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A cycling expedition with a twist

Janice Rodrigues | NT Buzz          The International Diabetes Federation has identified India as the country with the highest number of diabetics in South Asia, (approx 65.1 million). The World Health Organisation on the other hand has identified the lack of physical activity as one of the major risk factors that lead to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and …

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Agriculture dept targeting 200 tonne of vegetables this year: Tawadkar

  CANACONA: Agriculture Minister and Canacona MLA Ramesh Tawadkar on Thursday said that under the programme – Agri-Officer at Doorsteps of Farmers, 15 officers of Canacona zonal office visited around 38 wards of the farmers in  four panchayats of Gaondongrem, Cotigao, Poinguinnim and Shristhal, to know their difficulties and provide them guidance so as to boost the production of the …

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Margao rail station escalator to be commissioned soon: Naik

  PANAJI: The newly-installed escalator at Margao railway station is expected to be commissioned by November. MP Shantaram Naik, who had recommended the project under Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), at a cost of Rs 90 lakh, recently, visited the station along with Joseph George, general manager and other officials including H K Bhagwan, Vinayak Naik, Sreedhar …

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Dandia Garba contest underway in Vasco

  VASCO: Eighth All Goa Dandia Garba Dance Competition was kicked off at Vaddem Nagar High School Ground, New-Vaddem and will conclude on October 22 with the performances of three top troupes followed by prize distribution ceremony.

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Pay parking can curb traffic woes in Vasco

  SUDESH BHOSLE | NT VASCO: Despite a resolution being adopted by Mormugao Municipal Council to introduce pay-parking system in the port town few years ago, till date it has not been implemented.

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Mapusa govt offices not fireproof

  BY ARPITA SRIVASTAVA | NT MAPUSA : Despite several fire accidents reported in government buildings in Mapusa, the authorities are yet to install fire safety equipments in government departments. The government office in Mapusa can be taken as the best example where only a handful of them have installed the safety equipments.

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Chock-o-block Mapusa faces traffic nightmare

  MAPUSA : Being the commercial capital of North Goa, Mapusa town faces parking problem and traffic congestion. Every nook and corner of the town witnesses traffic jam, especially, during the peak hours, and on Friday weekly market day the situation becomes worse as the vendors conduct business along the roadsides.

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