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Ecotourism projects cry for funds

SHOAIB SHAIKH | NT Staff Reporter PANAJI The proposed agro- ecotourism projects have been held up by paucity of funds in the state. The Investment Promotion Board had cleared two agro-eco-tourism projects, which have run into rough weather due to lack of financial resources. NV Eco Farm, the first proposal approved by the IPB, has been proposed in the village …

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Saltpans in Salcete have seen better days

JOAO SOUSA M | NT Principal Correspondent NAVELIM Once the heart of salt-making in Goa, saltpans in Salcete taluka are on the verge of extinction as production has dropped drastically over the years. Ironically, the water resource department has no statistical data on the saltpans in Salcete taluka. The department does not have any record as how many saltpans have …

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Narrow escape for CCP mayor as de-weeding machine demo goes awry in St Inez nullah

NT NETWORK PANAJI Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Mayor Surendra Furtado and two others including owner of a local TV channel Anil Laad and a Marathi daily reporter Krantiraj Samrath had a narrow escape on Sunday afternoon when an amphibian vehicle, having a de-weeding machine mounted on it, turned turtle. The journalists were invited for a demonstration of …

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CM needs to meet stakeholders to resolve Dabolim garbage problem: Godinho

NT NETWORK VASCO Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godinho has informed that Chicalim comunidade has allocated land for composting pits in order to help Chicalim panchayat in tackling garbage problem. Godinho was addressing media after having a meeting with Chicalim panchayat members in his constituency. The meeting was attended by sarpanch Prajyoti Kudalkar, panch members Sebastiao Pereira, Raul D’Costa, Nilam Naik, panchayat …

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Goa pulls out of I-League

  AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Sports Editor PANAJI: Goa is out of the I-League. After being in the I-league for nine years and realising that it is not proving to be beneficial for Goan football or to their clubs, all three Goan teams – Dempo SC, Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar FC – have decided to withdraw from the …

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Porvorim service road messed up in rains; motorists bear the brunt

  PORVORIM: The construction work of the cable-stayed third Mandovi bridge has already messed up the highway near the Sai Service car showroom-Secretariat stretch on both sides, but now with rains the situation has been exacerbated with the road developing gaping potholes filled with slush near the Hero showroom.

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Bringing out the true essence of Sao Joao

  The most awaited festival of the monsoons, Sao Joao was celebrated throughout the state on June 24 with fun, great pomp and gaiety. The day long celebration commenced with making of the traditional ‘kopel’. At various places across the state, men and boys jumped in the wells wearing their kopels. Several Goan delicacies such as patolios and sweets made …

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Shenoi Goembab’s contribution to Konkani remembered

  BICHOLIM: The director of higher education Bhaskar Nayak said that Shenoi Goembab has made laudable contribution to Konkani language, adding, he has boosted the cultural heritage of the state through Konkani literature.

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