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Children will grasp values better if taught in mother tongue: Parrikar

NT NETWORK PANAJI Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that medium of instruction should be in mother tongue right from the primary level because a child can grasp and understand values better if taught in mother tongue. “Moral values must be taught and should be an indispensable part of our education system,” he said, adding, education must focus on …

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Krishi Rath yet to take off in Goa

Roque Dias | NT Senior Reporter MARGAO The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley might have focussed on farmers in his recently announced budget to give boost to agriculture in the country, but in Goa the promise made in the 2012 budget to launch Krishi Rath in the state is yet to be fulfilled. Former chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who was …

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Rat-eaten leaking LPG pipe leads to explosion at Tonca

  PANAJI: Ten flats, located in the Kamat Complex – Phase II, Tonca, were damaged, at  5.30 a.m. on Thursday, following an explosion that occurred due to LPG that leaked from a  stove connecting pipe, however, no casualties were reported.

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Shipyard workers protesting over non-payment of salary booked for unlawful assembly

  VASCO: Mormugao police have registered an offence against around 400 workers of Western Indian Shipyard Ltd (WISL) for allegedly forming an unlawful assembly and wrongfully restraining pedestrians and vehicles at Headland-Sada junction, under sections 143, 147, 341 readwith 149 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Planet J’s Funshop with Alexyz

Maria Fernandes I NT Kuriocity   “This is not a workshop but a funshop,” declared Gos’s most-loved cartoonist Alexyz; as he addressed the participants at Planet J’s cartooning workshop at Dempo House, Panaji. The half day workshop which aimed at giving participants tips on creating caricatures that were not just funny but also thought-provoking was held on Sunday, February 28 …

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Telaulim, Taleigao Triumph; Goa Velha pip Panchwadi

MARGAO/DULER: Brilliant strikes by Savio Fernandes and Aldrich Coelho helped United Club of Telaulim stun Penha de Franca 2-0 while Goa Velha SC registered a fluent 3-1 win over Panchwadi United SC in the GFA First Division football league played at Rosary grounds, Navelim and Raia panchayat grounds respectively on Thursday.

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Work in full swing at DefExpo site in Quitol

NT NETWORK BETUL With just over three weeks left for the Defence Expo, work has begun on a war footing at the site at Quitol in South Goa with authorities racing against time to get the venue ready in time for the bi-annual event. Highly placed authorities requesting anonymity said that protests by a certain section of the society have …

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Sarpanchas favour presence of cops at gram sabhas

ROQUE DIAS Senior Reporter MARGAO Are police really required for gram sabhas and can the police department afford to deputy half a dozen personnel for each of the gram sabhas, which are held mostly on a Sunday morning and continue till the afternoon? Opinion on this is, however, divided. While Director of Panchayats G P Pilernekar and sarpanchas are of …

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Caitu seeks 3-km flyover from Nuvem to Khareband to prevent flooding

NT NETWORK MARGAO Goa Vikas Party’s (GVP) Benaulim MLA Caetano Silva on Wednesday made a demand with PWD to construct flyover from three-kilometre Nuvem-Khareband culvert stretch to avoid flooding on the proposed Rs 280-crore western bypass road or else threatened to come on to the streets along with Seraulim and Benaulim supporters opposing the mud-filling. Addressing the media, Silva said, …

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