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Draft CZMP shows lakhs of sq metre of Loutolim land as shipyard

Roque Dias | NT Margao: A visit by this daily to the village of Loutolim has found that the two ferry ramps existing in the village, one at Rassaim, which helps to transport people from Loutolim to Durbhat (Ponda taluka) and another near Borim bridge are not reflected on the CZMP, but instead a huge plot belonging to a shipyard company with a workshop at Borim is …

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Rs 56.38 lakh gold seized at Dabolim airport

Vasco: The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Customs apprehended three Tajikistan nationals at the Dabolim international airport, on Sunday, for possessing 1.787 kg of assorted gold jewellery, worth Rs 56.38 lakh, which was concealed in inner wears, and hand baggage. According to sources, based on intelligence inputs, the air customs officers of Goa headed by deputy commissioner of customs Dr …

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Sindhu falters in final

Jakarta: P V Sindhu’s hopes of breaking a seven-month title drought came crashing down as the Indian lost in straight games to Akane Yamaguchi in the finals of Indonesia Open BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament here Sunday. Seven months after becoming the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals in December, Olympic silver medallist Sindhu had an …

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Hong Kong protesters egg China office at end of massive rally

Hong Kong: Masked protesters threw eggs at China’s office in Hong Kong on Sunday night following another massive rally, focusing anger towards the embodiment of Beijing’s rule with no end in sight to the turmoil engulfing the finance hub. The city has been plunged into its worst crisis in recent history by weeks of marches and sporadic violent confrontations between …

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MG Hector deliveries begin in Goa

While the automobile industry is under recession, market response to the MG Hector is in the fast lane. In Goa few Hector’s are already on the roads and according to sources at the dealership, Priority Autolincs Pvt. Ltd (MG Goa), Taleigao, Goans are the enthusiastic to the brand. Recently the first few hectors were delivered by Parind Nachinolcar, managing director …

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Loutolim villagers fear draft CZMP could spell doom

The draft CZMP has triggered panic among coastal villagers as it contains inaccuracies. Beginning today ‘The Navhind Times’  will carry a series of reports highlighting people’s concerns over the draft plan ROQUE DIAS |NT Margao The villagers living along the Zuari bank at Loutolim are a worried lot because their paddy fields, khazan lands and thousands of houses have not …

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Sachets of ‘ganja’ found stashed in pipe at Campal

NT NETWORK Panaji Several sachets of suspected ganja were found in a pipe at Campal, during the inspection conducted by the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) at the site where the huts were razed few days back. The Panaji police seized the suspected ganja and are further investigating the matter. According to the information, the sachets were found …

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Miscreants play mischief at first CM’s bust in Vasco

NT NETWORK Vasco Vasco citizens are annoyed over an incident wherein some miscreants played mischief at the bust of first chief minister of Goa Dayanand Bandodkar in Vasco. On Saturday morning, some people noticed a hat placed on the bust and expressed ire over such an act of disrespect. The bust of Bandodkar is located at Subrai Joshi chawk opposite …

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After Pernem, Canacona public meet goes in vain

NT NETWORK Canacona A presentation scheduled on draft coastal zone management plan (CZMP) in Canacona on Saturday was a repeat of Pernem as close to thousand people, who had come to oppose the draft plan, protested at the entrance of the meeting venue. The people of Canacona voiced their resentment against the draft CZMP by boycotting the public consultation meeting chaired …

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Pernem locals boycott consultation meeting on draft CZMP

NT NETWORK Mapusa Demanding that a fresh draft coastal zone management plan be prepared  through consultations with panchayats and local communities, the Pernem locals boycotted the public consultation meeting that was  organised in Pernem, and being chaired by Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral,  despite the assurance given by him to hold panchayat-level meetings on the draft CZMP. Chaos prevailed at the …

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