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Scientific research has come on right track under Modi: Goyal

NT NETWORK PANAJI: India has failed to encourage people with scientific bent of mind for 67 years, and as a result no university of our country has figured amongst the 200 universities of the world, said Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal. Goyal was speaking as the chief guest at …

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New market traders assoc involved in irregularities: Mahambre

NT NETWORK MARGAO:  Alleging that the Margao new market traders association headed by Vinodh Shirodkar is involved in irregularities, the opposition group of vendors, Vyapari Sanghatana Margao has decided to approach the court in this regard. Addressing the media, the lawyer for the Vypari Sanghatana Sayish Mahambre said that they would highlight the irregularities in the court.  Vypari Sanghatana president Devidas Borkar alleged that  his rival Shirodkar misused  his position and  falsely continued to be the …

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Exit polls predict victory for AAP in Delhi

PTI NEW DELHI: A record 67.14 per cent turnout was registered Saturday in the fiercely fought Delhi assembly polls where Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party are locked in a blockbuster fight, outcome of which may have ramifications on the national political scenario even as the exit polls have predicted a majority for the AAP. The voter turnout was …

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Portuguese institution seeks setting up of Chair at GU

NT NETWORK PANAJI: The Camões Instituto da Cooperação e da Lingua, the Portugal-based institution dedicated to the Portuguese language has submitted a proposal to the Goa University for setting up a Portuguese Chair for expanding education as well as conducting research in the language. Stating that the Camões Instituto da Cooperação e da Lingua desires to strengthen its association and …

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Canvassing for Sidharth, Parrikar assures to make Panaji model city

PANAJI: Stating that Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for the Panaji by-election Sidharth Kuncalienkar will not only retain the traditional votes of the party but also increase the party’s vote share at the by-poll, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday said that he has already managed to get Panaji city placed under the central scheme for Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulb …

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Seven ZP members seek ‘free, fair’ delimitation process

MARGAO: Alleging that the delimitation of the zilla panchayat (ZP) constituencies, as proposed by the BJP-led government in the state, is not in accordance with democratic procedure and without the maintenance of the  geographical  continuity,  seven opposition  ZP members of South Goa,  on Thursday, urged the  Election Commission  of India  to  conduct  delimitation process in a free and fair manner …

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NH expansion: PWD blocks Dramapur road by dumping mud

DRAMAPUR: While the work of broadening the national highway is in progress at Dramapur-Sirlim, the dumping of excavated mud on the road leading to the fields and totally blocking it, has raised a concern prompting the village panchayat to ask the PWD to stop the work and clarify about the nature of the work being carried out.

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Coal dust pollution: Alina directs JSWPL to install air pollution monitoring units

VASCO:  Minister for Environment Alina Saldanha directed the Jindal South West Port Ltd (JSWPL) to install the necessary air pollution monitoring units, and also to ensure that all measures are put in place to curb the air pollution which has increased drastically within the coal handling unit and also in surrounding areas, affecting a large number of people at Headland …

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