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MCC Alcon crowned Goa Premier League champs

Porvorim: MCC Alcon edged Dempo in the Goa Premier League final to be crowned champions for this season. Dempo fell short by 17 runs as Alcon’s Rituraj Singh and Nihal Surlakar took three wickets each and contained the batsmen to 190, at GCA Ground Porvorim on Sunday. Dempo won the toss and put MCC Alcon to bat. Openers Aditya Kaushik …

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Stage set for Panaji bypoll

NT NETWORK Panaji The stage is set for the Panaji bypoll with all the necessary arrangements put in place for smooth and peaceful conduct of polling on Sunday for the high-stakes bypoll to the Panaji assembly constituency. As many as six candidates are in the fray. Out of these, three candidates represent three national political parties, besides one from local …

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At first media event, Modi diverts questions to Shah

New Delhi: In his first appearance at a press conference since he came to power in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted in opening remarks that the BJP will come back to power with a full majority on its own, but refused to take any questions, citing party discipline. In a surprised move, Modi showed up on the dais at …

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Get set to get away

The summer holidays are passing by and you might feel guilty about not having taken the family on a vacation because of your work commitments or because of the children’s tuitions, or perhaps the elections in April and May played spoiler and had you on election duty. Well, it’s not the end of the world! You can redefine a holiday …

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Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

Taipei: Taiwan’s Parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation. Lawmakers comfortably passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive permanent unions” and another clause that would let them apply for a “marriage registration” with government agencies. The vote — which took …

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Gadkari makes emotional plea to Panjimites to vote for Sidharth

Panaji: The shadow of Manohar Parrikar loomed large over the final public meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s electoral campaign, for the May 19 Panaji bypoll, as Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari made an emotional appeal to the city voters to vote for Sidharth Kunkalienkar, a true successor to Parrikar, so that he could strengthen the …

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Babush promises govt job to every Panaji family

PANAJI: Congress candidate for Panaji bypoll Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate on Thursday promised to provide one government job to each family in the city within the next two years, if he gets elected in the May 19 bypoll. Addressing a public meeting near Maruti temple in Mala, Babush also assured that he will fulfil 80 per cent of the promises made …

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Administrator suspends two Sanjivani officials over ‘scam’

Ponda: In the midst of high drama over the alleged scam in the sale of sugar consignment from the factory, Sanjivani Sugar Factory administrator Damodar Morajkar on Thursday suspended its chief chemist Navin Kumar Verma and accounts chief Sakshi Shetgaonkar and appointed a three-member committee to conduct an inquiry in the alleged scam. Suspension orders were passed by the administrator …

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Vijai discusses study exchange prog for Goan students in Israel

Panaji: Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday held discussions with the faculty head of School for Agri Sciences at the Robert H Smith Faculty of Agri, Food and Environment at Rehovot on study exchange programme in agriculture sector for Goan postgraduate research students in Israel. Sardesai, who is on a private visit to Jerusalem, was on Thursday hosted at the …

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Most VPs sharing border dumping waste in Margao: MMC

Margao: Around half of the panchayats in Salcete taluka are dumping their waste in the jurisdiction of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) thereby hampering its garbage management system, MMC chairperson Babita Prabhudesai alleged on Thursday. She said that the panchayats do not have a waste disposal system in place. Salcete has a total of 30 panchayats of which 11 are …

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