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Sawal emphasises need for cleanliness around temples

  BICHOLIM: Bicholim MLA  Naresh Sawal laid the foundation stone for washroom facility of Shri Kelbai  devasthan of Mulgaon-Bicholim. The estimated cost of the construction work is around  Rs 15 lakh. Zilla panchayat member Sanjay Shetye, devasthan committee member Bhiva Gad and locals were present on the occasion.

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India, UK ink deals worth 9 billion pounds

  LONDON: India and the UK on Thursday signed deals worth 9 billion pounds as they inked a civil nuclear pact and decided to collaborate in defence and cyber security besides launching a railway rupee bond in London market.

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Commercial Tax office inaugurated at Pernem

  PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar inaugurated the new office premises of Commercial Tax Officer, in the presence of Minister for Environment, Rajendra Arlekar at Pernem today.

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Newfound joy at Antonio’s ancestral home in Margao

NT NETWORK MARGAO With news of Antonio da Costa standing a chance to be the new prime minister of Portugal, there was newfound joy among his family members at his ancestral house in Margao on Wednesday. “When he was small, he showed interest in politics. He used to talk a lot about politics. And there were enough opportunities for him, …

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Quiz boys who accompanied Bismarque: supporters

NT NETWORK PANAJI Supporters of priest turned activist Fr Bismarque Dias and social activists on Wednesday organised a candlelight vigil at the Mary Immaculate Church square in Panaji demanding a thorough probe and the establishing of murder conspiracy into the death of Fr Dias. Raising questions over the manner of investigation, Dias’ family and friends sought the interrogation of the …

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Laxmi Pooja

A shopkeeper Umesh performs Laxmi Pooja in his shop in Panaji municipal market. Legend has it that Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, visits devotees and bestows gifts and blessings.

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Goa celebrates Diwali with joy and gaiety

NT NETWORK PANAJI ‘Diwali,’ the festival of lights was celebrated across the state with joy and gaiety on Tuesday. The annual festival began with the burning of the effigies of the mythical demon Narkasur, signifying victory of good over evil. The festival witnessed the Hindu community beginning the day with early morning traditional bath, followed by ‘Ovalni’ of the members …

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War veterans returning medals may be misguided: Parrikar

NT NETWORK VASCO Stating that the demand of the defence veterans, which was not considered for the last almost 50 years, has been met by the BJP-led government at the Centre, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that some of the veterans who are returning their medals as a protest against the implementation of the One Rank One Pension …

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Make in India concept will be adopted in MCM vessel construction: Parrikar

NT NETWORK   VASCO Stating that Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has grown from strength to strength, and is doing an excellent work in the field of shipbuilding for the last several years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar eulogized it for accepting the challenging contract of constructing mine counter measure vessels (MCMVs), worth Rs 32,000 crore. The Defence Minister was addressing the …

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