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The Gaur behaves strangely at home

  MINOO FERNANDES |NT FATORDA: Brilliant strikes by Brazilian striker Marcelo Pereira and Ghanian Richard Gadzen enabled Delhi Dynamos floor FC Goa 2-0 in the Indian Super League match played at Nehru stadium, Fatorda on Sunday.

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Prescription for success

  The National Pharmacy of Bicholim, established by renowned Marathi writer and advocate late Jaivantrao Sardessai in March 1937, which was earlier known as ‘Farmacia National’ will complete 80 years since its inception, in March 2017.

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Traditional fervour marks Diwali celebration in state

NT NETWORK PANAJI Diwali – the festival of lights, was celebrated across the state with joy and gaiety on Saturday. The annual festival began with the burning of the effigies of the mythical demon, Narkasur at dawn, signifying victory of good over evil. The festival witnessed the Hindu community beginning the day with early morning traditional bath, followed by ‘ovalni’ …

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Shashikala cremated with full state honours

NT NETWORK PANAJI The mortal remains of the only woman chief minister of Goa, Shashikala Kakodkar, were cremated on Saturday with full state honours at the St Inez crematorium in Panaji. The 81-year-old leader, who was fondly called ‘tai’ and known as the iron lady, had passed away at her residence on Friday, October 28, after a brief illness. She …

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Ceremony hit by tragedy as 2-yr-old crushed to death by wedding bus

NT NETWORK VASCO A wedding ceremony at Verna was hit by a tragedy on Saturday evening after a bus carrying the wedding guests crushed a two-and-half year old boy to death and seriously injured two others, who were among the guests. According to the Verna police, the accident occurred around 7 pm when the ill-fated bus bearing registration number GA-04-T-5993, …

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Awareness on Ayurveda is need of the hour: CM

NT NETWORK PANAJI Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar inaugurated the 1st National Ayurveda Day celebration programme on the occasion of Dhanvantari Jayanti at Secretariat Hall, Porvorim. Others present on the occasion were Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza, Minister for Panchayat, Forest and Environment Rajendra Arlekar, MLA and chairman of GSIDC Pramod Sawant, Secretary for Health Sudhir Mahajan, and director of Health …

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Mapusa civic body ‘drives’ fruit vendors back to allotted places

NT NETWORK MAPUSA Sticking to the decision not to rehabilitate the fruit vendors around the Shakuntala statue in the market, the Mapusa Municipal Council, on Friday, in the presence of police force, ‘pushed back all the fruit vendors’ to their allotted places. The fruit vendors had occupied the vacant area at the Shakuntala statue on Thursday night. As the news …

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Goa’s only woman CM Shashikala passes away

NT NETWORK PANAJI The first woman chief minister of the then Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu, Shashikala Kakodkar passed away at her city residence, Friday afternoon, following a prolonged illness. She was 81. The government has declared a two-day state mourning as a mark of respect to Kakodkar, while the government offices were closed Friday afternoon. Kakodkar is …

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Civic workers demand implementation of Seventh Pay Commission

NT NETWORK MAPUSA The Goa Municipal Employees Association (GMEA) has requested the state government and finance department to include municipal employees along with other government employees while implementing Seventh Pay Commission. Addressing the media persons on Thursday in presence of Nazira Sayeed, secretary of All Goa municipal employees association and Tayo Gadekar president of Mapusa Municipal Employees Association, GMEA president …

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