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Varca VP comes out in support of local taxi operators

NT NETWORK Margao The Varca panchayat, on Saturday, came out in support of the local taxi operators. The panchayat decided to write to the government to protect self-employment of the locals in taxi service in the village. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with hotel representatives and taxi operators, sarpanch Shalini Pereira said that the panchayat is fully backing the …

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CM seeks Centre’s intervention to solve mining issue

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has sought the intervention of Union Minister for Mines Pralhad Joshi to find an early solution to Goa’s mining tangle. Sawant on Friday called on the Union Mines Minister in New Delhi and urged him to intervene in the mining matter on priority basis so as to give relief to the mining dependants, who have …

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No sign of end to doctors’ strike

Kolkata: Agitating junior doctors in West Bengal Friday were in no mood to relent as they demanded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s unconditional apology and set six conditions to the administration for withdrawal of their stir, which has disrupted healthcare services in the state and spiralled to other parts of the country. Over 200 senior doctors of various state-run hospitals across …

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Italy hammer Jamaica to enter next round

REIMS: Cristiana Girelli scored a hat trick to put Italy into the second round of the Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica on Friday. It was Italy’s second hat trick at the World Cup, as Girelli joined Carolina Morace, who did it at the inaugural 1991 tournament. Girelli’s three goals were the third hat trick so far …

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Abe fails to broker dialogue between Iran, US

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a two-day trip to Iran sought to mediate a de-escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran and offer to broker dialogue between the two countries, but his bid was rejected by Iran, officials here said on Friday. Abe, while urging Iran to stick to an international nuclear accord inked in 2015 between six …

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Goan student shines at Olympiad awards 2018-19

Goan lad and student of class six of Sharada Mandir School, Omar Naik made the state proud as he won the silver medal in the International English Olympiad held in New Delhi organised by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). SOF conducts six Olympiad exams. These include the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO); National Science Olympiad (NSO); International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO); International English …

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ICG rescues armyman off Cabo de Rama

Vasco: A 26-year-old army officer posted in Pune, who was in Goa on a short visit, was rescued by the Indian Coast Guard from drowning off Cabo de Rama beach in Canacona on Thursday. As per Drishti, an alert lifeguard spotted the army personnel in distress in the waters. He then launched Jet Ski but was unable to reach him …

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Rain ruins India, NZ’s winning run

Nottingham: The frustrating English weather finally caught up with the Indian team as their third World Cup game against New Zealand was called off without a ball being bowled here Thursday. New Zealand have seven points from four games while India now have five from three with the next game against Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday. Incidentally, the weather Gods …

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Narrow roads, stray cattle ‘inconvenience’ Pomburpa-Olaulim villagers

Mapusa: Narrow roads, stray cattle and lack of recreation facilities are the major issues that are being faced by the villagers of Pomburpa-Olaulim. The panchayat has a network of narrow roads, and so during the peak hours, the traffic congestion plays the spoilsport. And, the traffic situation is often exacerbated also due to the vehicles remaining parked along the roads. …

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Your career matters

Maria Fernandes If things like music programming, scripting, presenting radio shows, radio advertisements and lending voice to audio magazines and documentaries seem interesting to you, a career as a radio jockey (RJ) is something you can consider. Radio is not only the fastest growing but also a very popular segment in the media sector today. Thanks to the various innovative …

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