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House passes bill allowing night shift for women

NT NETWORK Panaji Brushing aside the request of the Opposition benches to send the factories (Goa smendment) bill 2019 before the select committee of the state legislative assembly, the treasury benches by division of votes passed the bill 26-5, with Digambar Kamat, Pratapsingh Rane, Ravi Naik and Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco of the Congress party and Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar of the …

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Draft CZMP fails to show Velsao’s lifeline nullah

SUDESH BHOSLE | NT Vasco Villagers from Velsao, Pale and Issorcim have expressed their shock over the non-depiction of a lifeline nullah, which has flown through the villagers for decades, in the draft coastal zone management plan. The anguished villagers have been up in arms against the faulty the draft CZMP, which has not depicted fishing breeding areas, high tide …

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Illegal car parking clamped down

NT NETWORK Panaji Vowing to instill traffic sense in vehicle drivers, the Panaji traffic cell in a single day clamped over 150 vehicles and penalised the drivers for traffic violation pertaining to obstructive parking and parking in no-parking zones of the city. Even government vehicles were not spared as traffic cops clamped several government vehicles, which were found parked in …

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Draft CZMP inflames Candolim villagers

JOSEPH PINTO | NT Candolim Candolim villagers have been inflamed by the controversial draft coastal zone management plan, which has not depicted their houses, creeks, rivulets, bundhs and paddy fields of the village and surrounding areas. The villagers are up in arms against the draft plan as it has shown cultivable fields as ‘mangrove forest’. The Candolim village panchayat took …

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Weather ‘not conducive’ for fishermen to venture into sea

NT NETWORK Betim Even though the ban on fishing will be lifted by the government on August 1,  the weather is not conducive for the fishermen to venture into the sea for fishing, revealed former chairman and member of Mandovi Fishermen Marketing Co-operative Society Ltd, Domnick Fernandes. Speaking to this daily, Fernandes  informed, “The resumption of fishing  depends on several …

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Remarks as ammo: Sudin fires salvo at Govind

NT NETWORK Panaji Raking up the recent incident in the Parliament wherein the Member of Parliament Azam Khan made a sexist remark against his colleague in the House Rama Devi, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Monday recalled that Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gaude had also shown a similar offensive behaviour against him at a cabinet …

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Clamour grows against Bainguinim waste plant

Old Goa: Upping their ante against setting up of integrated sanitary landfill and solid waste management plant on the Kadamba Plateau at Bainguinim, the people attending a public hearing on Sunday said the proposed plant in the vicinity of the world heritage site, Old Goa, will prove to be a health hazard to the residents and destructive to environment. The …

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Tourism dept spends whopping Rs 20.10 crore on junkets

NT NETWORK Panaji The recent tall claims of Minister for Tourism Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar in the state legislative assembly as regards curtailing the expenses of his department on the tourism promotional activities by curbing the participation of the department in road shows has turned out to be false and misleading, going by the huge amount of Rs 20.10 crore spent …

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Salcete residents force Cabral to beat a hasty retreat

NT NETWORK  Margao Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral had to beat a hasty retreat from the site of presentation on the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) held for Salcete taluka in Margao on Saturday after the audience booed him and did not allow him to speak. They demanded that the draft CZMP be scrapped outright. A crowd of nearly 600 …

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Curchorem locals hear out Cabral’s views on draft CZMP

NT NETWORK Curchorem The people from the constituency of Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral  -Curchorem,  on Saturday, heard him with due attention as he explained to them the department’s plan of taking the draft CZMP back to 168 villages in the state after ‘incorporating’ the suggestions and objections, obtained from each of those panchayats, in the present draft plan. Admitting that …

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