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Kejriwal promises clean govt to Goans

NT NETWORK PANAJI Appealing for unity of the people of Goa cutting across religious lines to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday pitched for his party’s clean sweep in the 2017 Goa state assembly elections. “Goa has a chance to bring the revolution. …

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Closure of Corjuem cable-stayed bridge inconveniences villagers

NT NETWORK MAPUSA Despite advance closure intimation of the Corjuem Bridge for repairs and painting work, officials failed to provide timely arrangement which led to inconvenience to villagers on Sunday morning. The District Magistrate North ordered the closure of the Corjuem Cable Bridge at Aldona for all types of vehicular traffic between 7 a.m. and 8 pm, on May 22, …

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Curtorim waterbodies dry up leaving farmers high and dry

JOAO SOUSA M| NT Principal Correspondent CURTORIM As the mercury continues to soar, four of the six lakes at Cutorim have dried up threatening livestock and farming in the village. Except for Ralloi Tollem and Sonbem Tollem at Maina-Curtorim which was de-silted last year, the Angdi Tollem, Mai Tollem, Colomba/Kum Tollem and Gud Tollem have all dried up. The waterbodies …

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COMING OF KEJRIWAL AAP may cause paradigm shift in Goan politics

Shoaib Shaikh | NT Staff Reporter PANAJI The Aam Aadmi Party will ensure to encash the opportunity of the national convenor of the party and Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to the state on Sunday, and his address to the people of Goa. The party expects a crowd of around 10,000 to attend the meet to be held …

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Mapusa civic body takes parking fee contractor to task for flouting terms

NT NETWORK MAPUSA Mapusa Municipal Council has terminated the parking fee collection contract with immediate effect after the contractor failed to adhere to the terms and conditions of the contract. The civic body has also imposed a penalty of Rs 20,000 on the contractor. The council had entered into an agreement with the contractor Siddesh Parab for parking fee collection …

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BJP MAKES HISTORY IN ASSAM; TMC, AIADMK RETAIN POWER

PTI NEW DELHI The BJP on Thursday made history in Assam by getting its first government in the North-East, decimating Congress which was dethroned in Kerala too even as two women Chief Ministers Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee romped home for a second consecutive term in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Suffering a rout in the current round of assembly polls, …

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It’s high time authorities granted permission for pontoon cutting: Alina

NT NETWORK VASCO Minister for Science and Technology Alina Saldanha on Thursday stated that the concerned authorities should issue necessary permissions required to cut the grounded pontoon, otherwise there would be repercussions. Saldanha was speaking to media following a meeting held to review the salvage operation of the pontoon at Arossim beach on Thursday. She said that there has been …

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Margao industrial estate inspected over mosquito-breeding sites

NT NETWORK SAO JOSE DE AREAL The core committee on vector-borne diseases on Thursday inspected the Margao industrial estate and found drains choked with waste, discarded tubelights and discharge of waste water in open drains. Field manager John Diniz said that “we will carry out pre-monsoon work in around 15 days,” adding, labour remains a major problem to clean the …

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A tale of two submerged villages

  SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Goa is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India. It is the land of enchanting beauty and serene beaches, though the true beauty of Goa lies in the traditions and cultures entwined in the rural villages of Goa. It wouldn’t be wrong to term Goa ‘a heaven on earth’, but one will …

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