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Navelim-Jakniband road widening to start by Dec, says Avertano

NT NETWORK MARGAO Minister of Fisheries Avertano Furtado on Thursday said that the much-awaited widening of the stretch of national highway from Navelim church junction to Jakniband expected to cost Rs 20-crore will take off on December 1 and that the road is expected to be completed by May 2016. Addressing a press conference in Margao on Thursday afternoon, Furtado …

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FC Goa stage comeback, salvage point

MINOO FERNANDES | NT FATORDA FC Goa jumped out from the jaws of defeat when they came back from behind to hold NorthEast United FC to a 1-1 draw in keeping their hopes of making it to the semifinals grade intact in an explosive ISL match played at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on Wednesday. NorthEast United FC, who brought chills down …

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Bismarque case: Sammy roped in to assist Crime Branch probe

NT NETWORK PANAJI/MARGAO Goa police has roped in Quepem Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Sammy Tavares to assist the Crime Branch police investigation into the death of priest-turned-social activist Fr Bismarque Dias. It may be recalled that the body of Fr Dias was recovered on November 7 from a river near a sluice gate in his village St Estevam from …

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Congress not to form alliance in Goa, confirms Digvijay

NT NETWORK PANAJI All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday announced that the party is preparing to contest all the 40 seats during the next Goa assembly elections, setting aside any possibility of forming an alliance with regional parties against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Speaking to the media after attending the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee …

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Novenas at Old Goa

A priest conducts mass on the first day of novenas at Old Goa. The feast of St Francis Xavier will be celebrated on December 3.

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Handful of Fr Bismarque agitators aiming for political mileage: Hema Sardesai

NT NETWORK PANAJI A handful of agitators demanding justice for late Fr Bismarque Dias are trying to garner political mileage over the issue, the well-known Bollywood singer Hema Sardesai has claimed. Sardesai said that it is not right to mess with the death of such a great human being. “You did not stand by him when he was alive. Enough …

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Phase II of Colvale jail to miss Dec deadline; contractor unpaid

  MAPUSA: The second phase of the new modern central jail at Colvale will miss its deadline of December 31 as 25 per cent of the construction work is still pending. With the deadline extended by four months, the second phase works are now expected to be complete by March 31, 2016.

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VODLY  DIWALI

Tulasi Vivah, which marks the beginning of Hindu wedding season, being performed at Mala in the city.

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Cavelossim conquer Calangute

  CALANGUTE: St Cruz SC Cavelossim registered a 2-0 win over Calangute Association SC in the tenth round match of the Goa Pro-League, at Poriat grounds, Calangute on Monday. In their away outing, Calangute had got the better of Cavelossim by an odd goal in three margins, at Duler grounds.

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‘Bombay Velvet’: Fall of the big budget

  ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap whose latest big budget film ‘Bombay Velvet’ bombed at the box office opined that Bardroy Barretto’s Konkani film Nachom-ia Kumpasar is more authentic than his film ‘Bombay Velvet’. It is understood that both movies are based on Goan singer Lorna. Kashyap said: “We used the same raw material and I made …

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