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KA’s open air auditorium needs to be demolished: Govind

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the open air auditorium of Kala Academy complex needs to be demolished for reconstruction purpose, the Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude on Thursday said that the premier art and culture centre of Goa would require major repairs due to its present weak structural condition. “Kala Academy is nearly 46-year-old structure,” he added. Meanwhile, …

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Alemao has not flouted party norms: Jose Philip

NT NETWORK Vasco Reacting to the support lent by lone NCP legislator Churchill Alemao to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the state NCP unit president Jose Philip D’Souza has said that by doing so Alemao has not flouted any party norms nor bypassed the party high command. Speaking to media in Vasco, D’Souza said, “As a president it is my …

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10 rebel Cong MLAs’ future bleak: Vijai

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa Forward Party (GFP) president and Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai on Wednesday said that 10 rebel Congress MLAs who merged their party’s legislative wing into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be out from the state legislative assembly if Supreme Court takes suo motu cognizance on the recent political development in Goa. “The citizens are feeling helpless …

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KPMG to be probed over draft tourism policy

NT NETWORK Panaji Tourism Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Azgaonkar on Wednesday assured the state legislative assembly that he would initiate an inquiry against M/s KPMG Advisory Services Pvt Ltd, a Mumbai-based consultancy firm, following allegations by legislators of the treasury as well as Opposition benches that there are irregularities in the preparation work of the draft Goa tourism policy 2018, which …

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Senior citizens urge police to keep informers’ identity secret

NT NETWORK Panaji Claiming that people don’t report incidents to the police owing to the alleged threats from anti-social elements, a senior citizen, during an interaction of senior citizens and the police in city on Wednesday, urged police not to disclose the identity of an informer. However, police said that the identity of an informer is always kept secret and …

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There is zero tolerance policy towards drugs trade: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the government has adopted zero tolerance policy against drug trafficking, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said the cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act are booked on development, and are kept as secret information. More than 2,000 cases involving drugs have been registered by the police, Sawant told the state legislative assembly, …

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Sawant allocates portfolios to four new ministers

Kavlekar gets TCP, agriculture; Lobo bags waste management, port; revenue, IT  go to Jennifer; Neri gets WRD, fisheries Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday allocated portfolios to the newly-inducted ministers, besides effecting minor changes in the portfolios of three incumbent ministers. Newly-inducted Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar has been allotted the portfolios of town and country planning, agriculture, …

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Bicholim farmers pour milk on road near assembly complex in ‘protest’

Panaji: Several farmers from Bicholim, on Monday, poured hundreds of litres of milk on the road near State Legislative Assembly Complex in a ‘protest’ against the ‘action’ of the Gujarat-based Sural District Co-op Milk Producer’s Union Ltd (SUMUL), which is operating in the state. The farmers were stopped near Sanjay School, Porvorim by the police when they were marching towards …

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Death toll in Himachal building collapse climbs to 14

Shimla: Six more bodies were retrieved on Monday from the debris of a building collapse in Himachal Pradesh’ Solan district, taking the death toll to 14, officials said. Twenty-eight people, including 17 Army personnel and 11 civilians, were injured after the four-storey building, which housed a restaurant, collapsed on the Nahan-Kumarhatti Road on Sunday evening following heavy rains, they said. …

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‘Goa holds a special place in my life’

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Q. Firstly, tell us about your roles in ‘Sacred Games 2’ and ‘Typewriter’? ‘Sacred Games’ is a very special show and I have a lot of expectations about the second season. The show is only going to go to greater heights and I am very happy that my character of Markhand who works with the …

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