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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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GTDC plans new services before tourism policy release

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has floated a tender for introduction of various new tourism-related services, preferably in view of the forthcoming tourism season, which commences on September 15, contradicting the statement made by Minister for Tourism Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar, during the  recently concluded monsoon session of the state legislative assembly that the State Tourism Policy …

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Water woes of St Cruz, Bambolim residents far from over

NT NETWORK Panaji Hours after water supply was restored to Tiswadi late Wednesday evening after continuous repair work for seven days at Curti Khandepar, now a pipeline located right below the National Highway-17 road near Calapur junction has developed a crack thereby bringing the water supply to areas like Alto St Cruz, Bambolim, Goa Medical College and hospital, St Inez …

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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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Calangute panchayat ‘bans’ liquor consumption at public places

NT NETWORK Calangute Taking cognizance of the drunk tourists creating nuisance in the beach belt of Calangute, the village panchayat has issued a public notice banning drinking/ consuming liquor on the beach, roads or any public place in its jurisdiction. Tourists are found creating nuisance after drinking on the beach – breaking bottles and also flinging the bottles in the …

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Cavelossim to draft its own CZMP

NT NETWORK Cavelossim The village panchayat of Cavelossim during its special meeting held recently has decided to draft its own Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) with the help of scientists and a surveyor. The panchayat stated that the plan would be completed, and submit to the government by August 30. The villagers and panchayat body, during the meeting stated that …

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Goa Board to expand scope of science subjects for class IX, X

NT NETWORK Panaji Forty four years after its establishment, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) will expand the scope of the science subjects taught to the students of class IX and X, by moving the customary physics, chemistry and biology subjects under ‘Science and Technology’ subject. The particular decision was taken by the academic council of …

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Margao Municipality facing ‘Sonsoddo tangle’

NT NETWORK  Margao The Margao Municipality is facing a ‘peculiar’ situation over the Sonsoddo waste dump. The civic body has two immediate  problems  on hand over that –  payment  of  a fine of Rs 1,02,50,000 imposed on it by Goa State Pollution Control Board for  causing damage to environment  following eight days of burning of  Sonsoddo waste with toxic gases  being …

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