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Sand dunes along South Goa coast take severe beating

NT NETWORK Benaulim The incessant rains and gusty winds not only uprooted many trees across  Salcete, last week, but also resulted in the sand dunes along the coastal belt of the taluka taking a severe beating. Large parts of the sand dunes across the South Goa coast, from Colva up to Cavelossim, are seen washed away, thereby exposing the roots …

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CM signs MoU in Russia on coal production, tourism

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who is part of a high-level Indian delegation led by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry  Piyush Goyal that has been on a visit to Far East Russia, chaired a sectoral session in Vladivostok, Russia, on Monday. He held discussions on minerals, metals, rare earths and fisheries with business people from both the …

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Netravali crying for basic facilities

SAMIR BHAT | NT Curchorem Villagers in areas under the jurisdiction of Netravali village panchayat are facing hardships as there is lack of basic facilities. Erratic electricity supply, shortage of potable water, lack of medical and communication facilities are some of the issues faced. Netravali, which is one of the biggest village panchayats in Sanguem taluka, consists of remote and …

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Kohli puts up ton, Iyer proves his worth as India score 279

Port-of-Spain: Virat Kohli led from the front with a fine century, his 42nd of the career, to guide India to 279 for seven against the West Indies in the second ODI of the three-match series against the West Indies here on Sunday. Coming on to bat in the fourth ball of the innings, Kohli played aggressively and scored 120 off …

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Prices of fruits, vegetables still high

Panaji: Although the trucks carrying food supplies from rain-hit Karnataka have resumed coming to Goa, prices of fruits and vegetables have not yet started coming down in the state capital. Vegetable vendors said that it will take at least two more days for fruit and vegetable prices to come down. There has been a 50 per cent rise in food …

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Recognition for Goan professionals and entrepreneurs

Business Mint presented the Nationwide Awards 2019 to 100 professionals and entrepreneurs across states. The second edition of awards was held on August 10. at a hotel in Arpora and recognized achievers in various fields like business, fashion, hospital, education, social work, health, hospitality and events. Of the awards, 14 awards were given to Goan professionals and industrialists. Some of …

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SDH-Ponda will be upgraded to full-fledged hospital: Vishwajit

Ponda: In order to provide medical facilities to the residents of Ponda taluka the government aims to convert the Sub District Hospital (SDH) at Ponda into a full-fledged hospital, informed Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Thursday and announced that radio diagnostics facility including CT scan will be made available at SDH Ponda as early as possible. The Minister made this …

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60,000 paper bags distributed at Saptah fair

Vasco: With an aim to curb plastic menace, Rotaract Club of Vasco- da- Gama distributed 60,000 paper bags to the vendors and stall owners at Saptah fair in Vasco. A competition was organised for the students of Mormugao taluka schools in association with office of the assistant district education inspector (ADEI), Mormugao wherein all the schools had to make paper …

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Mumbai-based firm to do structural audit of KA

NT NETWORK Panaji The Mumbai-based Glen Services Pvt Ltd has been entrusted with the work related to the structural auditing of Kala Academy Complex, and the renovation/ repair works of the premier centre for art and culture would start only after this firm presents its report to the government. Coming out with this information, Minister for Art and Culture Govind …

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40% of Curtorim paddy fields inundated

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao Nearly 40 per cent of the cultivated paddy fields in Curtorim have been damaged due to inundation following the incessant rains that lashed the state recently. Curtorim is the only village in Salcete which has maximum area under paddy cultivation and it is precisely because of the gifted natural water resources in the form of six lakes. The village is known as the granary of Salcete. “More than one-third of the …

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