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Rs 2-cr sports bills inherited from Cong govt cleared, says Tawadkar

NT NETWORK MARGAO Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar, on Saturday, alleged that the former sports minister Manohar (Babu) Azgaonkar kept 107 bills of sports department pending since the year 2005 to 2011, amounting to nearly Rs 2 crore, and added that his government took almost 3 years to clear it. “I have not filled 100 plus posts illegally in the sports …

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Development by Kamat far from expectations

ROQUE DIAS | NT Staff Reporter MARGAO Except for the hot-mixing and asphalting of roads, the opposition-represented Margao constituency in south Goa has seen no major development during the last four years. Margao is being represented by Digambar Kamat, who could not develop the commercial town as per the expectations of the citizens despite being a chief minister during an …

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Fire dept gets long-awaited mini rescue tenders

NT NETWORK PANAJI Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday flagged off two customized mini rescue tenders for prompt response to rescue emergencies. The cost of fabrication and installing life saving equipments on these vehicles is around Rs 1.89 crore and was customised by Pune based Hi-Tech services. The vehicles will help in granting quick relief to people during untoward accidents …

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Power conserved from LED bulb usage can be used for new industrial units: CM

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Maintaining a target to replace high energy-consuming traditional filament bulbs in the state with light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which consume lower energy and has longer lifetime, the government, on Friday, organised multiple launches of its Jyotirmay Goa scheme, at various places in the state. The scheme envisages free distribution of three LED bulbs to each Goan …

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Mapusa aspires to have corruption-free council

NT NETWORK MAPUSA The Mapusa municipal council (MMC) wishes to become the first council in the country to get the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 37001 certification for anti-bribery management. The ISO is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organisations. After being certified with 37001 certificate, an organisation can be referred to as a corruption-free …

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Tourism dept on a sticky wicket over beach cleaning

  PANAJI: The recent order given by the Goa Lokayukta to stop any further payment to the two beach cleaning contractors has exposed the scenario wherein the department of tourism had turned a blind eye to the gross irregularities in the implementation of this contract, including ambiguity in the process of handling the garbage collected from various beach areas around …

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Mapusa civic body’s new premises begins to leak

  MAPUSA: Just ten months ago, the Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) was shifted to the much-celebrated heritage building in the town that was renovated by spending around Rs 1.80 crore; however, the structure is now showing signs of shoddy work with the entrance of the building developing leakages.

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