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Non-payment of rent by vendors: PAC seeks details of loss to CCP

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the state legislative assembly headed by Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane, held a hearing and visited the Panaji municipal market on Wednesday, in connection with the issue of loss of revenue to the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) due to non-payment of rent to the municipal body by various …

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Illegal sand extraction: two boats seized, 14 detained

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA In a joint operation on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, two boats, involved in illegal sand extraction in river Chapora , were seized and 14 labourers were detained by the police. The joint operation was conducted by mines department and captain of ports with the assistance of coastal police, Pernem and Mapusa police. Acting …

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Villagers, Caitu ask collector to put permission on hold

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Claiming that a six-metre road to the site is not available technically or physically even though it is shown on the site plan, Carmona locals along with local MLA Caetano Silva met the district collector Dr Sachin Shinde and asked him to ‘hold up’ the permission given to the Rahejas Universal Pvt Ltd for construction of …

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CRZ officials find nothing incriminating at Raheja site

NT NETWORK   CARMONA A two-member team of Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) carried out inspection of the Raheja project site on Tuesday afternoon but did not find anything incriminating at the site nor any construction activity underway. Carmona panchayat officials stayed away from the inspection. The expert committee was led by Ragunath Dhume. Benaulim MLA Caetano Silva, members …

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Modi, Obama decide to ‘further refine’ Indo-US ties

PTI   NEW YORK Prime Minister Narendra Modi and USA President Barack Obama on Monday decided to “further refine” the Indo-US strategic partnership while pushing ahead with cooperation in the areas of security, counter-terrorism, defence, economy and climate change. During the talks, Modi underlined the need for concrete outcomes at the upcoming global conference on climate change in Paris even …

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Cansaulim residents express ire as sarpanch plays truant

NT NETWORK   VASCO Villagers of Cansaulim Arossim Cuelim, irked over the absence of sarpanch Philomena D’Mello for the gram sabha for the second consecutive time, demanded with the block development officer, Mormugao, to solve the mystery behind the ‘missing’ sarpanch. The villagers said that it is mandatory for the sarpanch to attend the gram sabha; however; the sarpanch D’Mello …

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Karwar collector meets Kannadigas left ‘homeless’ after demolition of huts at Baina

NT NETWORK   VASCO District Collector from Karwar Ujwal Ghosh, on Sunday, took stock of the shanties which were razed by the state administration at Baina beach. Ghosh alongwith Akhil Goa Kannada Maha Sangh president Siddanna Meti on Sunday visited the beach and met the affected people whose hutments were demolished on Saturday, to facilitate beautification of the area. Ghosh …

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‘Logging in’ to Silicon Valley, Modi vows to build I-ways

PTI   SAN JOSE Pitching his pet Digital India initiative with the titans of the information technology (IT) world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised to make governance more accountable and transparent while assuring data privacy and security. Speaking before a gathering of Silicon Valley CEOs, Modi announced plans to create more public Wi-Fi spots including at 500 railway …

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E-registration will help youth entering tourism sector: CM

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government’s tourism department has gone digital with the launch of its e-registration facility for tourism services in a joint venture with Goa Electronics Limited (GEL) on the occasion of the World Tourism Day on Sunday. Launching the e-service at the high-tech registration facilitation centre (RFC) set up at the Paryatan Bhavan at Patto in …

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India, other G-4 countries pitch for permanent UNSC membership

PTI   NEW YORK India, Japan, Germany and Brazil on Saturday declared themselves as “legitimate” candidates for permanent membership of the UNSC as they pushed for its reform in a “fixed timeframe”, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the task should be accomplished immediately. Hosting a Summit of leaders of Germany, Japan and Brazil under the G-4 format here, he …

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