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Water woes of St Cruz, Bambolim residents to finally end today

NT NETWORK Panaji The repair work on the damaged water pipeline located at St Cruz junction was completed late Friday evening and water supply to the residents of Alto St Cruz, Bambolim, Goa Medical College and hospital, St Inez and Tonca is likely to be restored by Saturday morning. Even as water supply in Tiswadi taluka, which was affected due …

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Speed up probe, trial in sexual offences against minors: Shah

NT NETWORK Panaji Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday asked state chief secretaries to devise a mechanism to ensure that investigation and trial in sexual offences like rape against girls under the age of 12 are completed within two months of the crime. Speaking at the 24th meeting of the Western Zonal Council comprising Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and the Union …

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Rs 42.37-crore action plan to rejuvenate Sal

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao The action plan report prepared by the River Rejuvenation Committee (RCC), which was constituted by the state government as per the September 20, 2018, order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has suggested various strategies roughly proposing to spend Rs 42.37 crore on how to clean up the highly polluted River Sal in Salcete taluka. It …

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Work on 750-mm pipeline at Curti-Khandepar completed

NT NETWORK Ponda Though water supply to parts of Tiswadi taluka including Panaji was restored on Thursday after the repair of the 900-mm diameter pipeline, which was damaged following the collapse of retaining wall at Curti Khandepar, residents of Bhoma-Adcolna, Banastari, Tivre-Orgao and Marcel in Ponda and Kumbharjua and St Estevam in Tiswadi had to go without water for the …

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Ganesh idols

Artisans busy giving final touches to the Ganesh idols made up of clay, and being displayed for sale at Tilak Maidan Complex, Vasco, on Thursday.

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CBI arrests Chidambaram in INX media case

New Delhi: Former Finance minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday night from his residence in connection with INX media corruption case after dramatic developments with the agency sleuths scaling walls to gain access to the bungalow in the high-end Jor Bagh locality. “Mr P Chidambaram has been arrested in connection with INX media …

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Parts of Ponda, Tiswadi thirst for water on day 7

Ponda: Many residents of Bhoma-Adcolna, Banastari, Tivre-Orgao and Marcel in Ponda taluka, and Cumbharjua and St Estevam in Tiswadi were left thirsting for water for seventh day on Wednesday. As per information obtained from PWD’s Marcel office, it supplied around 80 water tankers against the demand of over 180 tanker trips. After the breakdown of two water pipelines at Curti-Khandepar, …

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The festival of flags

The annual festival of Bonderam was celebrated by the St Mathias Sports Club together with the Department of Art and Culture and Goa Tourism at the Malar Square, Divar. The word ‘Bonderam’ comes from the Portuguese word ‘bandeira’ meaning flag. The history of the festival traces back to the Portuguese era, wherein, to curb the frequent disputes that occurred between …

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Celebrating tradition

Polynova Industries Ltd, Kundaim held their annual Satyanarayan juja and aarti followed by a cultural and fellowship programme for employees and their families. Vice president Pradeep Sanganeria addressed the gathering in the presence of general manager Zita Fernandes and other dignitaries. Goan folk dances such as dekhni, devlli, danger, etc were performed by the employees. A rangoli competition and fancy dress …

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