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Cong ready to contest all 40 seats in 2017 assembly polls

NT NETWORK PANAJI All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and Goa desk in-charge Digvijay Singh Saturday said that there has been no formal proposal for a ‘mahagathbandhan.’ In the absence of a proposal, he asserted that the party is preparing to contest all the 40 constituencies during the upcoming state assembly elections. Speaking to media in Panaji after chairing …

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Casino vessel to finally move away from bird sanctuary

NT NETWORK PANAJI The government has ordered shifting of the offshore casino cum floatel – MV Royale Deltin Caravela – from its present position near Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, between Chorao Island and the Ribandar village, to Mandovi river, adjacent to the rest of the four offshore casinos. The assurance came from Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar after city MLA …

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‘Drama’ unfolds on tiatr stage

NT NETWORK MARGAO Tension prevailed at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao on Saturday evening while a tiatr (Konkani drama) titled ‘Answer’ was being staged there when a group headed by a woman marched onto the stage and assaulted a tiatrist cum director, who was singing a song as the tiatr was on. A Margao police team had to intervene and …

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Casinos helped balance economy during ‘severe crisis’ after mining ban: CM

NT NETWORK VASCO Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that casinos have helped the state to balance the economy during the severe economic crisis that prevailed soon after the total ban was imposed on mining. Parsekar further said that the casinos, which generate nearly Rs 200 crore per annum, have become major revenue earners for the state. The Chief Minister was …

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Selaulim dam overflows

NT NETWORK CURCHOREM This year, the Selaulim dam reservoir overflowed a day earlier than the last year. The executive engineer of PWD Anant Gaonkar informed that the dam reservoir started overflowing on Friday mid-night. Gaonkar said that the problem of shortage of drinking water supply, which was being faced for the last some months, will be over now. “The water …

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Agapito group hikes pao price from Rs 3 to Rs 4

NT NETWORK MARGAO President of the All Goa Association of Bakers Agapito Menezes, on Saturday, informed that the price of pao will be increased from Rs 3 to Rs 4 from August 1. This decision was taken collectively by the members of the association at the general body meeting held at Margao. The members agreed to increase price of 50 …

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Goan stakeholders Dempo, Dattaraj quit FC Goa

NT NETWORK   PANAJI In a culmination of distressing prolonged adjudication of the case relating to events that happened after the ISL finals of December 2015, the two Goan stakeholders of FC Goa Shrinivas Dempo and Dattaraj Salgaocar quit the entity on Friday, leaving Goa sad, as the two are currently greatest patrons of football in Goa. In a joint …

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Swindling case: bank manager, clerk sent to four-day police custody

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Udit Narayan and Swagatika Mohanty, the then manager and clerk respectively of Bank of Baroda’s Anjuna branch (both suspended) have been remanded to four days police custody. Both the accused were arrested by the Crime Branch police on Thursday on charges of allegedly swindling depositors’ money to the tune of Rs 2.44 crore. Both the accused …

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Tourism dept assures to clear garbage on Coco beach

NERUL: The village panchayat of Nerul, taking cognisance of the garbage problem on Coco beach, has written to the tourism department to clear it up. The panchayat has pointed out that the garbage from the water washes onto the shore, littering the beach and also creating obstruction for the activities of the traditional fishermen.

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Ashadi Ekadashi celebrated in Bicholim

BICHOLIM: Ashadi Ekadashi was celebrated by devotees across Bicholim taluka by performing religious rituals and observing a fast. The main celebration was held at Shri Pandurang devasthan of Vithalapur-Sankhali, popularly known as Pandharpur of Goa.

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