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Margao civic body officials gheraoed for not capping Sonsoddo dump

NT NETWORK MARGAO People of Margao supported by social activists gheraoed chairperson of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Arthur D’Silva and chief officer Y B Tavde on Wednesday demanding immediate temporary capping of Sonsoddo dump to prevent further draining down of leachate in surrounding locality and creating health hazards. Activists also threatened to collect leachate from areas around Sonsoddo and pouring …

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Prakash and Mandakini Aamte: Lives dedicated to service

  Magsaysay Award winner, Prakash Aamte and his wife Mandakini Aamte were in Goa to participate in ‘Meet the Personality’, an event organised by the Directorate of Art and Culture. During their interaction they spoke at length about their journey 

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Goa to host world yoga conference in Nov next year

  VASCO : Goa will host the ‘Worldwide Yog Conference’ on November 16 next year with about 25 to 26 countries likely to participate, His Holiness Dharmabhushan Sadguru Brahmeshanand Swami from Tapobhumi- Kundaim said. The conference will be organised by Global Yog Alliance in association with Brahmanand Yog Gurukul.

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116 dead in Indonesia military plane crash

  MEDAN (INDONESIA) : At least 116 people were killed on Tuesday when an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a major city shortly after takeoff and exploded in a fireball, officials said.

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Rs 300 cr sports infrastructure for National Games: Tawadkar

  SANKHALI : The Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar Tuesday inaugurated a new sports ground at Kelbaiwada Mayem. The ground has been jointly developed by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs and Sports Authority of Goa at a cost of Rs 80 lakh. 

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SWACHH A WASTE

ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT Assistant editor   PANAJI Despite the hype and hoopla over the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, for which several celebrities and dignitaries were roped in throughout the country, the situation in many government offices here revealed a dirty picture! They were either crammed with furniture and files or had the usual trademark of paan and gutka spit …

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State AAP joins nationwide protest against BJP ministers

NT NETWORK PANAJI State unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday held protest outside the city Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters, as a part of the nationwide agitation of AAP against the Modi government’s “inaction on the tainted ministers of the BJP.” Local AAP leaders and supporters led by the state secretary of the party Valmiki Naik shouted slogans …

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MAPUSA RIVER IS OFF COURSE

  ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT PANAJI : Mapusa river, a tributary of Mandovi river, has seen better days.  The river, which had been a lifeline in the past, is acutely polluted and its reduced course ushers floods in the city during monsoon. 

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