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Rajnath extols Parrikar’s decision-making skills

NT NETWORK PANAJI Stating that it takes a courageous politician like Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to do out of the box thinking, Union Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that no country would dare to look at India with bad intention as long as the Bharatiya Janata Party government is in power at the Centre, with the …

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Activists demand scrapping of regional plan 2021

NT NETWORK MARGAO Federation of Rainbow Warriors, a group of 25-odd social activists from Goa, on Saturday demanded the state government to scrap the regional plan. It may be recalled that the BJP-led government in the state has placed the regional plan before the public for their suggestions, which are to be submitted before December 31. The activists alleged that …

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Truckers’ rally demands hike in ore transportation rate

NT NETWORK SANKHALI The all Goa truck owners association (AGTOA), on Saturday, took out a rally from Usgaon to Bicholim and back to Navelim in protest against the attitude of the mining company towards the truckers who have been demanding a hike in ore transportation rate per tonne per kilometer. The rally wended its way through Usgao, Pissurlem, Amona, Velgeum, …

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Officials inspect Vasco-Cansaulim rail track

NT NETWORK VASCO Officials of Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) and revenue department, on Saturday, inspected the Vasco-Cansaulim stretch of the railway track in view of the proposed doubling of the track from Collem to Vasco. The inspection was held in the presence of deputy chief engineer, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, Ramesh Kamble; deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate, Mormugao, Sabaji …

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Certificates issuance: Canacona locals facing inconvenience at Margao office

NT NETWORK CANACONA Many residents of Canacona are complaining that of late whenever they visit the Margao office of investigator cum sub-registrar of births and deaths, they have to return empty handed even after waiting for hours in the office. In one such instance, a resident of Agonda, Fernando Fernandes, who visited the office recently to obtain a certificate, had …

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Bamboo vendors in Mapusa market have no designated space to conduct business

NT NETWORK MAPUSA Mapusa subyard committee has decided to approach the Goa State Agriculture Marketing Board (GSAMB) over allotment of space to the bamboo vendors from subyard market here. It may be recalled that on December 5, a major fire had broken out in the subyard market where bamboo goods worth around Rs 12 lakh were gutted. Around 40 vendors …

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Vendors, shoppers taken by ‘bomb’ surprise in city market

NT NETWORK PANAJI Several vendors as well as shoppers in the city market were taken by surprise on Thursday after the security agencies, in pursuit of a ‘bomb’, began evacuating the market building. The bomb was actually a dummy planted in the market building as part of the two-day Sagar Kavach, a security checking exercise which began on Thursday. The …

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Cong lashes out at BJP, says it is U-turn govt

NT NETWORK PANAJI The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC), on Wednesday, staged a hunger strike at Azad Maidan in the city against the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government’s failure to fulfil poll promises. Speaking to media during the hunger strike, GPCC president Luizinho Faleiro said “Goa is the highest tax-levied state in India and has the highest per capita loan …

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Govt will grant permission for Sunburn, Supersonic festivals: Parulekar

NT NETWORK VASCO The Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said that the state government will grant permission in holding electronic dance music (EDM) events like Sunburn and Supersonic in the state as it would attract a large number of tourists, not only domestic, but also foreign tourists, adding revenue to the government’s coffer. The Tourism Minister was speaking on the sidelines …

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Feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception celebrated in state with pomp and fervour

NT NETWORK MARGAO The feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception was celebrated with great fervor and pomp in the state on Tuesday. The annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the holy, solemn day celebrated among Roman Catholics commemorates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. It is one of the Holy Days of Obligation, …

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