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Govt seeks Centre’s help to stop coastal erosion

BY JOAO SOUSA M
PANAJI: With 20 per cent of the state’s 105-km coastline affected due to erosion, the state’s water resources department has sought help from the Centre to protect the state’s coastline even as work on the project’s technical assistance report gets underway.

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Statues desecrated at Curchorem church

QUEPEM: Once again miscreants bent on playing mischief and damaging the secular fabric of the state targeted Guardian Angel Church, Curchorem late Saturday night. And it has underscored the government’s inability to curb these anti-social elements.

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K’taka minister quits over allegation of sexual assault

BANGALORE: The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka received a jolt on Sunday when a minister from Chief Minister’s home district of Shimoga quit following a media report which alleged that he sexually assaulted a friend’s wife.

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Transform Goa into model state: Baba Ramdev

BICHOLIM: Yoga guru, Baba Ramdev has called upon the Goans to practice yoga in order to transform Goa into a model state. He was addressing a large gathering at Shri Mahamaya temple premises in Mayem on Sunday morning.

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20% mangroves along Galgibaga river destroyed in October floods

BY ASHOKKUMAR DESAI |NT
CANACONA: Around twenty per cent of mangroves along the banks of Mashem-Galgibgaga-Tolpona river were destroyed in October 2009 floods. The floods also damaged twenty five per cent of other plants alongside the river.

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Surprise checks conducted in various parts of state

PANAJI/ MARGAO/VASCO: Goa police carried out surprise nakabandis in North district at various entry and exit points of the district, revealed the North Superintendent of Police, Mr Arvind Gawas,  this evening.

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Vasco police on lookout for suspect in welder’s murder case

VASCO: No breakthrough has been achieved yet in the murder of a welder which was reported at Shantinagar in Vasco couple of days ago. The Vasco police are suspecting the involvement of one Gabbar who was a close friend of the 23-year-old welder.

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US, UK, Australia, Canada warn of terror attacks in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The US, Australia, Canada and Britain on Saturday issued fresh advisories warning of “imminent” terror attacks in crowded markets of the capital, including Connaught Place, Greater Kailash and Chandni Chowk, describing them as “attractive targets” for terrorists.

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J&K team may quiz state excise officials

PANAJI: Close on the heels of Central Bureau of Investigating officials raiding a distillery, a team of the officials of the Jammu and Kashmir police and administration are likely to question the officials of the Goa excise department to get to the bottom of the multi-crore excise duty evasion scam involving the two states.

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