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Work on water supply restoration picks up pace

NT NETWORK Ponda Public Works Department on Saturday managed to construct around 1.7-metre high base of the retaining wall required to support the 750 mm and 900 mm diameter water pipelines supplying water to Tiswadi and part of Ponda taluka. “Almost half of the retaining wall work has been completed. After building the entire wall, PWD’s water section will lay …

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City residents bear the brunt

NT NETWORK Panaji Residents of Mala-Fontainhas, Bhatulem and Santa Cruz in city were some of the worst affected and will have to bear the hardships at least for another day on Sunday as the tap water supply is likely to be restored only on Monday. People who could afford water supplied by private tankers and those supplied water by tankers …

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NSA advisory panel: ball in CM’s Office

NT NETWORK Panaji The home department has forward a proposal to the Chief Minister’s Office so as to reach a decision on whether to continue with earlier advisory board constituted under the provision of National Security Act headed by the retired High Court judge R M S Khandeparkar or re-constitute it with new members. It is learnt that the government …

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CM: water supply will be restored tomorrow

NT NETWORK Panaji The work of construction of the broken retaining wall and repair of the damaged pipelines at Curti-Khandepar is expected to be completed by Monday, with the department of public works set to restart the water supply from the Opa water treatment plant to Ponda and Tiswadi talukas on the same day. Coming out with this information, Chief …

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Betim molestation case: Mahila Congress demands ‘strict action’

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress, on Saturday, staged a morcha at the Panaji women police station, demanding a strict action against a youth who had allegedly molested a 13-year-old girl at a location in Betim.  The president of the Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress (GPMC), Pratima Coutinho claimed that they were forced to approach the Panaji women police …

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‘Abhyas Varga’ will go a long way in helping party MLAs: Sawant

NT NETWORK Panaji The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Saturday, said that ‘Abhyas Varga,’ the training programme organised for the Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs would go a long way in helping them during the State Assembly elections scheduled in 2022. The two-day ‘Abhyas Varga’ of the BJP, which ended on Saturday, witnessed the legislators being briefed about the ideology and …

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Draft CZMP: SOWS demands ‘exclusion’ of shack demarcation

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that shacks are erected temporarily on the beaches only during the tourism season, Shack Owners’ Welfare Society (SOWS), on Saturday, demanded with the government to exclude demarcation of shacks on the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) 2011. “We don’t erect permanent structures. Due to weather condition or beach erosion, we ought to move the shacks …

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Balloon seller undergoes ossification test, report awaited

NT NETWORK Vasco The ossification test for determining the age of the balloon seller, who was arrested for allegedly being responsible for the death of a 7-year-old boy at Saptah fair in Vasco, was conducted at Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital, Bambolim and the report is awaited. Deputy superintendent of police (Vasco) Sunita Sawant said that the balloon seller …

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DMA takes stock of development works in Curchorem civic area

NT NETWORK Curchorem Director of municipal administration Tariq Thomas visited the Curchorem Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) and took stock of development works in the civic jurisdiction. The council chairperson Balkrishna Hodarkar informed that the DMA was taken to the dilapidated old municipal building in the main Curchorem market as permission is required for demolition of the structure and its reconstruction. The council …

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13 injured as bus falls on its side at Harvalem

NT NET WORK Bicholim A private bus carrying over 20 passengers fell on its side while attempting to overtake another bus at Harvalem-Sankhali. The mishap occurred on Saturday at around 11.30 am.  Thirteen passengers were injured in the accident. Of them, five were referred to Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital, Bambolim while 8 were taken to Sankhali primary health centre. According …

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