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ASI expedites repair work at Bom Jesus Basilica

NT NETWORK Old Goa Pressure from Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, ministers, politicians and people has worked wonders in getting the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to act with urgency in undertaking repair work at the Bom Jesus Basilica within the two weeks allotted to them. Political leaders began pressurising the ASI to expedite the repair work within two weeks, …

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Online tax payment system introduced for SMC

Sankhali: The Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) and Axis Bank in collaboration with Sankhali Municipal Council, on Saturday, launched a smart integrated POS solution for online tax payment at the conference hall of Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali at the hands of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.  The POS machines with geo-tagging facility will help the SMC to collect house tax/rent from the doorstep …

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Of law, order, and safety

Danuska Da Gama | NT NETWORK With Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code imposed in the state during the lockdown, after the Janta Curfew on March 22. Goa Police has been on the highway, at the round-about in villages, at marketplaces, beaches and patrolling – strictly implementing the lockdown. With the goal of flattening the curve, the police have …

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Residents protest against proposed crematorium at Maimollem

Vasco: The residents of Maimollem have strongly opposed the Hindu crematorium which is proposed in the low lying land by reclaiming 7,000 square meters of area in Maimollem. A large number of residents including women have raised their protest by visiting the reclaimed site of the proposed Hindu crematorium at Maimollem on Saturday. Speaking to media, social activist and a …

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With nations easing lockdowns, Russia, Pakistan see spike in coronavirus spread

Beijing: Russia and Pakistan reported their biggest one-day jumps in new coronavirus infections as some other countries and U.S. States where case numbers are stabilizing allowed businesses and public activities to reopen. China, where the pandemic began in December, reported a single new infection Saturday, extending a steady decline in confirmed cases. South Korea reported six new cases on Saturday, …

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Lockdown extended for two more weeks

PTI New Delhi India will now be under lockdown till May 17 with a complete ban on air travel, trains and interstate road transport for the general public while educational institutions, theatres, malls, hotels and bars will also remain shut, the government announced on Friday but gave some relaxations for various business activities and people’s movement within areas with limited …

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Activists thatch part of bus stand roof, booked for lockdown violation

NT NETWORK Canacona Some activists from Canacona were booked for defying the lockdown and not maintaining social distancing after they covered up a section of roof of the Canacona bus stand on Friday.  It is learnt that the section of roof is damaged for the past two years.  Taking cognisance of a complaint filed by the in-charge of KTC Canacona, Janardhan …

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Cops ask migrants to stay put

NT NETWORK Panaji Police station in-charges met and interacted with migrant labourers in a number of pockets in North Goa asking them not to panic and not to move out of their areas trying to leave the state without following the proper procedure during this lockdown period. Police also told them not to fall prey to any rumours pertaining to …

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450 farmers mobilised in Bardez to boost vegetable output

NT NETWORK Mapusa Taking advantage of lockdown in view of COVID-19, Bardez zonal agriculture officer has encouraged around 450 farmers to come forward and take up vegetable cultivation to increase vegetable output in the taluka and meet the growing demand for the same. Presently, due to lockdown, vegetable supplies from outside state have been disrupted. As a result, demand for …

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