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Civil Supplies to install biometric machines at 43 fair price shops

NT NETWORK PANAJI In a bid to curb pilferage of foodgrains in the public distribution system (PDS), the Civil Supplies Department will be installing biometric system-based point of sales (POS) machines, on a pilot basis, from third week of June at 43 fair price shops, identified across the state. There are around 450 government-controlled ration shops in the state, serving …

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Fishermen remove 35 sheds on highway alignment at Desterro fearing NHAI action

NT NETWORK VASCO With National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) adopting strict policy, around 35 sheds erected by fishermen for storing fishing equipment and which were hindering the four-lane highway work at Desterro were removed by owners themselves, on Tuesday. As per available information, NHAI had warned the fishing community members about action if they do not raze down their …

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Fishing ban in state from tomorrow

NT NETWORK VELIM The 61-day fishing ban will come into force from tomorrow. Nearly 80 per cent of the trawlers have call off operations. The uniform fishing ban will be in force all along the western region of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka from June 1 to August 1. The president of the Cutbona Boat Owners Association Savio D’Silva informed that …

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Elvis transforming Colvale jail into reformation home: CM

NT NETWORK MAPUSA “The Colvale central jail is being transformed into a reformation home by Elvis Gomes. Many facilities have been provided for the welfare of the inmates, giving them opportunities to transform. In the coming 5-6 months, football ground along with a walking track will be made ready,” said Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar while addressing a gathering at Central …

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After efficiency of Saligao waste plant is proven, another will come up in Curchorem: Parrikar

NT NETWORK SALIGAO Curchorem in South Goa will have the next garbage treatment plant in state at Cacora, after the efficiency of the plant at Calangute–Saligao plateau is proved, said the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday. Parrikar was speaking after inaugurating Goa’s 1st garbage treatment plant, and first of its kind in India, on occasion of the Statehood Day …

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Canacona residents meet cops over gang scare

NT NETWORK CANACONA Distressed over the recent spate of incidents of assault on people vis-a-vis vandalisation of establishments by a gang, particularly, at Palolem, some Canacona residents met the police officers including the SDPO Quepem and DySP Sammy Tavares on Saturday at Palolem Youth Club. Around 150 residents attended the meeting with the police officials. It may be recalled that …

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Govt to launch health insurance scheme today

NT NETWORK PANAJI The government in commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the Goa Statehood Day will launch on May 30 its ambitious flagship scheme namely Din Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana, a health insurance cover for all Goans, besides throwing open the 100-tonne per day municipal solid waste facility located on the Saligao plateau and inaugurating the extension of the …

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Dempo SC give football fever viral twist in Goa

MINOO FERNANDES FATORDA Dempo Sports Club are back to where they belong — I-League. After playing in the second division for a year, the Golden Eagles soared to the top riding on a brace by Milagres Gonsalves and a goal by Felix Chidi against Minerva FC in the concluding match of the Second Division I-League at Nehru stadium, Fatorda. The …

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Country in state of near paranoia: Cong

NT NETWORK PANAJI “The country is now in a state of near paranoia ,” stated the Congress party on Saturday, while describing the main achievement of the Narendra Modi government, which completed two years in office on May 26, further pointing out that “the biggest fear that we have in this regime is democracy being calibrated to thwart the public …

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Mapusa civic body to value its immovable property

NT NETWORK MAPUSA The Mapusa Municipal Council, on Friday, decided to undertake valuation of immovable property owned by it. During an ordinary meeting, the council resolved to appoint a valuer, for carrying out the valuation process. The decision was taken following a letter from Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA), asking the council to appoint a valuer. The GSUDA has …

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