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Intelligent students should also take up teaching profession: CM

  PANAJI: Appealing to the intelligent and devoted students to go for teaching profession instead of opting for medicine and engineering courses, the Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, on Tuesday, said that the government has taken a decision to henceforth annually felicitate three teachers in the field of higher education as well as technical education, on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.

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Parrikar slams hindrance in development works

  MAPUSA: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, on Tuesday, hit out at those creating hurdles in various development works, being undertaken by the government, by approaching court on technical issues, saying these same persons have failed to approach court on sensitive issue of Mhadei, adding this shows their double standard.

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Mandrekar calls upon panchayats to form gram committees to avail of funds

  CURCHOREM: Underlining the importance of role of panchayats in keeping areas under their jurisdictions clean, Panchayat Minister Dayanand Mandrekar said that the government has received Rs 140-crore under ‘Swachh Bharat Yojana’ and appealed to panchayat bodies to constitute gram committees for availing the funds.

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Double badminton crowns for Aashrun, Manjushri, Anjana

  PANAJI: Aashrun Gautam, Manjushri Raut and Anjana Kumari bagged double crowns each at the SAG State Badminton Ranking Tournament, organised by Goa Badminton Association in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Goa, at Indoor Stadium, Campal.

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Margao vendors confront Balli farmers over roadside sale

NT NETWORK MARGAO Some fruit vendors of South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) market, Margao on Monday confronted vendors from Balli selling locally-produced fruits and vegetables along Margao-Fatorda circle road near Ravindra Bhavan asking them to stop the sale. However, a vendor from Balli Sukhanti Velip said that vendors from SGPDA market threatened them and a couple of them even …

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Archdiocese of Goa and Daman directory released

  PANAJI: The new Directory 2015-2016 of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman has been released recently. The publication provides detailed information about the pastoral activities in the Church in Goa.

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State bids adieu to Dotor Willy

  PANAJI: A large number of people from cross sections of society, including political leaders, religious heads, his associates and others on Sunday accorded tearful farewell to Dr Wilfred de Souza, a former chief minister, who died on Friday morning following a heart attack.

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Betalbatim beat Navelim to set up summit clash with Cuncolim

  MARGAO: Betalbatim SC knocked out Navelim Villagers Union 5-4 via tie-breaker to enter the finals of McDowell’s No 1 Yaari Premier Cup football tournament played at Cuncolim grounds on Sunday. Betalbatim now meet Cuncolim Union in the finals.

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Akanksha wins gold in Jaipur Junior Open

  PANAJI: Goan squash sensation Akanksha Salunkhe clinched girls U-19 title in the Jaipur Junior Open on Sunday. In the pre-quarterfinals Akanksha defeated Ashlesha Dhankani from Rajasthan, 3-0, in quarterfinals she defeated Ridhi Sampat from Maharashtra 3-0, in semifinals she defeated Aishwarya Bhattacharya from Maharashtra, 3-0 while in the finals she defeated Jui Kalgutkar from Maharashtra, 3-1.

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