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Lectures for fresh batch of GMC students conducted in old lecture hall

  PANAJI: The new academic session for the students of medicine began in the Goa Medical College (GMC) on Tuesday but contrary to the expectations the lectures for the first year students were held in the old lecture hall (lecture hall I) and not in the newly constructed hall inaugurated recently.

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LED lights to brighten up 7-km four-lane Vasco highway

  VASCO: Seven-km stretch of four-lane highway NH-17B from Shantinagar to MES College junction would be illuminated shortly as the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has sanctioned around Rs 1.20 crore and the work already started. Four-laning of the highway was started 15 years ago and around 13 kilometre stretch from Verna to Varunapuri Mangor-Hill junction has been completed. …

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Labourer bludgeoned to death by co-worker in Margao market

NT NETWORK   MARGAO A labourer involved in loading and unloading fish at the South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) market in Margao was bludgeoned to death by a co-worker in the wee hours of Monday. Margao police said that Mohamed Zakrul, aged 26 entered into an argument with Rudrappa Lamani aged 30 years and assaulted him with fist blows …

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Patient killed as truck rams into ambulance on NH-17

  MAPUSA: In a tragic incident that occurred on the National Highway 17 at Gaunsawaddo, Mapusa near Hotel Priti International on Sunday, a patient, who was on the way to the Goa Medical College Hospital died on the spot while six others including two other patients suffered injuries when a truck rammed into an ambulance carrying the three patients.

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Sancoale gram sabha opposes shifting of offshore casinos

  VASCO: The Sancoale gram sabha members who met on Sunday have strongly opposed the shifting of offshore casinos and setting up of a marina project within the jurisdiction of Sancoale Village Panchayat in the Zuari rivulet.

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Sri Lankan pilgrims keep date with St Joseph Vaz mass

  VASCO: Around 35 pilgrims from Sri Lanka attended the special mass at St Joseph Vaz Sanctuary based at Sancoale on Sunday. This is 25th year in succession that pilgrims from Sri Lanka have attended the mass.

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Verna clinch Joao Francisco Pacheco Cup

  MARGAO: Brilliant strikers from Savio Fernandes, Razer Braganza and Stephen Abranches helped Verna SC emerge champions of late Joao Francisco Pacheco Cup memorial football tournament defeating SCC Loutolim 3-0 in the finals played at Betalbatim grounds on Sunday.

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Govt vows to pull out all stops for IT industry

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Saturday that although Goa is a tourist destination the BJP government is interested in developing all kinds of industries by bringing in investors. Speaking at the opening of the Goa office of World Trade Centre in the city, he said the government is especially interested in pushing IT industry to …

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Four casino vessels to stay put on Mandovi for next 7 months

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Contrary to its assurance and related decision to move out the four offshore casinos anchored in river Mandovi by December 3, 2015, when licences issued to all of them by the home department expires, the state government on Friday decided to give extension to these licences up till March 31, 2016. However, if the government is …

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