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Fisheries Minister: govt ‘working’ on plan to de-silt mouth of River Sal

NT NETWORK Margao Fisheries Minister Filip Neri Rodrigues, on Saturday, informed the fishermen that “the government is working on a plan to de-silt the mouth of River Sal. Traditional fishermen from Naqueri, Betul and Velim met the Minister, on Saturday morning, and asked for his assistance in removing the sand bar that has been formed at the mouth of River …

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Cavelossim, Assolna VPs take up security measures on bridge

NT NETWORK Cavelossim The Cavelossim-Assolna bridge is known for being a popular spot for tourists visiting South Goa looking for a picturesque sight of the River Sal. But lately, the bridge has also drawn attention for being a spot for youth creating nuisance by parking their vehicles on either side of the bridge, consuming alcohol and racing. As a joint …

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Relief at last to Ponda residents as water supply restored 

NT NETWORK Ponda Water supply to the residents of Bhoma-Adcolna, Banastari, Tivr-Orgao and Marcel in Ponda taluka and Kumbharjua and St Estevam in Tiswadi was finally restored on Friday evening, nine days after the supply to the areas was stopped following the collapse of a retaining wall at Curti-Khandepar leading to damage to two major pipelines. Following the completion of …

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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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