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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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Aldona gram sabha approves draft CZMP prepared by villagers

NT NETWORK Mapusa The Aldona extra ordinary gram sabha has unanimously approved the draft CZMP prepared by villagers after intensive consultation with experts on Monday. Earlier the deputed expert was unsuccessful in explaining about the CRZ norms and plans following which villagers took charge and explained about various discrepancies in the draft plan. On Monday the extra-ordinary gram sabha meeting …

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Tanavade says BJP will form govt on its own in state

Vasco: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit general secretary Sadanand Shet Tanavade has said that active participation of party workers will help in strengthening the party from grassroots level, enabling to form government on its own in the next assembly election. Tanavade was speaking to the party workers during the election cum announcement of Dabolim BJP Mandal which was …

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Churchill Brothers get off to a cracking start

MINOO FERNANDES | NT Fatorda: Twin strike from Lalkhawpuimawia and a cracker of a shot by Willis Plaza gave Churchill Brothers FC a promising start to their I-League campaign as they beat Punjab FC 3-0 in their opening game at Nehru stadium, Fatorda-Margao on Sunday. Lalkhawpuimawia found the mark in the 45+2 and 80th minutes while Willis Plaza scored in …

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Hong Kong protesters return to the streets

Hong Kong: Protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a brief election lull and demanding the government make concessions a week after pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory. Sunday’s rallies follow skirmishes overnight between police and protesters, with tear gas fired for the first time since the November 24 district council vote and a man assaulted …

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App a day keeps the doctor away

Startup Qubiseed Technologies, Ponda, launched its first product recently. Cyanodoc Healthcare is an app that aims at providing quality medical services, finds out Shoma Patnaik With technology making its presence felt in the medical industry staying healthy now is just an app away.  The number of healthcare apps available in the market is increasing by the day.    In Goa too …

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GSIA program on employee disciplinary procedures

The Goa State Industries Association (GSIA) organized a management development programme on Discipline & Disciplinary Procedures for middle management team leaders including shift-in-charge, first line supervisors and executives of various departments. The full-day programme covered importance of discipline in an organization, impact and implication of retrenchment clause under the Industrial Dispute Act, 1948, standing orders and acts of misconduct, disciplinary …

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‘There won’t be any more changes in Goa’s politics’

NT NETWORK Margao Coming out in support of their leadership and the government led by the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Salcete’s BJP MLAs Filipe Nery Rodrigues and Clafacio Dias cleared their stand stating that Goa cannot be treated as a laboratory for testing political aspirations. Speaking at a press conference in Margao, on Saturday, Rodrigues and Dias said that they …

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