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Margao CCTV cameras not serving the purpose

ROQUE DIAS Senior reporter MARGAO When Margao got the first closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the entire state, five years ago, residents of the town appeared to be a worried lot as they would be watched by the third eye and the traffic violations and criminal offences noted. However, today traffic violators and offenders seem to be heaving a …

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Alert Goa cops abort ‘reel style’ flee bid

  PANAJI: A well-planned plot, rather in a filmy style, by a trained commando from the US to help an Israeli undertrial prisoner to escape from police custody was foiled by an alert and well-coordinated operation by the Goa police on Thursday afternoon.

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Wagh threatens to resign over Nauxi marina project

  Ramnath N Pai Raikar | Assistant Editor PANAJI: Stating that if required, he would sacrifice his position as member of state legislative assembly in the fight against the marina proposed to be set up along the Nauxi village, St Andre BJP MLA Vishnu Wagh on Thursday said that he would not think twice before going against the government of …

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Youth shy away from cultivating khazan lands in state

NT NETWORK PANAJI Paddy cultivation was traditionally practiced on khazan lands apart from other areas of the state, however cultivation of paddy has decreased in recent years due to a number of factors. Khazan lands are ecologically and economically important for agriculture and the local farming community traditionally practices rice cultivation by growing salt tolerant variety on these lands. The …

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Blockade leaves no fish on Goans’ plate

NT NETWORK PANAJI/MARGAO/MAPUSA: Several fish markets in the state remained closed on Wednesday in protest against the alleged attack on Goan fishermen at Malvan, Maharashtra. The shutdown inconvenienced the fish-loving Goans who were at the mercy of fish vendors who tried to capitalize on the fish scarcity. Prices of fish skyrocketed in the Panaji market after supply became an issue. …

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Man opens fire at car parked near restaurant at Saligao

NT NETWORK   SALIGAO An unknown  person fired gunshots late Tuesday night at a vehicle which was parked near a bar and restaurant at Saligao. Sources from the Saligao police station said that on Tuesday night Deepak Madhukar Arondekar, a resident of Socorro,  who had dined  at the  restaurant  at Saligao,  noticed bullet marks  on his Swift car  (GA-03-P5747)  which …

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Margao civic body chief voted out

  MARGAO: Margao Municipal Council (MMC) chairperson Gonzaco Rebello was voted out of office by 14-2 votes at a meeting on Tuesday. Eight councillors in the 20-member council had moved a no-confidence motion against Rebello. Sixteen councillors including Rebello were present for the meeting held in municipality premises and presided over by additional collector Y B Tavde in the presence of …

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