on Friday. Despite winning by a goal, the Dempo lads enjoyed dominance for a major part of the match and had …

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UNESCO world heritage city Jaipur, still poorly air connected

Jaipur: Despite joining the list of UNESCO world heritage cities in 2019, Jaipur remains poorly air connected for global tourists and is currently connected only to four countries — Bangkok, Dubai, Malaysia and Sharjah. This is limiting Jaipur’s growth prospects in terms of tourism on a global level, tourism stakeholders said, adding that lobbying from big players in Delhi is …

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Mind your back

Danuska Da Gama The number of people complaining of back and neck pain is on the rise in current times. And indeed, pain in the back, derrière, leg, calf, and thigh are symptoms to look out for and shouldn’t be overlooked. Sometimes there can be numbness and weakness in the entire leg that restricts walking. Neck pain, arm pain shooting …

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‘2019: How Modi Won India’ launched in Goa

Viva Goa hosted the Goa launch of ‘2019: How Modi Won India’ written by journalist and author, Rajdeep Sardesai. Published by HarperCollins Publishers India, the book launch was attended by special guests including actress, Pooja Bedi; industrialist, Shrinivas Dempo; Nandini Sardesai; and editor and publisher of Viva Goa, Kedar Dhume. Congratulating the author on his new book, Pooja Bedi said: …

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Suspects admit to killing 4 Mhadei sanctuary tigers

Valpoi: The three arrested suspects have admitted to killing the four tigers in the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary near Golavli village in Sattari taluka. Sources in the forest department said on Thursday that officials are on the lookout for one more suspect, who might have helped the accused in disposing evidence. Forest officials and police are investigating into the case from …

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Govt plans to upgrade pvt jetties to encourage cargo transportation

Panaji: In order to encourage transportation of cargo through inland waterways, the state government plans to upgrade the existing private jetties. The government will prepare a detailed project report (DPR) about the project and submit it to the Centre so as to avail financial assistance under the Sagarmala initiative. Minister for Ports Michael Lobo, along with the industry delegation led …

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