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40% of Curtorim paddy fields inundated

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao Nearly 40 per cent of the cultivated paddy fields in Curtorim have been damaged due to inundation following the incessant rains that lashed the state recently. Curtorim is the only village in Salcete which has maximum area under paddy cultivation and it is precisely because of the gifted natural water resources in the form of six lakes. The village is known as the granary of Salcete. “More than one-third of the …

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Collector takes stock of rain-related damages in Bicholim areas

NT NETWORK Bicholim North Goa collector R Meneka on Saturday visited flood-affected areas of Amona and Sal and took stock of the situation. Bicholim mamlatdar Pandit, Sitaram naik, assistant engineer of PWD buildings, sarpanch, panch members were present during the collector’s visit. The collector directed the mamlatdar to conduct assessment of the losses incurred by the people and submit the claims …

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Lending a helping hand

Danuska Da Gama With some parts of Goa witnessing a flood-like situation Varad Karmali and his friends Akhil Nadkarni, Swapnil Gurav, Mazhar Shaikh, Clifford Ifialho and Shawn Coelho were buoyed to do their part to help those affected. Karmali decided to put out a post on Facebook offering help in the form of distributing food packets and rescuing people with …

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Assembly adjourned sine die

Panaji: The 20-day monsoon session of Goa legislative Assembly that had started on July 15 was adjourned sine die on Friday.  During the session, the House passed legislations which included the Goa State Higher Education Council (Amendment) Bill; the Goa, Daman and Diu Marine Fishing (Amendment) Bill; the Goa Staff Selection Bill; the Goa Land Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill; the …

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Police personnel must have respect for uniform: Chaudhary

Panaji: Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Chandan Chaudhary has urged police personnel to be responsible and responsive. Chaudhary who was the Superintendent of Police, North Goa has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh. On Friday she handed over the charge to Utkrisht Prasoon who is the SP Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) in the presence of staff at the district headquarters Porvorim, …

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Merces CMM Arena revamped

Panaji: CMM Arena, a home and office retailer at Merces, has been upgraded to improve customer shopping experience with added convenience, pleasant ambience, depth and range in products and brands. The new look entails new categories of lighting and walk-in wardrobes, new design of furniture, new range of modular kitchens, home décor and new brands of wardrobes and beds. Its new …

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Heavy rain batters North Goa

Panaji: Admitting that the state has been badly hit by incessant rains, and the loss to property as well as agriculture would be compensated through the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday told the state legislative assembly that the government will prepare a survey report as regards the flood situation in the state, which will include …

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Valvanti river’s level rises to 3.3 metre

Bicholim: The ‘flood situation’ in the Sankhali and Bicholim towns is under control. However, the situation in Sal, Mencurem and Dhumase, which created panic among the villagers there, has not improved yet. The flood-affected people from these villages besides the people from Bagwada-Piligaon and Virdi-Amona were provided food packets by the Bicholim mamlatdar. Water from the Anjunem dam is being …

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Liston’s goal helps FC Goa beat Army Green

Kolkata: FC Goa kicked off their Durand Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Army Green at the Kalyani Stadium here on Thursday. A 26th minute goal from Liston Colaco proved to be good enough for the young Gaurs to clinch all three points in their first game of the tournament. The youngsters enjoyed the lion’s share of the possession …

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Super-productive Galaxy Note10 smartphones unveiled

New York: Taking productivity and creativity to the next level, Samsung has unveiled its most powerful line-up of Galaxy Note10 smartphones with an enhanced S (Stylus) Pen experience. The 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note10 houses 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage (4G model) while 12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage will be 5G-ready. The Galaxy Note 10+ has a mammoth 12GB …

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